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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

14 Oct 2011   #411
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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I have the free version of Macrium and do have the verify option.

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It is the Auto Verify option that is missing.
Hello kado897,
If I remember correctly the previous version with the page as shown in the above snippet didn't have auto verfiy, it had to be verified after the image was created. Now I don't even have that. Weird!
Glenn


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14 Oct 2011   #412
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Value in upgrading

I have been wondering if there is any significant value in upgrading from V4.2 (free) to V5 (free) at this stage. The pe disk isn't really an issue.
Any opinions?
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14 Oct 2011   #413
Oubadah

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I can't install this. I run the reflect_setup_free installer, click next to extract and install, it extracts and then disappears. It's process stays running with 0% cpu usage.

When it extracts it should show you the location it is extracting the files to.
It doesn't. The progress bar just flicks across a couple of times and then it's gone.
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14 Oct 2011   #414
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have been wondering if there is any significant value in upgrading from V4.2 (free) to V5 (free) at this stage. The pe disk isn't really an issue.
Any opinions?
Hello mjf,
Since I've only used the features of System Image and then verifying the image and successfully reinstalling twice, I can not comment on any of the other features or changes made in functionality or speed. I do not like the idea of not being able to verify a system image and knowing it is good, prior to moving on and feeling confident with the whole back up. Also the not having the Winpe without downloading the Microsoft program to create the rescue disk in Winpe is a bit more troublesome. So I am considering uninstalling v5.0 and hoping I can get a copy of 4.2 and use that again. That is unless there is a verification function and I just haven't found it. Wish Macrium would have responded by now, to my inquiry.
Glenn
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15 Oct 2011   #415
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I have the free version of Macrium and do have the verify option.

Attachment 179043
It is the Auto Verify option that is missing.
Hello kado897,
If I remember correctly the previous version with the page as shown in the above snippet didn't have auto verfiy, it had to be verified after the image was created. Now I don't even have that. Weird!
Glenn
Yes it has moved to the restore tab, which makes sense as there is a list of images there.
Image your system with free Macrium-2011-10-15-07-17-58_greenshot.jpg


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15 Oct 2011   #416
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have been wondering if there is any significant value in upgrading from V4.2 (free) to V5 (free) at this stage. The pe disk isn't really an issue.
Any opinions?
Hello mjf,
Since I've only used the features of System Image and then verifying the image and successfully reinstalling twice, I can not comment on any of the other features or changes made in functionality or speed. I do not like the idea of not being able to verify a system image and knowing it is good, prior to moving on and feeling confident with the whole back up. Also the not having the Winpe without downloading the Microsoft program to create the rescue disk in Winpe is a bit more troublesome. So I am considering uninstalling v5.0 and hoping I can get a copy of 4.2 and use that again. That is unless there is a verification function and I just haven't found it. Wish Macrium would have responded by now, to my inquiry.
Glenn
The Hirens boot CD is compatible with V4 and I find this convenient to have in addition to a pe disk. I'll probably wait until Hirens adopt V5 (free).
I'm also hoping that V5 restore media will be backwards compatible with V4 images.
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15 Oct 2011   #417
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have been wondering if there is any significant value in upgrading from V4.2 (free) to V5 (free) at this stage. The pe disk isn't really an issue.
Any opinions?
Hello mjf,
Since I've only used the features of System Image and then verifying the image and successfully reinstalling twice, I can not comment on any of the other features or changes made in functionality or speed. I do not like the idea of not being able to verify a system image and knowing it is good, prior to moving on and feeling confident with the whole back up. Also the not having the Winpe without downloading the Microsoft program to create the rescue disk in Winpe is a bit more troublesome. So I am considering uninstalling v5.0 and hoping I can get a copy of 4.2 and use that again. That is unless there is a verification function and I just haven't found it. Wish Macrium would have responded by now, to my inquiry.
Glenn
The Hirens boot CD is compatible with V4 and I find this convenient to have in addition to a pe disk. I'll probably wait until Hirens adopt V5 (free).
I'm also hoping that V5 restore media will be backwards compatible with V4 images.
As I understand it the V4 restore media can restore a V5 image and vice versa. The restore media on Hirens I think is even earlier and that is still compatible.

Just checked on Hirens. It is 4.2
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15 Oct 2011   #418
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post

Hello mjf,
Since I've only used the features of System Image and then verifying the image and successfully reinstalling twice, I can not comment on any of the other features or changes made in functionality or speed. I do not like the idea of not being able to verify a system image and knowing it is good, prior to moving on and feeling confident with the whole back up. Also the not having the Winpe without downloading the Microsoft program to create the rescue disk in Winpe is a bit more troublesome. So I am considering uninstalling v5.0 and hoping I can get a copy of 4.2 and use that again. That is unless there is a verification function and I just haven't found it. Wish Macrium would have responded by now, to my inquiry.
Glenn
The Hirens boot CD is compatible with V4 and I find this convenient to have in addition to a pe disk. I'll probably wait until Hirens adopt V5 (free).
I'm also hoping that V5 restore media will be backwards compatible with V4 images.
As I understand it the V4 restore media can restore a V5 image and vice versa. The restore media on Hirens I think is even earlier and that is still compatible.

Just checked on Hirens. It is 4.2
Keith you are correct I restored an image yesterday using hirens 14.1 and the macrium media within and all ran fine.

Danny
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15 Oct 2011   #419
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have been wondering if there is any significant value in upgrading from V4.2 (free) to V5 (free) at this stage. The pe disk isn't really an issue.
Any opinions?
I agree. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 4.2 works, so why change.
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15 Oct 2011   #420
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I have been wondering if there is any significant value in upgrading from V4.2 (free) to V5 (free) at this stage. The pe disk isn't really an issue.
Any opinions?
I agree. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 4.2 works, so why change.
For the moment perhaps, but will support be dropped for 4.2 in the future?
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