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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

09 Dec 2015   #1911
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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If you still have a V5 recovery CD could you boot with that whenever you want to backup or restore Linux ?
I haven't tried it yet, but I still have the ISOs.

I was just wondering if other people can still do it.
All my Linux OS's are VMware VM's so i never used imaging for backups.
Mine are VirtualBox VMs so I don't image them either.


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09 Dec 2015   #1912
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I don't know if the issue also occurs if a drive is cloned (as opposed to using individual partition images).

Update
I normally image each partition separately:
select partition > image (repeat for all partitions)
I imaged my laptop in a different way and I was able to successfully restore both W7 & LM17.

This time I selected both W7 & LM17 at the same time and then imaged them:
select "W7 & LM17" > image
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06 Jan 2016   #1913
Electron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have an unusual situation when booting the Macrium Rescue Media and wonder if anyone understands what is taking place. I recently upgraded to Macrium Free Edition Version 6.1 from Version 5.3.

The system is a desktop computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. When I boot the CD/DVD, the BIOS displays a logo and provides an opportunity to hit Delete or F2 to enter the BIOS. That is followed by a message to hit any key to boot from CD/DVD. If no key is hit, another message in larger characters appears to again hit any key to boot from CD/DVD. The same sequence occurs with Macrium Rescue Media Version 5.3 and 6.1.

The problem is that I have to use the second opportunity to boot the Macrium Rescue Media. If I use the first opportunity the system boots into a Windows menu with various recovery and booting options.

I'm just wondering why the Windows option occurs. It's not clear if the system is booting from the Rescue Media or the Windows disk. The boot takes a modest amount of time and is much slower than booting the Windows Safe Mode menu using the F8 key.

If I boot a Linux DVD, Acronis Rescue Media, or Windows 7 Rescue Media the boot proceeds normally with no keyboard interaction required at all.
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06 Jan 2016   #1914
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can always recreate the WinPE disk with the new version and see if it does any better.
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06 Jan 2016   #1915
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It is a feature of WinPE3.1 CD/DVD that it has a press any key to boot from the CD/DVD message. Linux CDs do not and boot directly. The later WinPE versions don't do that either so you could just create a new rescue disk and change the PE version. There will be a new download of 2-300MB. I use the PE5 version (windows 8.1) which works just fine with my Windows 7 machine. I haven't tried the one which comes with the Windows 10 so I can't comment on its stability.
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06 Jan 2016   #1916
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I get a lot of driver "X"s on the win-10 version trying to create the WinPE disk so I bailout and focus on the messed up drivers :/
Then I just stopped messing with them and ejected the win-10 ssd and reinserted the win-7 one
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06 Jan 2016   #1917
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's new and buggy, I believe, which is why I'm sticking to PE5 for the moment.
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06 Jan 2016   #1918
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Seems more like a win-10 compatibility bug to me it works perfectly in win-7 :/
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06 Jan 2016   #1919
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

There have been a few minor bugs with MR using the Win 10 PE.
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06 Jan 2016   #1920
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I created a PE for 10 and it booted and seemed to work fine. I didn't actually do a restore but did take it as far as selecting the backup and where to restore and quit. The only problem I had was making it boot, but that's the case with most everything using UEEFI. I created a recovery partition using the Macrium rescue files and it boots and is very fast.
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