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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

19 Mar 2015   #1851
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Whether they will release a free version of V6 I don't know. if I remember correctly it was some time after the release of the paid V5 that a free version was released.
You passed the memtest Free v6 is coming
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Please note: Version 6 of Macrium Reflect Free will be available soon.
Source: Macrium Reflect Free


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19 Mar 2015   #1852
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Whether they will release a free version of V6 I don't know. if I remember correctly it was some time after the release of the paid V5 that a free version was released.
You passed the memtest Free v6 is coming
Quote:
Please note: Version 6 of Macrium Reflect Free will be available soon.
Source: Macrium Reflect Free
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19 Mar 2015   #1853
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Good news.
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25 Mar 2015   #1854
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was thinking about using Macrium Reflect & was looking on their web site & reading up on it. Very comprehensive instructions, but almost too much. One link leads to another leads to another. Then I start looking through the knowledge base & what I thought was a simple & easy to use program seems overwhelming to use. I'm sure I'll figure it out but have a question.

Macrium seems to lean toward using a USB stick as the recovery media. I searched quite a bit however could not find a recommended capacity to use. One section mentioned "Reduced download size compared with full Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) - 150 MB to 450 MB (depending on PE version and 32- or 64-bit support). I don't know if that means just for the Windows Automated Installation Kit or if that also included Macrium. Another section mentioned "The windows PE environment is a rather larger at about ~180MB."

Nothing was mentioned in the minimum system requirements section. What size USB flash drive is needed?
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25 Mar 2015   #1855
kado897

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The final size in the USB stick is about 200MB.
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25 Mar 2015   #1856
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

FYI. new free version of Aomei backupper includes restore to different hardware. Unique in free versions as far as I know.

Best Free Backup Software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Vista, XP

Be interesting how the others respond to that.
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25 Mar 2015   #1857
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I spotted that Si.
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25 Mar 2015   #1858
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The final size in the USB stick is about 200MB.
Thanks,
That's pretty small.
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25 Mar 2015   #1859
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

My image backup files are over 20 megabytes and that with high compression. I would take I would need a flash drive with over 20 megabytes of space just for one image backup.
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25 Mar 2015   #1860
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
My image backup files are over 20 megabytes and that with high compression. I would take I would need a flash drive with over 20 megabytes of space just for one image backup.
That's a different story. He was asking for the size of the WinPE which is exactly 156MB. That one can be downloaded from my OneDrive.


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