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Forum: Backup and Restore 04 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
Certainly. And if a post such as was quoted is...

Certainly. And if a post such as was quoted is misleading or plain wrong, it deserves to be questioned and, most importantly, corrected (especially for the benefit of those who silently read forums,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
Thanks, I'm glad to hear this. That the guy...

Thanks, I'm glad to hear this.

That the guy insisted on activation problems after a Macrium restore semed very strange. I read on in that thread to see if anyone would call him on this specific...
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
I found the comments I was referring to regarding...

I found the comments I was referring to regarding Macrium vs. Paragon. Though they are in the thread "Acronis vs Paragon backup software", the posts are speaking about Macrium problems.
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Forum: Backup and Restore 04 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
I have never seen anybody run into an activation...

I have never seen anybody run into an activation problem if you just replace the HDD - and there should not be a problem. That is different if you replace the mobo or try to dump the image on another...
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 Sep 2011
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Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
I'm glad to hear this, and it makes good sense. ...

I'm glad to hear this, and it makes good sense. So now I need to find the post where the original comment was made and see if in fact the person was speaking about system migration. It wasn't...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
I believe the aspect they were emphasizing had to...

I believe the aspect they were emphasizing had to do with activation and validation after a restore, not someone trying to migrate to a new system.
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
Free Macrium can restore to a new HDD as long as...

Free Macrium can restore to a new HDD as long as the receiving partition is equal or greater in size than the originating partition.

What they were talking about was probably the "shrink"...
Forum: Backup and Restore 02 Sep 2011
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Posted By JDH1
While contrasting Macrium Free to the...

While contrasting Macrium Free to the competition, someone said that Paragon can restore a Win 7 image to a new HDD, and that restored machine will then boot, run, activate, and validate, etc., but...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Aug 2011
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Posted By JDH1
Yes, that's exactly what it does. No need for...

Yes, that's exactly what it does. No need for WAIK.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, I DL'ed the file earlier and now look forward to trying it!
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Aug 2011
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Posted By JDH1
I recall that it took alot longer for me, and it...

I recall that it took alot longer for me, and it (RunMeAsAdminV2.exe) does not give you progress indicators so JDH1 leave the thing alone until you're sure it's finished (I recall it will even offer...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Aug 2011
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Posted By JDH1
Thanks for this! Sorry, but your program is...

Thanks for this!

Sorry, but your program is new to me -- what does RunMeAsAdminv2.exe do? Does it create an ISO file to make a PE3 runtime CD? What about the Macrium files which will be needed...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Aug 2011
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Posted By JDH1
[QUOTE=SIW2;1553683]Yes, if you are on windows 7...

[QUOTE=SIW2;1553683]Yes, if you are on windows 7 x64 you can use my little app to make macrium pe3 instead of downloading WAIK.

Regarding the "little app" you referenced, if it streamlines the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 27 Aug 2011
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Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
Now that's an interesting thought. A newly...

Now that's an interesting thought. A newly created partition on an external HDD would certainly be more sacrificial than drive C: on a working PC. However, being a non-system partition, a non boot...
Forum: Backup and Restore 27 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
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Posted By JDH1
See my specs + Acer using Intel core 2 quad Q8300...

See my specs + Acer using Intel core 2 quad Q8300 W7x64
For me:
Imaging Process:
Macrium Reflect free (v4) - reliable no problems on both systems
Windows Imaging - reliable no problems on both...
Forum: Backup and Restore 27 Aug 2011
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Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
No. You can d/l it from MS - it is free...

No.


You can d/l it from MS - it is free to everyone. It is huge and not easy for a beginner to use.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows® AIK for Windows® 7...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
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Posted By JDH1
Have you tried any of these (or know of folks who...

Have you tried any of these (or know of folks who have) with a Sandy Bridge processor based Win 7 64 bit system and had good success?

Sorry, but what does WAIK mean?

When you mentioned a "mount...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
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Posted By JDH1
I need a rock solid backup solution for the same...

I need a rock solid backup solution for the same reasons any prudent computer user does. However in addition I have a new laptop running Win 7 64 bit, I wish to change its partition structure, and I...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
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Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
Assuming that even step number one can fail --...

Assuming that even step number one can fail -- and I've seen it happen -- I would not wish to try this sequence unless I had a rather unimportant PC available as a test bed. And what makes this...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
Good advice for sure but at the same time...

Good advice for sure but at the same time completely nontrivial to do, especially the "testing" phase! I.e. you never REALLY know how good your backup/imaging system is until you have a failure and...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
The answer is obvious. Profiting from the...

The answer is obvious. Profiting from the experience of others before potentially trashing the HDD on a brand new laptop running Win7 64 bit, one which did NOT come with an actual MS OS disk, makes...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
I keep looking for decision points, "choice...

I keep looking for decision points, "choice filters" if you will, between the Macrium, Paragon, and EaseUS products. Often this sort of thing is easy and there is a clear front-runner. In this case...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
I guess this depends on your requirements. For...

I guess this depends on your requirements. For "bread and butter" needs, I still think Macrium is the best. But if you need some more extravagent functions (e.g. Differntials, Shrinking, etc.)...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
I keep looking for decision points, "choice...

I keep looking for decision points, "choice filters" if you will, between the Macrium, Paragon, and EaseUS products. Often this sort of thing is easy and there is a clear front-runner. In this case...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
I asked about his not just with reference to SSD...

I asked about his not just with reference to SSD migration. I tend to keep PCs a long while, and over that lifetime I frequently see drive failures. With my past software, I never had to worry...
Forum: Backup and Restore 25 Aug 2011
Replies: 1,992
Views: 407,936
Posted By JDH1
Reference...

Reference (http://www.macrium.com/webhelp/Partitions_to_overwrite.asp)

Note that free Paragon can do a "Restore with shrink". http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/...
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