Imaging with free Macrium


  1. whs
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       #1100

    Question is whether you have an image that is "clean" - meaning that it was taken before your problems started. I you do and restore that, then you should not have any problems. Just make sure you don't forget to restore the system partition also.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #1101

    Before Creating Backup Images


    You should run your AV program before creating your backup HDD image.

    Before creating my backup HDD images I usually also run:

    • Windows Disk Cleanup
    • CCleaner
    • Glary Utilities
    • Defraggler
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #1102

    Yes. It is important that your images are clean.
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1103

    I made rescue CD with whs's file- Macrium Rescue ISO 5.2.6404. The restoration of windows was fast. Thank you whs, for sharing this ready to burn ISO.... Can I create a rescue USB stick with this ISO? If yes, how to proceed?... More information about my PC: Win-7-64 Ultimate installed on GPT partition, UEFI boot, USB-3 stick, MB supports USB-3 after driver installation. I'm keen to read your guidance. Thanks in advance.
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       #1104

    kado897 said:
    You don't really have any control over what you restore John. If you do an image restore it is an entire partition, in which case there is no point in reinstalling Windows. You can mount the image by double clicking on it to restore some files by copying but that only works for data files not programs .
    Ok so I essence I could be just reinstalling the problem/s
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    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #1105

    Depends


    kado897 said:
    You don't really have any control over what you restore John. If you do an image restore it is an entire partition, in which case there is no point in reinstalling Windows. You can mount the image by double clicking on it to restore some files by copying but that only works for data files not programs .
    It depends on the program.

    I have replaced Firefox/Pale Moon (and a few other programs) by copying the program folder from my backup image, to the existing program folder on my PC (most recently when PM 25 broke a few add-ons that I like).

    ICit2lol said:
    Ok so I essence I could be just reinstalling the problem/s
    Why not try it and see?

    Create another backup image of the current setup and then restore your other image.
    It shouldn't take too long to re-image the machine.
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       #1106

    Yes Peter you have a point there I will do it soon as the problems are driving me silly(er) LOL!!
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  8. whs
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       #1107

    BLUEPUPIL said:
    I made rescue CD with whs's file- Macrium Rescue ISO 5.2.6404. The restoration of windows was fast. Thank you whs, for sharing this ready to burn ISO.... Can I create a rescue USB stick with this ISO? If yes, how to proceed?... More information about my PC: Win-7-64 Ultimate installed on GPT partition, UEFI boot, USB-3 stick, MB supports USB-3 after driver installation. I'm keen to read your guidance. Thanks in advance.
    Yes you can also make a USB stick. Rufus will make it for you. Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way
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  9. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1108

    Thank you for quick reply. I'll try Rufus.
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  10. Posts : 10,455
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #1109

    If you want a multiboot USB try YUMI ? Multiboot USB Creator | USB Pen Drive Linux. It will run as an unsupported ISO using GRUB.
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