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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

17 Dec 2015   #1610
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am not sure on which page you had this confusion. But I am sure it was just a misunderstanding.


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17 Dec 2015   #1611
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No doubt it wanted to overwrite my recovery hdd the way it was at first :/
That is not what I had in mind
A tad of a bug in the boot recovery options

Although some how my back up drive was disk 0 for some odd reason so possibly that is why
I used command prompt to deactivate the hdd and after that is showed as disk 0 but moved onwards anyway
That made my ssd c drive as disk 1.
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18 Dec 2015   #1612
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Well done Mike. It is quite simple once you do it.
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20 Dec 2015   #1613
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hello!

My friends bought 2 identical laptops. One replaced his laptop's HDD with a SanDisk 240GB SSD and the other replaced his laptop's HDD with Samsung 250GB SSD.

I am doing the installation of Windows, drivers etc. on the first one's laptop (with the SanDisk SSD).

I would like to use Macrium Reflect Free to make a full system image of the SanDisk SSD and then resotre it to the Samsung SSD on the other laptop to avoid installing Windows and all the drivers again.

Will it work?
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20 Dec 2015   #1614
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Hello!

My friends bought 2 identical laptops. One replaced his laptop's HDD with a SanDisk 240GB SSD and the other replaced his laptop's HDD with Samsung 250GB SSD.

I am doing the installation of Windows, drivers etc. on the first one's laptop (with the SanDisk SSD).

I would like to use Macrium Reflect Free to make a full system image of the SanDisk SSD and then resotre it to the Samsung SSD on the other laptop to avoid installing Windows and all the drivers again.

Will it work?
I t will work as long as the hardware is identical. Of course both laptops need their own individual product key to activate. I've always used the Audit Mode method in creating the initial Windows 7 system image with Macrium as told in this tutorial: New Installation: How to Create a General System Image in Audit Mode

Until very recently I had several similar laptops and I used the method told above to create the image on one of them and then simply restoring the image to the others.

Kari
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20 Dec 2015   #1615
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well after 6-7 years I finally imaged my Acer machine lol
Sweet I also got the esata port/ cable to work on it too dang that is fast why I've been messing with usb 2 ports for so long I have no idea Oh yea because I couldn't get it to work
Cheers.
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20 Dec 2015   #1616
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Good news Mike.
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22 Dec 2015   #1617
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

He Mike ,been reading this thread, cannot say I understand it, but some of it make sense to me, congratulations, you have given yourself a nice Christmas pressie

You can be a proud
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22 Dec 2015   #1618
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is there that you cannot understand ??
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22 Dec 2015   #1619
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

About 99% but I am learning

Little by little one step at the time,

We are almost neighbours, you in the land of Imaging with free Macrium-coco-download.jpg

And me in Tirol land of Imaging with free Macrium-lederhosen-images.jpg

I wish you good health for the New Year !


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