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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

29 Dec 2011   #501
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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Also, let me know exactly what you think this thing is:

A boot disk to access and use particular free versions of Macrium?

A boot disk to access and use all free versions of Macrium?

Does the disk need to be remade if I upgrade to a new version of Macrium?

Works regardless of what version of Macrium I used to make the image file to be restored??

May not work with Windows 7 Service Pack 2, 3, or?


etc etc, inquiring minds want to know.
Are they references to comments on SevenForums?
No----those are simply my own questions about the limitations and purposes of this handy-dandy SIW2 bootable disk I just made.


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29 Dec 2011   #502
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
My assumptions

Note:
I haven't played with it yet and I don't consider myself to be an expert in this area, so these are just my opinions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
A boot disk to access and use particular free versions of Macrium?
I downloaded Macrium DiskRestore for MR v4.
v4: Macrium Reflect DiskRestore (DiskRestore, Restore, v4)

I don't know if that version works with earlier versions of MR (probable) or MR v5 (possible).

I got the impression that MR v5 came with it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
A boot disk to access and use all free versions of Macrium?
The discussion centred on Macrium Reflect versions 4 and 5

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Does the disk need to be remade if I upgrade to a new version of Macrium?
I guess that depends on Macrium.
According to the comments MR v5 supports MR v4 images.
Whether it will support future versions is unknown (IMO).
I'm fairly sure that MR v5 was able to mount my MR v4 images.

With these sort of programs I normally use a rewritable disc.
If it goes out-of-date, I just create a new disc and use the old one for something else.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Works regardless of what version of Macrium I used to make the image file to be restored??
According to the comments MR v5 supports MR v4 images.
I'm fairly sure that MR v5 was able to mount my MR v4 images.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
May not work with Windows 7 Service Pack 2, 3, or?
I guess that depends on Macrium and MS.
The discussions were between August and October 2011, so they should still be relevant.
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29 Dec 2011   #503
kado897

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It's a good idea to burn a new recovery disk, although, If you are not having problems with your current one its not absolutely necessary. Macrium images are both forwards and backwards compatible. You can restore a v5 image with a v4 recovery disk and vice versa.
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29 Dec 2011   #504
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks kado897

Thanks for that info.
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03 Jan 2012   #505
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Read GeneO's finding here.> Careful restoring from free Macrium w/boot CD and counting on backup

Make sure you burn the newest version of Macrium Rescue CD v5.0.4196

A major fix for original v5.0 Rescue CD was done. Do not keep or use the old one. v5.0.4076

This is for the Linux Rescue CD if anyone was wondering.
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03 Jan 2012   #506
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I missed that thanks. Fortunately I am using the latest version of the PE disk.
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31 Jan 2012   #507
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Jan. 31, 2012
Exact release date I am unsure. This is when I was prompted to download.

There is a patch/update for v5.0.

From reading the details you will need to make a new WinPE disk if that is what you use.

Linux CD does not appear effected though bugs with Macrium have been patched so the Linux CD will work properly.

This is from my understanding of the bug/fix list Macrium showed before I clicked the update button.
I should have copied the fix list but didn't think about it.
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31 Jan 2012   #508
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Free V5 Macrium Users

Unless users have tight bandwidth limitations I would recommend you download the WAIK. Macrium will guide you. It's a once only download and from then on any pe disk upgrade will use it. Making any new pe disk will be quick and easy.

You can choose an option to create an ISO which works fine on a multiBoot USB.

There is also a Macrium capability on the Hirens 15.1 CD but I would recommend your own pe Disk/ISO.
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31 Jan 2012   #509
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yumi is good if you need other tools on a multiboot USB.YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux but there is also an option to write the ISO to a USB stick when you create it without any other software.
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31 Jan 2012   #510
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

SARDU looks like an interesting multiboot USB option.
I plan to try it sometime.
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