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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

07 Feb 2014   #1541
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I have a fridge which is more than thirty years old and a freezer even older which finally gave up the ghost last week.
My 1974 mobile home still has the original refrigerator (you do the math; I'm not awake yet). I had to replace the evaporator fan back in August of2007 (I can remember the date because that was a really bad year for me).


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07 Feb 2014   #1542
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I agree, I have things 6-8 years old.
I have my grandfather's railroad watch that's 138-139 years old (and it still works; I wind it up every year on New Year's Day). Does that count?
That's the advantage of programs which you can get from filehippo.com. They always have a stack of old versions available.
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07 Feb 2014   #1543
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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I have my grandfather's railroad watch that's 138-139 years old (and it still works; I wind it up every year on New Year's Day). Does that count?
That's the advantage of programs which you can get from filehippo.com. They always have a stack of old versions available.
Also Old Version Downloads - OldApps.com
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07 Feb 2014   #1544
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi everyone, I was wondering if when you image your C: drive, do you need to also select the 100MB System Reserved partition or just the main NTFS Primary partition?
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07 Feb 2014   #1545
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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Hi everyone, I was wondering if when you image your C: drive, do you need to also select the 100MB System Reserved partition or just the main NTFS Primary partition?
You need to select both.
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07 Feb 2014   #1546
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is what you can do:

Image the 100MB partition once and stick it into a safe place. It never changes unless you make a double boot. Then you make a second image. And in case you want to get rid of the double boot, you only have to restore the first image of the 100MB partition and then you can delete the double booted OS partition.

The OS partition you should image often - at least once per week. But with those images you need not reimage the 100MB partition.

Note: The 100MB partition contains the bootmgr and should you have to restore to a completely new disk (because your old disk broke), you need that partition. Else your system will not boot.

Now I do things a bit differently. I move (copy) the bootmgr from the 100MB partition to C:\ and then I forget about the 100MB partition all together.

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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07 Feb 2014   #1547
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I always include the very small system reserved (200MB in my case) in the Macrium image set rather than make it once and store it away.
Even simpler just select:
"Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore windows"
If you have a system reserved, it will be included.
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07 Feb 2014   #1548
orlando1974

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you!
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07 Feb 2014   #1549
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I always include the very small system reserved (200MB in my case) in the Macrium image set rather than make it once and store it away.
Even simpler just select:
"Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore windows"
If you have a system reserved, it will be included.
Sure, that is a good way too. I actually always copy the bootmgr to C and forget about the system partition.
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08 Feb 2014   #1550
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I always include the very small system reserved (200MB in my case) in the Macrium image set rather than make it once and store it away.
Even simpler just select:
"Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore windows"
If you have a system reserved, it will be included.
I do the same thing. 'Tis simpler and I'm simple minded.
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