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Windows 7: System Imaging Tool W7

01 Feb 2011   #121
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks for the update.

That's weird, the xml file works fine for me.

As long as you are happy letting autodisplay do it - that's great.


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01 Feb 2011   #122
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Yeah, I don't know why it doesn't work for me; it definitely should.

I am actually going to rebuild my USB boot stick on a larger flash drive. It'll include this image for Macrium, Windows rescue disk (32-bit, I've learned ), and the installation media for Windows 7 64-bit. Depending on the flash media size, I may include the Windows 7 32-bit version as well and Office 10.

Comparing to DVDs, the flash drive is lot faster to boot up and the content can be changed easily as well. Since I have a USB 3.0 port, I may even get a 40MB or so external SSD and try booting from there. That would be really fast, but I don't know if the BIOS or USB 3.0 for that matter will support it. Oh well, I have time...
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01 Feb 2011   #123
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could always keep the size down by exporting the 64 bit images from install.wim into the 32 bit install.wim.

You will be able install any edition or bit version from that. Repair install for 64 bit won't work from that tho.


Then add the 64 bit winre.wim /boot.wim ( you need to rename it - REC64.wim , BOOT64.wim will do fine - pop it into the "sources" folder. Add an entry to the bcd store - then you will get a menu allowing you to boot your 32 bit image (including macrium), or your 64 bit recovery options wim.

If you are going to do all that - you may as well stick Partition Wizard, or Paragon ( whichever you prefer ) into the image containing macrium.
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01 Feb 2011   #124
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

The WinPE seems to be flexible and relatively easy to modify with DISM, have number of different WIM on the same USB stick, boot selection, etc. Then I throw it in my draw and probably won't find it when I need it .

This would've been a great tool when I used to be an administrator back in the days. In my current position, this is just a hobby that I enjoy doing; maybe when I come back from San Antonio I'll do what you suggested.
Thanks SIW...
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01 Feb 2011   #125
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have a good time in San Ant
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04 Feb 2011   #126
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi mj,

You need to tell winpeshl.ini to start reflectpe.exe, instead of recenv.exe.

scroll down to find system32\winpeshl.ini.

Open it in notepad ( it's read only - so rt click it first>properties>untickRead only>Apply> OK. )

Then change it to read:

[Launchapps]
startnet.cmd
reflectpe.exe

Save it, then unmount the wim
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04 Feb 2011   #127
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

SIW2
thankyou I overlooked your earlier advice.
It solved the problem.
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04 Feb 2011   #128
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great - glad you got it working.

Now you can have fun putting all your favourite apps. in
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06 Feb 2011   #129
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Chaps - an interesting thread.

Has anyone been able to restore from a NAS using Macrium Free? Does the LINUX boot CD see the network?

I'm installing a NAS tommorrow and plan on scheduling my Macrium images to it - it would be a fruitless exercise if I couldn't see it in the event of having to perform a restore......
UPDATE : By using the Network function of the Linux boot disk, I can indeed connect and browse to images on my NAS.
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