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Windows 7: Win 7 backup strategy

17 Aug 2011   #21
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Keith, that YUMI look interesting. I have to try it out. Much easier to lug a 16GB stick than a bunch of CDs. Thanks for posting it.
Yes Wolfgang. I currently have Hirens, Puppy Linux, Macrium5 PE ISO, A windows repair ISO (Loaded first as a Windows Install ISO because it works best that way) and a few other utilities on a 4GB stick and still room for more. It is very simple to load them, for some utilities it even has download links. You may have problems if you need more than one windows install ISO however because of the way it creates them.


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17 Aug 2011   #22
mjf

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WHS/ Wolfgang,
The Pendrive/YumiMultiboot ISO USBs are very good to have. I use the Grub4dos framework which is built for you and basically you just need to add an ISO file for the app you're interested in. I have just about everything I might need on it including drivers. The Hirens ISO is very useful in itself but the mini XP environment allows you to run most Windows standalone exe apps.

Setting up the menu.lst probably takes the most effort. Mail me if you want a copy of mine.
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18 Aug 2011   #23
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
WHS/ Wolfgang,
The Pendrive/Yumi USBs are very good to have. The Grub4dos framework is built for you basically just need to add an ISO file for the app you're interested in. I have just about everything I might need on it including drivers. The Hirens ISO is very useful in itself but the mini XP environment allows you to run most Windows standalone exe apps.

Setting up the menu.lst probably takes the most effort. Mail me if you want a copy of mine.
Yumi actually uses isolinux for most of its utilities. It reverts to grub4dos for "unsupported" ISOs though.
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18 Aug 2011   #24
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yumi actually uses isolinux for most of its utilities. It reverts to grub4dos for "unsupported" ISOs though.
You are correct on this occasion.
I don't use Yumi. I still use the grub4dos bootloader.
The apps I include are still:
- Windows system repair
- Hirens
- Macrium linux, Macrium pe recovery environment
- Macrium diskrestore and roborestore
- Recuva
- SIW
- Filelocator lite
- HxDen Hex editor
- MBR Backup
- Partition Wizard (inc 4.2.2 for dynamic disk conversion)
- Puppy linux
.......

Anyway it works for me.
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18 Aug 2011   #25
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yumi actually uses isolinux for most of its utilities. It reverts to grub4dos for "unsupported" ISOs though.
You are correct on this occasion.
I don't use Yumi. I still use the grub4dos bootloader.
The apps I include are still:
- Windows system repair
- Hirens
- Macrium linux, Macrium pe recovery environment
- Macrium diskrestore and roborestore
- Recuva
- SIW
- Filelocator lite
- HxDen Hex editor
- MBR Backup
- Partition Wizard (inc 4.2.2 for dynamic disk conversion)
- Puppy linux
.......

Anyway it works for me.
Nice selection. I always found that if you use a windows repair disk with grub4dos it always wants to repair the mbr when you fire it up.
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18 Aug 2011   #26
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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I always found that if you use a windows repair disk with grub4dos it always wants to repair the mbr when you fire it up.
I haven't found this. I do need to include the Windows bootmgr and [Boot] to be located in the root of the USB.

I'll need to look into the pros and cons of the bootloader options.
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18 Aug 2011   #27
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I always found that if you use a windows repair disk with grub4dos it always wants to repair the mbr when you fire it up.
I haven't found this. I do need to include the Windows bootmgr and [Boot] to be located in the root of the USB.

I'll need to look into the pros and cons of the bootloader options.
Yes that's what my workaround adding the repair disk as a windows install does in Yumi.
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18 Aug 2011   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
WHS/ Wolfgang,
The Pendrive/YumiMultiboot ISO USBs are very good to have. I use the Grub4dos framework which is built for you and basically you just need to add an ISO file for the app you're interested in. I have just about everything I might need on it including drivers. The Hirens ISO is very useful in itself but the mini XP environment allows you to run most Windows standalone exe apps.

Setting up the menu.lst probably takes the most effort. Mail me if you want a copy of mine.
Thank you for the offer - very kind. I will first try with Yumi and see whether I can manage.
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18 Aug 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

Nice find, Kado. Will be trying this.

Can I keep all my tools and utilties on the same bootable USB while booting 7, Vista too? If so I may be replacing the 8gb Data Traveler I've been carrying in a ziploc in my cargo pocket for 5-6 years.
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18 Aug 2011   #30
kado897

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Not sure about 7 and Vista. You'll just have to try it. I suspect there will be some problems having both due to the way these installers are incorporated.
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