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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

04 May 2013   #660
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

To expand on what whse said, anything you haven't backed up, be it data or system files, usually cannot be recovered once lost. How often you back up your data depends on often you add or change data and how valuable it is to you. The interval could be as often as several times a day or as infrequent as weeks apart.


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14 Jun 2013   #661
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have the V4.0 x86 and X64 WinPE iso's created and uploaded. I am going to test each one first.
Odd each one required a d/l from MS although I have WAIK installed. I'll add links here after tested.
New reflect version release, 5.2.6249.
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14 Jun 2013   #662
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The D/L would be for the WinPE 4 components
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14 Jun 2013   #663
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, tests failed, file not found. Version 4.0 won't boot.
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14 Jun 2013   #664
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Gary I didn't even know about V4! Is it required for Windows 8?
If you are still with W7 as per your spec why why not stick with V3.0/3.1.?
By the way I have the v3 supplement but don't know if I ever installed it or how to determine if I did.

Edit: The pe version is clearly shown in the ISO but I couldn't see it in the winpe.wim. I'm still on v3.0! and the latest macrium restore pe works fine even with USB 3 drivers. Based on your experience I won't bother with v4.
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15 Jun 2013   #665
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I was testing for someone else. I am sticking with V3.1 on w7. I don't/won't have Win 8.
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15 Jun 2013   #666
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

i have the 'standard' (paid) version of macrium. i've tested the winpe v4 thru the recovery boot menu option as well as on a dvd, worked fine for me. i even zapped it onto an existing 64gb usb stick along with a full backup and successfully booted off of it after rearranging the boot order in my bios. when rebuilding the images for pe 3.1 & 4, i did not need to change any drivers, some others may. i also found that the linux recovery disk required using normal boot instead of uefi for the cd drive otherwise i got errors loading the dvd, tho is still worked after ignoring them.
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20 Jun 2013   #667
jolafson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Reflect Free Crashes Windows Vista

Download and installed latest version of Reflect. When I tried to create a recovery disk it caused Windows to crash. I tried it three times with the same results. I will obviously be looking for a better solution for creating a system image.
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20 Jun 2013   #668
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jolafson View Post
Download and installed latest version of Reflect. When I tried to create a recovery disk it caused Windows to crash. I tried it three times with the same results. I will obviously be looking for a better solution for creating a system image.
I can assure you it's not the fault of Reflect. Try the link here to for the precompiled iso, you'll avoid the hassle of installing WAIK.

What is "crash"? A BSOD, screen freeze, black screen, we can help if you post in the appropriate forum section.
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20 Jun 2013   #669
jolafson

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Crash Specifics

By crash I mean the BSOD and the computer has to be rebooted. Sorry to disagree, but this IS a Reflect issue I will download and run SF Diagnostic Tool and try to upload log file.
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