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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium


10 Jan 2013   #761
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

... I'm back and the test went well. It took 11:59 (see snip).

Two issues only to report; I will include in the next post.



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10 Jan 2013   #762
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Issue #1 -- Power Save Mode: Approximately 7 minutes in to the first two attempts, I received a message that stated "Entering Power Saving Mode" (see snip). I do not understand why this occurred. I turned off hibernation and ensured my Power Options were set to "Never." I'm not really sure how I got through this: During the second try I kept moving my mouse around but that didn't help. On the third and successful attempt I turned on my external HDD at 5 minutes in and then instead of just moving the mouse around I actually slid the Macrium bar (circled in yellow in the snip), every 10-15 seconds.

There's probably a better way to deal with this, so if you know what it is, please advise.


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10 Jan 2013   #763
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Final post about the test, regarding Issue #2 -- an ApplePhotoSreams.exe error. This showed up the first time I booted back in to the newly imaged C: drive, and again when I tried to access the iCloud control panel. I'm not sure what happened, but I rebooted one more time and it disappeared and has not returned. Should I be concerned?

If not, other than the Power Save issue, (which I'm still open for recommendations), I'm good, and ready to move on to my wife's laptop, a Dell XPS M1330.

Thanks for all of your help!


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10 Jan 2013   #764
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The issue #1 I do not get. Was that whilst you were operating from the WinPE CD.

And regarding issue #2 I am completely lost. What is this rotten Apple stuff.
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10 Jan 2013   #765
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Yes, I used a WinPE USB... and the Power Save messages occurred approximately 7 minutes in to the 'restore image' process.

I should have mentioned that upon entering the power save mode, the monitor goes blank and the computer becomes un-responsive, necessitating a reboot.
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10 Jan 2013   #766
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Regarding the rotten Apple stuff, I really don't know. I just recently started using the Photostream through Apple's iCloud when I upgraded my phone to an iPhone. That problem seemingly has gone away...
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11 Jan 2013   #767

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

That is a Dell message about power saving. I wonder if there is a setting in the BIOS.
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11 Jan 2013   #768
PCG

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

That was the first place I looked... I have two options under the ACPI Power Mgmt Setting in the BIOS: "S1" or "S3";

S3 is the default and from an online search, that appears to be correct setting for me. I will keep searching.
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11 Jan 2013   #769
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Whatever settings you made in your Windows 7 does not count because the WinPE is running on it's own mini Windows 7. So it can only come from the BIOS.
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11 Jan 2013   #770

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Can we be absolutely certain that the Restore was conducted under the control of the WinPE Boot Rescue.

A RESTORE can be launched via Macrium running under Full Windows (placing code in RAM)
or via the built in "Recovery Boot Menu Option",
in addition to the WinPE Boot Rescue,
and the screen shows very little difference.

A few years ago I had some doubts,
and after extensive testing found that my chosen mechanism was not properly installed and it was falling back to one of the alternatives.
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