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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

01 Apr 2015   #1330
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227 View Post
(The HDD partition is not part of any image, and my assumption is that the only thing I could do with Macrium would be restore an MBR that has been saved as part of an image. I'm still trying to learn all these tools)
I would also opt for Partition Wizard in this case.
I would keep learning how to use Macrium since system imaging is your best security.


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01 Apr 2015   #1331
LaurieD227

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I would keep learning how to use Macrium since system imaging is your best security.
Yep, I have a Macrium image of my new laptop, stored safely on a spare external HDD.

Now I have to repair my primary external HDD so I can use it to store all my backups going forward. It has some old backups (my old laptop plus a bunch of old files) that I want to preserve if I can while I do the fix.

I do not want to appear to be hijacking this thread, so I will let it go at that. I started a separate thread to address my partition failure/restoral problem, will work the details there. Thanks!
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26 Apr 2015   #1332
BMGRAHAM

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Your PE Image

It didn't work for me, but I created a new one from Macrium and it did work.
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26 Apr 2015   #1333
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BMGRAHAM View Post
It didn't work for me, but I created a new one from Macrium and it did work.
What did not work for you ?
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27 Apr 2015   #1334
Soyabeaner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

whs, thanks for your service. I've been updating the Macrium versions throughout the years using your ISO files. Unfortunately, I have to report the first time I've encounter an issue with your latest Rescue 5.3.7299..iso file. I think it may be corrupted because this error appears whenever I attempt to load the Macrium WinPE:

"A winpeshl.ini file is present, but no commands were successfully launched. This could be caused by incorrect formatting or an invalid executable name. Please consult the documentation for more information."

I re-downloaded the file to be sure and also tried to create bootable images on USB using two different version of Rufus portable, so I narrowed out that those weren't the culprit. I had to revert back to your previous 5.3.7220 ISO file to make it work. The first hint seemed to be too good to be true based on the file sizes: 140,480 KB vs 160,320 KB. It's not often I see new versions result in a small size compared to previous versions as software usually becomes bloated over time (unless of course the developer happen to rewrite code to be more efficient).
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27 Apr 2015   #1335
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for letting me know. I created a new one that I will upload. It is 137MBs.
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27 Apr 2015   #1336
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

WHS:

Is this newest upload that you are doing today known to be fully compatible and non-problematic with UEFI and GPT?

I'm going to be switching to UEFI by year-end and am looking for any pitfalls, particularly concerning Macrium. I have only the free version.
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27 Apr 2015   #1337
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
WHS:

Is this newest upload that you are doing today known to be fully compatible and non-problematic with UEFI and GPT?

I'm going to be switching to UEFI by year-end and am looking for any pitfalls, particularly concerning Macrium. I have only the free version.
It is from the latest Macrium release (5.3.7299)and as far as I know it can handle UEFI. But by year end there will probably a later release.
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27 Apr 2015   #1338
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
as far as I know it can handle UEFI.
Can I take that to mean that you don't know from personal experience?

I see that there is a version 6 plus, at least for the paid version.

Is it a guess, an assumption, or a known fact that the currently uploaded version (5 plus) would NOT restore images made with the future free version 6 as normally installed on a C partition?

I'm just trying to get a better understanding of exactly when I should expect your uploads to NOT bail me out in a critical situation. I very rarely have to restore, but I want to be fully prepared when I move on to UEFI and the dreaded Windows 10---possibly at the same time.
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27 Apr 2015   #1339
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have made UEFI images with three W8.1 systems and they look OK. But I had no need yet to restore them.

An even easier way is to make an image with Wbadmin. That is also easy for the recovery either via the System Recovery Option of your recovery still works or the installation/repair disc if the system is completely kaput.

All you need to do is run this command:

wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:X: -include:C: -AllCritical -quiet

Where 'X' is the letter of the drive where you want to place the image. All partitions that are needed for a proper operation will be imaged along with C (that's what the -AllCritical does).

I am just now running one in my W8.1. This is a virtual system where I have only C (no Efi partition).


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