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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

08 Feb 2014   #1551
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I format the drive and mark it active prior to installing, no reserved partition them, it's a part of C:\. As I understand, the reserved partition is needed only if Bitlocker is used since it holds the encryption key.


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08 Feb 2014   #1552
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd still keep system reserved if I was multi booting to the same drive. Then like some others I would prefer to multi boot to a separate internal drive using the BIOS. The last PC I built for someone I didn't bother with system reserved.
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26 Feb 2014   #1553
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would like to change a HDD in a pretty old desktop PC. Now it has a SATA drive and I'd like to make a full system image of the whole drive and then recover it to and IDE drive - and use that one in the PC (and use the SATA drive for something else). Would that be possible with Macrium Reflect Free? Thanx!
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26 Feb 2014   #1554
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would think it is possibel although I have never done that. Check whether Macrium sees the ide drive. Just start Macrium on that system and see which frives can be seen.
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27 Feb 2014   #1555
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is there anyone here who tried migrating a system image using Macrium Reflect Free from a SATA drive to a PATA (IDE) drive or vice versa?
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27 Feb 2014   #1556
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Is there anyone here who tried migrating a system image using Macrium Reflect Free from a SATA drive to a PATA (IDE) drive or vice versa?
This Macrium video shows it being redeployed to an IDE drive (see 1:54). If you click the YouTube icon in the lower right you will find a load of their videos.

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27 Feb 2014   #1557
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sure, but isn't redeploying only available in the paid version? I'm asking about the free version.
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27 Feb 2014   #1558
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Correct - but why don't you try it with a little test partition. I always have a little 2GB test partition with some data for such trials.

I am afraid there won't be many people around here who have used Macrium on IDE disks.
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27 Feb 2014   #1559
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Sure, but isn't redeploying only available in the paid version? I'm asking about the free version.
Yes, I understand that. It was to point out Macrium will work with IDE/PATA drives, it doesn't care.

Yes try it, nothing to lose, knowledge to gain. the worst that can happen is you can't restore to the IDE drive in which case you will be where you are now.

I don't have a board with IDE headers or I would give it a test.
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27 Feb 2014   #1560
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Sure, but isn't redeploying only available in the paid version? I'm asking about the free version.
The redeploying of the paid version refers to dissimilar hardware, such as after replacing a MOBO. If you are only changing HDDs in the same machine, the free version should work just fine.
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