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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

15 Oct 2011   #441
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It is a matter of personal choice really. If you are happy with 4.2 then stick with it until Macrium drops support for it. I think I said in an earlier answer that I generally like to use the latest versions of software that I use as I am then certain of continuing support and can take advantage of any new features. In this case there don't seem to be many new features that are applicable to the free version except for the creation of a PE disk from the WAIK. It was to get a PE disk that I originally bought v4. If the Linux disk can see your backup drives or you can use the PE version in the Hirens boot CD then that is no real advantage.
There you go again, what is a Hirens boot CD. I know I made a linux boot Cd when I installed 4.2, is that it? It seems to have worked several times in the past. I do like the Winpe boot disk in Paragon, but it works but doesn't show the correct information.
I did make the Winpe Macrium disk when I installed v5.0 the first time. I also like to have the most updated software. Maybe I'll give it another shot, it will be better supported at least.
Great explanation and opinion!!
Glenn


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15 Oct 2011   #442
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
It is a matter of personal choice really. If you are happy with 4.2 then stick with it until Macrium drops support for it. I think I said in an earlier answer that I generally like to use the latest versions of software that I use as I am then certain of continuing support and can take advantage of any new features. In this case there don't seem to be many new features that are applicable to the free version except for the creation of a PE disk from the WAIK. It was to get a PE disk that I originally bought v4. If the Linux disk can see your backup drives or you can use the PE version in the Hirens boot CD then that is no real advantage.
There you go again, what is a Hirens boot CD. I know I made a linux boot Cd when I installed 4.2, is that it? It seems to have worked several times in the past. I do like the Winpe boot disk in Paragon, but it works but doesn't show the correct information.
I did make the Winpe Macrium disk when I installed v5.0 the first time. I also like to have the most updated software. Maybe I'll give it another shot, it will be better supported at least.
Great explanation and opinion!!
Glenn
Thanks. Hirens boot CD is a utility CD that contains many useful tools. Hiren's BootCD 14.1 - All in one Bootable CD www.hiren.info
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15 Oct 2011   #443
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Very neat! Appreciate it!
Cheers
Glenn
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15 Oct 2011   #444
Oubadah

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post
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.
Problem solved: Turns out the installer was corrupted.
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15 Oct 2011   #445
HermitWoman

Windows 7 64 and 32
 
 

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It would be useful if you could post a full picture of your Disk Management and tell us which of the partitions you want to image to your 250GB Iomega. The images may fit because they take only about 55% of the original space due to compression.
Once we can have a look at your Disk Management situation, we will advise you with further details.
SOMEWHERE on here, I saw how to make those "full pictures" of my screen but dang if I can find it now! Someone wrote out a full page of "how to" do that and I thought I bookmarked it for later. Guess I didn't after all. Let me search the forum and see what I can come up with.

In the meantime, I did manage to get rid of MOST of the shadow images (not all though, which was kinda weird) and was able to completely back up my entire HD onto the Iomega 250GB HD. I wanted all my photos are on the Iomega and so far, it looks like they're all there! Yippee! That is all I wanted to do anyway.
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15 Oct 2011   #446
essenbe

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

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15 Oct 2011   #447
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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 upgraded and made a Linux boot disk in compatibility mode.

It won't boot. Didn't exactly impress me. Nothing peculiar about my system.

I had no problem making a working Linux boot disk with the earlier 4.2.

I made a Win PE disk with 5.0 and it does boot.

I guess I'll stay with version 5.0. As I understand it, my version 4.2 Linux boot disk should work on 5.0 and be able to restore an image made with 5.0?? I'd like to keep it around as another way to boot if my Win PE boot disk goes bad for whatever reason.
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13 Nov 2011   #448
Oubadah

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I want to back up my RAID 0 array which is one volume divided into two partitions. I'm confused as to whether I should use 'Clone this disk' or 'Image this disk'...
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14 Nov 2011   #449
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post
I want to back up my RAID 0 array which is one volume divided into two partitions. I'm confused as to whether I should use 'Clone this disk' or 'Image this disk'...
Hello Oubadah and welcome to Seven Forums. I not totally familiar with Raid0 but as far as Macrium is concerned Imaging is is making a backup as you would with Windows Imaging and Cloning is making an exact copy of the disk on another one, overwriting anything on the target disk. It is like doing an Image followed by a restore to the new disk although that is not the way it does it.
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14 Nov 2011   #450
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can I customize Hiren/Gparted to include macrium or clonezilla?
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