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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

22 Sep 2012   #540
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are very welcome. I will be back in Florida soon.


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09 Oct 2012   #541
clasof56

win 7 64 home premium
 
 

WHS, just wanted to say thanks again for posting a really valuable download in that win pe. it has literally saved my butt a couple times now. what a great difference from the linux recovery for macrium. and i have renamed my drives and partitions in each so they are sooooo easy to pick out now...no mistakes makes for a happy computer.
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09 Oct 2012   #542
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clasof56 View Post
WHS, just wanted to say thanks again for posting a really valuable download in that win pe. it has literally saved my butt a couple times now. what a great difference from the linux recovery for macrium. and i have renamed my drives and partitions in each so they are sooooo easy to pick out now...no mistakes makes for a happy computer.
I am glad that you could make good use of the WinPE iso.
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02 Nov 2012   #543
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

What if I have raid 0 and need to load specific drivers for windows to be installed? How do I make an image in that case?
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02 Nov 2012   #544
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Best to integrate your raid drivers to the pe media.
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02 Nov 2012   #545
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

can you please explain how to do that? i just learned of this software this morning
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02 Nov 2012   #546
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is easy.

You can use free version of PowerIso to make it even easier

Just click the Download Now button to get the free ( unregistered) version.

http://www.poweriso.com/


a) Pick up whs iso with poweriso - look in the souces folder, rt click boot.wim and copy (extract ) boot.wim onto your hard drive.

So you have c:\boot.wim

b) Use dism ( which you have built in to win7 ) to mount the boot.wim into any empty folder.

Make a folder on your drive called e.g. mount - so you have c:\mount

At command prompt, type this

DISM /MOUNT-WIM /WIMFILE:c:\boot.wim /INDEX:1 /MOUNTDIR:c:\mount

c) Use dism to integrate the raid drivers ( NOTE your drivers must be the same bit version as the wim - I think whs has done 64 bit? - and they must be in .inf format - you cannot integrate any kind of .exe . If they coma as .exe , you will have to extract it.)

Put the drivers in folder called e.g. c:\raiddrivers

Tell dism to integrate all the .inf files it finds in that folder like this:

DISM /IMAGE:c:\mount /ADD-DRIVER /DRIVER:c:\raiddrivers /RECURSE

d) Unmount the wim with /commit to save the changes

DISM /UNMOUNT-WIM /MOUNTDIR:c:\mount /COMMIT


e ) pick up whs iso with poweriso again , rt click the boot.wim in sources folder and DELETE. Click the add file button, browse to your updated c:\boot.wim - poweriso will pop that in the iso sources folder.

Click Save As and give it name. Anything you like - e.g. Mynew.iso

Might take you 10 mins the first time you try it.
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02 Nov 2012   #547
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Tick custom when installing poweriso to avoid the toolbar

Imaging with free Macrium-pisocustom.jpg

Imaging with free Macrium-pisoextract.jpg

Pretty straightforward isn't it?


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02 Nov 2012   #548
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

can i not complete any of this by simply using Macrium Reflect? I would rather not use any other 3rd party software as this is sounding very complex... can it not simply be done in the program im currently using?
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02 Nov 2012   #549
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is not complex - very very simple.

I think the paid version of reflect will do exactly the same thing for you. But you need to download a HUGE thing called WAIK from MS - it is free - but bloody enormous.

I don't know if the free macrium will do all that.

The advantage of doing it yourself is that you can put newer versions in - use the same wim - when mounted, just replace the files in c:\mount\program files\Macrium , with the new ones that you just installed.

No need to download the humungous WAIK from MS.
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