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Windows 7: System image, clone, and restore points

21 May 2016   #1
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 
System image, clone, and restore points

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
betaupsilon

All I did to get restore points to work in my Clone was to turn on Restore and reboot.
Then I downloaded and used the Fixit from Microsoft at this site while booted in my Clone. Rebooted into Clone again.

Then tested my Restore Points in the Clone to a early date and it worked.
Updated what was needed and I'm back in business on my Clone.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/982736

For what ever reason when I use Macrium to clone the Restore Point are there you just can't use them. The above fixed that problem.

Hope this helps!
Layback,
When you created your clone did you do sector by sector or the quicker method by MACRIUM?


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21 May 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I used Macrium Reflect for my Clones and/or backups.

I Clone the complete ssd drive to another ssd drive.

Then I use (F8) and select with ssd to boot.

I was in my Clone ssd today just to update everything (security, Flash,ect.)
I keep it updated just in case I really need it.

System image, clone, and restore points-disk-management-jan-28.png


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21 May 2016   #3
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I used Macrium Reflect for my Clones and/or backups.
Actually, what I mean is that MACRIUM has a sector by sector option which is slower. Did you use that option or the standard operation?
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21 May 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I keep my restore points on my Original and Cloned drive at 5%.
If yours are a 0% then 0% is what you get. No restore points.
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21 May 2016   #5
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I keep my restore points on my Original and Cloned drive at 5%.
If yours are a 0% then 0% is what you get. No restore points.
I do the same. When I mentioned my FAILED experiment I was using the WindowsImageBackup utility.

I have a triple boot system & when I create the image I am obviously only booted into 1 OS. I have SYS PROTECTION ON for each OS individually when I am booted in that OS. SYS PROTECTION is OFF for the other 2. When I create this image do I need to enable all 3 so that RESTORE PTS are transferred to the image?
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21 May 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A image and a clone are two different things as to the way they work as far as I know.
At the present time I'm booted into my Clone as I type.

In the cmd promt or Power shell you can see a lot about restore points.


vssadmin list

Just pick on of the subjects you desire to look at under.
---- Commands Supported ----

Example:
vssadmin list shadowstorage


Windows PowerShell
Copyright (C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

PS C:\Users\Jack> vssadmin List
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Invalid command.

---- Commands Supported ----

Delete Shadows - Delete volume shadow copies
List Providers - List registered volume shadow copy providers
List Shadows - List existing volume shadow copies
List ShadowStorage - List volume shadow copy storage associations
List Volumes - List volumes eligible for shadow copies
List Writers - List subscribed volume shadow copy writers
Resize ShadowStorage - Resize a volume shadow copy storage association
PS C:\Users\Jack>
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21 May 2016   #7
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betaupsilon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I used Macrium Reflect for my Clones and/or backups.
Actually, what I mean is that MACRIUM has a sector by sector option which is slower. Did you use that option or the standard operation?
Again Layback, I am going to give MACRIUM a try. Did you use the standard operation or the sector by sector option? MACRIUM refers to this as FORENSIC sector copy as opposed to INTELLIGENT sector copy
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21 May 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do not use sector by sector anything. I Clone the complete disk to another freshly formatted ssd. I Cloned the top drive to the bottom drive.

System image, clone, and restore points-macrium-clone.png


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21 May 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This video should help.

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21 May 2016   #10
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I do not use sector by sector anything. I Clone the complete disk to another freshly formatted ssd. I Cloned the top drive to the bottom drive.
OK, sounds like the INTELLIGENT sector option. These options are under the ADVANCED options tab. That is what I was referring to.
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