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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

18 Apr 2012   #360
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. The 100MB partition you can see in Disk Management and also in Macrium.

2. Thinking of it, if you have not unselected the 100MB partition during the imaging, there are chances you might even have an image of it. Double click on the image file and see whether that 100MB partition was imaged by chance. You would see 2 files which you can mount. And if it is there, you only need to create a 100 or even a bit bigger (like 200MB) partition on your disk and then you can restore it into there.

3. But if nothing else, your idea of making a quick install of Win7 and then dump the image of C into that new C partition will work too. That reinstallation will automatically create a new 100MB partition.


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18 Apr 2012   #361
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I may have missed someting in one of the posts....but
If you prepare your new HDD using Partition Wizard and you want to keep a system reserved then:
1) make an active primary partition of ~200MB (better than 100MB for good reasons) for the System reserved.
2) create a second primary partition (NOT active) for the OS.
3) with Macrium pe restore drag your images into the new HDD.

If you don't have the and image of the system reserved then that's ok because it can be created. The easy way to try first is to run the System Repair function a few times by booting into a System Repair disk.
If this causes problem then run from the boot disk command prompt:
>bootrec /fixmbr
>bootrec /fixboot
>bootrec /rebuildbcd
>exit

then reboot
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19 Apr 2012   #362
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It is fixed. All that was required was to Fix the MBR for Windows within WindowsPE (Macrium Boot CD). And the 100 MB boot partition was created and Windows booted successfully. No Data Lost.
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19 Apr 2012   #363
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good deal. Thanks for reporting back with the solution.
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05 May 2012   #364
lala1990

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sorry if i posted in the wrong thread, but can i ask, if my operating system is 64 bit, do i need to install the 64 bit version to backup my system? or i can just use the 32 bit version?
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05 May 2012   #365
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't think you get the choice lala. It will install whatever is right for your system. I have 64bit and that is what it installed.
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05 May 2012   #366
lala1990

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the new v5, i'm able to choose if i want to download x32 or x64 ... so no one has tried 32 bit version on 64 bit os?
EDIT: ok nevermind, i tried installing the 32-bit version, and the installer ended in error :P guess i will have to use the 64 bit version
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05 May 2012   #367
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Where did you download it from? It didn't give me any choice.Use the link in my sig.
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05 May 2012   #368
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What advantage would you expect from a 32bit version.
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05 May 2012   #369
lala1990

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I downloaded the wrong version , i downloaded the paid version installer, that's why it allows me to choose the architecture ...
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