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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

20 Jan 2014   #780
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Hi whs,

I have imaged my recovery partition and created the *.mrimg file. At the beginning of the video tutorial, you described something about a Recovery CD/DVD that must be burned. Does that mean I cannot use the "Restore Image" feature of Macrium without the CD/DVD?




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20 Jan 2014   #781
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Kathy you can recover a data partition with that feature as long as your system works. But what if your system is dead - then you need the recovery CD to recover the image of the system. Just burn it to CD from the .iso on my Skydrive link and make sure tou also image the C partition and system partition.
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20 Jan 2014   #782
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Thanks. I just thought the CD was a prerequisite to perform any Restore operation with Macrium.
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20 Jan 2014   #783
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The CD is not a prerequisite, but I really recommend to burn it and have it in your kit.

Btw: You can also use the CD to make images (not only recover) if you don't want to install Macrium on your system or if you want to use it on a dead system - e.g. to recover the data partition(s).
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20 Jan 2014   #784
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Kathy I also have the WinPE on a bootable flash drive which works nicely too.
Silly question, did you store the image on a drive separate from the OS and Data drives?
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20 Jan 2014   #785
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Macrium won't let you write an image to a partition you are imaging.
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20 Jan 2014   #786
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Macrium won't let you write an image to a partition you are imaging.
Keith, I think Gary was referring to a physical disk with the word 'drive'. This is a very confusing word and even MS uses it in the wrong sense - I think. For me a drive is a physical disk and the others are partitions. But many times 'drive' is being used for partitions.
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20 Jan 2014   #787
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Macrium won't let you write an image to a partition you are imaging.
Keith, I think Gary was referring to a physical disk with the word 'drive'. This is a very confusing word and even MS uses it in the wrong sense - I think. For me a drive is a physical disk and the others are partitions. But many times 'drive' is being used for partitions.
Yes I do mean a physical disk, not partition. Yes I agree MS has it wrong, but Windows recognizes a partition as a separate drive. It gets confusing when trying to help people.

More confusion is the fact that a whole drive CAN BE a partition if formatted. It took me a long time to understand that.
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20 Jan 2014   #788
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Point taken Wolfgang.
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20 Jan 2014   #789
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am afraid we'll continue to live with the confusion, lol.
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