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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

30 Jan 2014   #1481
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Ok, I have the Pro version so I can't check myself but can one click on the Other Tasks tab at the top of the screen in the free version, click on Edit Defaults, and get this screen?
In the free version the "verify" is an option under Restore. Yes it does take about as long to make the image. I don't know exactly what checking it does - maybe Wolfgang's suggestion of a hash check is it.
If you can mount the image explore and maybe even copy out a file then that builds some confidence. Then you can do that with Windows inbuilt imaging which for some users seems not to restore.


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30 Jan 2014   #1482
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Ok, I have the Pro version so I can't check myself but can one click on the Other Tasks tab at the top of the screen in the free version, click on Edit Defaults, and get this screen?
In the free version the "verify" is an option under Restore. Yes it does take about as long to make the image. I don't know exactly what checking it does - maybe Wolfgang's suggestion of a hash check is it.
If you can mount the image explore and maybe even copy out a file then that builds some confidence. Then you can do that with Windows inbuilt imaging which for some users seems not to restore.
In Pro, verify is also available in Restore. Did you check where I asked?
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30 Jan 2014   #1483
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here it is Jeannie.
Image your system with free Macrium-reflect.png


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30 Jan 2014   #1484
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A verify during restore sounds pretty useless to me unless you keep a whole stack of images - I always keep about 10. If the verify turns out an error what do you do when this is your only image or if you made incrementals.
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30 Jan 2014   #1485
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Here it is Jeannie.
Attachment 304162
Thank you!

If one is concerned about the veracity of their images, just set Reflect to automatically verify after making an image. I've had only one image fail to verify; I ran it again and it verified the second time. I've never had an image fail to restore.
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30 Jan 2014   #1486
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A verify during restore sounds pretty useless to me unless you keep a whole stack of images - I always keep about 10. If the verify turns out an error what do you do when this is your only image or if you made incrementals.
I agree that verifying an image just before restoring is pretty much futile. That's why I have Reflect automatically verify after making an image. If it fails, I will still have the opportunity to make another one.

I do keep a stack since one can never tell how far one may need to go back to bail out of a problem. I only image my boot drive.
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31 Jan 2014   #1487
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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31 Jan 2014   #1488
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Ok, I have the Pro version so I can't check myself but can one click on the Other Tasks tab at the top of the screen in the free version, click on Edit Defaults, and get this screen?
In the free version the "verify" is an option under Restore. Yes it does take about as long to make the image. I don't know exactly what checking it does - maybe Wolfgang's suggestion of a hash check is it.
If you can mount the image explore and maybe even copy out a file then that builds some confidence. Then you can do that with Windows inbuilt imaging which for some users seems not to restore.
In Pro, verify is also available in Restore. Did you check where I asked?
Probably not. The thread is:
"Image your system with free Macrium"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2014   #1489
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
In the free version the "verify" is an option under Restore. Yes it does take about as long to make the image. I don't know exactly what checking it does - maybe Wolfgang's suggestion of a hash check is it.
If you can mount the image explore and maybe even copy out a file then that builds some confidence. Then you can do that with Windows inbuilt imaging which for some users seems not to restore.
In Pro, verify is also available in Restore. Did you check where I asked?
Probably not. The thread is:
"Image your system with free Macrium"
Ya oughta have a look anyway, you may discover something new.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2014   #1490
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
In the free version the "verify" is an option under Restore. Yes it does take about as long to make the image. I don't know exactly what checking it does - maybe Wolfgang's suggestion of a hash check is it.
If you can mount the image explore and maybe even copy out a file then that builds some confidence. Then you can do that with Windows inbuilt imaging which for some users seems not to restore.
In Pro, verify is also available in Restore. Did you check where I asked?
Probably not. The thread is:
"Image your system with free Macrium"
Free is the one I was asking about. Anyway, Gary provided a picture of what I was asking about
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