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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

29 Aug 2011   #281
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As you said, the HDD speed is certainly a limiting factor. But more compression needs more CPU. So that could play a role in favor of EaseUS. Maybe you can make a comparison imaging to an internal HDD.

But then again, a different configuration (slower CPU, faster disk, etc.) may yield different results. I run my images in the background. So length of time is not a big deal.
Can't do I'm afraid. Only the one internal disk.


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29 Aug 2011   #282
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As you said, the HDD speed is certainly a limiting factor. But more compression needs more CPU. So that could play a role in favor of EaseUS. Maybe you can make a comparison imaging to an internal HDD.

But then again, a different configuration (slower CPU, faster disk, etc.) may yield different results. I run my images in the background. So length of time is not a big deal.
Can't do I'm afraid. Only the one internal disk.
Could you use Windows Disk Management to Shrink drive C:\
and then create a new partition for images in the space released ?
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29 Aug 2011   #283
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As you said, the HDD speed is certainly a limiting factor. But more compression needs more CPU. So that could play a role in favor of EaseUS. Maybe you can make a comparison imaging to an internal HDD.

But then again, a different configuration (slower CPU, faster disk, etc.) may yield different results. I run my images in the background. So length of time is not a big deal.
Can't do I'm afraid. Only the one internal disk.
Could you use Windows Disk Management to Shrink drive C:\
and then create a new partition for images in the space released ?
Not easily. All 4 partitions came as defined so I would have to convert to logical. I thought about doing it some time ago to create a separate data partition but I just kept running into issues.
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29 Aug 2011   #284
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In fact I did that on a laptop the wife uses for travelling. Rather than having her lug an external disk, I occasionally put an image into an extra partition on the single disk. That way she can at least bail herself out of any system trouble. That does not help when the HDD breaks, but that would require my intervention anyhow. That is the only laptop where I kept the HDD and did not install an SSD - just for that reason to have enough real estate.
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29 Aug 2011   #285
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes. Well the laptop is my only PC ATM so I didn't fancy doing anything exotic on it. Sometime soon I will get my self a desktop and set that up the way I want it. There always seems to be something more urgent to spend the money on however.
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29 Aug 2011   #286
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have found speed wise all software on default settings to a USB3 connected external HDD. Speed in rank order:
1) Easeus (clear winner)
2) Macrium
3) Windows

I thought 1) & 2) was similar default compression and 3) was little or none.
Compression and the speed cost of the compression is a big unknown.
Also the location on the spinning disk the image is stored can make a very significant difference to speed. Radial velocity and transfer rate to magnetic media etc. Observed fact.
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30 Aug 2011   #287
JDH1

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

[QUOTE=SIW2;1553683]Yes, if you are on windows 7 x64 you can use my little app to make macrium pe3 instead of downloading WAIK.

Regarding the "little app" you referenced, if it streamlines the making of a non-linux recovery disk for use with Macrium under Win 7 64 bit, how can one get the app? Thanks!
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30 Aug 2011   #288
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Instal macrium v5. The trial version is fine any edition you like.

2. D/l this, unzip it. Attachment 172858 (It is to be run on 64 bit win 7 only )

Inside is a .7z file.

Un 7-zip that onto your Drive - you should have a folder C:\Easype-x64-v2

Inside is an app called RunMeAsAdminv2.exe

Rt click it and run as admin.

Takes about 1 min to make the pe3 media for you.
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30 Aug 2011   #289
JDH1

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Instal macrium v5. The trial version is fine any edition you like.

2. D/l this, unzip it. Attachment 172858 (It is to be run on 64 bit win 7 only )

Inside is a .7z file.

Un 7-zip that onto your Drive - you should have a folder C:\Easype-x64-v2

Inside is an app called RunMeAsAdminv2.exe

Rt click it and run as admin.

Takes about 1 min to make the pe3 media for you.
Thanks for this!

Sorry, but your program is new to me -- what does RunMeAsAdminv2.exe do? Does it create an ISO file to make a PE3 runtime CD? What about the Macrium files which will be needed on the CD? If your EXE finds them on my HDD and then includes them, that's one handy program!
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30 Aug 2011   #290
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Does it create an ISO file to make a PE3 runtime CD? ...If your EXE finds them on my HDD and then includes them, that's one handy program!
Yes, that's exactly what it does. No need for WAIK.
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