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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

27 Feb 2014   #1561
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

OK guys and gal, I will try it out myself when I have some spare time. Thank you!


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21 Mar 2014   #1562
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

An update to Macrium has been released. Promises a 30% speed boost & GRUB2 support...

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What's new? 5.2.6504:

USB Rescue Media
The creation of USB rescue media has been significantly improved and now includes support for external USB hard disks
Backup Performance
Backup performance has been improved by 30% or more.
GRUB2 Support
Images now include GRUB2 support for Linux systems
Destination Volume name now shown in the backup log.
To assist in the identification of backup disks where multiple disks use the same drive letter the target drive Volume name is now shown in the backup log.
MS recovery partition
The Windows MS recovery partition is now included when selecting 'Backup Windows' in Windows 8.0/8.1.
Improved time remaining granularity
When the time remaining for a backup is less than 3 hours the display will now include minutes.
Bug Fixes:

SMTP server port saving error
Changes made to the SMTP server port in the Macrium Reflect defaults could fail to be saved. This has been resolved.
Problem when shrinking a restored incremental image
When shrinking a partition during an incremental image restore the restored file system could require 'chkdsk' to correct file system errors. This has been resolved
An error occurred mounting the Windows Image File
A corrupt .zip extraction could cause rescue media creation failure with the message "An error occurred mounting the Windows Image File". This has been resolved
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21 Mar 2014   #1563
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Keith, mine was updated yesterday with a patch when I ran it.
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21 Mar 2014   #1564
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

"What's new? 5.2.6504:"

I like many use the free version and ran the patch but some of the rescue media enhancements may apply to the paid version.
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21 Mar 2014   #1565
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I updated mine, but haven't tried any of the new stuff yet.
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21 Mar 2014   #1566
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I do my weekly image tonight so I'll probably update first.
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21 Mar 2014   #1567
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
GRUB2 Support

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Sure, but isn't redeploying only available in the paid version? I'm asking about the free version.
The redeploying of the paid version refers to dissimilar hardware, such as after replacing a MOBO. If you are only changing HDDs in the same machine, the free version should work just fine.
Agreed.

It has always worked for me, apart from occasional random glitches (e.g. drive letters changing).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
An update to Macrium has been released.
Thanks for the "heads up", kado897.

I've always been able to successfully image my Linux partition (previously Ubuntu and now Linux Mint, using EXT4).

What benefits does the GRUB2 support provide?
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21 Mar 2014   #1568
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The update went through. The write speed increased but it still took five minutes to make the image. Read speed increased dramatically; verification took only four minutes instead of five. Overall, the image and verification took only nine minutes instead of the usual ten.

Question: is it necessary to update USB recovery media?
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21 Mar 2014   #1569
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Question: is it necessary to update USB recovery media?
They did not say in the paperwork, but I made one anyhow. Better be safe than sorry.
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21 Mar 2014   #1570
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
Question: is it necessary to update USB recovery media?
They did not say in the paperwork, but I made one anyhow. Better be safe than sorry.
True that. Sadly, that means updating three of them. Oh, well!

Edit: I just did the first one of the three I have to do and there was an update. How critical it was I'm not sure (it something about 8.1) but, as you said, better safe than sorry. I'm going to start the second one in a moment, then I get to dig out my notebook and do that one (and about three months worth of updates).
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