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Windows 7: MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

08 Dec 2013   #80
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legbiter View Post
Advising the approximate size of USB stick required would aid forward planning . . .
Linux-based rescue ISO's are typically only 20MB in size, so it will fit on any USB thumbdrive.


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08 Dec 2013   #81
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Legbiter and welcome to Seven Forums. The Macrium PE ISO is very small (200MB) so almost any USB stick will be big enough. However if you want to use YUMI to hold other ISOs then you need to take that into account also.
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08 Dec 2013   #82
Legbiter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brilliant, thanks for making that clear.
Whilst it was most likely to be a small footprint, that element of doubt is not a comfortable thing to carry into the production of Disaster Recovery Media. A product of post crash paranoia no doubt. . .
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08 Dec 2013   #83
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

A 4 GB USB flash drive seems to be one of the smallest you can buy now and I have virtually all my tools on it. Includes Macrium boot iso, Partition Wizard, Windows System Repair, Hirens etc. I use Grub4Dos but YUMI would probably be the way to go.
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08 Dec 2013   #84
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I use an 8GB USB but I have a Windows 7 installer on it which is just short of 4GB.
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13 Feb 2014   #85
0pTicaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

On Macrium's support forum they recommend using UNetbootin, what's the difference between YUMI vs. UNetbootin? Or are these different tools that do the same thing?
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13 Feb 2014   #86
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use any tool that does the job. For a single .iso I use Rufus and for multiples I use Yumi. But there are many more options.
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13 Feb 2014   #87
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's pretty much the same thing. You would have to compare the supported distros and tools to see which you prefer. I've used YUMI for some time now and I have found it stable and able to boot just about any "Unlisted" ISO. I've not tried Unetbootin so I can't comment how good it is.
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13 Feb 2014   #88
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My Pro version has a provision for making a recovery USB stick.
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13 Feb 2014   #89
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
My Pro version has a provision for making a recovery USB stick.
It's in the free version also.
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