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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

04 Jan 2015   #1190
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

CDs are cheaper than DVDs.


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04 Jan 2015   #1191
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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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.
I'll take a look at that Wolfgang the machine I have it running on is an oldish desktop I use for testing software on and has the older legacy BIOS. I was just thinking on the cautious side re the EUFI to Legacy and back as I saw some comments regarding that it could be a catastrophic problem etc but if you have done it then it makes me feel a bit more at ease doing it myself. But I do have a problem with that machine (Ivy Bridge) as it is and I don't want to compound it with a BIOS issue.
The Sandy Bridge running 8.1 I cannot get the legacy BIOS to start - have no idea why being a Gigabyte board it says at the POST BIOS = DEL but holding it down and powering on or tapping it while powering on doesn't get it to go or I would use that machine.

Now the "tester" as I call it has like I said a Q9650 CPU 4GB DDR2 RAM (custom build I was given) and an SSD running 7 it is slow to boot into the Linux but once in it flies but I think most of the slowness is due to the machie only having 2.0 USB
But I can see why you prefer it to the Ubuntu boot I used before because of the storage capability of the stick and even a SSD which I think I might use - there are some really good deals on them at the moment out here ie a 256GB SanDisk Ultra Plus for $119!!

I have to thank you (and the others) for putting up with my persistent griping and apologise for being such a pain too - my only excuse being that I have been really tired and run down just lately - and it hasn't been easy especially with the forum posting problem causing so much grief.
I understand that you are just careful. And there is no need to disturb your Ivt Bridge system if you can test it on the Q9650 system. After all this is not a system with which you would operate all day but rather use it in emergencies for recovering files.

And you do not need to apologize for your interactions. That's what the forum is designed to be and I for my part I have no problem to interacting with you. Bring up any problem and ask any question - if I can answer it, I am happy to do so.
Yes I will do that Wolfgang as the Ivy is having a few issues anyway. I just think it gives a clearer way of file recovery and something to experiment with as well
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06 Jan 2015   #1192
ICIT2LOL

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

Wolfgang just harping back to the Mint MATE boot - would installing a SSD with the Mint MATE on it instead of a stick plugged in to a SATA port on the board make it any faster to boot than using a stick in a USB 2.0 port?
All I think I would need to do would be to set that drive as first boot in the BIOS before booting?? Plus it would save having to have the stick hanging out of the machine (or losing the thing) and always be on tap so to speak.
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06 Jan 2015   #1193
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sure, the SSD is always faster. If you set it first boot, then it will boot from the SSD when that is attached and boot from your internal disk when the SSD is not attached.
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06 Jan 2015   #1194
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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Sure, the SSD is always faster. If you set it first boot, then it will boot from the SSD when that is attached and boot from your internal disk when the SSD is not attached.
Thanks Wolfgang I was rather hoping that would be the case as I am not really up on speeds as such.
I don't know how much faster as the SATA is 3Gbs (as opposed to 2.0 USB) and like I said I really am not as cluey as you blokes on speeds I just know the very basics. Suppose I should get genned up on such stuff as it is pretty basic and logical stuff to need to know in computing eh?
The drive I am going to make it an internal one as I have two extra SATA ports available so I shall just have to make sure the right drive is set for first boot when I want to use the Linux
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06 Jan 2015   #1195
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Internal would be optimal. Then you get the best speed. But on an internal drive, you can also make a real Linux installation (native and not like an external). Just make sure all other disks are disconnected when you do that. Note that the initial Mate installation is only a bootstrap. You will find a CD icon on the desktop of Mint that you have to open in order to make the final installation.

Once Mate is installed, you reconnect the other drives and then you can switch between the installation with the temporary BIOS boot order.
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07 Jan 2015   #1196
ICIT2LOL

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

Thanks again Wolfgang I thought that would be the case and I shall just install the MATE in that case and alter the BIOS order as you say

PS I have often wondered what is your avatar a pic of??
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07 Jan 2015   #1197
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My avatar is an iceberg. Here are a few pics from the same series.


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07 Jan 2015   #1198
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I've looked at that avatar for 4 years now and never realised what it was. They really are good photos.
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07 Jan 2015   #1199
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Besides being beautiful, what's fascinating is 1/7th of each one is underwater. Those puppies can be HUGE!
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