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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

23 Jul 2016   #1660
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When using Macrium Reflect on my systems.

I have found the Rescue Media (P.E.) for a Bios and UEIF system are different.

If your older system is Bios it needs a Rescue Media made with a Bios system.

If your newer system is UEIF it will need a Rescue media made on the UEIF system.


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23 Jul 2016   #1661
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When using Macrium Reflect on my systems.

I have found the Rescue Media (P.E.) for a Bios and UEIF system are different.

If your older system is Bios it needs a Rescue Media made with a Bios system.

If your newer system is UEIF it will need a Rescue media made on the UEIF system.
I think if you tick the UEFI box it does for both with USB media.

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23 Jul 2016   #1662
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Yep truckin mate but personally I dislike large drives because if they go south in hurry then that is LOT of data lost _ I like to have say three 500GB drives - more than enough to keep my images up to date and if one goes belly up then I have the other two in much the same way as I still have the original install drive to fall back on if the clone loses the plot

But each to his own I guess eh? But I will agree that Macrium is great stuff eh? and one of the programs along with Partition Wizard I couldn't do without.
The argument of the larger the drive, the more data you can lose is invalid as long as you have all the data properly backed up. As long as you have multiple backups of all your data, it doesn't matter what size or how many drives you have. Managing and organizing data on one large drive is much easier than using multiple, smaller drives. A single large drive is also easier to backup than multiple, smaller drives; just start the backup once and let it run instead of having to start multiple backups one after the other.
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23 Jul 2016   #1663
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Drive size is personal preference. I don't rely on just one backup drive.
For backup I've settled on WD 2TB Blue (used to use Geen but not available here locally anymore) in USB 3 docking stations. At Au$98 they are pretty good value. I still stick with MBR for boot/OS and data drives.
The 4TB WD blue here is Au$193 so similar $/byte. I don't have any reliable data on failure rates of the 2TB vs 4TB.
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23 Jul 2016   #1664
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Drive size is personal preference. I don't rely on just one backup drive.
For backup I've settled on WD 2TB Blue (used to use Geen but not available here locally anymore) in USB 3 docking stations. At Au$98 they are pretty good value. I still stick with MBR for boot/OS and data drives.
The 4TB WD blue here is Au$193 so similar $/byte. I don't have any reliable data on failure rates of the 2TB vs 4TB.
True, drive size is a personal preference. I was pointing out that, as long as a drive has been backed up, then it doesn't matter how much data was on a drive that failed since the data can be recovered from the backup(s) and that fewer drives are less work to maintain, organize, and backup than more drives.

Wise man not depending on a single backup drive. Being the coward I am, I have four backup drives for each one in service.

The 5400rpm Blues have replaced the now discontinued Greens. They are essentially the same as the Greens they have replaced. I'm still using Greens (12 of them) simply because they are still working for me.
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24 Jul 2016   #1665
ICIT2LOL

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

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as long as you have all the data properly backed up.
I quite agree Jeannie but that also implies one musthave another form of storage of equal or neadr the same size to back up to unless you are only backing up the minimum amount of data from the large drive.
Now that leaves me with the impression that one ends up with heaps of large or smaller drives which is really notmy cup of tea.

Kado re the BIOS issue in my currnet machine it gives the option of either or - or have I got it wrong??


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24 Jul 2016   #1666
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
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as long as you have all the data properly backed up.
I quite agree Jeannie but that also implies one musthave another form of storage of equal or neadr the same size to back up to unless you are only backing up the minimum amount of data from the large drive.
Now that leaves me with the impression that one ends up with heaps of large or smaller drives which is really notmy cup of tea.

Kado re the BIOS issue in my currnet machine it gives the option of either or - or have I got it wrong??

I've no experience myself with a UEFI machine but I leave that ticked and it boots OK on an mbr machine. I wonder if the reason I have that is that I am creating PE5 rescue media.
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24 Jul 2016   #1667
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok mate never had to use it yet as it is and I think the majority of my machines are EUFI so if I do Iwill post back
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26 Aug 2016   #1668
Kari

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26 Aug 2016   #1669
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Great deal
Doubt I'll join the live chat though so good luck everyone that does
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