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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

02 Jun 2014   #990
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think I came too late. Keith answered most questions. Here are some little additions:

Q1a. I don't really understand what you want to do with the Windows rescue CD. To recover with a Macrium image, you use the Macrium WinPE CD.

Q3. I put all images for one system into a folder which carries the name of the system. This is because I have images of different systems on the same disk(s). I never placed images into the root, but I guess it can be done.


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02 Jun 2014   #991
sameer1987

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

KEITH / WHS ,

Please look at the attachments and tell me what you think this ERROR might be reflecting to as I move forward in generating the system image through MACRIUM, It displays an ERROR code 9.

I wish I could catch a break here.

Appreciate the response again KADO !!!

Lets see if we can work this out and what might I need to fix on my end.

HMM MM!!!! on second thought this will leave a record for others to look at and correct similar issue as it arises


Regards
SAM


MACRIUM ISSUE CODE 9.doc

media_usb.log


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02 Jun 2014   #992
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

This is the preferred, best way to upload an image or a file to a post.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Press the ALT and PrntScrn keys at the same time, this will capture only the active window to use in Paint or your preferred graphics editor.


You may also upload a photo or image you already have on your PC, as you would a file, without using the Snipping tool.
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02 Jun 2014   #993
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Is the USB stick write protected?
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02 Jun 2014   #994
sameer1987

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK I tried using a brand new DVD for MACRIUM to create the recovery disk and it didn't work. So, I erased the disk first and went back and asked to create the Rescue Media and it worked

I didn't even realize that by default it was pointing to my 2TB External HD.

OK so the windows PE 3.1 recovery media is created.
When would i use it is the thought in my head ??

Now I am gonna create the backup image of the entire internal hard drive to begin with.
Can I do incremental image backup later with the free version??

Thanks KADO


HELLO BRITTON30,

I am new here and hopefully will catch up to the way tasks are carried out in this Forum.
Been used to CTRL+PRINT SCREEN and open up WORD DOC and pasting there, adjusting to make the image larger.

I will use PAINT from now on. Thanks for the TIP
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02 Jun 2014   #995
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The free version doesn't do incremental or differential backups. If I were you I would create an image and boot to the CD to make sure that you it can see the image. You can fully test the procedure as follows.

1. Create a small (1 GB) test partition and copy some files to it.
2. Image that partition.
3. Modify the files on the partition.
4. Boot to the CD and restore the test partition.
5. Boot back into Windows and check the contents of the test partition.


I did a video of the restore process which can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkSX5OzI-TA
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02 Jun 2014   #996
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

see comments in bold

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sameer1987 View Post
OK I tried using a brand new DVD for MACRIUM to create the recovery disk and it didn't work.

Meaning what exactly? You couldn't create a recovery disk? Or you could create it, but it wouldn't boot your PC? Or it would boot your PC, but you could not then restore an image?



OK so the windows PE 3.1 recovery media is created. When would i use it is the thought in my head ??

You would boot from it when you need to restore a partition you have imaged. Like when your hard drive drops dead or you want to move your Windows installation to a larger hard drive or an SSD.

Now I am gonna create the backup image of the entire internal hard drive to begin with.

If you have multiple partitions and want to backup all of them, I'd probably make separate images of each partition. You need to make an image of your "system reserved" partition if you have one----or an image of whatever partition contains your boot files.

Can I do incremental image backup later with the free version??

I don't think so. I think you need the "Standard" or "Pro" versions to do incrementals, both paid.

Many would advise you to instead do full images anyway. Easier to manage and less prone to have issues.


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02 Jun 2014   #997
sameer1987

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

boy oh boy you guys in this FORUM are very ACTIVE and AWESOME

So much help on demand, this is the best Forum ever and the Awesomeness is off the charts.

Great Work guys . Two THUMBS way up for all of you

I opened up the Help site for MACRIUM and since it is pictorial I shouldn't have any problem understanding the features and definitely going to do as mentioned above by KADO

FOLKS your responses reflect sincerity in your concern for helping and reaching out and contributing to the community and displays excellency !!!!

Feels good to be a MEMBER here
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02 Jun 2014   #998
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you sameer.
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02 Jun 2014   #999
sameer1987

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dear ignatzatsonic / KADO,

What brought me here is the fact that i tried to dual boot WIN7 with UBUNTU and it messed up the BOOTLOADER.

My first thought ignatzatsonic when you said "make separate image for each partition" tells me that the System Reserved partition will get changed after the dual boot, so do you recommend a full internal hard disk image at first than later-on as I download UBUNTU to a separate partition on the internal HD to make separate images for each partition??

If not than please suggest a good strategy.

ALSO any help i can get to do a safe DUAL BOOT would be much appreciated. I need that desperately for creating Networking LABS at home.

Thanks
SAM
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