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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

02 Nov 2012   #550
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

I have already downloaded that file, and it was no problem doing so. I would much rather do this from within reflect. Can you please advise me on the steps? I'll buy the software if needed. I want to do it the reflect way.

I clicked on the redish silver cd thing and i chose the recommended WinPE file, not the complete one and I created a recover disc. thats all ive done so far.


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02 Nov 2012   #551
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I am not sure with the free version .

I always make my own winpe media.

Maybe whs will tell you how.

If the free version does it - it will be pretty easy - there is probably something called create recovery media - select winpe - and off it goes.

I don't know if automatically hunts for drivers you have installed, or if you have to point at them .
It will tell you.
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02 Nov 2012   #552
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I am not sure with the free version .

I always make my own winpe media.

Maybe whs will tell you how.

If the free version does it - it will be pretty easy - there is probably something called create recovery media - select winpe - and off it goes.

I don't know if automatically hunts for drivers you have installed, or if you have to point at them .
It will tell you.
Ive done that and it warns me this:


I just need to know how to properly do this from using reflect.
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02 Nov 2012   #553
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm pretty sure it does. It searches for drivers and presents a list of those found. If you want to there is a browse button to go looking for others. I have never had to do that so I'm not sure what to look for. I guess it would be the inf file.
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02 Nov 2012   #554
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Here it is - rescue media wizard


v5: Understanding Rescue CDs and the Macrium rescue environment (Rescue CD, v5)

@Kado - what do you mean you guess? LOL - I posted it all just above.

@ mistachy -From that message it looks like you need the paid version to automatically hunt for your drivers - it is not terribly clear, though.

Looks like if you tick the unsupported drivers, it will ask you to point it to the .inf files - exactly the same as you do dism.

Why don't you ask Nick?
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02 Nov 2012   #555
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am afraid that I am of no help here. I have never tried that myself. But the procedure that SIW2 lined out seems to be simple. I would go with that rather than venture on uncharted territory. What can you lose.
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02 Nov 2012   #556
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

Okay I will go to macrium support and see if they can advise me how to properly use the software. thanks for your help everyone.
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02 Nov 2012   #557
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, if you figure out how to do it with Macrium, let us know. Would be useful to know.

Btw: I think you need a Macrium Pro version if you want to talk to anybody in Macrium land - even their forum.
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02 Nov 2012   #558
mistachy

7 ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks kindly for the help. Those are my intentions. Once I learn how to do it this way, and learn what it is im doing exactly, maybe i can learn 3rd party software too. Im not well versed in these processes. This is a bit complicated for me to understand.
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02 Nov 2012   #559
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No offence - but are you sure it is a good idea to have a raid setup if you are new to this kind of thing?

If something goes wrong - which it will at some point - you have added some extra complexity.

I suppose as you have done it already - better to just leave it.
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