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Windows 7: Macrium v6 Restore Destination w/ Win PE CD

05 Apr 2017   #1
CraigS26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Macrium v6 Restore Destination w/ Win PE CD

Win 7-64 Hm Prem ...... v6 Forum failed to answer this and I'm not sure I qualify for a Macrium Sppt email answer requested.
Of the two v6 Image RESTOREs I've done the F12 Boot access to Macrium Reflect gave me a DESTINATION that MATCHED the SOURCE (ie) my 3 (C:\) Hd Drive Partitions (1) PQSERVICE (2) SYSTEM RESERVED (3) Gateway (C), with some Size Difference between the two logically noted;

However, when I've tried a RESTORE via both a Win PE 3 and Win PE 5 CD, the DESTINATION shown is my Western Digital EXT Hd Drive that I store the backup Images on (ie) MyPassport (C) is shown as Destination. MyPassport (E) was the Ext Drive that the Image was on and the Win PE is substituting (C) on its own. It makes No Sense to me that I can BROWSE to a screen that shows the 3-Partitions that I presume must show as the Destination.

HOW is a Win PE on CD approach suppose to give me the correct DESTINATION of the Same 3-Partitions Vs. one that does Not Exist? Many Thanks.


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05 Apr 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Not sure if I am on the right track, but from what you have said it seems that you are confused by what your back up drives rae showing. If you access those drives by using F12, you are accessing them from your current Operating System, so the displayed info may be different.

When you are accessing then from a CD using PE3 or PE5 you are accessing those drives from the CD. This is what would happen if, for example, your hard drive failed & you had to reinstall an image from the backed up image on those hard drives.

Does this make sense for you.
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06 Apr 2017   #3
CraigS26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, Ranger 4. Since the Thread start I've made a JPG that better shows my issue.

If I am trying to RESTORE the 3-Partitions whose Image is Saved on MyPassport (J) AND described in post #1 (& JPG below) it is my belief that the DESTINATION section of the Macrium Restore Page must show the SAME 3 Partitions -- with some "currently used" size differences being logical. With Win PE I NEVER have problems selecting the Image I want as the Restore SOURCE; It is Win PE showing MyPassport (C) as the DESTINATION that's confusing me......

C: is My Hard Drive / The Imaged 3-Partitions SAVED on MyPassport (J) is the SOURCE. There is NO MyPassport (C)....
Surely I have to make the Destination section Show the SAME 3 Partitions .....

HOW do you make the Imaged 3-Partitions BE the DESTINATION via the Win PE Method?


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07 Apr 2017   #4
CraigS26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ranger 4/ Others; for the first time today I got the Win PE 5 CD to produce what I posted about - the Source 3-Partitions MATCHING the DESTINATION 3-Partitions rather than seeing MyPassport (C) as the Destination. My only problem is not knowing WHY it worked today and not multi-times prior.

Wanted you to see what my dilemma was should someone ever raise the issue.


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