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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

25 Mar 2015   #1861
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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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.
That is indeed a nice feature of the Backupper. But I still don't trust those AOMEI programs. I have too many problems with them.


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25 Mar 2015   #1862
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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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.
Just for your information Wolfgang. Images made with V6 can't be restored with a V5 PE.

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Does Windows PE need to be reinstalled and new rescue CDs made? Will the old Rescue CDs still work?

Version 5 rescue media cannot restore images created with v6 so it is essential to create v6 rescue media when you upgrade. Please note that v6 rescue media can restore images from any version of Macrium Reflect.
Source...
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25 Mar 2015   #1863
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Keith. That is good to point out. That is why I specify the exact version number with the uploaded WinPE.
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25 Mar 2015   #1864
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
I don't know what ends up on the rescue media USB. I'm guessing it's just WinPE & Macrium. I figured I'd just download & install these. Then I stumbled across something that said you just cannot do that. You first have to make the USB flash drive a bootable drive. One thing leads to another & now I'm looking at all sorts of Macrium's tutorials & knowledge base articles trying to see if there's something else I should be aware of.

I thought I saw a quick start guide or tutorial last night & will have to go back & look. I just thought the whole process would be simpler.
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25 Mar 2015   #1865
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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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.
I don't know what ends up on the rescue media USB. I'm guessing it's just WinPE & Macrium. I figured I'd just download & install these. Then I stumbled across something that said you just cannot do that. You first have to make the USB flash drive a bootable drive. One thing leads to another & now I'm looking at all sorts of Macrium's tutorials & knowledge base articles trying to see if there's something else I should be aware of.

I thought I saw a quick start guide or tutorial last night & will have to go back & look. I just thought the whole process would be simpler.
When I made my rescue USBs, I just took some old 4GB USB 2.0 drives I wasn't using and deleted anything that was on them. Then I just used Macrium Reflect to install Win PE. Instead of using Wolfgang's download, I let Macrium Reflect download Win PE. It takes a bit longer but that way I knew it was up to date. All I had to do was follow the prompts from Macrium Reflect. Easy peasy. Also, MR stores that download so I won't have to do it again anytime soon (unless I upgrade to V6; I'm waiting a bit to see how it works out).
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25 Mar 2015   #1866
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See if this Macrium KB article helps:
Creating rescue media - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Software
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25 Mar 2015   #1867
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The thread is
Image your system with free Macrium
It was my understanding that to make your own pe rescue media using the free Macrium you still need to download the WAIK. This is a one time (large) download from MS and is only a problem if you have very slow download speeds (basic ADSL is fine).
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25 Mar 2015   #1868
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Michael, they eased it a little bit. Instead of the full 1.7GB Waik, they now download only a 500+MB portion. But now that is compulsory if you want to install Macrium.
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25 Mar 2015   #1869
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The thread is
Image your system with free Macrium
It was my understanding that to make your own pe rescue media using the free Macrium you still need to download the WAIK. This is a one time (large) download from MS and is only a problem if you have very slow download speeds (basic ADSL is fine).


Most P.E. you have to download file PE from Microsoft. I did come across two version that included one P.E. pe3x86 for 32 bit machines and pe3x64 for 64 bit machine

The versions are v5.3.7220_reflect_setup_free_x86 and v5.3.7220_reflect_setup_free_x64 both include pe3.
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25 Mar 2015   #1870
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Michael, they eased it a little bit. Instead of the full 1.7GB Waik, they now download only a 500+GB portion. But now that is compulsory if you want to install Macrium.
Methinks you meant 500+MB.
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