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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

23 Sep 2012   #661
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
The only problem I've had with the Linux Recovery CD is that I can't make it acknowledge external USB HDDs.
What do you mean by "acknowledge" ?
If you mean it cannot use them I am sure you are wrong.

There is always the possibility that a particular computer, such as yours, might have a special need that Linux does not provide.

One previous difficulty that could be overcome with WinPE was use with USB3 connected HDD's,
But that problem has been resolved for WinPE.
Linux may be another matter.


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23 Sep 2012   #662
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

x64 Rescue CD only means that you have to run it on a x64 enabled system. But you can image/restore any partition with it.

There is no "MBR partition". The MBR sits on the first 512 bytes of any HDD. If you mean the system partition (that is the partition which contains the bootmgr), you have to image it too. It will not automatically be imaged when you image C:\ (only Windows imaging does that automatically).

If you want to get rid of the system partition, you can move the bootmgr to the C partition. Then there is no more need to image the system partition because it has become useless.
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23 Sep 2012   #663
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
External HDDs didn't appear

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
The only problem I've had with the Linux Recovery CD is that I can't make it acknowledge external USB HDDs.
What do you mean by "acknowledge" ?
If you mean it cannot use them I am sure you are wrong.

There is always the possibility that a particular computer, such as yours, might have a special need that Linux does not provide.

One previous difficulty that could be overcome with WinPE was use with USB3 connected HDD's,
But that problem has been resolved for WinPE.
Linux may be another matter.
On my PC, the external HDDs didn't appear in the location list (I couldn't browse to a backup image).

I could only access HDDs that were locally installed or available via a network.
In that case, I simply used a Linux Live CD to copy the files from the external HDD to one of my other internal HDDs.

It only ever happened once (I haven't tried it since).
I have made two updated Recovery discs since that incident (and had at least 2 motherboard upgrades), so it may not be a problem anyone anymore.
It may have been an earlier version of Macrium (v3?).

There may be a way to open a Terminal and manually mount them, but it isn't obvious to me.
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24 Sep 2012   #664
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The Linux rescue CD has always been problematic in locating external USB2 attached drives, you can sometimes get it to work by shutting everything down completely before booting into the rescue CD. The WinPE version is much better.
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24 Sep 2012   #665
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The Linux rescue CD has always been problematic in locating external USB2 attached drives, you can sometimes get it to work by shutting everything down completely before booting into the rescue CD. The WinPE version is much better.
I definitely tried:
  • Booting with the external HDD connected
  • Connecting the external HDD after booting
It made no difference.
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24 Sep 2012   #666
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Was the external connected via USB2 or USB3 ?
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24 Sep 2012   #667
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan10 View Post
Was the external connected via USB2 or USB3 ?
It was a USB2 HDD connected to a USB2 port.
My latest MB is the first one I've used that has USB3 (a single port).
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25 Sep 2012   #668
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

It is bizarre how the Linux option just won't work for some hardware. Prior to using the WinPE option, I used the Linux rescue CD/USB many times to restore from different USB2 drives and even a networked Thecus NAS. The common item amongst these systems was a Gigabyte motherboard....but I can't say for sure that this is why.

Regards,
Golden
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25 Sep 2012   #669
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Golden -- That has got to be the strangest Avatar I have ever seen.
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05 Dec 2012   #670
tyee

Win7 32 bit and WinXP 32 bit
 
 

Does the macrium .iso available here image 64 bit systems? I've just installed win7 64bit and a little clueless if I have to use 64 bit imaging programs??
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