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Windows 7: Using Macrium software on machine without Internet connection

26 Dec 2016   #1
askic

Windows 7 64 vir
 
 
Using Macrium software on machine without Internet connection

Hello,

I want to try Macrium Reflect to make backup images of my computers. However, I have one very important computer that I want to backup. This computer has no internet connection.
I have just downloaded Macrium on my laptop that I use for different testing. The download is about 45 MB. First thing was to create rescue CD/USB and during this process I had to allow Macrium to download additional components from the internet (25 MB something needed by PE).

My question is this:
What else I need to download besides Macrium Reflect Free in order to install it and use it offline on machine without internet connection?

On Machine on which I want to use it to make backup and rescue CD is WIndows 7 Pro 64 bit with SP1 installed.

Additional download during use of the Macrium application is out of question.

Thank you


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26 Dec 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Since you created the rescue disc, that's all you need. On the "off line" machine, boot the rescue disc and you can then back up (make disc image) of the hard drive on that machine to whatever backup media (drive) you want to use. e.g. if its a USB connected drive, connect it before booting the rescue disc. I've done it this way many times with Macrium.
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26 Dec 2016   #3
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi askic

As long as you have the installation program, there is nothing to get from internet.
Do note it is best to have both the installation program and bootable Reflect as means of backup.

You can also create a bootable copy, Reflect.

It is a good program as you can extract or view all files & folders in the Image file.

It is like a virtual drive with drive letter and able to read, copy, etc. as normal files & folders in the drive.

But i did not test as i don't use, but it have a Bootable USB Mini Tools Partition Wizard, for clone.



Eric.
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26 Dec 2016   #4
askic

Windows 7 64 vir
 
 

Thank you for your replies guys. In my case, I have created boot cd on win 7 32 bit and during the proces I was offered to add drivers for Nic and probably chipset (not really sure). During this process I was prompted to download win image (winpe.wim) or to give path to this, so I have choaen to download.

I need to make backup on the win 7 64 bit machine, so I am not sure whether this bootable ce will be suitable for this purpose because of two reasons:
1. boot cd is cretaed on win 7 32 bit home edition
2. boot cd is created by incorporating drivers from my test win 32 system.

I have so far only limited experience with acronis true image, and I want to be prepared before going into backuping with new software.

Any help and advice is highly appretiated.

Cheers!
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26 Dec 2016   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Previous posters gave you great advice! The only I add is: for the offline computer, un-check the "check for updates" box somewhere within Macrium Reflect's menu, that way, you have one less nag message And, if you ever decide to give Image for Windows a try -- same thing there also.
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26 Dec 2016   #6
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Previous posters gave you great advice! The only I add is: for the offline computer, un-check the "check for updates" box somewhere within Macrium Reflect's menu, that way, you have one less nag message And, if you ever decide to give Image for Windows a try -- same thing there also.

This is not necessary for OP to indicate.

As OP meant to be use on the "important" computer which have no internet access.

OP just need to know on whether this application do required to have internet access or not.

OP also did the right thing in asking, as it is new to the application.
Refer to his very 1st paragraph.


Eric.
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26 Dec 2016   #7
askic

Windows 7 64 vir
 
 

Hello Roland,

I've just tried to download the Macrium on my wife's laptop and something strange has happened.
The OS on this laptop is win 10 64 bit and first file that is downloaded from Macriuem web page in only 3.4 MB for installation. When I clicked on this file, downloaded started that is big 853 MB
It's currently downloading WDAK x64 Components!? This for sure has nothing with update. I'll try in few hours this installation on this "offline" machine, but I have a bad feeling it will work.

Anyway, I'll let you know.

Cheers!
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26 Dec 2016   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The 3.4 MB file is the ReflectDL.exe downloader
When you run it you can click on Options and choose what you want to download.
You can choose bit version, Reflect Installer Only, etc.
If you are saving the downloads for a different PC, Uncheck Run installer directly after downloading after selecting the options.

Using Macrium software on machine without Internet connection-macrium_dl_options.png


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26 Dec 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Without the winpe components and creating the winpe recovery cd or flash media I'm not sure what good a system image is you wouldn't have the recovery tools made
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26 Dec 2016   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The only reason I mentioned un-checking the "check for updates" is: since that particular MR can also reside on the off-line computer's hard-drive, that one does not need to check for updates. The usb or dvd boot - is moot, it never checks for updates
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