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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

02 Aug 2012   #460
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Thanks Keith - sorry for the confusion.

Wolfgang : can we tempt you to build an updated ISO for us, please Sir?
I guess we are talking about Macrium 5.0.4870. I just updated my system and will update my Skydrive download site soon.

I have long been waiting for the USB3 support. Unfortunately I can only use it in November when I am back in Florida. On my systems here I have no USB3. One day I need to get a new box - LOL.


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02 Aug 2012   #461
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You are a scholar and a gentleman Sir
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02 Aug 2012   #462
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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You are a scholar and a gentleman Sir
You are too kind. I am just an old man that has nothing else useful to do. The chores the wife assigns to me are boring, LOL.
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02 Aug 2012   #463
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My Macrium .iso download page in Skydrive was updated to version 5.0.4870. The upload took forever, but it seems to be OK now.

The size is 154MB and the download took me appr. 8 minutes. That beats the WAIK download which takes several hours.
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02 Aug 2012   #464
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Nice of you whs.

BTW WAIK is different.

The SP1 supplement includes support for AFD.

I should be able to knock something up that will d/l the two winpe wims instead of the whole thing.
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03 Aug 2012   #465
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Hello, whs -

I've been using Macrium now for two years and its been a life savor. Thank You for your video and your help over the years, its been very helpful.

I had a couple questions only because I haven't had to do this before. I plan on picking up a new drive tomorrow, my old drive is 1TB and will be replaced with a smaller 500GB drive.

I made an image of my old drive its only about 45GB worth of data, which will be saved on external drive. Tomorrow, can I add the new drive to my PC, connect my external and use the Linux recovery CD to restore that image to the new drive.







The old drive was 1TB
New drive 500GB

Only restoring 45GB of data, but this will save me loads of time if its at all possible. If so what do I do in the recovery process because this time it different since its a brand new drive.



Best regards,

Eldin
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03 Aug 2012   #466
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

My suggestion, and I've done this, would be to clone the 1T to the 500GB which will automatically resize the unused space to fit the 500GB. I did this and cloned a 500GB drive with 32GB of data to a 80GB drive.
I think an image would include the 1TB in total, but I may be wrong.
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03 Aug 2012   #467
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You will be better off using the WinPE recovery disk rather than Linux. The link to that is in whs's tutorial. You just need to burn it to a CD/DVD.
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03 Aug 2012   #468
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
My suggestion, and I've done this, would be to clone the 1T to the 500GB which will automatically resize the unused space to fit the 500GB. I did this and cloned a 500GB drive with 32GB of data to a 80GB drive.
I think an image would include the 1TB in total, but I may be wrong.
I think this may be the case for the free version as well.
All you need to do to be safe is reduced your source OS partition to something under 500GB before making the image then resize the partition back to its 1TB. Partition Wizard will do this easily.
When performing an image restore I would only have your new HDD connected. Note that both your 1TB and 500GB will have the same disk signature and cannot be connected at the same time (disk signature clash).
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03 Aug 2012   #469
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
My suggestion, and I've done this, would be to clone the 1T to the 500GB which will automatically resize the unused space to fit the 500GB. I did this and cloned a 500GB drive with 32GB of data to a 80GB drive.
I think an image would include the 1TB in total, but I may be wrong.
I think this may be the case for the free version as well.
All you need to do to be safe is reduced your source OS partition to something under 500GB before making the image then resize the partition back to its 1TB. Partition Wizard will do this easily.
When performing an image restore I would only have your new HDD connected. Note that both your 1TB and 500GB will have the same disk signature and cannot be connected at the same time (disk signature clash).

Hello,

nice! I never thought about that. I can surely reduce the the size of the OS partition.

Now, when it gets tricky is when selecting the partition to image. Would I only select the OS partition to image?

If so then once the new drive is in and I'm doing the restore process, how would it successful restore since this new drive never had windows and will not have the system reserve partition?

Do you suggest I tick both the system reserve and the OS partition. When ever I restored I just restored the OS image and didn't have to worry about that system reserve.


Best regards,

Eldin
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