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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

05 Jul 2014   #1030
kado897

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I uses the Windows task scheduler so if there is a problem with that it may also fail. Looking at the entry it has created for mine, only the path to the xml file is in quotes.


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05 Jul 2014   #1031
Nosmas

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Multiprocessor
 
 

Thank you whs and Britton30 for your replies. However there seems to be some misunderstanding. As I said in the opening post of my thread I have only recently become aware of Macrium so am still on a bit of a learning curve and may have missed something. I did NOT use Windows Task Scheduler directly, but followed the tutorial "Scheduling a backup" under Macrium Help, which creates the scheduled task but according to the video it uses the inbuilt Windows Task Scheduler. So I feel that I have done exactly as you suggest and scheduled the backups from within MR. I have also edited (e.g. changed the scheduled run times) them by right clicking and making changes.
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21 Aug 2014   #1032
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The recovery video tutorial looks nice but it shows how to do it from within a "working" Windows OS but what happens when I cannot start Windows?
I guess the PE recovery disk would help but how does it work?
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21 Aug 2014   #1033
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by looked View Post
The recovery video tutorial looks nice but it shows how to do it from within a "working" Windows OS but what happens when I cannot start Windows?
I guess the PE recovery disk would help but how does it work?
When you can't start Windows, you boot from the recovery disk, then navigate to your previously made image file. Then select the destination to which you want to restore. Then restore. If it goes as expected, you can then boot from that destination partition.

You can make a WinPE recovery disk or a Linux recovery disk, both from within Macrium. The WinPE disk is much preferred as it is less prone to problems, particularly driver issues.

The WinPE disk will land you in the exact same interface you would see if you started Macrium from your C drive. The Linux disk takes you to a slow, cryptic, text-based interface.

I haven't looked at the tutorial, but the "working Windows OS" you refer to is probably a boot from the WinPE disk. That's what you see--a Windows environment.

Regardless of which type of recovery disk you have, you need to make sure it will boot your PC. If it won't, you cannot restore.
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21 Aug 2014   #1034
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
When you can't start Windows, you boot from the recovery disk, then navigate to your previously made image file. Then select the destination to which you want to restore. Then restore. If it goes as expected, you can then boot from that destination partition.

You can make a WinPE recovery disk or a Linux recovery disk, both from within Macrium. The WinPE disk is much preferred as it is less prone to problems, particularly driver issues.

The WinPE disk will land you in the exact same interface you would see if you started Macrium from your C drive. The Linux disk takes you to a slow, cryptic, text-based interface.

I haven't looked at the tutorial, but the "working Windows OS" you refer to is probably a boot from the WinPE disk. That's what you see--a Windows environment.

Regardless of which type of recovery disk you have, you need to make sure it will boot your PC. If it won't, you cannot restore.
Thanks very much, that is definitely the WinPE boot screen.
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22 Aug 2014   #1035
kado897

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The recovery video was actually made in a virtual machine so that it could be recorded. In this case the virtual machine was booted from the PE disk rather than the real machine. It is exactly the same procedure if you boot your real machine from the PE disk.
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22 Aug 2014   #1036
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The recovery video was actually made in a virtual machine so that it could be recorded. In this case the virtual machine was booted from the PE disk rather than the real machine. It is exactly the same procedure if you boot your real machine from the PE disk.
Yes I think so otherwise how could he record the tutorial?
I really wish that the image will work 100% because installing and setting Windows plus software, browser, plugins etc. etc. takes too much time!
I had to buy a spare hard disk and temporary connect it as primary only to set up the new OS then I revert back to the old disk so that I can continue my work.
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22 Aug 2014   #1037
kado897

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In what way does the image not work 100%?
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22 Aug 2014   #1038
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Have a little problem imaging to an external. I have wiped the drive formatted it even tried setting it as active but Macrium is telling me it doesn't exists even though it is in the Macrium listings and keeps asking me for a volume ??

Anyway it's late and I shall pick up tomorrow.
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22 Aug 2014   #1039
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make a folder on the external and target the image to that folder. No reason it should not work unless there is something screwy with the drive.
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