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Windows 7: Macrium Free question?


19 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Macrium Free question?

I downloaded the free version, created an image to an external hard drive, and created a boot disc. All went well until I checked to see if the boot disc would actually boot. It did, but I had no mouse function to move the curser to NEXT. What did I do wrong and how to I correct it? I tried to move the curser with the arrows buttons, but that did not work either.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Bill


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19 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

The boot disk is similar to a linux live cd (if you used that version and not BartPE) so you'll need a mouse that can be detected (i.e. basic usb no drivers needed)

If you're using a wireless and or bluetooth mouse it's not likely to work in the boot disk.

Also, you may have to connect it straight to the computer and not through any hubs.
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19 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Is your mouse wireless?
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19 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Thanks notsograymatter

It was the mousepad on my laptop that did not work. I plugged in the old usb mouse, and it worked like a charm.

Thanks.
This forum sure makes life a lot less complicated.

Bill
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19 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Glad you got it sorted. Thanks for the report.
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25 Aug 2011   #6

Win7
 
 

Don't forget TAB and RETURN from the old DOS days!! That moves you around and selects on-screen buttons from the keyboard
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25 Aug 2011   #7

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quick question if I may,

Does the new version offer WinPe capability?

Way back when I used Macrium Reflect the BartPe (well at least in XP)was a good one. Can a link be posted here for plugins? Soemone might need it

Thanks
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25 Aug 2011   #8

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WinPE is available in the paid version natively. I believe that the free version supports downloading the WAIK and creating a PE disk from that via the wizard. The WAIK is rather a large download however.
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25 Aug 2011   #9

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
...The WAIK is rather a large download however.
-- Yeah 1gb download. I was to make a WinPe boot media for ATI Home 2011 but it needed the WAIK. (which was also a topic I posted in this section).

Thanks
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25 Aug 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damien76 View Post
Quote:
...The WAIK is rather a large download however.
-- Yeah 1gb download. I was to make a WinPe boot media for ATI Home 2011 but it needed the WAIK. (which was also a topic I posted in this section).

Thanks
The pain depends on your download capabilities. I made the pe disk and it works fine on DVD or as an ISO on a multiboot USB.
Make sure you select the option to include additional drivers after boot.
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