Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: quick question on imaging software

2 Weeks Ago   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
quick question on imaging software

I'll be doing a clean reinstall and I want to make an image (possible multiple images) this time. I'll be using Macrium. I have a Drobo 5N that is part of my network. I have part of it setup as a backup for my Mac. I want the other part of it for backups of my Windows PC (there is plenty of room). Haven't used Macrium at all. Do I just show it where to save an image file to or is there something more?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
2 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Yes you cant save to not work no problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Yes you cant save to not work no problem

Would you care to restate that in English?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

2 Weeks Ago   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Yes you cant save to not work no problem
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Would you care to restate that in English?
Yes you can save to Network, no problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you. Wasn't sure if the network drive had to be formatted. I think it's setup as NTFS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #6
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

One more question.

Does the image have to be saved to the root of the HDD or can I save it (and multiple images) to a folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #7
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Never mind. I created a folder on the drive called Windows_7 (can't use spaces) and I was able to create an image file using Windows.
It'll probably be the same with Macrium.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Held back on reply as I do not actually use Macrium Reflect, but every Image recovery system I've used over my career has allowed multiple images to be stored and restored by choice of the correct file. There has to be a bootable media involved in most setups, some can actually use a recovery partition on the system drive, this is similar to the standard laptop recovery systems from OEM

Make sure you treat the images as backups and treat them as you would with Tapes or other media (keep copies in safe locations preferably off site) and keep them up to date, (include the boot device in this as systems evolve and the rarely can read the "next" version )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #9
clasof56

win 7 64 home premium
 
 

been using macrium for a decade...easy peasy...can save as file anywhere except system drive..on another partition, external drive, flash drive...it will have you make dvd rescue for when you wish to restore...again, very simple. put in rescue dvd, shut down, restart with dvd boot...navigate to image, restore....done
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 quick question on imaging software




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
imaging/cloning software
hi guys, i know about macrium reflect imaging software, what other free imaging/cloning software do you guys use and recommend ????? thanks for your time, bluesfloyd
Backup and Restore
Disk Imaging Software
Okay, in your OWN personal option, which software would you get to do the following: 1. Shink the image before writing. 2. Make a recue disk. Thanks.
Backup and Restore
Quick question about hardware vs. software
I have been dealing with my computer randomly freezing for the last year. I have checked and re-checked all of my hardware (except for the motherboard) but I am nowhere closer to solving the riddle... If my computer freezes while running outside of Windows like during memtest or just idling in...
BSOD Help and Support
Quick Question about my installed Software
Are there any better alternatives to the ones I currently have installed? I reformatted my PC and used MSE2 instead of kaspersky, and installed all my old programs, I also plan to install Nero and Office10 and TuneUp2k10, but I've heard bad things about it. Also, I've heard NOT to use the...
Software
Document Scanning and Imaging Software
I have an HP all-in-one I use over our home network to scan my documents wirelessly and am getting tired of the slow and fatty-ness of the HP Document Imaging software. Does anybody know of any alternatives that I could use? I'm not looking for anything fancy like OCR. I just want to be able to...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+