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Windows 7: Bootable Thumbdrive backups

09 Dec 2012   #1
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Bootable Thumbdrive backups

I gave my son my 32Gig Thumbdrive to make recovery device for his new HP machine....

I tried on my Mac, I also tried with Ghost, but I cannot make a good disk image that I will be able to use later.

Any advice?


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18 Dec 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I recommend trying Macrium Reflect - its recommend and used here extensively.

Download this WinPE ISO, unzip it, and write it to a CD/DVD or separate USB thumb-drive. Use it to create the image to the 32GB USB you purchased for your son.

This WinPE cannot reside on the same 32GB thumb drive which will hold the Macrium image.

Read this for more info on Macrium:
Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden
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16 Jan 2013   #3
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The USB Drive is not an option on making the backup from
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19 Jan 2013   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
The USB Drive is not an option on making the backup from
You need to have TWO USB drives -- one containing Winpe (which you use to boot) and once booted into MR, insert the OTHER USB drive and write the image to that.

Is this what you're doing?
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19 Jan 2013   #5
PCG

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Mark, does it matter how the USB thumb drive is formatted? i.e. FAT32 vs. NTFS? is one better than the other when it comes to storing MR images in the way JosesMorgue is looking to do?
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25 Jan 2013   #6
JoesMorgue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
The USB Drive is not an option on making the backup from
You need to have TWO USB drives -- one containing Winpe (which you use to boot) and once booted into MR, insert the OTHER USB drive and write the image to that.

Is this what you're doing?
No, I have a bootable thumbdrive that want to make an image of. I want to store the image of the thumbdrive on the harddrive, not make an image of a harddrive onto a thumbdrive.
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