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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

26 Aug 2014   #1691
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

Thanks WHS for this easy to understand image maker!!!!

L.


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26 Aug 2014   #1692
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lowie1 View Post
Thanks WHS for this easy to understand image maker!!!!

L.
You are very welcome - any time.
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28 Aug 2014   #1693
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a contact that's asking for the best download site for Macrium Reflect Free version. I can't recall which site I used last year for my PC's. The contact wants to avoid the potential for a "PUP" download site.

Is there a preferred site from users here for the download?

I see a few of the sites from a search:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download (Cnet host download?)

Download Macrium Reflect 5.3.7149 - FileHippo.com

Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

Macrium Reflect Free Edition Free Download

Macrium Reflect (Free Edition) 5.3.7100 Trusted Free download - tested and reviewed software downloads from SnapFiles
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28 Aug 2014   #1694
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

FileHippo or MajorGeeks are usually PUP free but don't rely on that. You can usually avoid PUPs if you take the custom install route and carefully read the dialogs. Alternatively you can install Unchecky which will do it for you.
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28 Aug 2014   #1695
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. FileHippo jogged my memory, I think that's where I downloaded it last year.

I use MBAM to scan downloads. it usually does a good job detecting PUP's. My contact doesn't yet have that installed on his PC (planned). I think I've heard about "Unchecky" somewhere, thanks for the link. I think that's a good idea for the contact without MBAM at present.
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28 Aug 2014   #1696
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes. I also use MBAM PRO and it does a good job of stopping PUPs but Unchecky is free.
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29 Aug 2014   #1697
stasioau

 

WHS
Thanks so much for all your information with Macrium.
Following you I created CD and Hard Disk as below.
My computer data is as below.
I would like to check how my Macrium work is working, so disconnected my regular C: and connect Macrium hard disc.
What I get:
F8 = CD = Windows Loading = Microsoft Corporation.
Get Macrium Reflect
Browse for Image File
Select Computer = Image ID (C = Image ID = 1AA2AD280D9A39E5-00-00 = Open
Macrium Reflect = Image Restore
First = MBR Disk not here
Second = 1AA2AD280D9A39E5-00-00 = C:\Image ID\ = Full
All Drives change for C: (Images that contain drive)
Restore Image
Select disk = Image ID (C =Next\
Get: Not all partitions copied. Insufficient space.
I did number of openings in this Macrium but do not know how to open my Windows 7?.
Will appreciate your help.
Regards


CD
Boot, 7.82 MB, 9 files
Drivers, 2 KB, 2 files
Efi, 912 KB, 2 files
Sources, 142 MB, 1 file
Bootmgr, 374 KB,
Bootmgr.efi, 652 KB
PEVersion, 3 bytes, 2 KB
Version, 57 bytes, 2 KB
X64, 0 bytes, 0 bytes
Macrium rescue iso 5.2.6504, ISO File, 158976 KB

Hard Disk
Hard Disk, Image ID, Used=75 GB, Free=223GB
MediaID.bin, 528 bytes, Size 4.00 KB
Rescuepe, text, 94 bytes, 4.00 KB
Temp, 12.8 KB, 24 KB on disc, 6 files
WindowsImageBackup, 16 bytes, 4.00 KB, 1 file
Image ID, 1AA2AD280D9A39E5-00-00, 24.5 GB, I File

Computer Summary
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
Thuban 45nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. Crosshair IV Formula (AM3) 28 C
Graphics
273PQPY (1920x1080@59Hz)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series (XFX Pine Group) 42 C
Storage
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0A0 ATA Device (SATA) 28 C
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKS-75V0A0 ATA Device (SATA) 24 C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 ATA Device
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 ATA Device
Audio
VIA High Definition Audio
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29 Aug 2014   #1698
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rather than going thru this I suggest you create a small 1 or 2GB partition, copy some random data into it and image and restore that partition. That will go very fast and will bear no risks.
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29 Aug 2014   #1699
stasioau

 

Thanks so much. Can you tell me please what it is Random Data? Is it like : Programs, Users, Windows...? How to image this data?
Regards
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30 Aug 2014   #1700
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For 'random data' I usually use a couple of picture folders. But you can also use documents or music or whatever. Just anything that's data.
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