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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

03 Sep 2015   #1500
lisa374

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
MR and PE components

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
When you download MR free it downloads the most suitable PE components for your installation..

Are you implying that when one downloads MR one must do so on the installation on which MR will run?

I'm going to image win 7; but all my downloads are done from a Linux OS.


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03 Sep 2015   #1501
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lisa374 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
When you download MR free it downloads the most suitable PE components for your installation..

Are you implying that when one downloads MR one must do so on the installation on which MR will run?

I'm going to image win 7; but all my downloads are done from a Linux OS.
The download for Macrium is just a stub whick pulls the install from the web. I think there is an offline installer but ATM I don't have s link. I will have a look tomorrow.

I found this Macrium knowledgebase article which may help. It may work with the free version but not on Linux of course. Installing and updating Macrium Reflect offline - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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04 Sep 2015   #1502
lisa374

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Your link was only for a Windows box; it seems. I guess I'll just have to connect my main box to the internet and DL MR that way. Hate to connect my business box to the internet; but, perhaps it's required in this MS centric world. Thanks again for the info.
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04 Sep 2015   #1503
kado897

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That would be my take on it too unless you have another Windows box with internet.
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13 Sep 2015   #1504
Zindar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tobymeister View Post
Ho72.... I downloaded the iso several times (using different PCs, Vista and Win7, Firefox and IE) and burned them to CDs with ImgBurn, but none of them booted correctly for me.

My solution was to install Macrium Reflect Free and create my own Rescue CD and Rescue USB stick. The rescue media that I created works fine on all of my PCs. Problem solved.

You may need to do the same. Good luck.
I have the exact same problem. I guess I'll follow your workaround.
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13 Sep 2015   #1505
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm not sure but I think those ISOs are for version 5. They would not work with a version 6 image anyway.
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13 Sep 2015   #1506
Zindar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I'm not sure but I think those ISOs are for version 5. They would not work with a version 6 image anyway.
My problem is that I get the message "A winpeshl.ini file is present, but no commands were successfully launched" when I boot my computer to the iso DVD. It's not launching Macrium. I've not yet created any images to be honest, because my plan was to use the CD to make an image for the new computer I just bought (before I install anything, so I'll have a good point to restore back to if needed). So, I don't think compatibility with version 5 vs 6 would be relevant to my situation.

Therefore, I guess I'll go ahead and install Macrium on it, make the rescue CD, and then make an image. So I guess Macrium itself will be on the image, which was not in my original plan, but I guess it's no big deal.
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13 Sep 2015   #1507
kado897

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That sounds like a good plan.
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14 Sep 2015   #1508
Zindar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Say, I'm following the instructions in post #33 to verify if my rescue disk works, and I notice when I boot to that disk, and then search for my image file, I can't see my T: drive. T: is one of my NAS devices, which is where I wanted to put my images. I can see it fine when I boot to Windows 7, and in fact, I did successfully put an image there while so booted. But from the rescue CD, it won't let me see that drive.

Is this a limitation of the rescue CD I'll have to live with? If so, I guess I have this other possible solution: I have an external hard drive that I keep plugged into one of the NAS USB ports. I have that assigned as yet a different letter, and I could probably put images there if I wanted. Then if I ever have to use the rescue disk to access the image, maybe I could plug the external hard drive directly into the computer (and not into the NAS). I'm guessing then I'd be able to see it, even from the rescue disk.

But I was curious if anybody offhand knows if there's a way for my rescue disk to see my NAS.
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14 Sep 2015   #1509
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I can see my NAS from the rescue environment. I'm using WinPE v5 and the network is hidden in "This PC". If your rescue disk was created on the same PC the necessary drivers should have been included.
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