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Windows 7: Backup and Restore

09 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Backup and Restore

1) I am thinking to buy an external drive to store macrium backups, since it is usb connected, and if something happens to the windows system and have to restore, there is no option in the boot sequence to boot from usb, only from hard drive or cd / dvd.
Any ideas how to resolve this issue ?

2) Since erasing rw cd or rw dvd with windows (it destroyed a good rw dvd as I posted before), I was lookig for some "normal" program, capable doing burning and erasing, found a free program
"ashampoo burning studio free" here "" and would like to ask your opinion (if you know) about this program, before I install it.

Answers will be much appreciated.

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09 Feb 2016   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

ad1) You don't boot from USB. You boot from a recovery CD thgat pulls the image from the USB attached disk.

ad2) I know nothing about CDs. I hardly ever use them and I never erase them.
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12 Feb 2016   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

When you insert a USB device (eg.USB flash drive) I would expect your BIOS would see it as a potential boot option.

When you create a Macrium system image on an external USB HDD this stores the image and is not a bootable rescue media. You need to create a separate bootable media (CD/DVD/USB flash drive). This will then allow you to browse to your external HDD which contains the system image.
Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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