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Windows 7: Novice question on Macrium/AOMEI

4 Weeks Ago   #11
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

see if this will help

Understanding Disk IDs - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase


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4 Weeks Ago   #12
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Guys, Gals, did I read an implied question somewhere? I've been gone awhile, quickly re-read this thread tonight, and I'm wondering if the following was also being asked: Can a backup of a 32-bit system be used to rejuvenate a 64-bit system? Can a backup of a 64-bit system be used to rejuvenate a 32-bit system? If I'm totally incorrect, advise, thanks! :)
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4 Weeks Ago   #13
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 


Thanks for the kind reply, pbcopter.
That's one of the two Macrium faqs that I find confusing. Can you help?
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4 Weeks Ago   #14
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Guys, Gals, did I read an implied question somewhere? I've been gone awhile, quickly re-read this thread tonight, and I'm wondering if the following was also being asked: Can a backup of a 32-bit system be used to rejuvenate a 64-bit system? Can a backup of a 64-bit system be used to rejuvenate a 32-bit system? If I'm totally incorrect, advise, thanks! :)

Good question Roland.
The original question I had was can a 32bit system be used to do a backup of 64bit system. The answer is apparently affirmative.
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4 Weeks Ago   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Rejuvenate? No.

It is possible to restore a complete image of a 64 bit OS onto a partition formerly housing a 32 bit OS. That is replacing, not rejuvenating.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Guys, Gals, did I read an implied question somewhere? I've been gone awhile, quickly re-read this thread tonight, and I'm wondering if the following was also being asked: Can a backup of a 32-bit system be used to rejuvenate a 64-bit system? Can a backup of a 64-bit system be used to rejuvenate a 32-bit system? If I'm totally incorrect, advise, thanks! :)
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4 Weeks Ago   #16
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks SIW2, your answer clearly indicates what I thought I understood is correct. Replace, not rejuvenate, is the key word.
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2 Weeks Ago   #17
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Is it considered good practice to have the OS perform an image backup of itself, ie C: drive plus the hidden ones? Or have it attached to another system and let the other do a backup?
I remember reading some backup operations need to be performed in DOS. But that appears not to be the case with Macrium. Any comments?
Many thanks and best regards,
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi goopy,

I don't recommend letting Windows create Restore Points or System Images. When I've needed them, they've failed on more than one occasion. External Hard Drive for backups!

No backups don't need to be done from DOS. AOMEI Backupper Free and Macrium Reflect Free run from within windows or your can create recovery media, either USB Flash or CD/DVD.

Nic
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