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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

18 Feb 2015   #1821
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Michael, they are after our pocket book. And yes, 5.3 supports W8.1 and UEFI. I just installed it on a 8.1 laptop and created a recovery stick. Both work. W10 remains to be seen.


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18 Feb 2015   #1822
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Michael, they are after our pocket book. And yes, 5.3 supports W8.1 and UEFI. I just installed it on a 8.1 laptop and created a recovery stick. Both work. W10 remains to be seen.

If I recall correctly I was able to use Reflect with one of the windows 10 preview. However, there is a simple work around. I haven't tried this method though. You can boot up using to the windows 7 reflect rescue media (CD, USB Flash, or USB hard drive) and you can make and restore images from there. It will back up whatever is on your partitions. This I read also works for those that have just have Linux installed. You still have to create the windows rescue media in Windows 7. I choose the standard rescue not the Linux method.
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18 Feb 2015   #1823
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The WinPE rescue media is actually the same as the installed program except that it cannot retain the XML files because the media is not persistent.

However, if you have a UEFI machine, you need an UEFI version to boot or you have to set the BIOS into legacy mode and set secure boot off.
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18 Feb 2015   #1824
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Michael, they are after our pocket book...
That also was the feeling I got. The main (if not the only) difference between the Personal and Business versions of V6 is the amount of support one can receive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
...5.3 supports W8.1 and UEFI...
I have 5.3 installed on three Win 7 UEFI machines, a desktop machine and two notebooks. I used MR to install the latest version of Win PE (Win 8 based) on USB sticks.
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18 Feb 2015   #1825
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are using win7, then why not use proper winpe, with recovery options included?

If you have a win8 machine, you could also make a proper win8 pe.

Those macrium ones have nothing except macrium itself.
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18 Feb 2015   #1826
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you are using win7, then why not use proper winpe, with recovery options included?

If you have a win8 machine, you could also make a proper win8 pe.

Those macrium ones have nothing except macrium itself.
The Macrium Reflect ones are all I need.
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20 Feb 2015   #1827
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

Is Macrium Free Edition still available? the link brings me to a "page do not found" sort of message.
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20 Feb 2015   #1828
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Try the link in my sig.

I notice the link on that page is to download.com which has a rep for bundling toolbars so be careful.
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20 Feb 2015   #1829
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
Is Macrium Free Edition still available? the link brings me to a "page do not found" sort of message.
It is still available, here.

And they appear to have upgraded it to v5.3.7277 dated Feb 4, matching the final version of the non-free Standard release.
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20 Feb 2015   #1830
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You can also still get it (and older versions) from FileHippo here:
Download Macrium Reflect 5.3.7277 - FileHippo.com
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