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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

17 Dec 2015   #1590
kado897

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As Wolfgang said some people use the WinPE to create images but the normal way is to install MR and do the imaging from within Windows. It makes the image in the background so you can do other things at the same time. I am currently running a daily image as I write this. Also doing it that way ensures that you always have an up to date version with all the latest bug fixes. Also the installed version has features that the WinPE does not. The WinPE ISOs linked in this tutorial are for a previous version(v5) and will not work with images created with the current version (v6).


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17 Dec 2015   #1591
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay that I understand

Is there a problem removing the recover hdd after doing an image and recovery disk ?

I saw in advanced options to not use a drive letter and use a volume signature or something like that instead :/
Reflect defaults/ Advanced/ Destination drive discovery/ use unique volume identifier
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17 Dec 2015   #1592
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Okay that I understand

Is there a problem removing the recover hdd after doing an image and recovery disk ?

I saw in advanced options to not use a drive letter and use a volume signature or something like that instead :/
Reflect defaults/ Advanced/ Destination drive discovery/ use unique volume identifier
Removing the drive after the image was taken is a good practice. Then the image(s) are safe.
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17 Dec 2015   #1593
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks I'm just wondering about the setting I just pointed out though ?
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17 Dec 2015   #1594
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Okay that I understand

Is there a problem removing the recover hdd after doing an image and recovery disk ?

I saw in advanced options to not use a drive letter and use a volume signature or something like that instead :/
Reflect defaults/ Advanced/ Destination drive discovery/ use unique volume identifier
The reason for not using a drive letter is that you can't guarantee that Windows will assign the same drive letter each time. Personally I use a drive letter and rarely have any issues with it.
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17 Dec 2015   #1595
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep that is my point pretty much this is not a external connected drive it's internally connected into my second hot swap bay

Can I redo or make a new recovery cd after the image has been made ?
I did notice reflect kicked out the cd before the image or xml file was created probably got the extension wrong on the file it sent to my documents folder to double click if I want to restore the image :/
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17 Dec 2015   #1596
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Does not look like you need a new CD. The CD was probably kicked out after the program was loaded.
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17 Dec 2015   #1597
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You only need the one recovery CD. The recovery process doesn't need the drive letter. You can browse to where the image is located if Macrium can't find it itself.
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17 Dec 2015   #1598
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well the image took 13 minutes to create :/

I guess I'll delete a few files and use the recovery at boot
That part is unclear by the way
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17 Dec 2015   #1599
whs
Microsoft MVP

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