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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

28 May 2012   #430
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I also agree, not only for imaging but for cloning drives as well.


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28 May 2012   #431
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Also any image of your tiny system reserved partition (if you have one) and your OS partition is not technically but effectively just like a compressed clone of your system. Many can be stored away on a single external HDD waiting for the day your old HDD dies. Reimage to the new HDD and it's effectively the same as if you had made a clone.
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04 Jul 2012   #432
harry973

windows vista home premium sp2 32 bit
 
 
Macrium winpe rescue iso file link is for 64 bit , will it work for 32

Hi all

Very good tutorial.I have created the win pe rescue cd from iso link in the tutorial.
Thanks a lot for that.Made my work easy.!!!!!
After i made the rescue cd from the iso file i came to know that its for 64 bit system but I have windows vista sp2 home premium 32 bit installed in my hp laptop.

Need to know will 64 bit win pe rescue cd will work for recovering my 32 bit windows partition (c drive) in case of failure.??????
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04 Jul 2012   #433
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your PC system is 64bit capable, you can run the WinPE CD without problems. Since you load that from the CD reader, it is independent from the OS that is installed.

Btw: You can also use the WinPE CD to make imeges, not only for recovery.
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04 Jul 2012   #434
harry973

windows vista home premium sp2 32 bit
 
 

I am bit confused here.I am able to run the 64 bit win pe rescue cd on my 32 bit system and from that if you are saying from that it is independent of OS installed then why there are two options 64bit or 32 bit while creating win pe rescue cd...?

I am stressing on two versions bcz whenever i do some manual windows update or any software for windows it generally come with two versions one : x86(32 bit) and other 64 bit.

Are you sure 64 bit or 32 bit has nothing to do when i am able to run the 64 bit cd on my 32 bit system.
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04 Jul 2012   #435
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Couple of reasons - you might to put other programs in as well if you are a geek - much easier to do that with 32 bit.

Also you might to add special drivers from your Host os - you would need to use the same bit version you already have installed for that.

For the average person - it makes no diff - the wim loads into ram and runs there - doesn't matter what o/s you have installed.
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04 Jul 2012   #436
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have all my utilities including the pe ISO on a USB. But if you run the Rescue pe from a CD/DVD you can have whatever additional drivers (eg. 64 bit USB 3) on a separate USB and load them on the fly.
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04 Jul 2012   #437
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Harry, I'd suggest you just try it.
I've used the X86 version on my X64 system without issue.
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05 Jul 2012   #438
harry973

windows vista home premium sp2 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Couple of reasons - you might to put other programs in as well if you are a geek - much easier to do that with 32 bit.

Also you might to add special drivers from your Host os - you would need to use the same bit version you already have installed for that.

For the average person - it makes no diff - the wim loads into ram and runs there - doesn't matter what o/s you have installed.
I am not that much into the os. I donot wanna do special efforts during failure, just wanna restore using backup of system image of c drive and want everything - drivers, activated windows, windows updated, sp2 installed during failure all that i had installed during clean install to be installed again in one go. If i am not wrong that is all possible by restoring from back up of windows partition (c drive) only.???

Also, I tried restoring a dummy partition ( d drive) from its back up using Winpe 64 bit rescue cd. It worked. But i am bit concerned for restoring my c drive during failure with 64 bit cd. As you said i might have to install special drivers likewise there may be some other issues as well.

Do u suggest i should create 32 bit rescue cd separately. ??
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05 Jul 2012   #439
harry973

windows vista home premium sp2 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Harry, I'd suggest you just try it.
I've used the X86 version on my X64 system without issue.
32 bit application,softwares work very well on 64 bit system but not otherwise.
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