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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

15 Jul 2011   #170
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

+ to WHS advice. Your system active is also your "Boot" (Windows) partition.

Windows Imaging is a good additional imaging tool that takes care of these little things like MBR and correct active partition.


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16 Jul 2011   #171
ijmolina

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thank you very much, i imaged with free-macrium, setting C: as active, and the hidden-vaio-partition as primary. If i have to restore it in the future, i think i'll come back to this forum and ask again for getting things clear.

Again, thanks for your time and answers ! Good job helping the others
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16 Jul 2011   #172
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome ijmolina. Take care.
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01 Aug 2011   #173
coop1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows 7, SP1, IE-9

When Restoring a backed up Image, how do you select an Image that has 3 partitions on a single Hard Drive?

My Hard Drive is comprised of a System Partition (100)MB; a "C" Partition with the Operating System (Windows 7), Programs, Documents, and the Factory Restore Partition. Macrium Backup & Restore displays all of the separate patitions for my drive. When trying to do a restore I can only select 1 partition at a time. Is this normal or is there a way to restore the complete image at once?

Thanks for any help
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01 Aug 2011   #174
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

This is normal. I believe that with Macrium you need to restore them one at a time. At least I always have.
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01 Aug 2011   #175
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Absolutely, kado is right. You can image multiple partitions in one run but you can only restore each one at a time.
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01 Aug 2011   #176
coop1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows 7SP-1, 64Bit, IE-9

Thanks for that info. I'm new to Macrium Reflect. I just crapped a restore on my computer. I choose to restore only the System & "C" Partitions and when it all finished I had a black screen with an active cursor, but nothing else. Nothing would activate. Better said, would be, Windows did not load, nor did I get to the Desktop. I was able to shut down the computer, and restore with Acronis True Image which I am more familiar with. The Backup I used had been Validated. I did skip the offer to re-Validate the image before restore so was this wise? Also, could skipping the restore of the Factory partition have had an adverse effect on the restore? Again, thanks for any help or info.
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01 Aug 2011   #177
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Whenever I have had to restore with Macrium. I have just restored System and C and done so without problem.
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01 Aug 2011   #178
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can use Diskrestore to do the whole lot at once - but you need to put it on your winpe boot media.

download diskrestore.msi
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01 Aug 2011   #179
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coop1 View Post
Windows 7SP-1, 64Bit, IE-9

Thanks for that info. I'm new to Macrium Reflect. I just crapped a restore on my computer. I choose to restore only the System & "C" Partitions .....
When restoring with Macrium with the separate system reserved partition and you are restoring both system reserved and C:, you must select
System reserved = active
C: (Boot,.. the OS) = NOT active

I generally say "yes" to replacing the backup MBR when replacing the system reserved but in most cases the MBR will be the same.

Add: Each to their own but I find restoring one partition at a time not a hassle. It has an advantage in seeing your success or otherwise one partition at a time.

Coop1, SIW2
(SIW2 you prompted my search)
there appears to be an exe you can run now from an existing pe disk.
http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseA...ywords=Restore
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