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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

24 Jan 2014   #1401
kado897

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I don't know Si. I only have the standard edition.


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24 Jan 2014   #1402
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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How does that work - have you tried it . What is the process? Does it adjust a macrium image during the restore?

That is of course different from "make os bootable on different hardware" or "physical to physical adjust" as Paragon call it.

The latter is independent of the image restore process. It can be pointed an OS that has been restored from any other imaging program, or an OS on an HD that has been moved form another machine.
I've never had cause to use it but it's supposed to allow one to restore an image to hardware other that what was used to make the image, such as restore an image to a system that had the MOBO replaced after the image was made. This is how Macrium explains it on their website:

Restore to new hardware

Includes Macrium ReDeploy™ to move Windows to a new or virtual PC.
Including Windows Server!
Restore to dissimilar hardware requires the PRO or sever versions (expensive).
I stated that I have the Pro version. It didn't cost all that much more than the Standard version. Keep in mind the paid licenses are for life. Even when Macrium comes out with a new version of Reflect, I can continue to use the current version for as long as I continue to use Win 7 (which will probably be until sometime in 2019); I just won't receive anymore updates. Since it is working just fine for me now and is meeting all of my imaging and cloning needs, I would be happy with that.
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24 Jan 2014   #1403
Kaktussoft

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I initially bought the paid version of MR because I needed differential and incremental backups at the time. I no longer need those features but the Pro version does have some other features I do use now, such as recovery from Windows boot menu (very handy), free support, etc. (I'm not sure anymore which features I use are not in the free version). An additional feature the Pro version has is restore to dissimilar hardware which may come in handy someday should my MOBO, etc. die.
Did you ever need support? Recovery from boot menu is ridiculous... you can restore from recovery dvd.
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24 Jan 2014   #1404
kado897

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I've never had cause to use it but it's supposed to allow one to restore an image to hardware other that what was used to make the image, such as restore an image to a system that had the MOBO replaced after the image was made. This is how Macrium explains it on their website:

Restore to new hardware

Includes Macrium ReDeploy™ to move Windows to a new or virtual PC.
Including Windows Server!
Restore to dissimilar hardware requires the PRO or sever versions (expensive).
I stated that I have the Pro version. It didn't cost all that much more than the Standard version. Keep in mind the paid licenses are for life. Even when Macrium comes out with a new version of Reflect, I can continue to use the current version for as long as I continue to use Win 7 (which will probably be until sometime in 2019); I just won't receive anymore updates. Since it is working just fine for me now and is meeting all of my imaging and cloning needs, I would be happy with that.
That's true. Only a major upgrade (eg 4 to 5) needs a re-purchase.
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24 Jan 2014   #1405
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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I initially bought the paid version of MR because I needed differential and incremental backups at the time. I no longer need those features but the Pro version does have some other features I do use now, such as recovery from Windows boot menu (very handy), free support, etc. (I'm not sure anymore which features I use are not in the free version). An additional feature the Pro version has is restore to dissimilar hardware which may come in handy someday should my MOBO, etc. die.
Did you ever need support? Recovery from boot menu is ridiculous... you can restore from recovery dvd.
Yes. There was a problem with File and Folder backup where there were very dissimilar file sizes adjacent to each other (My VMs). I had a fix for that in a couple of days.
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24 Jan 2014   #1406
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I initially bought the paid version of MR because I needed differential and incremental backups at the time. I no longer need those features but the Pro version does have some other features I do use now, such as recovery from Windows boot menu (very handy), free support, etc. (I'm not sure anymore which features I use are not in the free version). An additional feature the Pro version has is restore to dissimilar hardware which may come in handy someday should my MOBO, etc. die.
Did you ever need support? Recovery from boot menu is ridiculous... you can restore from recovery dvd.
That can be useful if you have no DVD drive and cannot produce a workable recovery stick.
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24 Jan 2014   #1407
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Where do they have a sale running for Macrium Pro. I might want to get it for the recovery at boot option.
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24 Jan 2014   #1408
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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That's true. Only a major upgrade (eg 4 to 5) needs a re-purchase.
I think that is the case with all software , certainly all the software I ever used.
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24 Jan 2014   #1409
kado897

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AOMEI has something similar. You start the restore in Windows and it reboots into AOMEI. no disk needed.
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24 Jan 2014   #1410
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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Where do they have a sale running for Macrium Pro. I might want to get it for the recovery at boot option.
The cheaper Standard version also has the boot menu option.
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