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Windows 7: Macrium v5 Users Opinions on Macrium v6

09 Feb 2016   #51
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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MR does not use the cloud.
Just to be clear, I didn't think it would for storage, but does it use any cloud-related service like even ad-serving or something... does it even offer to "save settings in the cloud" or serve up notices for upgrades or anything like that? (Yes I could install it in the sandbox and see for myself but as long as so many people here are already using it, thought I'd just ask.)...
MR doesn't save anything in the cloud unless you tell it to (and then, it would have to be something of you own, like a cloud drive, that is used like an internal drive). You will get occasional notices of updates every once in a while but those are not a problem. Upgrades are announced by email. and are very infrequent.


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09 Feb 2016   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LF, thanks for the educational lesson. Middle High German is still somewhat possible to read for me - e.g. the Nibelungen saga. But old high German is very difficult. In fact there are only a few written documents in that language. The Hildebrandslied is one of the few that comes to mind and which we had to study in school.
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09 Feb 2016   #53
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep this was pretty funny but a lot I missed completely
Snatch. (2000) - IMDb
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09 Feb 2016   #54
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

I use Macrium v5 paid edition (Macrium Reflect Professional). So far I've resisted making the upgrade to the v6 paid edition. However, there might be at least one good reason to do it : Macrium is closing v5 forum on February 17th, and you can't ask questions on v6 forum unless you have a licence number of that version (meaning paid edition, presumably).

Having a dedicated forum for such a critical piece of software is reassuring, and I've found that Macrium technical representatives regularly attended v5 forum, and often replied themselves to calls for help. There were also a bunch of IT expert users who regularly assisted with problems. Presumably, this efficient level of help will also be present on v6 forum, and that's certainly a thing to consider.

Evaluating v6 only from its feature sheet and manual, I was disappointed to find that they did not change the user interface to make it more intuitive. Apparently this was not considered a priority. Main changes, from my point of view, are a new system of forever incrementals and consolidated incrementals, more options and templates for creating a backup plan (schedule and retention rules), and much faster cloning and restoring.

Excerpts of v6 manual addressing some concerns expressed in this thread :
Quote:
  • v6 is backwards compatible with all Images and File and Folder backups created with earlier versions of Macrium Reflect.
  • Your v5 backup definition files will be loaded into v6 without any conversion.
  • v6 rescue media can restore images from any version of Macrium Reflect.
However...

Quote:
Version 5 rescue media cannot restore images created with v6 so it is essential to create v6 rescue media when you upgrade.
Come on... that's not a problem. You only have to do it once !
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09 Feb 2016   #55
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
MR does not use the cloud.
Just to be clear, I didn't think it would for storage, but does it use any cloud-related service like even ad-serving or something... does it even offer to "save settings in the cloud" or serve up notices for upgrades or anything like that? (Yes I could install it in the sandbox and see for myself but as long as so many people here are already using it, thought I'd just ask.)...
MR doesn't save anything in the cloud unless you tell it to (and then, it would have to be something of you own, like a cloud drive, that is used like an internal drive). You will get occasional notices of updates every once in a while but those are not a problem. Upgrades are announced by email. and are very infrequent.
Thanks for the details (but they will get no email address from me either...)

Only real reason to update AFAIC is the quicker restore process... but it means making all my recovery media over, which I have used many times and know it works, so... making new media, testing it on all machines.... for not much of anything new.... not a big push at this point to move up to v6 in my case.

Appreciate everyone's input.
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09 Feb 2016   #56
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

@ Clairvaux

In my experience places like the Seven forums or My Digital Life will get you much better and quicker help for widely used sftw than the manuf's forum anyway.

I also always use the free versions of programs... a habit from the early years when I often switched programs depending on which new program did a better job than the older one. Waste of money to pay for something then drop it.

MR is one of the programs I've stuck with for several years now, but the free features still suit me fine.
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09 Feb 2016   #57
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For all those like me I would recommend updating your recovery disc if you now have a UEIF system.
I found out that my old MBR recovery disc would not work on my newer UEIF system.
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09 Feb 2016   #58
remm

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

@ DavidE .... is the screenshot you put in post 12 the actual GUI of MR v6 in W7 ??... or was that a screenshot from W8 or W10...?? B/c that UI alone is enough to keep me on v5. I don't like the minimalistic look of post-W7 interfaces.... I likes me my aero and eye candy (since to me the features are not worth switching for anyway... except maybe in time the faster restore).
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09 Feb 2016   #59
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yep this was pretty funny but a lot I missed completely
Snatch. (2000) - IMDb
Hunh?
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09 Feb 2016   #60
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remm View Post
@ DavidE .... is the screenshot you put in post 12 the actual GUI of MR v6 in W7 ??... or was that a screenshot from W8 or W10...?? B/c that UI alone is enough to keep me on v5. I don't like the minimalistic look of post-W7 interfaces.... I likes me my aero and eye candy (since to me the features are not worth switching for anyway... except maybe in time the faster restore).
That looks like a screen print from Win 7, because of the rounded corners on the window.
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