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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

09 May 2011   #150
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does Macrium Reflect Free Edition support USB 3.0 drives? Have you read the review from Softpedia? It made me a little uncertain wether to use this software or not, what do you think? Macrium Reflect Free Edition 4.2 Build 3141 user reviews - Softpedia

Edit/PS: I've read that one cannot resotre the Macrium HDD image on another HDD (different than the one that the image was made of), that'd be quite a drawback - is that true?


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09 May 2011   #151
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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I've read that one cannot resotre the Macrium HDD image on another HDD (different than the one that the image was made of), that'd be quite a drawback - is that true?
No, it's not true - it's complete rubbish.

Where did you read that?

There is an old saying - believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see.

There does appear to be an issue with usb3.0 - they will soon correct that, I expect.
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09 May 2011   #152
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

a) +1 regarding the rubbish
b) You can Image with USB3 but the Linux restore program does not support USB3 - there you have to use USB2. I have done that a couple of times.
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09 May 2011   #153
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you can use usb2 with their winpe disc as well.

However, it is supposed to be able to support usb 3.0 - that isn't working properly yet.

It may be to do with the program they use to install drivers to their winpe 2.1 image, as it seems to work ok if you do it manually - at least it then recognizes the drives .

Whether you actually get usb3 speeds on restore is another matter.
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05 Jun 2011   #154
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't know if this was covered, in this thread but can you use a USB Stick to create a boot drive as you would with a DVD with Macrium ?

Could someone explain what is the difference if any between Macrium and DriveImage XML I did a search but wasn't able to find any relative information.
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06 Jun 2011   #155
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With free Macrium, a USB drive is not supported for the recovery program.

No idea what DriveImage XML does. It is a different program. There are many imaging programs and they all have their fans.
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06 Jun 2011   #156
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

They are different programs.

The confusion is because they both use .xml format for their imaging.
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07 Jun 2011   #157
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

alright. I guessed their were different.
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07 Jun 2011   #158
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi whs,

Good note about not marking the o/s partition active during restore - if you have the 100 mb system partition.

It won't matter if you tick replace the mbr code - windows will boot fine - it is standard code that works with any o/s.
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It won't matter if you tick replace the mbr code - windows will boot fine - it is standard code that works with any o/s.
Unfortunately that is not my experience. I did click the MBR replacement box (but kept C as primary, not active) and got "NTDLR missing". Once I checked not to replace the MBR, things worked.
Please excuse my ignorance, but I don't know what MBR or NTDLR stand for. Can you please post? Some times figuring out what the abbreviations mean is harder that learning a procedure.
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07 Jun 2011   #159
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It would have been easy to Google it. But here it is:

MBR = Master Boot Record
NTDLR = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTLDR
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