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Windows 7: Novice question on Macrium/AOMEI

23 Aug 2018   #1
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Novice question on Macrium/AOMEI

Greetings.


Would it be possible to use a W7x86 system to perform disk image backup/restore operations on HDD that has W10x64 OS installed? And vice versa?


Many thanks and best regards,


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23 Aug 2018   #2
Snick

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

Hi goopy,

Yes, provided your HDD is installed as a 2nd drive in your computer, or you have the correct hardware to connect the HDD via USB port. If you have access to the HDD, i.e. it shows up under Computer, then you can create an image of that drive.

Both Macrium and AOMEI perform that function, however, if you create an image with one, you cannot access or restore it from the other. Both backup programs are recommended by SevenForums members. I prefer AOMEI primarily because it had a more user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI), thus easier to understand and navigate. You can always Google either and watch a video or two. Google is your friend!

If you have any additional questions, there are no bad questions, question away!

Nic
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24 Aug 2018   #3
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Hi goopy,

.... if you create an image with one, you cannot access or restore it from the other. ....
Nic

Thanks for the kind reply, Nic.


1. Do you mean the w10 would not be able to "restore" a dis image of itself created by a w7 system to another HDD drive?


2. A related question: is there an issue with an image not recognised by new version of the software that created it? Running on different OS?



3. Is there a way to instruct the software to issue new disk signature during image creation/restore operation? What's the best way to deal with Disk ID conflict?


Many thanks and best regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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24 Aug 2018   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
1. Do you mean the w10 would not be able to "restore" a dis image of itself created by a w7 system to another HDD drive?
It means that if you make an image with Aomei- that aomei image cannot be restored by macrium.
If you make an image with macrium, that macrium image cannot be restored by Aomei.

Quote:
2. A related question: is there an issue with an image not recognised by new version of the software that created it? Running on different OS?
There isn't an issue with either of those two working with their earlier images. Rarely a company will change their imaging format - paragon did so recently.


Quote:
3. Is there a way to instruct the software to issue new disk signature during image creation/restore operation? What's the best way to deal with Disk ID conflict?
Most software deal with that automatically. There are a few programs that give you choice. I think Casper and O&O have options in that regard.
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25 Aug 2018   #5
Snick

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

Appears I need to be a little more detailed in posts.
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26 Aug 2018   #6
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It means that if you make an image with Aomei- that aomei image cannot be restored by macrium.
If you make an image with macrium, that macrium image cannot be restored by Aomei.



There isn't an issue with either of those two working with their earlier images. Rarely a company will change their imaging format - paragon did so recently.




Most software deal with that automatically. There are a few programs that give you choice. I think Casper and O&O have options in that regard.

Thansk fro the kind reply SIW2.


What would be the usual practice of A/M users to ensure a new disk id is allocated when restoring an inage to new disk?
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27 Aug 2018   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

SIW2, adding to your excellent advice, I'm finding out that presently creating DVD and USB boots that match the latest downloaded and installed backup/restore program upgrades seem to make any future restores smoother and less problematic regarding two backup/restore programs I use: Macrium Reflect and Image for Windows. When I do restores in the future, I'll see if IfW310 will restore an image made by IfW 320, and report back.
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29 Aug 2018   #8
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Greetings,

Macrium had a webpage on disk id setting which I found confusing.
Any advice on how to ensure a new unique disk id is assigned when restoring an image?
Many thanks and best regards,
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29 Aug 2018   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

As far as I know, neither of those two programs give the user control of that.

There might be other programs that do.
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07 Sep 2018   #10
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

In the Macrium FAQ, it appears to say a new disk ID will be assigned of retoration results in ID conflict. However, it is less clear what happens when the target disk already has an ID. Can anyone clarify?


What about AOMEI?


Thanks and best regards,
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