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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

03 Jan 2015   #1180
kado897

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If you mean the size on the DVD Mike it is less than 200MB.


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03 Jan 2015   #1181
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You worry too much. setting Secure Boot and Legacy mode is a 2 minute affair. There is really nothing that can happen and setting it back is another 2 minutes. I have done that already several times on my UEFI systems.

But if you are happy with your old laptop, that's OK too and you do not have to power off your main system.

Now that you are a Pro, try this one.
I'll take a look at that Wolfgang the machine I have it running on is an oldish desktop I use for testing software on and has the older legacy BIOS. I was just thinking on the cautious side re the EUFI to Legacy and back as I saw some comments regarding that it could be a catastrophic problem etc but if you have done it then it makes me feel a bit more at ease doing it myself. But I do have a problem with that machine (Ivy Bridge) as it is and I don't want to compound it with a BIOS issue.
The Sandy Bridge running 8.1 I cannot get the legacy BIOS to start - have no idea why being a Gigabyte board it says at the POST BIOS = DEL but holding it down and powering on or tapping it while powering on doesn't get it to go or I would use that machine.

Now the "tester" as I call it has like I said a Q9650 CPU 4GB DDR2 RAM (custom build I was given) and an SSD running 7 it is slow to boot into the Linux but once in it flies but I think most of the slowness is due to the machie only having 2.0 USB
But I can see why you prefer it to the Ubuntu boot I used before because of the storage capability of the stick and even a SSD which I think I might use - there are some really good deals on them at the moment out here ie a 256GB SanDisk Ultra Plus for $119!!

I have to thank you (and the others) for putting up with my persistent griping and apologise for being such a pain too - my only excuse being that I have been really tired and run down just lately - and it hasn't been easy especially with the forum posting problem causing so much grief.
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03 Jan 2015   #1182
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If you mean the size on the DVD Mike it is less than 200MB.
Yep I usually just make mine on a CD it it is the system repair disk feature from the Control Panel.

As Kado says the data is really not that much and when I make that after a clean install I always back up the registry as well - as I have dropped the ball on a few occasions back in the past through not doing that.
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03 Jan 2015   #1183
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If you mean the size on the DVD Mike it is less than 200MB.
Yep I usually just make mine on a CD it it is the system repair disk feature from the Control Panel.

As Kado says the data is really not that much and when I make that after a clean install I always back up the registry as well - as I have dropped the ball on a few occasions back in the past through not doing that.
it is not the same as the Windows repair disk John. It is a Macrium recovery disk.
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03 Jan 2015   #1184
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If you mean the size on the DVD Mike it is less than 200MB.
Yep I usually just make mine on a CD it it is the system repair disk feature from the Control Panel.

As Kado says the data is really not that much and when I make that after a clean install I always back up the registry as well - as I have dropped the ball on a few occasions back in the past through not doing that.
it is not the same as the Windows repair disk John. It is a Macrium recovery disk.
Sorry mate my mistake
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03 Jan 2015   #1185
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks you for confirming Keith and John which yep Macrium
Windows keeps giving me a "Insert a blank disk" Yuck :/
Had no idea on what size the recovery disk for a system image would be using the above or with windows,
Cheers.
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03 Jan 2015   #1186
kado897

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Don't forget Mike. The recovery disk is just the program. The image is located elsewhere.
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03 Jan 2015   #1187
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The last WinPE .iso that I uploaded to my OneDrive is exactly 173MBs
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03 Jan 2015   #1188
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You worry too much. setting Secure Boot and Legacy mode is a 2 minute affair. There is really nothing that can happen and setting it back is another 2 minutes. I have done that already several times on my UEFI systems.

But if you are happy with your old laptop, that's OK too and you do not have to power off your main system.

Now that you are a Pro, try this one.
I'll take a look at that Wolfgang the machine I have it running on is an oldish desktop I use for testing software on and has the older legacy BIOS. I was just thinking on the cautious side re the EUFI to Legacy and back as I saw some comments regarding that it could be a catastrophic problem etc but if you have done it then it makes me feel a bit more at ease doing it myself. But I do have a problem with that machine (Ivy Bridge) as it is and I don't want to compound it with a BIOS issue.
The Sandy Bridge running 8.1 I cannot get the legacy BIOS to start - have no idea why being a Gigabyte board it says at the POST BIOS = DEL but holding it down and powering on or tapping it while powering on doesn't get it to go or I would use that machine.

Now the "tester" as I call it has like I said a Q9650 CPU 4GB DDR2 RAM (custom build I was given) and an SSD running 7 it is slow to boot into the Linux but once in it flies but I think most of the slowness is due to the machie only having 2.0 USB
But I can see why you prefer it to the Ubuntu boot I used before because of the storage capability of the stick and even a SSD which I think I might use - there are some really good deals on them at the moment out here ie a 256GB SanDisk Ultra Plus for $119!!

I have to thank you (and the others) for putting up with my persistent griping and apologise for being such a pain too - my only excuse being that I have been really tired and run down just lately - and it hasn't been easy especially with the forum posting problem causing so much grief.
I understand that you are just careful. And there is no need to disturb your Ivt Bridge system if you can test it on the Q9650 system. After all this is not a system with which you would operate all day but rather use it in emergencies for recovering files.

And you do not need to apologize for your interactions. That's what the forum is designed to be and I for my part I have no problem to interacting with you. Bring up any problem and ask any question - if I can answer it, I am happy to do so.
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03 Jan 2015   #1189
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep image will be allot bigger than that
Thanks guys I hate buying just cd's when I have plenty of good dvd -r's already :/
Cheers.
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