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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Question

01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
Macrium Reflect Question

Today I decided to put Macrium on the laptop I have recently gotten. When making the Rescue Disk, I had to download the Windows AIK file. I am not sure what it does but Macrium had the default as being on the C: drive, so that is where I put it. If my C: drive were wiped out and the WAIK file were gone, would that stop me from restoring? Should it be on some other drive? Thanks,

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01 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

No as the WAIK is only used to create the recuse disk. I have never bothered with it as the Linux based rescue disk has always worked for me ()by testing/booting from the disk after creating).
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01 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Thanks for the reply.
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02 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64

After using WAIK I copied it to the external drive which holds my Macrium *.mrimg backups,
and immediately deleted it from C:\ because WAIK is 2 GB I do NOT want to burden my C:\ backup image files with.

I hope I will never need WAIK again but I have it duplicated on external drives should that evil day befall me.
At least I will not have to wait for another 2 GB download.

Do NOT blame Macrium.
It is Microsoft that insist upon using WAIK in the system C:\ partition.
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