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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

06 Mar 2012   #280
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If you did not check the box to delete the WAIK it should have been installed to the C: drive in Program Files and can be reused.


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06 Mar 2012   #281
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
If you did not check the box to delete the WAIK it should have been installed to the C: drive in Program Files and can be reused.
Ok I get it. That is there in program files (Windows AIK) and when there is an update its those files that are updated. The initial 1.7gig download can now be stored offline (externally) in-case of a reinstall of WAIK. Am I right

Danny
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06 Mar 2012   #282
kado897

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Yes Danny.
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06 Mar 2012   #283
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look in your C:\Program files (not Program files x86) whether the 'Windows AIK' is still there.
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06 Mar 2012   #284
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Once WAIK is downloaded you will be presented with this screen when creating a rescue pe disk.
Imaging with free Macrium-macrium-pe.jpg
Note: I am running a 64 bit OS
Down the bottom you will see the location of the default winpe.wim.
I am actually using a custom winpe.wim in an other location. The custom winpe.wim was made by moving the default to this other location and then I used the DISM command to add my USB3 drivers. So I update my custom winpe.wim.

What I don't know is what Macrium does to determine you have already downloaded WAIK and therefore have a winpe.wim. It may not need all of the WAIK but I want to keep it anyway.


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06 Mar 2012   #285
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok thankyou all I think Iv'e got it now. Was just trying to make sure I fully understood what was actually been updated. I presume the 1.7gig WAIK ISO is good for life and doesn't need to be replaced/updated then.

Thankyou all
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06 Mar 2012   #286
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might better using the SP1 WAIK update.

The winpe.wim's in that have better support for afd.

Alternatively, use winre.wim off your own hard drive. No need for a large download - and you will have windows system recovery options included.

I am not sure why macrium doesn't check to see if you are running 7 - then use the winre.wim you already have . ( Those using macrium on XP will still have to d/l waik , of course).

I did a very simple app which does exactly that - and throws in a couple of other useful free apps. as well.


On a related note,

I was looking at a way of building a proper full scale pe using only what is already on your HD.

It works well for those who had sp1 pre installed.

Sadly, it doesn't work for those who got sp1 via windows update.
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12 Mar 2012   #287
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hi everyone, my name is kungfupanda from indonesia.... :beer:


I read the pageone tutorial.... saw both the video...., but there are some things im still not clear... :hammer:


If I would like to make a partition backup/recovery, e.g. recover C only, or D only, etc, how can i do that...?


how to do the backup, and how to do the recovery...?


also on macrium there are 2 options... clone this disk and image this disk... so... image this disk means... imaging the entire disk... is it...?


what does clone this disk means...? is it like cloning to different computer/hdd like acronis...?


again, thank you :beer:
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12 Mar 2012   #288
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Cloning is making an exact copy of a disk or partition on another disk. Imaging just creates a file that you can restore from. You would use cloning if you want to "copy" your system onto a new disk and use imaging for backup and restore.
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12 Mar 2012   #289
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

may i ask how to do partition recovery (e.g. D recovery only or E recovery only) using macrium...?


i saw the video on page one... but i still don't understand...
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