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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

01 Sep 2012   #621

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Do I need to make a new Rescue Disk each time or will the program prompt me when I need to make one?
Yes, No, and Maybe.

A bug was introduced at Version 5.0.4870.
"For some customers a restore or clone could result in a corrupt Master Boot Record"

This was quickly replaced with 5.0.4908

If you have a Rescue Disc based on 5.0.4870 it might make the PC un-bootable.
In which case you need to get a later version.

I suggest that when you have a Rescue Disc that can do everything you ever need on your current machine, do NOT discard it but keep it in reserve in case the next Rescue CD should fail at your point of need.

More recent versions may work better and faster,
and may even fix a potential bug in some situation.

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01 Sep 2012   #622

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
There are update versions of Macrium that come out fairly often. Do I need to make a new Rescue Disk each time or will the program prompt me when I need to make one?
I'm so nervous about images anyway that I make new rescue disks whenever I upgrade. The Linux rescue disks are particularly shaky. And of course test any new disk you do make.

And I'm not entirely clear on how important it is to constantly upgrade Macrium and don't look very often. I'm hoping they haven't gone the way of Firefox and have new versions every month.
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01 Sep 2012   #623

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

And I'm not entirely clear on how important it is to constantly upgrade Macrium and don't look very often. I'm hoping they haven't gone the way of Firefox and have new versions every month.
Every time I get a new version of Firefox, something changes a setting and does not work right. I spent all day yesterday trying to get Firefox to work like it did the day before. Finally I found a button to reset and things started working right again. Very frustrating.
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01 Sep 2012   #624

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Finally I found a button to reset and things started working right again. Very frustrating.
Tell me more about that button and how to get at it. I may need it in case System Restore won't do it.

I don't have any current Firefox problems, but it's a day to day proposition.
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01 Sep 2012   #625

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Finally I found a button to reset and things started working right again. Very frustrating.
Tell me more about that button and how to get at it. I may need it in case System Restore won't do it.

I don't have any current Firefox problems, but it's a day to day proposition.
I never thought about System Restore, wish I had............In Firefox go to "Help" and "Troubleshooting Information". There is a "Reset to Default" button. It sure cleared things up for me.
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01 Sep 2012   #626

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
In Firefox go to "Help" and "Troubleshooting Information". There is a "Reset to Default" button.
Hmmm......

I see 2 buttons:

At the top: Copy all to clipboard

In the application basics section next to "profile directory": Open containing folder

None in the other sections. Maybe because I am already at default? I am running version 10.0.1 with 4 add-ons, which I wouldn't think is "default".

I've got about 15 things shown under "modified preferences".

Maybe 10.0.1 does not offer that button? I'm damn sure not going to upgrade just to get the button.
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01 Sep 2012   #627

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

It is on the right side near the top. I am running FF 15, so it is possible the Reset Button is new since version 10.
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01 Sep 2012   #628
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Do I need to make a new Rescue Disk each time or will the program prompt me when I need to make one?
Yes, No, and Maybe.

A bug was introduced at Version 5.0.4870.
"For some customers a restore or clone could result in a corrupt Master Boot Record"

This was quickly replaced with 5.0.4908
I think it is good insurance to keep a separate MBR backup anyway. Using say:
MBR Backup - Back up your Master Boot Record (Freeware)
Apart from the potential of the MBR boot code being corrupted by malware, I think it is important to have a backup of the partition table in the MBR.
If you need to restore the MBR from a boot CD/DVD as opposed to an operating Windows system then the above program can be run from the mini XP environment of a Hirens boot CD.
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02 Sep 2012   #629

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
I don't see it either

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Hmmm......

I see 2 buttons:

At the top: Copy all to clipboard

In the application basics section next to "profile directory": Open containing folder
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
It is on the right side near the top. I am running FF 15, so it is possible the Reset Button is new since version 10.
I'm running FF 15.

I can't find the button you mention.
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02 Sep 2012   #630

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Here it is on mine. I don't know why you don't see it.


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