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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

14 Jan 2019   #2001
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You should be OK. The only difference would be drivers. Try making a rescue disk for one and see if it will boot on the other.

Thanks !


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14 Jan 2019   #2002
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post
Can drive images, Macrium or Windows, be moved or copied between external drives? Or do they have to stay on the EHD that they were made on for some reason?
Macrium Images can be moved anywhere, they are just files (Note that Macrium Image Guardian in the paid version will prevent you from doing this as part of its tamper protection and you would need to turn it off temporarily).

It is more difficult with Windows Backup images. They can be moved / renamed but they need to be in the original location before they can be restored.
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14 Jan 2019   #2003
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Macrium Images can be moved anywhere, they are just files (Note that Macrium Image Guardian in the paid version will prevent you from doing this as part of its tamper protection and you would need to turn it off temporarily).

It is more difficult with Windows Backup images. They can be moved / renamed but they need to be in the original location before they can be restored.

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Does Macrium assign a new filename to each image, or does it overwrite the old image like Windows images do?


With Windows images I change filenames on previous images before I create a new one so it doesn't get written over. Do I have to change these back to the default filename in order to use one?
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14 Jan 2019   #2004
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
I am far from qualified to even stick my nose in this one; however, I have several times copied images to other disks, both Windows images and AOMEI BackUpper images.
If you remove the image from the original location, you need to document just what Drive Letter you had before and just where you moved things, as you may need to re-establish that path for a restore.
Not for Macrium images. If you can locate them in the filesystem browser you will be able to restore from that location. The only advantage leaving them in their original location has is that Macrium keeps a record of where they are and pre-loads a list for you to pick from.
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14 Jan 2019   #2005
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, Macrium does not overwrite older images unless you run out of room, that would be senseless.

It will even let you know and ask you if you want to overwrite any existing older images.

Macrium is the King and we highly recommend it here.

Hi Keith

Your Tiger looks very Happy

Here`s a shot of Kitty inspecting a package.


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14 Jan 2019   #2006
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post
Thanks -


Does Macrium assign a new filename to each image, or does it overwrite the old image like Windows images do?


With Windows images I change filenames on previous images before I create a new one so it doesn't get written over. Do I have to change these back to the default filename in order to use one?
Macrium assigns a new filename for each image.

For Windows images you need to change the filename back to its original name for a restore.
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14 Jan 2019   #2007
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
No, Macrium does not overwrite older images unless you run out of room, that would be senseless.

It will even let you know and ask you if you want to overwrite any existing older images.

Macrium is the King and we highly recommend it here.

Hi Keith

Your Tiger looks very Happy

Here`s a shot of Kitty inspecting a package.
Hi Brian. I don't get on to SF much any more but I still have a few subscriptions. Kitties love cardboard boxes.
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14 Jan 2019   #2008
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Going against Macriums default recommendation, I named my backup files to suit myself; what possible problems could that cause, if any ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
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14 Jan 2019   #2009
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post
Going against Macriums default recommendation, I named my backup files to suit myself; what possible problems could that cause, if any ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
I've never tried but it may make it more difficult to create and maintain differential or incremental images off it.

I use a different approach. I allow MR to generate the image names but place them in folders which describe their purpose.
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14 Jan 2019   #2010
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
...Kitties love cardboard boxes.
They also love large paper bags they can get into.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I've never tried but it may make it more difficult to create and maintain differential or incremental images off it.

I use a different approach. I allow MR to generate the image names but place them in folders which describe their purpose.
I don't use differential or incremental images (I also don't recommend them) so I can't speak from experience but I suspect you may be correct about them. I do assign names to my images (example: Before Glary, SAS Updates 01-10-2019) to make determining which one I need to use much easier. I never had a problem doing this (but, again, I don't use incremental or differential backups).

Your folder idea sounds like a good one.
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