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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

14 Aug 2013   #700
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Keith is right. Once you have the .iso, burn it with ImgBurn.




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14 Aug 2013   #701
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Wolfgang and Keith mates I have ImgBurn as a matter of normally kept apps what I don't get though is it doesn't seem to "download" much at all? I follow the instructions all the way through until it says insert a DVD and this is what happens.

Now I follow Wolfgang to the part where you say it takes too long and you say it takes a long time so you skip it and go to the imaging.
I start up Macrium and it asks me if I want to make a rescue disk when I clcik on that symbol at top left.
It is at this point I am missing something because I click on that left side and follow the prompts and end up with it giving me the message in the other pic I sent.
However right now I have to leave so I shall have to wait till tomorrow to set it up but I shall be online during the night at some stage should you wish to post back

John.


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14 Aug 2013   #702
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You don't do anything with Macrium. you download the WinPE ISO from one of the locations in the Notes section at the head of this tutorial and then burn it to DVD using Imgburn.
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14 Aug 2013   #703
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

John have you downloaded the iso where Keith suggested? That is all you need to do besides unzipping and saving it. No WAIK and tell Macrium No to making a rescue disk. This iso IS the data to make the rescue disk, a.k.a. WinPE.
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14 Aug 2013   #704
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No to both queries a I was thinking it would do the download when I hit that button it sort of did "something" but then I ended up with the message.
I have obviously missed something in the tutorial and will give it another read though tonight I will do the right thing tomorrow when I get up
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14 Aug 2013   #705
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I notice in your blue tip box Wolfgang you mention the WAIK but call it Windows Application Install Kit, instead of Automated.
Right, it is 'automated' not 'application'.
Just thought you might want to correct the typo, not questioning you.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I start up Macrium and it asks me if I want to make a rescue disk when I clcik on that symbol at top left.
Just tell it no John, then use the ISO and imgburn the others have been talking about.
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14 Aug 2013   #706
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
I notice in your blue tip box Wolfgang you mention the WAIK but call it Windows Application Install Kit, instead of Automated.
Right, it is 'automated' not 'application'.
Just thought you might want to correct the typo, not questioning you.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I start up Macrium and it asks me if I want to make a rescue disk when I clcik on that symbol at top left.
Just tell it no John, then use the ISO and imgburn the others have been talking about.
Ok mate will do
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18 Aug 2013   #707
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Just did my first Windows 7 system restore (22.5 Gb image) using Macrium Reflect the other day and it took over an hour to complete. And this was restoring from a SATA III HDD to and SSD. I thought this was strange as it usually only takes about 3 minutes and 25 seconds to make a complete system image. I was wondering if this is a normal time frame for restoring system images using Macrium Reflect.
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18 Aug 2013   #708
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Not really. My full image to a USB2 attached drive takes nearly an hour. The restore to a spinner takes half an hour. In this case it seems to be the destination drive that is the limiting factor. Why it should be so slow writing to an SSD is strange to say the least.
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18 Aug 2013   #709
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Just did my first Windows 7 system restore (22.5 Gb image) using Macrium Reflect the other day and it took over an hour to complete. And this was restoring from a SATA III HDD to and SSD. I thought this was strange as it usually only takes about 3 minutes and 25 seconds to make a complete system image. I was wondering if this is a normal time frame for restoring system images using Macrium Reflect.
I would think something is wrong for such a smallish image.. Someone else reported something similar but I'm not sure what the outcome was - someone may remember.
What sort of performance do you get when using an external USB HDD? Imaging 50GB to a USB 3 HDD takes me ~10min when the HDD when it has little data on it and ~15min when 80% full (speed of writing to out versus inner tracks).
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