Imaging with free Macrium


  1. Posts : 15,683
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       #1780

    If you are using something fancy, like O&O diskimage, you can either just use the default restore proces - or you can ( if you wish ) engage various options.


    O&O also has options for making the image files - for example, you can exclude certain files, filetypes, folders, etc.


    It also includes a module to make an operating system bootable on different hardware, and plenty more goodies.
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  2. Posts : 10,455
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #1781

    The interface in the bootable media is pretty much the same as the program itself. You can start the restore from within windows provided you have created the boot menu entry. This knowledgebase article describes the process.Restoring a System image from Windows - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  3. Posts : 279
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #1782

    Hi guys,

    Thank you for the replies. I am just seeing them now.

    When I booted up my PC this morning, I noticed I had 2 options - the Windows 7 boot option & a Macrium Recovery option. So I said why not, I will try the Macrium one, as I had nothing to lose. I think this is because I had clicked on the Run from Windows PE box in the dialogue that pops up when trying to restore an image (from inside Windows)?

    So it then showed the interface and I pointed the restore image to the one I had created and placed on my separate HDD. It all went great and now I have a restored image. I do notice that the space on my C: is actually a bit more, compared to when I created the actual image. Not sure why, but I won't complain!

    One thing I am a little confused by - why didn't it ask me to load the Recovery CD that I had previously made? Or is that a totally separate thing altogether? Anyway, it is looking good now.
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  4. Posts : 10,455
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #1783

    RedLad said:
    Hi guys,

    Thank you for the replies. I am just seeing them now.

    When I booted up my PC this morning, I noticed I had 2 options - the Windows 7 boot option & a Macrium Recovery option. So I said why not, I will try the Macrium one, as I had nothing to lose. I think this is because I had clicked on the Run from Windows PE box in the dialogue that pops up when trying to restore an image (from inside Windows)?

    So it then showed the interface and I pointed the restore image to the one I had created and placed on my separate HDD. It all went great and now I have a restored image. I do notice that the space on my C: is actually a bit more, compared to when I created the actual image. Not sure why, but I won't complain!

    One thing I am a little confused by - why didn't it ask me to load the Recovery CD that I had previously made? Or is that a totally separate thing altogether? Anyway, it is looking good now.
    They are separate things. You would need the CD/USB recovery if for some reason you couldn't boot to the Windows boot menu or the Macrium image on your HDD had become corrupted. I have been using Macrium for many years now and have always used the boot menu although I create the USB recovery drive just in case.
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