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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

11 Feb 2016   #690
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Macrium free can restore to a smaller partition size as long as the used space fits.
Just need to drag the image to the new partition.
I had the same issue, and whs explained it in post #3 here:
Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?
Brink and I have already said this. Paragon Migrate is a very cheap turn key solution if the OP wants to get going quickly without playing too much with Macrium initially. It's just another quick option!
Yeah, you said this. But did you explain how.


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11 Feb 2016   #691
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Macrium free can restore to a smaller partition size as long as the used space fits.
Just need to drag the image to the new partition.
I had the same issue, and whs explained it in post #3 here:
Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?
Brink and I have already said this. Paragon Migrate is a very cheap turn key solution if the OP wants to get going quickly without playing too much with Macrium initially. It's just another quick option!
Yeah, you said this. But did you explain how.
Are just trying to be difficult - a rhetorical question.
You buy the Paragon product for $20 and follow the bouncing ball - it is a turn key program as you well know!
I provided the Paragon link and it is up to the user to decide if they want this option. Paragon describe the VERY simple steps involved.
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11 Feb 2016   #692
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry I seem to have misunderstood. I thought you were referring to Macrium where it is very easy too. But the Paragon tool is fine. They once gave me one for free.
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11 Feb 2016   #693
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

For me, with a multi-boot PC i wasn't sure if buying a tool would work correctly for migrating all OS's.
So i chose to try the Macrium free solution.
Yes it's the geeky approach, but i like to try and learn new things.

Some folks i help don't shop/buy online, so i try to find a free solution so they don't have to enter personal/financial info.

And some folks may prefer a free solution if they don't have extra $ to spend right now.
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11 Feb 2016   #694
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A little tip if you don't want to enter your credit card information on the web. Buy one of those money cards that are available from any Walmart or Walgreen.
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11 Feb 2016   #695
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
For me, with a multi-boot PC i wasn't sure if buying a tool would work correctly for migrating all OS's.
So i chose to try the Macrium free solution.
Yes it's the geeky approach, but i like to try and learn new things.

Some folks i help don't shop/buy online, so i try to find a free solution so they don't have to enter personal/financial info.

And some folks may prefer a free solution if they don't have extra $ to spend right now.
And some "folks" are prepared to spend a trivial $20 for a simple solution.
People have been buying online for many years and there are safe mechanisms to do so.
The poster can take all suggestions on board and make their decision.

Your "input" adds no value.
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14 Feb 2016   #696
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Only if the SSD is as large as the HDD. Otherwise the image won't fit on it.

You should be able to use Macrium Reflect to create the image with instead for this though.

Imaging with free Macrium
Thanks Brink... Since I just performed an OS reinstall on my HDD, I don't have much to 'image' anyway (other than win7 updates). It's probably better if I just perform another clean install on the new SSD.
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14 Feb 2016   #697
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With the drag method you can dump a Macrium image to a smaller disk as long as the data fits.
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