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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

09 Dec 2011   #481
kado897

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That's good news symp.


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09 Dec 2011   #482
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

For others who need to add drivers with the free version 5 and after their use of the trial version has expired you can
Add and Remove Drivers Offline with DISM.
It needs to be added to your winpe.wim base from the WAIK download.
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28 Dec 2011   #483
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

New update this week. Fixes for the v5.0.
New Macrium 5.0 may require a new Linux Recovery CD.

I'm not sure the old WinPE or Linux Rescue CD's will work .

To be safe I made a new Linux v5.0.4196.
After burning to test CD. Shut down PC and then start it up and let it load to check the CD. It took about a minute or so to load, be patient.

Hard drive partitions on the Linux CD show different letter arrangements than Windows so just look on different partitions if it isn't where you think it should be per Windows.
Windows shows my Mac images on "G" and Mac Resue CD showed it as "F".

When you are ready to leave the CD just click the ( X ) if ESC does not work.
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28 Dec 2011   #484
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
New update this week. Fixes for the v5.0.
New Macrium 5.0 may require a new Linux Recovery CD.

I'm not sure the old WinPE or Linux Rescue CD's will work .

To be safe I made a new Linux v5.0.4196.
After burning to test CD. Shut down PC and then start it up and let it load to check the CD. It took about a minute or so to load, be patient.
Thanks for the notification, Hoppy.

Hmmm....if the old WinPE disk won't work, I may not update.

I have an earlier version of 5 and could never get a Linux disk to boot, though I made Linux discs using all possible methods. So I went with a PE disk and it works---I just don't know if I want to jump through the hoops required to make a PE disk again.

Do you happen to have an old PE disk you could test on this new version--at least to see if it will even boot and show your image files and partitions?
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28 Dec 2011   #485
SIW2

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You can knock up anew pe disc easily enough - I made a liitle app to do it - without using WAIK.

Otherwise, you can easily update the one you already have - just mount the wim and replace the files with the new ones - there are only a handful of files in there.
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28 Dec 2011   #486
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
New update this week. Fixes for the v5.0.
New Macrium 5.0 may require a new Linux Recovery CD.

I'm not sure the old WinPE or Linux Rescue CD's will work .

To be safe I made a new Linux v5.0.4196.
After burning to test CD. Shut down PC and then start it up and let it load to check the CD. It took about a minute or so to load, be patient.
Thanks for the notification, Hoppy.

Hmmm....if the old WinPE disk won't work, I may not update.

I have an earlier version of 5 and could never get a Linux disk to boot, though I made Linux discs using all possible methods. So I went with a PE disk and it works---I just don't know if I want to jump through the hoops required to make a PE disk again.

Do you happen to have an old PE disk you could test on this new version--at least to see if it will even boot and show your image files and partitions?
Never tried a WinPE only the Linux Rescue CD's which have worked perfectly for me so far.

The old Win PE may work just fine. Don't know.

I only posted so those interested would be aware and check it for themselves.

You might check what SIW2 posted.
I'm not familiar with what he posted either.

Mike
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28 Dec 2011   #487
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can knock up anew pe disc easily enough - I made a liitle app to do it - without using WAIK.

Otherwise, you can easily update the one you already have - just mount the wim and replace the files with the new ones - there are only a handful of files in there.
SIW:

I'm a rather dim bulb, so "easily enough" may not be easily enough for me. At any rate, where is this app so I can see if I have enough IQ points?

Being a dim bulb, I have little notion of what you mean by your second paragraph.

Would you necessarily expect the old PE disk to work with the new Macrium 5.0 and how far into a test process would I have to go to confirm that one way or another? Merely a boot and see if I can locate my image file and partitions?

If in doubt, I would assume the old disk will NOT work and I would then have to decide whether or not to upgrade Macrium. Not many things worse than assuming an imaging app will work only to find out you are dead wrong.
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28 Dec 2011   #488
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Would you necessarily expect the old PE disk to work with the new Macrium 5.0 and how far into a test process would I have to go to confirm that one way or another? Merely a boot and see if I can locate my image file and partitions?
This is all I can do with my new disk. I wasn't going to actually set an image today.

If the old disk won't even find the new images you know you definitely need the new disk.

The old disk should access and set the older images.
Like the new image I made today may not work with an older Rescue CD.

I'm just being safe. I now have three Macrium Linux Rescue CD's. Three CD updates three new CD's.
I am sure not throwing away the old ones.
They may never be used again but they are there with the rest of my "tools" on CD's.

Also remember I said the old CD's MAY not work with the new images or software.
I just don't know.

You also do not have to update the software if your not having problems. Stay with the older version of Macrium.
I was ready to go back to the old version if I had problems with the 5.0.
Your call.
Mike
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28 Dec 2011   #489
ignatzatsonic

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Thanks, Hoppy.

This continual new version stuff is wearing on me, just as it is with Firefox.

I've never restored an image with Macrium and hope I never have to.

I'd gladly stay with old Macrium versions for the rest of my life if I knew for a fact that I could continue to use the old versions to make and properly restore the new image files I make every month or so.

But I don't know that for a fact. The implication of new versions is that at some point your old versions will no longer be viable. And I'd like to know when that might be rather than being rudely made aware of it during a failed restore attempt.

I grazed the Macrium forums maybe 6 months ago and don't recall any authoritative info on the point.

I'd prefer to be able to use a Linux disk rather than a PE disk, but Linux disks have not booted for me since Macrium 4.
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28 Dec 2011   #490
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
New != Improved

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can knock up anew pe disc easily enough - I made a liitle app to do it - without using WAIK.

Otherwise, you can easily update the one you already have - just mount the wim and replace the files with the new ones - there are only a handful of files in there.
I've never made one.
Is there a tutorial about that or do you know of a site, which has a good explanation/"how to".

I was scanning the "Ultimate Boot Disc" forums last week, but everyone commenting there, acted like everyone knows how to do it.
That attitude even applied to the people who were asking how to do it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
This continual new version stuff is wearing on me, just as it is with Firefox.
I agree.
Especially the new versions, which use giant buttons "optimised" for tablets!

Pre-Macrium 5, you got a table of drives and partitions with everything nicely lined up.
I screenshot the Macrium status page and include it with my backup images.
For example (from August 2010):
Image your system with free Macrium-asus-m3a-10-08-24-hdd-setup.png
Now you get stupid tiles, spread horizontally, so you can't easily scan the results.
As a result, I re-imaged my Programs partition to get Macrium 4 back.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
But I don't know that for a fact. The implication of new versions is that at some point your old versions will no longer be viable. And I'd like to know when that might be rather than being rudely made aware of it during a failed restore attempt.
I can't see that there would be any problems, as long as you keep the boot disk, which matches the Macrium version you used to create the images.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd prefer to be able to use a Linux disk rather than a PE disk, but Linux disks have not booted for me since Macrium 4.
That's weird.
The Linux disc has always worked for me.


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