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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium


17 May 2014   #1651

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
New Version 5.2.6544

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What's new? 5.2.6544:

Restore view loading speed increase
The time to populate the Restore view with image and backup files has been reduced.

Bug Fixes:

Linux CD incorrect image information displayed
On the initial page of the Linux restore wizard, Incremental and Differential image files were labelled as Full images. This has been resolved.

Image mounting problem from a password protected network share
When using Windows Explorer context menu to mount an image, if the share was password protected the the mount could fail. This has been resolved

Improved Installer reliability
Macrium Reflect installation could fail and rollback if the installation of the Reflect service failed due to Anti-Virus software blocking the installation. This has been resolved.

Problem with File and Folder backup due to Russian locale
When using Russian Windows, Files greater than 4GB in size would not combine to a single file in the restore process. This has been resolved.
Macrium Reflect Patch Details


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17 May 2014   #1652
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Thanks, Keith. Good info.
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30 May 2014   #1653

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
What's new? 5.2.6551:

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What's new? 5.2.6551:

Cancel confirmation on Clone and Restore

A confirmation dialog has been added to prevent accidental cancelling of Clone and Restore operations.

Volume label added to the USB drop down when building rescue media

To aide detection of the correct USB media when building a bootable USB stick the Volume label of the drive has been added to the selection box.


Bug Fixes:

UEFI boot problem when shrinking a GPT partition.

Some customers have reported that when restoring and shrinking a UEFI booting system that the message "0x0000225 \winload.efi is missing". This has been resolved.

If this issue affects you then please create fresh Windows PE rescue media after updating.

Windows 8.1 Event error for ReflectService.exe

The event "The description for Event ID 2 from source ReflectService cannot be found" was incorrectly posted to the Windows Event log in Windows 8.1. This has been resolved
Macrium Reflect Patch Details
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15 Jul 2014   #1654

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great post, thanks for sharing
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15 Jul 2014   #1655

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I just downloaded and installed Macrium Reflect and it looks like an excellent Imaging solution. Two problems were encountered and I'd appreciate any help or comments.

1. In creating the Rescue DVD, I assumed I would be prompted on when to insert the blank DVD. The process was started and I wound up waiting a very long time while it displayed creating ISO Image. I don't recall being prompted. Eventually I hit eject on the drive and was just able to insert a blank DVD before the drawer closed. The DVD was written correctly. Have others seen this problem? I should probably repeat the process.

2. After booting the Rescue DVD, I received warnings about USB and Ethernet Drivers not being loaded. I proceeded anyway and the software detected my external USB Disk Drive including the Macrium image file that had been written 30 minutes earlier. Does it look like everything will work? I did not proceed from that point. Another issue might be whether USB 3.0 was being supported. The drive supports USB 3.0 and was plugged into a USB 3.0 port.
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15 Jul 2014   #1656

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Doubt usb3 is supported.

You can use my winpemmaker which will support usb3. I use a different imaging program, Aomei Backupper, but this works for macrium also.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ophotsq6fjrbzl/REv16.zip
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15 Jul 2014   #1657
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. In the latest releases, USB3 is supported.
2. The warning about drivers often appears. Just ignore it. Maybe you checked the box in the picture below.
3. It is recommended to insert the DVD before you start the DVD creation process.


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15 Jul 2014   #1658

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Thanks for the help

Thanks SIW2 and whs for the help. I repeated the creation of the Rescue DVD and it behaved the same way. They apparently do want you to insert the blank DVD before starting. However, I tried inserting a non-blank CD after the problem occurred and the software reopened the tray and prompted me to insert blank media. They need to also detect an empty tray and then prompt you.

I changed my mind at that point and created an ISO file which is another option. It was 160 MB.

I'm also testing out the free Acronis Western Digital edition but Macrium appears easier to use.

Next step is to buy an internal SATA disk drive to test imaging of my Windows 7 system. I intend to buy the same exact disk size which is 1 TB. I haven't resolved yet whether Macrium would work with a different disk size.
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15 Jul 2014   #1659
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

It should as long as the disk has more space than the actual data on the imaged drive. Macrium goes by the actual data size rather than the disk size.
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15 Jul 2014   #1660
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can use any disk (or USB flash drive) to place the image - as long as the image fits. The image size will vary but as a rule of thumb, an image of the C partition will be about 65% of the size of the data in the C partition. The size of the partition itself is irrelevant. This is with normal compression. Images of pure data partitions may compress differently. That will depend on the structure of the data.

For my Windows 8.1 tablet I even use a 64GB micro SD card to place the images. That works too.
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