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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

24 Jan 2014   #1451
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I am guessing the partition assistant logs will show it thinks it is gpt, but obviously can't find the headers.

Don't know what can be triggering that.


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25 Jan 2014   #1452
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@whs,

I just noticed your diskmgmt screenshot shows

Disk0, Disk2,Disk3.

What happened to Disk1 ?

Image your system with free Macrium-disk-mgmt.png


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25 Jan 2014   #1453
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, that is indeed strange. Maybe it is reserved for the mini USB port - that is the only other port on which I could put a disk or stick.. I have to investigate that. But I have to first get a workin OTG cable. Mine is defunct.
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25 Jan 2014   #1454
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hello again!

I installed the latest version of Macrium Reflect Free that I downloaded (Build 6.444 I think) and then it updated to 6.6465. I was reading the interactive help file that Macrium has on the official site but there's a lot of changes. For example, I can't find the setting to enable image backup verification (after the creation).

I set compression level to none because I have lots of space on my USB HDD and like thngs done as fast as possible (also as reliable as possible of course). Should I set the "verify image before restore" to "yes"? Is there a point in doing that? I left most of the other options on the default setting.

I wasn't able to set PE files location to my C partition though, it sait that it's because the available space is unknow. Why is that so? I have over 25 GB of free space on the C partition.


If I run into any other stuff I'll report here. I'm not doing the system image until I get more familiar with all the funcitons.

Your comments would be much appreciated, thank you!
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25 Jan 2014   #1455
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks like a little bug.

Just go ahead and save to D.
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25 Jan 2014   #1456
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I rebooted my PC and then the C partition became availabe so I chose C. What are Macrium Reflect PE files anyway and where exactly will they be stored and for what?

What about my other questions, where is the image verification function, any idea? Or am I misunderstanding something?

Anyway, I'm planning on doing monthly full HDD image (not clone), no compression, all partitions. Is this a good idea? I'm only concerned about a desaster scenarion (total HDD failure). I would like to be able to (in case it happens) buy a new HDD (smaller or bigger size, different characteristics and brand), put it in my laptop and restore full HDD image (all three partitions) on it. Will I then have to do something more or is that it - all done? Change time settings perhaps? Adjust something? MBR is made, no problem?

Thank you!
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25 Jan 2014   #1457
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You worry too much. Try it out on a small 2GB partition and 90% of your questions will be answered.

Learning by doing.
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25 Jan 2014   #1458
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You worry too much. Try it out on a small 2GB partition and 90% of your questions will be answered.

Learning by doing.
You break it, learn how to fix it. Mistakes are very good teachers. Don't think too hard, things usually are simpler than they seem.
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26 Jan 2014   #1459
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

When you are creating/editing the definition you need to select Advanced Options to find the verify checkbox...

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26 Jan 2014   #1460
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
When you are creating/editing the definition you need to select Advanced Options to find the verify checkbox...
This is one reason that I don't like the current GUI and program behaviour compared to the previous version.

The previous version used a Wizard that offered you the "Advanced Options" during the procedure, instead of hiding them behind a tiny link (available on one screen).
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