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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

20 Feb 2013   #911
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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If you tested your WinPE CD with the little test partition, then the CD is OK. That's how I do it. And in any case, should you have any problems, you can download the latest WinPE .iso from my Skydrive site and burn another WinPE CD.
Is that the 32bits or 64bits winpe version you posted on skydrive?
It works for both.


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20 Feb 2013   #912
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you tested your WinPE CD with the little test partition, then the CD is OK. That's how I do it. And in any case, should you have any problems, you can download the latest WinPE .iso from my Skydrive site and burn another WinPE CD.
Is that the 32bits or 64bits winpe version you posted on skydrive?
It works for both.
So you mean it's the 32bits winpe version. 64bits version doesn't work on 32bits cpu's (of course)
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20 Feb 2013   #913
kado897

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I think it is 64bit which means it needs a 64bit capable PC, not necessarily with 64bit Windows installed.
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20 Feb 2013   #914
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It is 64 bit, I booted my copy to have a look.

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20 Feb 2013   #915
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

@ - moday69 - you can recover your little test partition with the WinPE. Just boot with the CD. Make sure you follow Kado's tutorial (thank you Keith for helping out) and select only the little test partition for restore. Then nothing will happen to the other partitions. The operation with the WinPE is exactly the same as with the installed Macrium.

@ Kaktussoft - it is a 64bit version
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20 Feb 2013   #916
kado897

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No problem Wolfgang.
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20 Feb 2013   #917
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
@ - moday69 - you can recover your little test partition with the WinPE. Just boot with the CD. Make sure you follow Kado's tutorial (thank you Keith for helping out) and select only the little test partition for restore. Then nothing will happen to the other partitions. The operation with the WinPE is exactly the same as with the installed Macrium.

@ Kaktussoft - it is a 64bit version
You can better put the 32bits version on skydrive if you want to help other users with 32bits cpu as well. It will work on 64bits cpu as well.
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20 Feb 2013   #918
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
@ - moday69 - you can recover your little test partition with the WinPE. Just boot with the CD. Make sure you follow Kado's tutorial (thank you Keith for helping out) and select only the little test partition for restore. Then nothing will happen to the other partitions. The operation with the WinPE is exactly the same as with the installed Macrium.

@ Kaktussoft - it is a 64bit version
You can better put the 32bits version on skydrive if you want to help other users with 32bits cpu as well. It will work on 64bits cpu as well.
How about if you load up a 32bit version. I don't use 32bit. A 32bit only system must be a very old PC. To my recollection, all systems since at least 2007 are 64bit capable. And since the CD is an independent system, it will run on those. Has nothing to do with the OS version they installed.
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20 Feb 2013   #919
alan10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
How about if you load up a 32bit version. I don't use 32bit. A 32bit only system must be a very old PC. To my recollection, all systems since at least 2007 are 64bit capable. And since the CD is an independent system, it will run on those. Has nothing to do with the OS version they installed.
I disagree.
The OCZ forum supply a LINUX and also a Windows based Toolbox to Secure Erase their SSD.
Their Windows version is 32 bit, and on a 64 bit Windows System it has no access to System32.
All it wants and needs is in SysWOW64.
I found out the hard way after their toolbox failed to launch under 64 bit WinPE because that has no SysWOW64.
I had Macrium use WAIK to create the 32 bit WinPE,
and this did launch the OCZ Windows ToolBox

In my experience there are for more 32-bit-only portable tools than 32-Bit-or-64-bit,
and I have found a portable-screen-shot tool that would run under 32 bit WinPE.

When I moved up from 32 bit XP on a Laptop to 64 bit Win 7 on a Desktop,
I found that the old 32 bit WinPE Boot CD was just as fast and efective as the latest 64 bit WinPE Boot CD.

A 64 bit system gets no benefit from a 64 bit WinPE, and it loses flexibility on what portable tools you can run under 32 bit WinPE

Regards
Alan
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20 Feb 2013   #920
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Here's a 32bit one I made about a month or two ago,

http://sdrv.ms/12NJvud
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