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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

23 Mar 2014   #1601
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you mean back up drivers from your currently running os, this seems to work well. It needs net bloatwork, can't recall if it wants 3.5 or 4.0 up.

Download-WHD_7.4.7z


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23 Mar 2014   #1602
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

I am using the latest Macrium Reflect version and as usual, I image my hard disk by opening up Reflect in Windows but I have realized while restoring my hard disk with the restore/rescue media that I can also image my hard disk from the rescue media Windows PE environment. I wonder which is the faster method>?
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24 Mar 2014   #1603
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks SIW2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you mean back up drivers from your currently running os, this seems to work well. It needs net bloatwork, can't recall if it wants 3.5 or 4.0 up.

Download-WHD_7.4.7z
That is indeed what I meant.

Thanks SIW2.
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24 Mar 2014   #1604
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
I am using the latest Macrium Reflect version and as usual, I image my hard disk by opening up Reflect in Windows but I have realized while restoring my hard disk with the restore/rescue media that I can also image my hard disk from the rescue media Windows PE environment. I wonder which is the faster method>?
Hi

I'd guess that it's faster to image from the installed program on the HDD since you're already booted into Windows.

I always use the boot media method (CD) since I like to verify the "worst-case" method, no OS, wiped HDD, etc. That way I know I can boot from the WinPE CD and the Imaging (and cloning) processes produce complete bootable spare HDD's.

I haven't yet tried it within Windows. I want to do that soon to compare the elapsed time differences with the WinPE boot method.
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24 Mar 2014   #1605
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
I am using the latest Macrium Reflect version and as usual, I image my hard disk by opening up Reflect in Windows but I have realized while restoring my hard disk with the restore/rescue media that I can also image my hard disk from the rescue media Windows PE environment. I wonder which is the faster method>?
It is the same once you got Macrium running. The installed program has the advantage that you can go back to your HTMLs and fast start the imaging - no need to make a definition each time. And then also you do not have to reboot the system each time.
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24 Mar 2014   #1606
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
What is the best way to back up and extract installed drivers?
Don't know if it's the "best", but I have used an app known as DoubleDriver to copy all the drivers to a USB stick. This makes it very easy to restore them later, or to simply replace a current driver with the one that I saved.
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24 Mar 2014   #1607
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

thank you for your replies

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24 Mar 2014   #1608
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
I am using the latest Macrium Reflect version and as usual, I image my hard disk by opening up Reflect in Windows but I have realized while restoring my hard disk with the restore/rescue media that I can also image my hard disk from the rescue media Windows PE environment. I wonder which is the faster method>?
The advantage to doing it in windows is you can still use your system while it is doing the image.
Don't know which is faster.

Jim
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24 Mar 2014   #1609
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

A different program is faster, if that is important to you.
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25 Mar 2014   #1610
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
A different program is faster, if that is important to you.
You can say "Aomei".
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