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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

26 Aug 2010   #90
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arijit2010win7 View Post
a. Now my question is both backup took 38GB of total,Can I Delete the 1st one to save some space ?
I usually save my last two backups, just in case. If the system has been giving me any problems I'll save a few more.

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b.If I create a restore CD in Desktop will it work with my Laptop or the Restore CD is machine locked ?
It should work with any machine.


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26 Aug 2010   #91
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arijit2010win7 View Post


Here is the image of my recent backup....previous one is a bigger and latest one is smaller...though I've clear some files as well as move My Documents & Picture Folder to the separate partition as well as move the Downloads to the another partition.(Thanks to the Data Partition Tutorial)
Then installed some Windows update as well as GFX card update, then took backup of 100MB System + C: Drive.

a. Now my question is both backup took 38GB of total,Can I Delete the 1st one to save some space ?

b.If I create a restore CD in Desktop will it work with my Laptop or the Restore CD is machine locked ?

c. Rescue CD Dialog box said "Your Rescue CD Must be v2.0 Higher" <----What is this mean ?

BTW:-This is my Desktop not the VIAO, for testing purpose,If it is alright I'll install it in the Laptop.
a) yes, you only keep those that you care to keep. Since these are full backups and not incrementals, they are completely independent from each other - that's the beauty of full backups.

b) yes it should

c) I remember that they changed the rescue CDs at a certain point in time. You should have one that was burnt from the version that you are using for backup. Not all versions are incompatible, but some are
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09 Sep 2010   #92
meltie

Vista Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Guys,
Can we please go back to the 100MB partition (which is the active MBR partition) for a moment. I'm totally confused now. What is the 100MB partition??

I have my "C" drive which holds the OS, a "D" drive which has factory backup, and a "K" drive which holds my data. Sooo, if I have to restore, I was going to make "C" as "active" and "K" as "primary" (leaving "D" alone). Is this correct?

I also imaged both C & K together on one of the back-up images. If I use that image to restore, do I designate it as "active" or "primary"?

Thanks

Meltie
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09 Sep 2010   #93
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your active partition must be the 100MB partition because that's where the MBR is (Active means nothing else than Boot partition with the MBR). You cannot make C the active partition because then the BIOS will not find the MBR and you will be unable to boot. You could move the MBR to C by running the repair disk 3 times (see the many posts on this subject by Gregrocker). But I would not do that. The MBR is safer on the 100MB partition. So your C and K are just Primaries - and do not restore the MBR.
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09 Sep 2010   #94
meltie

Vista Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks W. Here's what's confusing me. My MBR is on the "C" drive. It's a tiny file 160K+. It is not on a separate partition. Maybe Vista does it differently??

Sooo, do I still follow your latest instruction given the above?

Sorry, don't mean to be dense. I'm one of those "easy to confuse" people LOL

Thanks

M

P.S. Totally changing subjects. When I image, I disable my protection program. I do this as I discovered Norton and Vista did not play well during "restore". Not sure this would be the case with Macrium, but thought I'd mention it in case anyone else has Norton.
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09 Sep 2010   #95
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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It's a tiny file 160K+. It is not on a separate partition.
Are you sure it is not a partition without a drive letter? Does it show up in Disk Management?

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I do this as I discovered Norton and Vista did not play well during "restore".
That is correct for system restore in Vista. I have seen the same problem since I use predominantly NIS. But Macrium is completely "immune" to this phenomenon because during the restore you run under the control of the Linux restore program which has no idea of what is inside the restore file.
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09 Sep 2010   #96
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meltie View Post
P.S. Totally changing subjects. When I image, I disable my protection program. I do this as I discovered Norton and Vista did not play well during "restore". Not sure this would be the case with Macrium, but thought I'd mention it in case anyone else has Norton.
Not to butt in. My XP restore isn't working and I'm using Nortons.
I shall see if that is the problem.
Mike
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09 Sep 2010   #97
meltie

Vista Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

doesn't appear to be a partition without a drive letter.

I went into Disk Mgmt and this is what it shown there:

Factory_Image (D) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition)
HP (C) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
New Volume (K) Simple Basic NTFS Health (Primary Partition)

Did a couple of other things and below are the only references that came up:

MBR.DLL SMINST (C:\Windows) Application Extension
MBR SMINST (C:\Windows) Configuration Settings

Any place else I should look?

Thanks

M
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09 Sep 2010   #98
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meltie View Post
P.S. Totally changing subjects. When I image, I disable my protection program. I do this as I discovered Norton and Vista did not play well during "restore". Not sure this would be the case with Macrium, but thought I'd mention it in case anyone else has Norton.
Not to butt in. My XP restore isn't working and I'm using Nortons.
I shall see if that is the problem.
Mike
Norton is definitely not the problem. I would look some place else for the mistake.
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09 Sep 2010   #99
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meltie View Post
doesn't appear to be a partition without a drive letter.

I went into Disk Mgmt and this is what it shown there:

Factory_Image (D) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition)
HP (C) Simple Basic NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
New Volume (K) Simple Basic NTFS Health (Primary Partition)

Did a couple of other things and below are the only references that came up:

MBR.DLL SMINST (C:\Windows) Application Extension
MBR SMINST (C:\Windows) Configuration Settings

Any place else I should look?

Thanks

M
Now you got me. I am completely lost with this 160KB thing. But it cannot have the MBR because a) it is not a partition and b) your C is the active partition and has the MBR.
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