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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

14 Dec 2009   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No, I just delete them on the disk (right click > Delete). Macrium is not as iffy as e.g. Norton Ghost that would make a big fuzz about missing images. And that is the beauty of full images (versus incrementals). You cannot really make a mistake.


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14 Dec 2009   #42
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Macrium is great - worked for me every time. Doesn't have lots of extra functions, but for pure image and restore, it is the most efficient you can get.

The Linux recovery image is only 6.5mb. The Bartpe plugin can be used instead if you are a lover of Bartpe.

How to create a disk image with Macrium Reflect

How to create the Macrium Linux rescue CD

How to recover your PC using the Linux rescue CD


I have Paragon Drive Backup 10 Server Edition. It is an awesome product. It also includes the Paragon Adaptive Restore features ( which they have had for some time - others imaging companies are now following), and a lot more.

http://www.paragon-software.com/busi.../features.html


I still use Macrium sometimes - you can't beat the efficiency.
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14 Dec 2009   #43
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
No, I just delete them on the disk (right click > Delete). Macrium is not as iffy as e.g. Norton Ghost that would make a big fuzz about missing images. And that is the beauty of full images (versus incrementals). You cannot really make a mistake.
Oh thank you i thought it may be the case as i had a good look around but wondered if i was missing something.
This is all very new to me, i had a play around with the windows system image yesterday and macrium today
I am just trying to get familiar and comfortable with thing before i set up something permanent (It looks like i will go with Macrium, very simple and an impressive compression rate)
Once again thank you for your help and the effort you put in to doing the tut for everyone
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14 Dec 2009   #44
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Macrium is great - worked for me every time. Doesn't have lots of extra functions, but for pure image and restore, it is the most efficient you can get.

The Linux recovery image is only 6.5mb. The Bartpe plugin can be used instead if you are a lover of Bartpe.

How to create a disk image with Macrium Reflect

How to create the Macrium Linux rescue CD

How to recover your PC using the Linux rescue CD


I have Paragon Drive Backup 10 Server Edition. It is an awesome product. It also includes the Paragon Adaptive Restore features ( which they have had for some time - others imaging companies are now following), and a lot more.

Paragon Drive Backup Server - Full Features


I still use Macrium sometimes - you can't beat the efficiency.
Thank you as well SIW2, i followed your postings following Brinks tutorial on the windows system image
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15 Dec 2009   #45
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem. Any time. After using several imaging products (including Paragon which I think was designed with servers in mind), I think Macrium is the most efficient for plain imaging. But some of the heavy duty ones (e.g. Ghost) have a lot more functions, e.g. cloning which is handy at times. But then you have to put up with all the overhead.
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15 Dec 2009   #46
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

I think like SIW2 said in one of his posts "i dont think a lot of people are aware of it", I myself had seen it mentioned by senior members but i thought it would be way over the top of my head but it is actually very simple
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21 Dec 2009   #47
bmb

Windows 7
 
 

hi
I wants to backup activated windows so if something bad happens i can re-install as pre-activated from my backup image for saving my activation key.

Installations time windows create 2 partitions one system reserved and another for windows installation so my question is do i need to backup(Full) both partition's to get activated windows backup?
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21 Dec 2009   #48
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, back them both up to be safe.
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21 Dec 2009   #49
bmb

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks............
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13 Mar 2010   #50
khalakmu

windwos 7 Ultimate
 
 

I installed windows 7 Ulti 64 bit and First time backup I can not do.. I get Error 0x8007024..

Trying to find .. it solution .. But thanks for Imaging program Information.
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