Quote: Originally Posted by whs
I posted this on the Vista forum. But since it works just as well on Windows7, I post it here too
. Image your system with free Macrium Over the years I have experimented with different imaging programs. I started out with Norton Ghost which works very well, but is quite heavy handed. Backup and restore cycles are usually approximately one hour and it takes quite some time before you understand the intricacies of the product. I have also used Paragon and Acronis true Image. Both of those are in the same league as Ghost. They do provide though a large collection of function – which, I guess, is part of the reason why they are complex and slow. One that is easy is the Maxtor One Touch Manager that comes with the Maxtor One Touch Disks. My wife loves it because once it is set up, all you have to do is push the button on the One Touch Disk and off it goes. Not quite the same but very easy is Macrium. Below you find the four steps to set it up and the one step to run it thereafter. You will notice that the handling of Macrium is as easy as can be. To download the free Macrium, you go to this site: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
Grüß Gott lieber Wolfgang
and Hi to all member of this forum!
Thanks a lot for this Macrium's Guide!
I appreciate this.
I'm trying VMPlayer 3.1.4 on Vista:
This application is able to Open entire OS images from:
Virtual PC (vmc)
Symantec backUp (sv2i)
Acronis True Image (tib)
but not MRIMG from Macrium Reflect 4.2 :-(
I have an image MRIMG of my VistaOS.
I have the Macrium's Boot CD.
I'd to create a new virtual machine with my VistaOS (guest = host).
But I'm not able to load the MRIMG image into VmPlayer :-(
VMPlayer People wrote:
If the Macrium boot CD can recognize a Player hard disk you may be able to create a new virtual machine in player and use the boot CD to restore directly.
he Linux CD/ISO Image does recognize VMware SCSI Disks and NICs and can be used to restore an image to a Virtual Machine. The program also has a BartPE Plugin as well. So I see no reason why this product cannot be used to restore images to a Virtual Machine.
Macrium Support wrote to me:
"If VMPlayer emulates a standard IDE/Sata hdd interface, then yes the
boot CD will work out of the box for you. Otherwise, there is the option to
inject drivers (in this case VMPlayer mass storage drivers) into the Macrium
I'm newbie and dont know what to do. I dont understand.
They say that this is possible...I guess this were a wonderful workaround.
(Otherwise booth Macrium&VMPlayer become useless for me)
Does VMPlayer emulates a IDE/Sata HDD interface?
How to inject "VMPlayer mass storage drivers" into the boot cd?
I'd be very gratefull to you, if you may want to help me with "easier
suggestions", how to get this kind of workaround.
Thanks a lot in advance.
[ Grüße an Schwarzwald !] :-)