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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

29 Mar 2010   #10
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
No problem, any time. Can you even buy a single CD - just curious. Here they usually come in packs of 25 or 50.
We have retail and wholesale but it comes cheaper when bought wholesale.


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01 Apr 2010   #11
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Great tutorial, Imaging software is a little difficult to understand the first time using them, after that they are very similar and generally easy.

This will help a lot of people doing this for the first time, like the video tut....
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23 Apr 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Added a warning

Please note that I added a warning to this tutorial ( Imaging with free Macrium ) because it is a trap that one can easily fall into. And since it is a relatively recent phenomenon, the mistake is easy to make.
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23 Apr 2010   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Please note that I added a warning to this tutorial ( Imaging with free Macrium ) because it is a trap that one can easily fall into. And since it is a relatively recent phenomenon, the mistake is easy to make.
Thanks for the updated info, good to know.
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23 Apr 2010   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi whs,

Good note about not marking the o/s partition active during restore - if you have the 100 mb system partition.

It won't matter if you tick replace the mbr code - windows will boot fine - it is standard code that works with any o/s.
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23 Apr 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi whs,

Good note about not marking the o/s partition active during restore - if you have the 100 mb system partition.

It won't matter if you tick replace the mbr code - windows will boot fine - it is standard code that works with any o/s.
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It won't matter if you tick replace the mbr code - windows will boot fine - it is standard code that works with any o/s.
Unfortunately that is not my experience. I did click the MBR replacement box (but kept C as primary, not active) and got "NTDLR missing". Once I checked not to replace the MBR, things worked.
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24 Apr 2010   #16
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

great video!! i will be using this program for my back up needs
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24 Apr 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
great video!! i will be using the program for my back up needs

Very good, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask.
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24 Apr 2010   #18
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
great video!! i will be using the program for my back up needs

Very good, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask.
first part is done i burned recovery CD without any problems, and store it safely way.. second part to where i want to create the image (backup) i have two drives C and D.. my C has of course the operating system but also has 100MB of Active Reserved? and then 465GB of Primary.

is there away to delete that system reserved and part the other partition active..
one more thing, can i say what files within the partition i want to back up or is the whole thing.. also does the program get recognized by windows 7 as a backup utility so it makes those open action message center go away.

if i can delete that system reserved, as i believe, do i have to check it off when using this program to make a backup


thanks in advance for the help


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24 Apr 2010   #19
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

This will tell you how to turn that message off,

Action Center - Change Message Settings

whs can explain the rest.
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