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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

13 Oct 2013   #1211
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Glad its sorted Steph


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13 Oct 2013   #1212
Stephanie

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

Yeah set up a new backup schedule - sorry forum wont let me rep you
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13 Oct 2013   #1213
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Rep is not important Steph The main thing is that you got it sorted
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13 Oct 2013   #1214
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I started reading the thread since I'm interested in trying Macrium as a cloning tool. I read on the 1st page of the thread that Macrium doesn't support cloning, just imaging.

However, when I visit the Macrium site and read about the tool, it says that it does support cloning as well as imaging.

Just wanted to clear that up and ask the Macrium users here about this.
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13 Oct 2013   #1215
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
Just now I decided to change my backup schedule and Macrium is asking for a password , I don't remember having a password so I'm stuck, will I have to uninstall then reinstall ?, any advice appreciated

I think that will be the Windows Administrator (You) and its password. Macrium uses the Windows Task scheduler with high privilege.
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13 Oct 2013   #1216
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
I started reading the thread since I'm interested in trying Macrium as a cloning tool. I read on the 1st page of the thread that Macrium doesn't support cloning, just imaging.

However, when I visit the Macrium site and read about the tool, it says that it does support cloning as well as imaging.

Just wanted to clear that up and ask the Macrium users here about this.
All versions support cloning.. Click the link in my sig for a comparison.
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13 Oct 2013   #1217
Stephanie

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

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
Just now I decided to change my backup schedule and Macrium is asking for a password , I don't remember having a password so I'm stuck, will I have to uninstall then reinstall ?, any advice appreciated

I think that will be the Windows Administrator (You) and its password. Macrium uses the Windows Task scheduler with high privilege.
Thank you Keith, I found that a password is not needed (I don't use one on my main rig as I'm the only user), the reset works fine and tested the backup

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13 Oct 2013   #1218
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
I started reading the thread since I'm interested in trying Macrium as a cloning tool. I read on the 1st page of the thread that Macrium doesn't support cloning, just imaging.

However, when I visit the Macrium site and read about the tool, it says that it does support cloning as well as imaging.

Just wanted to clear that up and ask the Macrium users here about this.
All versions support cloning.. Click the link in my sig for a comparison.
I looked at the link. I think I'll give Macrium a try. I like to try various cloning tools to see which I like best.

I've been using Acronis without problems for periodic cloning the past couple of years.

I'm still reading about imaging (vs or compared to cloning). I've run one imaging process with Acronis but haven't tested the "Restore" action with it.

Cloning has worked good for me in the past with recovering from a malware/virus intrusion.
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13 Oct 2013   #1219
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
I started reading the thread since I'm interested in trying Macrium as a cloning tool. I read on the 1st page of the thread that Macrium doesn't support cloning, just imaging.

However, when I visit the Macrium site and read about the tool, it says that it does support cloning as well as imaging.

Just wanted to clear that up and ask the Macrium users here about this.
All versions support cloning.. Click the link in my sig for a comparison.
I looked at the link. I think I'll give Macrium a try. I like to try various cloning tools to see which I like best.

I've been using Acronis without problems for periodic cloning the past couple of years.

I'm still reading about imaging (vs or compared to cloning). I've run one imaging process with Acronis but haven't tested the "Restore" action with it.

Cloning has worked good for me in the past with recovering from a malware/virus intrusion.
Personally I don't use cloning. It wastes the target drive. Imaging is better as it just creates a file on the target drive. I have never had a problem with a Macrium restore but I would recommend trying it for yourself. There is a link to a pre-built PE disc at the beginning of this tutorial.Imaging with free Macrium
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13 Oct 2013   #1220
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Personally I don't use cloning. It wastes the target drive. Imaging is better as it just creates a file on the target drive. I have never had a problem with a Macrium restore but I would recommend trying it for yourself
That's a good point and I've considered it as well. I'm basically learning about imaging but have had some questions about the compression rates and how that may affect my choice to try imaging vs cloning.

My main objective (with cloning) is to have a plug-and-play complete bootable replacement HDD on the shelf in the event of an intrusion which either can't be cleaned or would be time-consuming to recover.

It also protects me from user mistakes, bad downloads, things like that.

The other reason that I clone (every 4 weeks) is to have a spare HDD in the event of any HDD failure with my everyday HDD.

I used to run a Raid 1 config but due to unrelated issues with it, I discontinued it. Also, it's not a protection against malware/virus intrusions since both HDD's will be affected by such an intrusion.

The main part about imaging that I've been looking at is:

How many full-disk images (complete with MBR, etc) could I store on another HDD?

In other words, my everyday HDD is a 1 tb size drive (about 40% used) with the default Windows partitions: "System Reserved" and the main partition containing the OS and all of my data.

If I'm wanting to maintain full-disk images on another HDD, how many full-disk images would I be able to store on a separate HDD?

I read somewhere where Macrium's default compression rate is 50%. If that's the case, I'm guessing that I'd be able to store 2 full-disk images on another 1 Tb HDD.

I also read where video files are not compressed efficiently or as well as other files so I moved all of my video files to a separate HDD. That also freed up a lot of space on my OS/everyday HDD.

I bookmarked your 2nd link.
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