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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

21 Sep 2015   #1520
studiostarstuff

Windows 7 x64
 
 

thank you DavidE and kado897 for the help!

i can't get into "Burn Rescue Media" screen because im stuck in the "Prepare Windows PE Image" screen,

i checked the ReflectDL.exe and ReflectDLFull.exe and they are the same,i used WinMerge to check.

i don't have a 500mb file, could it be the downloaded pe5x64.zip? i selected the PE 5 rescue components only, and got a 188mb zip file, i test the zip file using 7zip and it does not show any error, so i assume its fine.

will download it again and see. will report back soon.

UPDATE:
something is not right, i was downloading a 460mb size pe5x64 component, but end up with a 188mb zip file, just like before. is this right?

extracted it and got a 208mb size folder, its missing 200mb+ that i downloaded.

also, is there a http url of the pe5x64.zip component? i like to download it using FreeDownloadManager or wget.

Thank you again guys!




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22 Sep 2015   #1521
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I downloaded the pe5x64.zip and i see similar results as far as sizes reported vs actual.
I don't think that is the issue, it's a multistep process that "repackages" the WADK components.
You can read about that here: Unable to create rescue media (USB) on an offline Macrium Reflect Installation (V6)

In your Prepare Windows PE Image screen print it looks all the fields are disabled, and i think that is an issue.
If you click on View Log do you see any permissions or security errors ?
Try starting MR with "Run as administrator" and see if that makes a difference getting the fields enabled.
Do you have UAC turned off ?

whs, the tutorial author has a Skydrive link at the very beginning of this tutorial.
You could try downloading and using that ISO to create recovery media.

On the first Create Rescue Media window I clicked on Change PE Version.
That got me to the Prepare Windows PE Image window like yours, but you can see my fields are enabled.

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22 Sep 2015   #1522
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's not a good Idea to use WHS's ISO as I believe that is for Macrium V5 which is not compatible with V6 Images.
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22 Sep 2015   #1523
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Good point, and you're absolutely correct
However, it might still be a good idea to try it, just to test if studiostarstuff can create a rescue media that can boot up ?
I have no idea why those fields are disabled (as i see it)
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22 Sep 2015   #1524
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Me neither.
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22 Sep 2015   #1525
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah Keith is right. My iso is for a backlevel version and at least 18 months old. Not a good idea to use it with V6. Maybe someone can upload a more recent version. I would do it but I am currently under the weather fighting that nasty lung cancer.
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22 Sep 2015   #1526
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry to hear of your troubles Wolfgang. I wondered why we hadn't heard from you recently.

I would do it but I don't have the free version. I don't think Macrium would be too pleased if I posted that as it has extra features.
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22 Sep 2015   #1527
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah Keith is right. My iso is for a backlevel version and at least 18 months old. Not a good idea to use it with V6. Maybe someone can upload a more recent version. I would do it but I am currently under the weather fighting that nasty lung cancer.
Wolfgang, I am very sorry to hear your news. From the bottom of my heart I wish you all the best. Take care of yourself.

I have huge OneDrive storage available, using some of it to store these images would be no issue for me. If you tell me which WinPE version I should select I could create and upload both 32 and 64 bit ISO images within a few minutes:
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But: will these images work for all users? I mean, in my case the image would contain drivers for my setup:
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If you think the images should be re-uploaded I will do it. Just tell me which WinPE version I should use.

Kari


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22 Sep 2015   #1528
Kari

 

OK geeks, I went ahead and uploaded some images. You will find both WinPE 3.1 and WinPE 5.0 Macrium Rescue ISO images, 32 and 64 bit versions here: Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Images

The images work both on legacy BIOS and UEFI systems. The Macrium Reflect Free version is 6.0.

Kari
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22 Sep 2015   #1529
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's good to see you posting again, Wolfgang. Keep hanging in there!
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