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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

27 Apr 2015   #1350
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I must be using some other GUI or else I like camels.


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27 Apr 2015   #1351
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I must be using some other GUI or else I like camels.
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27 Apr 2015   #1352
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Restore Command?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
All you need to do is run this command:

wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:X: -include:C: -AllCritical -quiet

Where 'X' is the letter of the drive where you want to place the image. All partitions that are needed for a proper operation will be imaged along with C (that's what the -AllCritical does).
I have Macrium Reflect Free Edtition, so I've never used the "wbadmin" command.

What is the restore command?
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27 Apr 2015   #1353
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Restore is via the System Recovery Options > Advanced Options. E.g. in W8.1:

System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
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27 Apr 2015   #1354
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
as far as I know it can handle UEFI.
Can I take that to mean that you don't know from personal experience?

I see that there is a version 6 plus, at least for the paid version.

Is it a guess, an assumption, or a known fact that the currently uploaded version (5 plus) would NOT restore images made with the future free version 6 as normally installed on a C partition?

I'm just trying to get a better understanding of exactly when I should expect your uploads to NOT bail me out in a critical situation. I very rarely have to restore, but I want to be fully prepared when I move on to UEFI and the dreaded Windows 10---possibly at the same time.
I can confirm that a v5 PE will not restore an image made with v6, however a v6 PE will restore a v5 image.
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28 Apr 2015   #1355
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Ooh I like this. I have just done my first full restore of System and C: (85GB data) to a spinner with version 6. it does an "incremental restore" only restoring the differences consequently it is very fast. A restore from yesterday tool about 4 minutes. The last time I did a comparable restore with v5 it took more than 30 minutes. This from a slow USB2 backup drive.
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28 Apr 2015   #1356
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Restore is via the System Recovery Options > Advanced Options. E.g. in W8.1:

System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
There isn't a CLI restore command to match the backup one in W7 (I don't have any installs of the W8 series)?
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28 Apr 2015   #1357
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Same in W7 - just looks a bit differently.

System Recovery Options
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28 Apr 2015   #1358
Soyabeaner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for letting me know. I created a new one that I will upload. It is 137MBs.
The new file is exactly the same size as the first one. Unfortunately, this one still results in the same error. Frustrated, I built my own ISO file from Macrium, but it still fails (with a different error). My laptop dislikes the new version . This is ironic considering the purpose of this version is to fix such issues:
Quote:
Bug Fixes: 5.3.7299:
Windows PE startup issue
Windows PE rescue media could fail to start on some systems. If this affects you then please re-create your Windows PE rescue media
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28 Apr 2015   #1359
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, the problem seems to be on your side. Try a different imaging program - just for testing.
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