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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

24 Jan 2014   #1411
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
AOMEI has something similar. You start the restore in Windows and it reboots into AOMEI. no disk needed.
Hmm, have to look at that. What do I have to do to get that working.


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24 Jan 2014   #1412
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can add the recovery at boot option very easily.

Open easybcd, select winpe tab, browse to C:\Boot\macrium\WAIKFiles\iso\sources\boot.wim

(or just copy and paste the above path - everyone will have the same)

Image your system with free Macrium-macriumbootoption.jpg

Click ADD ENTRY.

Image your system with free Macrium-macriumbootoption2.jpg

Done.

You can boot any ( bootable ) .wim off the drive like that. A bootable wim can only be pe and it must be flagged bootable. The pe any of these things make will already be bootable, so just add it in to the menu.


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24 Jan 2014   #1413
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's a standard feature. You just fire up AOMEI and start a restore of your system drive. AOMEI detects that it is the running system and reboots into a PE environment to do the restore.
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24 Jan 2014   #1414
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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.
Or a recovery USB flash drive (I have both).

It's way more convenient to use recovery from boot than to use a recovery disk or stick, especially with my notebook although I also do it all the time with my desktop. If the only reason for getting a paid version was the recovery from boot menu, I would agree, it would be ridiculous but I already had purchased the Pro version to get incremental and differential backups. Even though I no longer use incremental and differential backups, it would be ridiculous to not use it since I already have it.

When I first started using the Pro version. I did use the online support occasionally. I also emailed them directly when I was trying to decide which of the paid versions I wanted to get.
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24 Jan 2014   #1415
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might like to put Macrium System Recovery in the name field above, so you know what it is. You can it anything you like, "My fat arse", if it makes you laugh.
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24 Jan 2014   #1416
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You might like to put Macrium System Recovery in the name field above, so you know what it is. You can it anything you like, "My fat arse", if it makes you laugh.
???
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24 Jan 2014   #1417
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
It's a standard feature. You just fire up AOMEI and start a restore of your system drive. AOMEI detects that it is the running system and reboots into a PE environment to do the restore.
Yes and it starts your selected restore immediately. Nice feature.

They will be adding more to the free Aomei - they mentioned file and folder backup.
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24 Jan 2014   #1418
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I was referring to this post 1412 - adding boot menu option for free macrium, or any wim . Very easy.

I named it " Macrium recovery thingy" in the screenie
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24 Jan 2014   #1419
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It's a standard feature. You just fire up AOMEI and start a restore of your system drive. AOMEI detects that it is the running system and reboots into a PE environment to do the restore.
But what if my OS is dead.
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24 Jan 2014   #1420
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It's a standard feature. You just fire up AOMEI and start a restore of your system drive. AOMEI detects that it is the running system and reboots into a PE environment to do the restore.
But what if my OS is dead.
In the case of MR, it will still work since, if you select it during boot, it will boot before the OS and works independently of the OS. It's only when the drive itself is dead that it won't work. Then you fall back to a disk or stick. I suspect it's the same for AOMEI.
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