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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

04 Feb 2012   #270
c4cyro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

sir i know about dell datasafe.
maybe i did not ask my ques properly.

pls try to understand me.
let us call the present state of my system as "Cyx".
how do i bring my system back to this "Cyx" state anytime i want? what steps should i follow?


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04 Feb 2012   #271
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You should image your system at the point you wish. That can either be with Windows own backup system, with Macrium Reflect or any number of other free imaging programs. If your data is on a separate partition to the OS then you should only image the OS partitions so that you can restore the OS without affecting the data. If your data is on the same partition as the OS then a restore from the image will replace the data as well.
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04 Feb 2012   #272
c4cyro

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

i got it. thanks a lot.!!
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04 Feb 2012   #273
kado897

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No problem. If you have further questions come back to us.
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05 Mar 2012   #274
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Guys

Ive recently come back to using macrium and have a few questions about the Custom Pe rescue usb I created. I downloaded the 1.7 gig WAIK ISO I needed and created the usb with no issues a while back however today there was an update when I clicked the create rescue media tab. What exactly did that update? (8.8mb) do I need to rebuild my usb? Do I need an updated ISO?. Also the WAIK entry in programs and features (1.05gig) do I have to keep that installed once Ive created my usb or can that be removed? What purpose does that serve once the usb is created?
Im sure the answers are simpler than Im making this out to be, but if im honest Im just not understanding the purpose of it all

Why a 1.7gig ISO and a 1gig file in programs to create a tiny usb bootable disk
Puzzled

Danny
Im really not seeing the benefits of this over the linux recovery media can someone enlighten me
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05 Mar 2012   #275
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

My views for what they are worth:
The update adds to the base pe iso that was downloaded when you downloaded WAIK. In my case Macrium is aware of the download and will burn an update DVD or create an ISO very quickly. If you are using a USB with an ISO then it's not much effort.

I keep the WAIK because a couple of GB isn't much in the scheme of things and I might need it for other purposes.

Now I haven't updated my recovery media since V 5.0.4196 since I believe this was an important update for recovery media. It has worked fine for me but others may have different views.

As for the pe disk I personally find it more convenient and flexible for recovery. The old linux disks failed to work on my Sandy Bridge. I'm not sure if the current linux disk has all the same features as the pe disk such as drag & drop images (good for transfers to an SSD since you can retain the alignment on the target SSD).
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05 Mar 2012   #276
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The other day I burnt 15 WinPE discs for people that attend my classes. I was sure glad I had the WAIK on my system. Burning each disc was a matter of a couple of minutes. Reason I did it was because I did not want to have 15 people go thru a 2 hour download.

What is also neat with the WinPE disc is that you can use it for imaging too. No need to have Macrium installed which is handy when you are dealing with a dead OS and want to get the data off. I am sometimes being called as fireworker for operations like that. People just don't take any precautions. The precious pictures of the grandchildren are never backed up. The other option I use is Linux Puppy.
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06 Mar 2012   #277
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
My views for what they are worth:
The update adds to the base pe iso that was downloaded when you downloaded WAIK. In my case Macrium is aware of the download and will burn an update DVD or create an ISO very quickly. If you are using a USB with an ISO then it's not much effort.

I keep the WAIK because a couple of GB isn't much in the scheme of things and I might need it for other purposes.

Now I haven't updated my recovery media since V 5.0.4196 since I believe this was an important update for recovery media. It has worked fine for me but others may have different views.

As for the pe disk I personally find it more convenient and flexible for recovery. The old linux disks failed to work on my Sandy Bridge. I'm not sure if the current linux disk has all the same features as the pe disk such as drag & drop images (good for transfers to an SSD since you can retain the alignment on the target SSD).
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The other day I burnt 15 WinPE discs for people that attend my classes. I was sure glad I had the WAIK on my system. Burning each disc was a matter of a couple of minutes. Reason I did it was because I did not want to have 15 people go thru a 2 hour download.

What is also neat with the WinPE disc is that you can use it for imaging too. No need to have Macrium installed which is handy when you are dealing with a dead OS and want to get the data off. I am sometimes being called as fireworker for operations like that. People just don't take any precautions. The precious pictures of the grandchildren are never backed up. The other option I use is Linux Puppy.
Ok thanks guys, that's starting to make some sense now Iv'e had a little play with it. Just one more question. You say the update "adds to the base pe iso that was downloaded when you downloaded WAIK". Im presuming that isnt the same 1.7gig ISO I downloaded at the beginning is it? as I put that onto my external once I created my usb and it wasn't connected when I ran the update. Where is that ISO stored?
I think thats where im getting confused as it states here the ISO is in D:/Downloads but I removed it onto my external and it wasnt connected at the time. Are these 2 different ISOs
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Thankyou


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06 Mar 2012   #278
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The WAIK needs only to be downloaded once provided that you do not delete it. The Macrium PE programs are merged into the WAIK when the PE disk is created. When you download a new Macrium release and create a new PE it just replaces the Macrium Programs.
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06 Mar 2012   #279
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The WAIK needs only to be downloaded once provided that you do not delete it. The Macrium PE programs are merged into the WAIK when the PE disk is created. When you download a new Macrium release and create a new PE it just replaces the Macrium Programs.
Thanks Keith

Sorry if im sounding dumb but once you have installed and created the bootable media is the ISO (KB3AIK_EN) no longer needed so can just be stored on a backup drive then. ie its not that ISO that is updated when there is an update. If the macrium files are merged into the iso how did that happen if the drive with that iso was removed at the time of the update
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