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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

17 May 2011   #101
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
should Microsoft without notice slip a patch onto my system, when I start up the next morning and it fails to boot
Yes, there have been quite a few instances of that recently on these forums.


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17 May 2011   #102
JeremyAlexander

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

I used this EasyBCD 2.1 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums with the info I got from here Recovery Partition - Create and made a boot entry pointing to a macrium boot ISO on both of my HD's. Freaking amazing you can use an ISO with this. So I can completely restore my macrium image without the need of any media even if my HD can't boot. Anyway this forum is awesome! You guys rock.
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17 May 2011   #103
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL.

It's fun finding new things.
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29 May 2011   #104
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I've used this program for a few years now and it works perfectly. I actually bought the 3 pack and have it running at home on my Win7 PC and our 2008 R2 server with a spare license. Others I have used a unreliable and the scheduled backups start to fail without any reason (O&O for example).

About 6 months ago the hard drive in my Win7 PC started to go bad under warranty. I used a spare drive (yeah, I like to have spares on hand) and the restore from a past backup went flawlessly.
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29 May 2011   #105
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MikeS104 View Post
I've used this program for a few years now and it works perfectly. I actually bought the 3 pack and have it running at home on my Win7 PC and our 2008 R2 server with a spare license. Others I have used a unreliable and the scheduled backups start to fail without any reason (O&O for example).

About 6 months ago the hard drive in my Win7 PC started to go bad under warranty. I used a spare drive (yeah, I like to have spares on hand) and the restore from a past backup went flawlessly.
Thanks for sharing your experience with Macrium. It matches what I have seen up to now.
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04 Jun 2011   #106
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't understand the Linux stuff. Do we have to be running Linux?

Also - what is a "rep?" some kind of thank you??

cb
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04 Jun 2011   #107
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
I don't understand the Linux stuff. Do we have to be running Linux?
Then buy the full program and use the WinPE boot CD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
Also - what is a "rep?" some kind of thank you??

cb
Yes
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05 Jun 2011   #108
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Linux program that you burn to a CD is to jump start the recovery. You load this program from the CD (change the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot from the CD reader) and then this program will be used to pull in your image from wherever you had placed it.

When your system is completely dead, this is the only way to get the recovery working.
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05 Jun 2011   #109
MikeS104

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The Linux program that you burn to a CD is to jump start the recovery. You load this program from the CD (change the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot from the CD reader) and then this program will be used to pull in your image from wherever you had placed it.

When your system is completely dead, this is the only way to get the recovery working.
The full version has a WinPE version that you can add custom drivers using a "tool" from their website. The WinPE version adds a few more options that the Linux boot CD doesn't have.
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05 Jun 2011   #110
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hirens boot CD (free) v13 has Macrium pe built in if that's important to you. I've tried it and it works fine. Although the restore is a 32 bit app., as you might expect, it has no effect on restoring 64 bit images like mine.

I find the linux boot recovery CD quite adequate. Just check that it boots ok on your system.
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