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Windows 7: Had IE8 now Win Update tried to Install IE11 and doesn't work.

18 Mar 2014   #61
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Go ahead and download the Macrium iso you want, mine and whs's are the same, different hosts is all. Using the iso will remove the choice for what to install, it's all in the iso.

This will get you a bootable CD/DVD. If you have a USB flash you can use it too, let us know.

Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

If you mess up with Macrium your data won't be erased unless you have chosen to erase a partition. The image may not work, but you data will remain as it is.


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18 Mar 2014   #62
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe my tutorial can help - works the same in XP, 7, 8 and 8.1.

Imaging with free Macrium

And burning with IMGBurn is really trivial. Be aware that there are 2 passes (burning and verification). After the first pass, ImgBurn opens the CD tray (and closes it again). Do not remove the CD at that point.

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19 Mar 2014   #63
Frogpond51

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
 
 

Hi whs and Britton30,
Thank you for your help & input.
Finally got ImngBurn working, re-installed it and some joy now.
Downloaded your .iso whs and thanks for the screen shot on what to do.
Also, thanks Britton30 for more info on what this .iso does for dummies like me. Haven't done this before, so hope you will hang with me.
And, wondering, do you think I need to create a new partition to store the final image of the drive or would just making a new folder in the data drive be OK?
Thanks for all your help!
Cheers!
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19 Mar 2014   #64
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A new folder is OK. But it must be on a different physical drive - else it won't help you. If you put the image on the same physical drive as the partition you are imaging, the image goes down when the drive goes down. Best is to place the image an an external drive that is disconnected when not in use.
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19 Mar 2014   #65
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

To reiterate WHS, yes keep images on other physical drives than the one you imaged. I use 2 external drives to store images of my OS and Data drives. One is USB and the other eSATA. If you can, use an eSATA enclosure, they are much faster than USB.
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19 Mar 2014   #66
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks Guys,
I'm wondering how much space would be needed or recommended for say three images,
One present,
And two to swap out after loading new programs.... or what is the norm ?
Cheers.
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19 Mar 2014   #67
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For each image, figure about 65% of the size of the data in the partitions you image. The size of the partition itself is irrelevant.

Example: If you have 100GB of data in a 500GB partition, your image will be appr. 65GBs. That would mean for 3 images you would need appr. 200GBs. Those are all rounded figures which may vary a bit.

I always keep a bunch of images, but that may be only me. I have 2TBs of space on 3 disks for images of the system and the seperate data partitions. I also keep copies of my 6 virtual systems there.
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19 Mar 2014   #68
Frogpond51

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
 
 

Hi eveyone,
I hope you all know, I'm just a newbie, so need some hand-holding through this process. Have downloaded whs' iso and saved & run, but, what do i do with it now? there are a bunch of files & folders in there? as per Britton30 using the iso will remove the choice for what to install, it's all on the iso. so what an am I to remove on the dowwnload? I can't figerure it out. If anyone has a fix, plase post...
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19 Mar 2014   #69
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to burn the iso to a CD. Best is to use ImgBurn. You can make images with the CD if you boot the PC with the CD. But it's main purpose is for recovery. The images one normally makes with the installed free Macrium.
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19 Mar 2014   #70
Frogpond51

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows XP Pro (Dual Boot)
 
 

yes, I have done that whs. so what now? I'm just a dummie here.
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