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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

01 Jan 2015   #1170
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok Wolfgang I will try moving the slider this time. The idea of using an external was that I thought it gives you an "extra" machine - I know the stick does but the larger drive even better. Your idea of an SSD was brilliant I have some spare 120GB's lying around somewhere in my comp.... err clutter room Although I do have new 3.0 USB 7200 spinners (500GB & 750GB) I was keeping for doing theimages on which I have 2.0 spinners for at the moment.


Ah the fresh Linux download ahs just finished so better get on with it


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01 Jan 2015   #1171
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use a SSD. It is so much faster than a spinner. And even my fastest stick cannot beat it. I just checked boot time with the system I made a couple of hours ago. On my 4 year old laptop it was appr. 15 seconds from USB3.

The irony is that my 2 year old high end Dell XPS system cannot boot from USB3 - only USB2 and eSata. I have to check the BIOS. Maybe there is a setting to enable USB3.
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02 Jan 2015   #1172
ICIT2LOL

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

Well I don't know Wolfgang it still will not boot - it mentions something about Ubuntu in hte blackand white script and some stuff that frankly is Klingon to me.

In the pic is what is on the stick maybe it has something to do with the EUFI? or even the wireless keyboard USB device?

Maybe it is the machine it is perhaps not right as I keep losing posts in this forum and why I have to constantly copy as I go so I can paste back in when it drops out


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02 Jan 2015   #1173
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, it is probably uefi. Go into the BIOS and set safe boot off and set it to legacy mode. This damn UEFI is going to give us a lot of headaches.
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02 Jan 2015   #1174
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
Right, it is probably uefi. Go into the BIOS and set safe boot off and set it to legacy mode. This damn UEFI is going to give us a lot of headaches.
Ok Wolfgang I will have to see how to do this maybe it is the root cause of my posting problem too
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02 Jan 2015   #1175
ICIT2LOL

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

Hmm have just had a quick look around and there references to a reinstall should the BIOS be changed and it looks reasonably complicated.

I might do thread so that someone might know what the go is. Only because I have just doe a complete reinstall and another is not - well appetising
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02 Jan 2015   #1176
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It should be pretty simple to make those BIOS changes but every BIOS is different, so I cannot really give you a lot of advice.

Btw - it is called Secure Boot not safe boot. Problem of operating in a foreign language. In German secure and safe are the same word - sicher. And my storage system under my hair was retrieving the wrong one. LOL
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02 Jan 2015   #1177
ICIT2LOL

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

Actually Wolfgang I am very loathe to go into my EUFI and touch much at all let alone set the darn thing to legacy as I saw a few comments in both Youtube and Googles mentioning reinstalls etc and like I said to Golden (Colin) am not wanting to go down that particular and tedious track and what if I couldn't reset it? another install and I cannot get my BIOS to come up on my Sandy bridge - which I know is a legacy one but perhaps because I am running 8 on it is stopping me doing that - for some very obscure reason and just to add to the problems that seem to be dogging me at the moment.

But on a brighter note I fired up my old tester machine this morning and set the boot to USB and the Mint has loaded albeit very slowly as it is just an old DDR2 Q9560 powered desktop I was given so it is to be expected but I shall have a play with it. But once in it is very quick and all I have to do now is find the internet

My Ivy Bridge well I think I am going to have to rebuild it Haswell as 1155 stuff is nigh impossible to get that stuff now.
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02 Jan 2015   #1178
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You worry too much. setting Secure Boot and Legacy mode is a 2 minute affair. There is really nothing that can happen and setting it back is another 2 minutes. I have done that already several times on my UEFI systems.

But if you are happy with your old laptop, that's OK too and you do not have to power off your main system.

Now that you are a Pro, try this one.
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03 Jan 2015   #1179
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have a question for you or any one really,
How much space does it take for the recovery disk to be created ?
Cheers.
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