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Windows 7: System Imaging Tool W7

28 Jan 2011   #71
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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There is an option in the wizard to take an exact copy. I don't know if that is strictly a clone
In the free version I never saw that. Is that an option in the Pro version?
It's certainly in th Pro version. I can't remember if it is in the free. It's accessed by pressing the advanced button on the "Finish" screen in the wizard. You can also set it as a default under compression.


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28 Jan 2011   #72
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have run off the 32 bit win7 recovery disc, put it in the cd drive, rt click cd drive, copy, rt click HD paste.

You will see a folder called sources. In there is boot.wim.

System Imaging Tool W7-sources1.jpg

System Imaging Tool W7-sources2.jpg

mount (or extract) boot.wim.

Copy the macrium files into the mounted system32 folder.

You only need to copy in these 4


System Imaging Tool W7-macfiles.jpg

To restore multiple partitition images (to their original location) they have a free app.
Put it in system32 as well

diskrestore.zip

Unmount boot .wim.

Make an iso of the folder on your HD, boot it up, goto command prompt, type:
reflectpe.exe.


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28 Jan 2011   #73
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you have run off the 32 bit win7 recovery disc, put it in the cd drive, rt click cd drive, copy, rt click HD paste.

You will see a folder called sources. In there is boot.wim.

Attachment 134934

Attachment 134935

mount (or extract) boot.wim.

Copy the macrium files into the mounted system32 folder.

You only need to copy in these 4


Attachment 134936

To restore multiple partitition images (to their original location) they have a free app.
Put it in system32 as well

Attachment 134938

Unmount boot .wim.

Make an iso of the folder on your HD, boot it up, goto command prompt, type:
reflectpe.exe.


Thank's
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28 Jan 2011   #74
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Use this to mount and unmount the boot.wim

ImageX GUI (GImageX)

It's very easy:

I extracted 32 bit recovery iso into a folder on HD called EXTRACTED32BITISO

System Imaging Tool W7-extracted32bitiso.jpg

Made a new empty folder on HD called MOUNT

Mounted the wim

System Imaging Tool W7-gimagex-mount1.jpg

System Imaging Tool W7-gimagex-mount2.jpg

copied those macrium files into \MOUNT\Windows\System32

Unmount the wim

System Imaging Tool W7-gimagex-unmount1.jpg


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28 Jan 2011   #75
kado897

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That's clear. Thank's
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28 Jan 2011   #76
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You shouldn't need to make your own pe disk.

Download Hiren's boot cd (latest ver 13). It has Macrium pe built in and works fine for me. It runs under Hiren's built in mini XP environment.

You can make images as well from the boot environment. Being able to image a system heading south has some recovery advantages.

(Also: you can run most of your standalone x86 apps in this mini XP environment as well)
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28 Jan 2011   #77
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The slight snag is you need to wait for sysrecoptions to run thru to get to cmd prompt - it's only a few seconds, but you can start Macrium straight off instead.


When you have copied the macrium files into system 32, 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. ( LOL - i can't type it needs to be [Launchapps]
and startnet.cmd - have corrected it above now)


MJF - no , you don't need to do anything at all - breathing is voluntary.

Some people would like to - in any case pe3 is better.
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28 Jan 2011   #78
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Another vote for Acronis, friend called at 9am, his system crashed when the power glitched. No way to get to hard disk, no recovery available. I had made an image with acronis last saturday and it took exactly 15 minutes to restore his C drive from an image I had put on his D. worked. and I was back home by 10.

rich
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28 Jan 2011   #79
kado897

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The problem here is I have the 64bit version.
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28 Jan 2011   #80
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The problem here is I have the 64bit version.
So do I. But I'll doing a bit more checking myself now on potential issues.
I've been able to mount my old images and make them ok.
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