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Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By mjf
I like Partition Wizard as well and it can do the...

I like Partition Wizard as well and it can do the required operations. Unfortunately your video link is in a non English language and my version 9.1 no longer supports building a bootable iso. It...
Forum: News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,461
Posted By mjf
I'd be curious to know if the portable version...

I'd be curious to know if the portable version had the same malware problem.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By mjf
I think you are saying system repair has not been...

I think you are saying system repair has not been successful. I have had problems with the automatic system repair option in the past and rely on system images. Sometimes you need to run the system...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By mjf
Of course you can use a new drive if you don't...

Of course you can use a new drive if you don't have a spare drive lying around. A 1TB WD Blue would cost around the $50 mark. I think the main objective was to have confidence a Macrium image would...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By mjf
It probably is illegal unless you can get an MS...

It probably is illegal unless you can get an MS phone representative to agree to it.
The licensing is described here and you appear to be using the OEM:SLP which uses a license embedded in the BIOS...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By mjf
Restoring the image to a spare internal drive is...

Restoring the image to a spare internal drive is the acid test. If you have the money for a cheap HDD then do the test. Replace the OS drive with the test drive and disconnect all other HDDs/SSDs to...
Forum: News 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By mjf
I still have Office 2007 running on 3 PCs and I...

I still have Office 2007 running on 3 PCs and I guess the end of support only refers to security updates. I've never understood why security updates has always been an issue - a question for the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
Yes you can backup more than one computer on an...

Yes you can backup more than one computer on an ext HDD. Just create folders that describe the computer so you don't get confused.

I'm not familiar with AOMEI but I suspect again PC/folder...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
ok I checked usb3 driver compatibility. On one...

ok I checked usb3 driver compatibility.
On one of my PCs with Intel usb3 drivers the pe3.1 appears ok (Haswell). On my main PC with Renesas usb3 driver pe3.1 is a no go. pe5 is fine on both PCs. -...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
I gave you a screenshot of the page in question...

I gave you a screenshot of the page in question referring to pe 5. The Macrium documentation specifically states that this pe 5 is useful for supporting usb 3 on a Windows 7 system.

I might try...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
follow the link I gave and select complete user...

follow the link I gave and select complete user guide on the left
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I'm not sure what the problem is.
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
Puzzling. When you boot the rescue disc/usb can...

Puzzling. When you boot the rescue disc/usb can it see images on an external connected USB 3 HDD?
Here are the pe options I get. You need to select change pe versions.
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Here is the link to...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
I pick pe 5 because of its usb 3 support. From...

I pick pe 5 because of its usb 3 support.
From the user guide pg 70
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Nothing stopping you making a pe 3 as well if you like but you will need to load usb 3 drivers manually or insert them...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
Best of luck to everyone in Florida. That storm...

Best of luck to everyone in Florida. That storm looks really bad.
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
I can't comment on AOMEI because I've never used...

I can't comment on AOMEI because I've never used it. The Macrium software is UK based and when I have installed the free version of the software (V5 & V6) I just accept the defaults. Note though that...
Forum: Backup and Restore 06 Sep 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By mjf
If you are talking about standard administrator...

If you are talking about standard administrator privileges then operate from an account that has these privileges and accept ok if required.
If you are talking about the hidden elevated...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Sep 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By mjf
I'm a bit confused. I may have missed something. ...

I'm a bit confused. I may have missed something.

Your full partition Macrium images should take the form eg. 0E4179CDF016AD28-00-00.mrimg. They are just very large files. You simply shift del to...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
I use 2 approaches. 1) Docking stations 2) Buy...

I use 2 approaches. 1) Docking stations 2) Buy your own enclosure. For both you buy your own bare HDD (I use WDs) - the sort you would connect to a PC sata drive. I use the more robust larger usb 3...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Sep 2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,350
Posted By mjf
I'd also not bother with the WD backup software....

I'd also not bother with the WD backup software. Many people here like Macrium (including me) and others seems to like AOMEI - try both and make your own decision.

I'm not familiar with these...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Sep 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By mjf
You can image any partition you want. But if...

You can image any partition you want.
But if you want just an image to restore your operating system then select " Create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows". The...
Forum: News 04 Sep 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,016
Posted By mjf
I don't get the argument here. If you stick with...

I don't get the argument here. If you stick with simply 1 TB drives then the SSD (Samsung 850 EVO) vs a 1TB WD Blue (7200rpm) then the cost advantage of the HDD over the SSD is ~ 7 times.
I can do a...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Sep 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By mjf
For Macrium v6 the pe 5 rescue CD has USB 3...

For Macrium v6 the pe 5 rescue CD has USB 3 support. It has worked for me.

For a pe 3 rescue disc I needed to install the USB 3 drivers using DISM or mount them manually.
Forum: News 02 Sep 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 5,016
Posted By mjf
:roflmao: Complaining vs debate ... that can be...

:roflmao:
Complaining vs debate ... that can be a bit of a definition.
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Aug 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By mjf
I would also go for a new drive. If your system...

I would also go for a new drive. If your system image will restore to say a 256GB SSD then I'd go that way. Your old Dell will perform like a newer PC. But you will probably want more data storage so...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Aug 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By mjf
I haven't moved across to Windows 10 yet so have...

I haven't moved across to Windows 10 yet so have no hands on experience of any problems. W7 EOL is just a couple of years away so why invest in Windows 7 unless it's run as a Virtual Machine.

Does...
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