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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

23 Sep 2015   #1530
studiostarstuff

Windows 7 x64
 
 

@DavidE

the fields are all enabled in Windows PE Image, its when i got the error "Could not create a list of required files." that the fields are disabled, when you pressed [Ok] button everything is enabled, but then your stuck with the error.

in the view log
Quote:
Beginning Wim build - 9/20/2015 11:56 AM
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Unmounting the Wim - 9/20/2015 11:56 AM
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ImageX Tool for Windows
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Version: 6.3.9600.16384

Committing: [c:\boot\macrium\WA5KFiles\mount]...

Unmount Error: Did not find an image mounted to [c:\boot\macrium\WA5KFiles\mount].
i also tried the Run as administrator but still have the same problem.

@whs

im sorry to hear this has happened to you, stay strong!

@kado897

is there a difference between the free and paid recovery media? isn't it the same winpe from microsoft, so i would assume that the recovery media in both are the same.

@Kari

thank you for creating the Rescue image, i will test it out, just a question, i want to put it on a usb flash drive, do i just copy it? or i need to use YUMI to make it boot?


Thank you all!


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23 Sep 2015   #1531
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The Macrium code is different in the paid version. It has fast delta restore for instance.

It's not as simple as just copying to USB. It is possible to do it manually but it is complicated. It is a doddle to do it using YUMI as an unsupported ISO and you can also load other systems on there such as Linux, Windows install disks and antivirus scanners. There is a very long list of what can be loaded here. YUMI ? Multiboot USB Creator | USB Pen Drive Linux
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23 Sep 2015   #1532
studiostarstuff

Windows 7 x64
 
 

i see, i didn't know about fast delta restore, is that a proven way to restore? i always thought you restore using a full image to be safe.

thank you, will test try burning it using YUMI into the usb flash drive.
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23 Sep 2015   #1533
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Fast delta restore is new in V6. It compares the image file with the HD contents and only restores sectors that differ. It can make a considerable difference in the restore time if the image is recent. I have used it twice to restore to an image taken the previous day on a slow USB2 backup drive. This would normally take 30-35 minutes to restore a partition with 80GB of data. Fast delta restore does it in 5 minutes. It is the default option but you can override it. This is a comparable time to what a Windows System Restore takes so it is now my preferred method of backing out unwanted changes as I image every day (Weekly full and daily differential).
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23 Sep 2015   #1534
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Wolfgang, good to hear from you and best wishes with your recovery. That's most important!
Kari, thanks for building the recovery ISO's!

@studiostarstuff
You can search for a winpe.wim and make sure it exists in the folder your Prepare image is looking at in post #1520 screen print.
If there is a winpe.wim there, my guess is something on your PC is preventing building the required file list.
Perhaps your AV, or some other program you have running ?

You could try a clean startup and see if that makes a difference for the error:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If that doesn't help fix your issue, hopefully one of Kari's ISO's will work for you.
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23 Sep 2015   #1535
techusa

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

So I'm curious. Does this software have ability to instantly restore backups to any machine, regardless of platform?
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24 Sep 2015   #1536
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hardly instantly techusa but it is reasonably fast especially the paid version.
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24 Sep 2015   #1537
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys for all the good wishes. I am in the middle of the treatment. Up to now it goes well. But I will only have the final result in 2 months from now. I think I will be OK. Right now it is just a pain having to travel for 2 hours every day to travel to the radiation machine. There is none near by - they cost 2 million Euros. And the weekly chemo is no fun either - a lot of unpleasant side effects. But that will be over in 3 weeks. So I am hanging in there and work myself from checkpoint to checkpoint hoping the end result will be good.
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24 Sep 2015   #1538
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Stay positive Wolfgang.
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24 Sep 2015   #1539
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techusa View Post
So I'm curious. Does this software have ability to instantly restore backups to any machine, regardless of platform?
It's a lot faster than reinstalling your OS and (worse) software.
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