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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

22 Aug 2014   #1040
kado897

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I agree with Wolfgang.


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22 Aug 2014   #1041
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
Thanks Wolfgang I think you might have a point there as the drive did not get recognized when I hooked it up the first time and took some fiddling to be seen plus the software was unusually slow in installing for it.
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22 Aug 2014   #1042
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello again I am not sure now what is going on with this drive as it is showing in Disk management and the Partition Wizard but Macrium on requesting an image is giving me the message in the pic.

Have trieed makig a folder but as you can it is in Disk Management and Macrium but not in This PC machine upgraded Regretfully to 8,


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22 Aug 2014   #1043
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
In what way does the image not work 100%?
Nothing for now, what I mean is I must test the image and make it sure everything works 100% because reinstalling the whole system is just time consuming.
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22 Aug 2014   #1044
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by looked View Post
Nothing for now, what I mean is I must test the image and make it sure everything works 100% because reinstalling the whole system is just time consuming.
Some people in fact restore every image they make (to a test partition), to prove to themselves that it will restore if it's ever necessary to restore to C.


I don't go that far. I just hope it does work, but acknowledge that the worst that can happen is that I have to do a clean install and reconfigure a bunch of applications.

Others make alternating images with different applications: even months with Macrium, odd months with Aomei, or something like that.
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22 Aug 2014   #1045
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The safest and most comforting test IMO is to use a free spare or new HDD, disconnect all other HDDs and do a full system image restore. Your PC should boot without a problem. This is not a 100% guarantee for all images but it gives you a lot of confidence.
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22 Aug 2014   #1046
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry if I might missed this information but there is a driver folder and txt file instruction in the WinPE boot disc so do I need to add any drivers or is this option only for difficult and not standard devices?
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22 Aug 2014   #1047
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Either the disc boots you to the Macrium interface or it doesn't.

Does it?
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22 Aug 2014   #1048
RollinLow

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I appreciate you taking your time to make this tutorial , whs..it was a BIG help. Thanks again Kind Sir
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23 Aug 2014   #1049
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello again I am not sure now what is going on with this drive as it is showing in Disk management and the Partition Wizard but Macrium on requesting an image is giving me the message in the pic.

Have trieed makig a folder but as you can it is in Disk Management and Macrium but not in This PC machine upgraded Regretfully to 8,
I'm no expert John but it might be worth trying to assign a new drive letter. It's in the right click menu in Drive Manager.
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