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Windows 7: System Imaging Tool W7

28 Jan 2011   #81
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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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.
Yeah, I saw that. But that only "clones" the partition, not the whole disk with all its partitions. The cloning I was talking about is an exact replica of the whole drive.


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28 Jan 2011   #82
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes Acronis works just fine , I have included it in my winpe3 boot disc ( the free version, that is )

I also included Paragon Virtual Server - fantastic app. - not free tho. http://www.paragon-software.com/business/hdm-server-vs/

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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   #83
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi mjf,

Commercial imaging apps. don't make any distinction between images made in a 32 or 64 bit environment.

Only windows system image GUI does that


You won't have any trouble using the macrium pebuilder.


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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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28 Jan 2011   #84
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
Yeah, I saw that. But that only "clones" the partition, not the whole disk with all its partitions. The cloning I was talking about is an exact replica of the whole drive.
You can image all partitions on the drive though, but it is not a true clone.
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28 Jan 2011   #85
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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The problem here is I have the 64bit version.
It doesn't matter,

d/l the 32 bit recovery iso from here Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

Then follow this:

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28 Jan 2011   #86
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I just did it - took 5mins - here's a screenie:

System Imaging Tool W7-screenrip2.jpg

Use macrium command link to access regedit, taskmgr, notepad, diskpart etc.


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28 Jan 2011   #87
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Impressive. I may give it a try tomorrow if I have the time.
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28 Jan 2011   #88
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi mjf,

Commercial imaging apps. don't make any distinction between images made in a 32 or 64 bit environment.

Only windows system image GUI does that


You won't have any trouble using the macrium pebuilder.


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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.
Yes, but I had to make sure so I used the Hirens macrium pe to reimage my system (51GB) from a Macrium image made on 23 Jan 11 - it worked fine.
Came back to the present with a Windows image.

Nevertheless, I downloaded WAIK a while ago and will probably try making my own pe - you make it look relatively straightforward.

*** For those caught out keep Hiren's in mind***
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29 Jan 2011   #89
Cr00zng

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

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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.
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NOTE:

If you don't have a 32 bit wim , d/l the 32 bit recovery .iso from Neosmart,

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

extract it with 7-zip
My system is 64-bit Windows 7 that presumably creates a 64-bit recovery disk; it seems to me that this is the version I'd need since Macrium files that I have access to are 64-bit as well. Would that be correct?
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29 Jan 2011   #90
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think your question has been answered. Read back.
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