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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

23 Aug 2014   #1050
ICIT2LOL

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

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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.
Thanks Kado I will try that mate as I have been waiting for an answer to what is quite a mystery.


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23 Aug 2014   #1051
ICIT2LOL

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

Thanks Kado running now not a hitch
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23 Aug 2014   #1052
kado897

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Yay.
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23 Aug 2014   #1053
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 kado897 View Post
Yay.
Yay indeed mate the image finished in 7 minutes!!
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23 Aug 2014   #1054
kado897

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Yay.
Yay indeed mate the image finished in 7 minutes!!
Just make sure the restore disk can find it.
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23 Aug 2014   #1055
ICIT2LOL

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

It does and thanks again Kado
John
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23 Aug 2014   #1056
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Either the disc boots you to the Macrium interface or it doesn't.

Does it?
Thanks for taking your time.
Yes I was able to boot in then I stopped at two choices, clone disk or image disk, what is the difference, this sounds confusing to me.
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23 Aug 2014   #1057
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Clone - creates a bootable duplicate
Image - is a snapshot of the system at that time which can be restored

I recommend to work with images.
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23 Aug 2014   #1058
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Clone - creates a bootable duplicate
Image - is a snapshot of the system at that time which can be restored

I recommend to work with images.
Sorry I can't see the difference.
Both options create a snapshot in that right moment that I can use later.
Is the image option a non bootable snapshot that needs WinPE to be restored?
I think that the tutorial is missing this information for noob people like me.
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23 Aug 2014   #1059
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Think of images as a photo negative you use to later make a usable print. Unlike cloning, you can make images of individual partitions. Images are the best way to backup a drive or partition with an OS.

A clone is more like a Polaroid instant photo print. It's a duplicate of the source drive. One can only clone entire drives. Cloning is the fastest way to make a usable copy of a drive since it's one step and doesn't need a separate drive to store the image on.
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