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Windows 7: Macrium restore from USB Thumb Drive.

12 Jun 2012   #1
johnnya

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Macrium restore from USB Thumb Drive.

Hi folks. I have imaged my neighbours Netbook with Macrium Reflect. Since it has no DVD burner, I want to create a bootable Macrium (Linux) recovery media on a thumb drive. Not sure how to proceed.
Many thanks
JohnnyA


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12 Jun 2012   #2
derekimo

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Just happen to have an excellent tutorial for that. :)

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive
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12 Jun 2012   #3
johnnya

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Wow. What a great tutorial. Many thanks Derekimo.
The only item that confuses me, is why I would want multible Macrium ISO's on the thumb drive. The actual Backup Image is stored on an external USB hard drive, so I would only need to get to the Macrium recovery thumb drive to direct macrium Recovery to where the actual image is stored. I must be a little slow today.
Thanks again.
JohnnyA
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12 Jun 2012   #4
kado897

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You don't need multiple Macrium ISOs on there. I think he has set it up for several users with perhaps different hardware.
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12 Jun 2012   #5
johnnya

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Thanks Kado, that makes sense.
Regards
JohnnyA
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12 Jun 2012   #6
kado897

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This tutorial contains a link in the Notes section to the WinPE version of the recovery disk already created as an iso by whs. This is usually a better solution than the Linux disk. Imaging with free Macrium
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12 Jun 2012   #7
Bumpkin

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You will find the WinPE that whs created to be compatible with more computers than the linux recovery disc.

Get it here FileSwap.com : Macrium 5.0 WinPE.zip download free

I used Rufus to burn the .iso to a USB stick. Really simple to use. Get it here The Portable Freeware Collection - Rufus Be careful of the big Download Now! button. Look for the link for the download.
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