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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

11 Jan 2018   #1770
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Macrium Reflect 7.1 ReflectMonitor

This version has some sort of monitoring function.
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ReflectMonitor is a small utility that provides backup notifications and progress for scheduled backups.
It uses "Ctrl + Alt + M" as its default keyboard shortcut.

It was causing me some concern as it was overriding, my custom shortcut in GIMP (merge layers) and opening a Macrium Reflect window.

Here is some info from Macrium:
https://knowledgebase.macrium.com/di...onitor+hot+key


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12 Jan 2018   #1771
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

You can turn off Macrium Reflect Service if you care to here. It's in msconfig/Non-Microsoft Services.

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Jack


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12 Jan 2018   #1772
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I'll play around with the Macrium Service setting, but I think that one only controls mounting images in Windows Explorer.

I've killed them (ReflectMonitor & ReflectUI) for now by renaming the files.
The normal interface still loads (I haven't tried creating/testing any images yet).
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15 Jan 2018   #1773
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Back to MR v6

I'm going to reinstall MR v6.

The unwanted MR v7 services reinstall themselves when you run Macrium Reflect.
They are also broken (there's supposed to be a Notification Area icon).

Just like MS & W10, it seems that every software developer thinks they own your machine if you install their software.
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2 Weeks Ago   #1774
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi everyone,

I have just done a clean install and did a Macrium Image backup once i had all updates and drivers installed.

I want to go back to this image I created, as I am having some issues with a piece of software. I probably do not need to go this route, but wanted to use this opportunity to test using Macrium Reflect 7.2. I just wanted to ask a few questions:

I thought I could simply run Macrium, then click on the Restore tab. Then under 'Browse for an image file,' point that to the image to restore - this is on an additional 2nd installed HDD.

But a window is appearing saying 'Build rescue media boot menu.'
'The restore must be completed in the Windows PE rescue environment. (What is this?)
This same window asks 'Do you want to build rescue media and add a boot menu now to automatically restore?

I did create a bot CD when I did the backup. Can this whole bot CD thing be avoided and simply restore it from the backed up image?

Thanks,
Paul
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2 Weeks Ago   #1775
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not with macrium, as far as I know.

Some other imaging programs do it - you start the restore process from within windows and they automatically go into their pre os mode to complete the process. Aomei Backupper and DiskGenius are examples that can do it that way.
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2 Weeks Ago   #1776
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ah, I see. that is a bit of a shame isn't it. If that is the case, I would say that the other pieces of software you mention have the upper hand over Macrium. Would you agree?

The fact they work like that - does this mean they have any drawbacks?
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2 Weeks Ago   #1777
RedLad

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Also, if I want to go ahead and use that bootable disc I created, what steps would you suggest to restore the backup that way?
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2 Weeks Ago   #1778
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are many imaging programs. They do basically the same job, but some have different features. They also vary in their ease of use.

Pick whichever you like best. I often recommend Aomei, because it works well and is probably the simplest to use. There is a free (standard) version which does what most people want.

I also like O&O diskimage because it has a lot of advanced features - but those advanced features are not so obvious for the average user. They don't have a free version ( though there is a free giveaway at the moment of their diskimage pro 11 ).

There are several others.

If ability to start restore from within windows is important to you - pick one that does that.
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2 Weeks Ago   #1779
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are restoring using boot disc/usb, the steps are:

1) boot the media

2) Select restore from the program interface

3) browse to the image file you wish to restore

4) browse to the location you want to restore the image to.

5) Then click Start or OK ( iirc bizarrely macrium calls that "finish" )
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