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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

22 Jun 2013   #1101
agile1

vista home premium x32
 
 

I'd hoped to try the new PE 4 which is supposed to run faster and "only" requires an ADK download size of 354MB.

I'm currently using your WinPE 3.1 .iso on a flash drive. Perfectly adequate and appreciated. Down the line assume you'll be switching to creating the WinPE 4.0 for download?
Karen


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24 Jun 2013   #1102
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi. With Macrium Free, can you only do image restores using the bootable rescue media?
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24 Jun 2013   #1103
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If you are restoring an image to a running Windows system partition then yes you need to restore from the bootable media. If the partition is not part of windows then you can restore from within Windows.
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24 Jun 2013   #1104
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spencer1 View Post
Hi. With Macrium Free, can you only do image restores using the bootable rescue media?
I'd need to check but I thought you could do an image with the pe disc.
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24 Jun 2013   #1105
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah I think I may have misunderstood the question. With the PE disk but not the Linux disk you can also create an image. Be aware however that your image will be bigger as it will image the page file which is left out if you do it from within windows.
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24 Jun 2013   #1106
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spencer1 View Post
Hi. With Macrium Free, can you only do image restores using the bootable rescue media?
I'd need to check but I thought you could do an image with the pe disc.
That is correct. I have done that several times. The only disadvantage is that you cannot keep the XML files and have to make the definitions every time.
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24 Jun 2013   #1107
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I've found out that the paid versions have a Windows Boot Menu option, which allows restores without using a rescue CD/DVD/USB. The free version doesn't have this option.
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24 Jun 2013   #1108
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That is correct but you should still create a rescue disk because you will need it in case of disk failure.
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24 Jun 2013   #1109
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I understand kado897. I will be using the free version anyway. Will probably make several rescue disks.. lol.
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24 Jun 2013   #1110
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The Win PE is also useful if Windows won't boot due to some software corruption.
Only one working PE disk is needed, however it's a good idea to have multiple images stored on different media.
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