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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

24 Apr 2014   #1631
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
New Update - 5.2.6526:

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What's new? 5.2.6526:

Windows PE drivers

When creating the WinPE rescue media, specific drivers that could cause Windows PE to crash at startup are now excluded.

USB rescue media

Flash media drives formatted using 'USB-ZIP' are now supported


Bug Fixes:

ReDeploy

Win8/8.1 redeploy failed with some mass storage drivers. This has been resolved.

Pre-snapshot user script problem

The VSS snapshot could begin before the "_before_snapshot_wait.bat" script had completed. This has been resolved#

Extended partition support

Improved compatibly with non-sequential, Linux configured, extended partition layouts.

PE 5 Auto restore

When restoring a Windows system partition from within Windows the auto boot into PE 5 would not be available. This has been resolved.

Encrypted NTFS filesystem clone

Clones including encrypted NTFS filesystems could fail. This has been resolved
more...


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24 Apr 2014   #1632
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

When talking about the Winpe are you talking about the free or paid version of Macrium?
I ask because the title of the thread is "Image your system with free Macrium".
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24 Apr 2014   #1633
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Either. The free version just has some features missing.
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13 May 2014   #1634
grant56

Win 7 X64
 
 

I've been using Macrium Free for some time and am happy with it. Never had to actually do a full restore yet, but give it time.

I just IMAGED the C partition on my Windows 7 X64 installation. Just for kicks I mounted the image and looked at the Pagefile.sys, and was surprised to see it seems to be fully copied WITH data. This is contrary to what the docs say and what Macrium claims.

It's only 1 gig on a system with 8 gig or ram, but that should not have anything to do with it.

Anyone else see this??
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14 May 2014   #1635
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think it will only get fully compressed if it contains no data. But as soon as there is any data, the data is imaged too. In your case it looks like 7GB were compressed and 1GB was imaged.
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14 May 2014   #1636
grant56

Win 7 X64
 
 

No you are totally mistaken . First of all the Pagefile.sys is set at 1 gig max. Nothing to do with the ram size. They claim they do not actually save the data of the pagefile, but I see it. They are supposed to empty it to zero bytes, and save an empty space with the pagefile size intact but containing nothing, so it doesnt take any space.
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14 May 2014   #1637
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I wonder why. None of it is needed on a restore.
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14 May 2014   #1638
grant56

Win 7 X64
 
 

Don't know. They dont support the free edition, so I cant post on their web site.
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14 May 2014   #1639
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

They also appear to be imaging Hyberfil.sys. I have the paid version so I will ask.
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14 May 2014   #1640
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

How can you see that it actually contains data?
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