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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

28 Jul 2013   #1181
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Well, I always run MR while AVAST! free is running. Usually, Media Monkey and calibre are also running; often, an e-book is open in calibre's e-book viewer. That's never been a problem before. I have no idea why Speccy would crash MR.
I usually run Winamp and I don't disable Avast or Process Explorer either.
My images have almost always worked (there was one exception - I had a MBR glitch).

I suspect Speccy needs to directly interrogate the HDD controller to retrieve the info (i.e. SMART and temperature data).
I doubt that AV and media players need to do that (i.e. they rely on the OS to provide them with data).

It should be possible to prove that by using a different system info program.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they would all crash the OS.

As an aside, I don't know why Windows doesn't have a temperature/voltage monitor built into the OS.


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28 Jul 2013   #1182
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The curious thing is that I have Coretemp running all the time.
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28 Jul 2013   #1183
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Weird

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The curious thing is that I have Coretemp running all the time.
I would've expected that to cause the same sort of issues.

Perhaps it only happens if something tries to access the SMART data.
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28 Jul 2013   #1184
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The curious thing is that I have Coretemp running all the time.
I would've expected that to cause the same sort of issues.

Perhaps it only happens if something tries to access the SMART data.
Could be.
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28 Jul 2013   #1185
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The curious thing is that I have Coretemp running all the time.
I would've expected that to cause the same sort of issues.

Perhaps it only happens if something tries to access the SMART data.
I run coretemp, ASUS hardware monitoring and CrystalDiskInfo (which access all hard drives smart data) continuously and never have had no issues with backing up images with Macrium - and I do them frequently. 'nother data point. I don;t worry about running anything concurrently since Macrium it uses shadow copies to make a consistent image.
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28 Jul 2013   #1186
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It was my impression Macrium takes a static snapshot of the partition at the time the image is created.
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28 Jul 2013   #1187
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Maybe it's an issue with Lady Fitzgerald's hardware/software setup.

Does anyone have a test machine that they can use to replicate the issue?
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28 Jul 2013   #1188
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Uh, guys? It's not really an issue. I know now not to run Speccy while running Macrium Reflect. I just wanted to give you all a heads up about it.
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03 Aug 2013   #1189
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

My Macrium needs updating, Installed Version: 5.2.6314.0 latest Version is Macrium Reflect 5.2.6348 -

So can I download and overwrite or do I have to uninstall the old Version ?, any advice appreciated
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03 Aug 2013   #1190
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Not sure how it works on the free version Steph. The paid version prompts to download a patch. You just press the download button and it does it all for you. You may need to use Other tasks->Check for updates to get the prompt.
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