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Windows 7: choosing between the free Macrium and Genie timeline 2.1 pro

01 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 and XP on my server
choosing between the free Macrium and Genie timeline 2.1 pro

I am trying to make my initial image of a fresh install. I read the sticky,and am currently downloading the rather large (and slow!) 1.37 GB file Macrium requires.

I happen to have a copy of Genie Timeline 2.1 Pro, but have not used it. Does it require a windows install before restoring the drive, or does it provide a rescue disk to boot to?

Which of the two is recommended? I have my data on a raid 5 volume, so I am more interested in an easy clean Windows reimaging should I need to, so as to save time when the need arises.


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01 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional

You dont need anything besides the macrium installer, the PE files are needed to create a windows based rescue disk, but the linux based one, should be enough for most scenarios.
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01 Jun 2012   #3
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10

You don't need to download WINPE for macrium, there is a thread that have a stripped version of the said download that you can benefit of and it's working perfectly:

Macrium WinPE .iso download

Good luck
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