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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

18 Mar 2014   #890
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All programs from Filehippo are free.


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18 Mar 2014   #891
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
All programs from Filehippo are free.
Actually that is not quite true. IcoFx is an example of a 30 day free trial. It used to be free and when the free version was discontinued I informed them but it is still there.
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18 Mar 2014   #892
whs
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Hmm, looks like they are slow making updates. Thanks Keith for pointing that out.
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18 Mar 2014   #893
kado897

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06 Sep 2011 was when the first non free version (2.0) was released. They still have the last free version (1.64) in their archive though.
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18 Mar 2014   #894
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

FREE ? If a product is worth it, I pay or donate!

This thread refers to Free Macrium ... I assume a "technical version" (economics aside) ?
Am I right in assuming "Macrium" have a fewer-features (no-charge) version and a pro version.
(On Macrium site only free-trial and pay-now versions)
I have just been through the mill with a download of "Handbrake" that features on their home page as 32/64bit download.
Downloaded and installed on my 32bit lappy ok .. but the app is unsuited. Geek-jargon alert meant nothing to me.
By accident through google the app is originally for MAC but they do have Windows versions.
In fact they have multiple versions, Mac, Linux, Windows ... then 32bit, 64bit.

As an IT late bloomer ... versions and bit-types can be a mine-field.
It is what download pages don't say or simply imply that causes frustration and blood-letting.

A visit to Macrium Reflect 5.2.6474 ex FileHippo is 32-bit.

But Macrium Home page download is 32/64bit. (CNet aside) ... and not a mention of "Free Macrium"

Will 32bit Free Macrium be adequate for both 32bit and 64bit PCs ?

Sorry to labour the point. I get that free-Macrium is no charge.
Most contributors on this thread are extremely talented and you all know what "you" are talking about.
It looks like imaging is vastly superior to restore points.
A lot of late bloomers like me should be seriously considering imaging ... I gather, by using Macrium.

Thanks to all for such an interesting thread, I have a lot to learn
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18 Mar 2014   #895
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
All programs from Filehippo are free.
Actually that is not quite true. IcoFx is an example of a 30 day free trial. It used to be free and when the free version was discontinued I informed them but it is still there.
Yeah you have to be careful, file hosts aren't very reputable in making it obvious whether it's a free or trial version. They are quick to say "Free Download" though, that's different, most all downloads are free but may take money to make the thing work.
Plus having 13 big green "Download" buttons is meant to further confuse the unwary.
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18 Mar 2014   #896
kado897

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If I remember correctly the Macrium installer determines whether you need a 32 or 64bit version.
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18 Mar 2014   #897
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
If I remember correctly the Macrium installer determines whether you need a 32 or 64bit version.
I would hope so too BUT...
Free Macrium from FileHippo Download Macrium Reflect 5.2.6474 - Technical Details - FileHippo.com is 32bit

AND ...

Imaging with free Macrium-macrium-download-techs.png

I hesitate to load "experiments" onto my laptop, because over time and too many experiments (from experience) the PC/laptop becomes unstable. (It did in WinXP!)

Do I assume IF this is a genuine 32bit app, it will be fully functional on a 64bit PC ... also?


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18 Mar 2014   #898
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2 View Post
...I hesitate to load "experiments" onto my laptop, because over time and too many experiments (from experience) the PC/laptop becomes unstable...
That's ironic because you can use Macrium Reflect to prevent that. I always make an image of my OS just before installing a program or any other major change just in case something goes south. If something goes south, I just restore that image.
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18 Mar 2014   #899
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The 32bit refers to the OS, not to the CPU capability.
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