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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium


06 Jun 2011   #111

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Hirens boot CD (free) v13 has Macrium pe built in if that's important to you.
I would appreciate a link for that if possible.
I have in the past spent fruitless hours searching for a workable Hirens Boot.

Regards
Alan

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06 Jun 2011   #112

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Hirens boot CD (free) v13 has Macrium pe built in if that's important to you.
I would appreciate a link for that if possible.
I have in the past spent fruitless hours searching for a workable Hirens Boot.

Regards
Alan
I had problems downloading Hirens also. I emailed them and was given the link below which works fine.
Index of /hirensbootcd/
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06 Jun 2011   #113

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Many Thanks

400 MB downloading now

Regards
Alan
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06 Jun 2011   #114
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Hirens boot CD (free) v13 has Macrium pe built in if that's important to you.
I would appreciate a link for that if possible.
I have in the past spent fruitless hours searching for a workable Hirens Boot.

Regards
Alan
It is a trial for some reason
Here is the Hirens info page
Hiren's BootCD 14.0 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info
I download from here
Hiren's BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform
up to v14 now.
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11 Jul 2011   #115

Vista32 SP2
 
 
How to load a MRIMG (Macrium Image) into VMware Player?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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

Gr 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:
VMware (vmx)
Virtual PC (vmc)
Symantec backUp (sv2i)
StorageCraft (spf)
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
Macrium
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
boot CD."

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.
Best Regards.
[ Gre an Schwarzwald !] :-)
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13 Jul 2011   #116

Vista32 SP2
 
 

I tried this process. When I start VMPlayer and open the new VM with my OS Vista (guest) fail to load. Boot manager tells: Windows boot failed, a needed device not found. (I never had the DVD of Vista, because it comes as OEM) Is it really so hard to get an image working on a virtual machine? :-(
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13 Jul 2011   #117
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have a look here

How to create a Virtual machine from a Macrium image backup

see towards the end of the discussion.
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13 Jul 2011   #118

Vista32 SP2
 
 

Thanks mjf for your reply. Yes, I read this link today. I did so. and it seems that MRIMG > to VHD went fine. tomorrow I'll try this StarWind Free V2V converter | Convert VMDK to VHD Image Files for Free at the moment I have difficultities to download this utiliy (*corporate+ mail adress required?!?!): otherwise I should give up with my efforts. too hard for me. If anyone has an idea, I'd very gratefull. thanks.
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14 Jul 2011   #119

Vista32 SP2
 
 

Macrium wrote: The reason your system is not booting is because you need a different mass storage driver early on in the booting process. It is almost definitely installed as VM's do not emulate exotic hardware. However, it will need to be enabled. my question: the vhd from the utility is regognized. ok. but how to set vmplayer to get the Vista booting process working? macrium told that I have only to enable vmplayer for the driver needed by vista... any ideas are welcome thanks.
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14 Jul 2011   #120

Vista32 SP2
 
 

I guess I should give up with my efforts :-(
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