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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect (free version)

30 Sep 2010   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdash View Post
Would I be able to move the image to the external drive that is listed?
jack
Yes can move the image to another drive and then during the restore you will be able to select it.

Jim


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30 Sep 2010   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can run the Bartpe plugin on a winpe3 disc without any difficulty.
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30 Sep 2010   #13
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Okay a bit of a two step shuffle by Macrium.

The BartPE in free Macrium is XP or 2003 Server only.
They let you have the old one free but don't mention that in their advertising.
In my case the Linux Boot CD recognized the controller. But just as an exercise, I created the WinPE with the Windows disk controller driver. It's kind of a catch-22 because on my machine the "raid ready" disk controller is also what runs SCSI emulation used by the optical drive. When I boot a disc that doesn't have the driver I only have the floppy boot image to work with(1.44 MB) since that's all the bios knows how to boot on the CD without the CD controller driver. But I got it to work. By the time I have to do it again I'm sure I'll forget how though.
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30 Sep 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Miles

I made a Macrium of my Win7, XP, Macrium System Image and a Win7 System Image.

I hope I remember which is which and goes where when I need them!
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01 Oct 2010   #15
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Both my external drives are USB2 the one I cannot see only contains Macrium backups.
The one that is listed from the boot cd contains other data.
I am thinking of moving the backup image file to this drive thats listed.
Would this work?

Thanks
jack
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01 Oct 2010   #16
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdash View Post
Both my external drives are USB2 the one I cannot see only contains Macrium backups.
The one that is listed from the boot cd contains other data.
I am thinking of moving the backup image file to this drive thats listed.
Would this work?

Thanks
jack
You can move the image anywhere you want and then select it.

Jim
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01 Oct 2010   #17
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Miles

I made a Macrium of my Win7, XP, Macrium System Image and a Win7 System Image.

I hope I remember which is which and goes where when I need them!
Yeah, I always stick 'em in folders with machine name and drive letter. I try to run my drives lean so if I do restore it's less than an hour job. USB 3.0 docks help. My externals are faster than the system drives.
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01 Oct 2010   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdash View Post
Both my external drives are USB2 the one I cannot see only contains Macrium backups.
The one that is listed from the boot cd contains other data.
I am thinking of moving the backup image file to this drive thats listed.
Would this work?

Thanks
jack
You can move the image anywhere you want and then select it.

Jim
+1. I've seen that stated on Macrium support forum. You're not locked into where you happened to park the image when you made it. In fact often I plug in an external and copy a few images off so I have backups not hooked to any machines in case of virus strike. I just drag & drop the most recent images onto the external, remove it, and lock it away.
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01 Oct 2010   #19
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So whats the difference between a Macrium system image and Windows system image? windows seem's to do the same job.

jack
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01 Oct 2010   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Both store images as vhd files as opposed to straight bit by bit clone copies.
Macrium is more flexible in the choice of partitions to image and restore.
Macrium allows more flexibility in the storing of images as they can be placed in any folder. Windows imaging allows one image per root of a partition. However, more images can be strored by renaming the image folder to something other than [WindowsImageBackup]. Whatever is named or renamed back to [WindowsImageBackup] in a partition root is what windows image restore will see.

Some people have problems with windows imaging. I and others use it as the main imaging utility because it works well for us. But I keep Macrium as well - just in case. I recently restored a 3 partition image, using windows imaging, to a new 1TB disk out of the bag. Put it in disk 0 location (alone), reimaged = working system + all apps (I was very pleasantly surprised!).
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