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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

24 Aug 2010   #80
Arijit2010win7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM Sony/Windows 7 Home Basic x64 OEM Sony
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Question 3:
Once you ready to start imaging, I would backup all three:

System Reserved, contains the master boot record
C Drive- the Operating System
Recovery partition- From Sony

In the case you actually need to do a recovery, boot into Linux disc, located the image you want to replace. If its the OS, do as WHS says, Do NOT MARK AS ACTIVE and DO NOT REPLACE MBR.
But WHS said in his video that If it is OS, Choose Active button and in the post no #69 he don't said anything about it.

I understand the MBR part as it sits in the 100MB partition, but will am I not going to choose Active when I restore C: Drive as the OS is installed ?

If I'm here wrong I want to know why ?

Can WHS,please verify the bold quoted line, Thanks

Thank You


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24 Aug 2010   #81
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. If you have the 100MB partition (which is the active MBR partition), then you do not mark the C partition as active during the recovery

2. If you do not have this 100MB partition and your C is the active partition, then you have to mark it as active during the recovery

PS: Active means the MBR is present - no more, no less.
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24 Aug 2010   #82
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. If you have the 100MB partition (which is the active MBR partition), then you do not mark the C partition as active during the recovery

2. If you do not have this 100MB partition and your C is the active partition, then you have to mark it as active during the recovery

PS: Active means the MBR is present - no more, no less.
That's pretty clear.

I learned something new today! (What "Active" actually means.)
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24 Aug 2010   #83
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arijit2010win7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Question 3:
Once you ready to start imaging, I would backup all three:

System Reserved, contains the master boot record
C Drive- the Operating System
Recovery partition- From Sony

In the case you actually need to do a recovery, boot into Linux disc, located the image you want to replace. If its the OS, do as WHS says, Do NOT MARK AS ACTIVE and DO NOT REPLACE MBR.
But WHS said in his video that If it is OS, Choose Active button and in the post no #69 he don't said anything about it.

I understand the MBR part as it sits in the 100MB partition, but will am I not going to choose Active when I restore C: Drive as the OS is installed ?

If I'm here wrong I want to know why ?

Can WHS,please verify the bold quoted line, Thanks

Thank You

Sorry if I confused you. The system reserved "thing" confused me at first also.

It should look something like this except you should have another partition for recovery or if you created a DATA partition.


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24 Aug 2010   #84
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have the 100mb System Reserved partition - that will be the Active partition.

Therefore do not mark your main o/s drive ( C ) Active when you restore it.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arijit2010win7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
Question 3:
Once you ready to start imaging, I would backup all three:

System Reserved, contains the master boot record
C Drive- the Operating System
Recovery partition- From Sony

In the case you actually need to do a recovery, boot into Linux disc, located the image you want to replace. If its the OS, do as WHS says, Do NOT MARK AS ACTIVE and DO NOT REPLACE MBR.
But WHS said in his video that If it is OS, Choose Active button and in the post no #69 he don't said anything about it.

I understand the MBR part as it sits in the 100MB partition, but will am I not going to choose Active when I restore C: Drive as the OS is installed ?

If I'm here wrong I want to know why ?

Can WHS,please verify the bold quoted line, Thanks

Thank You
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2010   #85
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. If you have the 100MB partition (which is the active MBR partition), then you do not mark the C partition as active during the recovery

2. If you do not have this 100MB partition and your C is the active partition, then you have to mark it as active during the recovery

PS: Active means the MBR is present - no more, no less.
That's pretty clear.

I learned something new today! (What "Active" actually means.)
+1 So did I.
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26 Aug 2010   #86
Arijit2010win7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM Sony/Windows 7 Home Basic x64 OEM Sony
 
 

Thanks whs, now there is no confusion...anymore. me too today learned what is the Active partition means.

Anyhow the que is different though,

How You got "All >>" toolbar in your Windows Task bar ? As you bring the program Macrium at (0.59sec) from there ?

Will you share the secret, How I can assign "All>>" toolbar in my Windows too ? I see it is very convenient to bring program rather from start menu.
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26 Aug 2010   #87
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arijit2010win7 View Post
Thanks whs, now there is no confusion...anymore. me too today learned what is the Active partition means.

Anyhow the que is different though,

How You got "All >>" toolbar in your Windows Task bar ? As you bring the program Macrium at (0.59sec) from there ?

Will you share the secret, How I can assign "All>>" toolbar in my Windows too ? I see it is very convenient to bring program rather from start menu.
The toolbar setup is very simple. Make a folder on the desktop that you call "All". In there make subfolders with subjects (names) that you care to split up that folder - e.g. Documents, Websites, Tools, Programs, etc. Now make shortcuts on the desktop of all the Docs, Websites, Tools, Programs, etc. that you care to access via the toolbar and move those shortcuts into the appropriate folders.
Next you right click on the taskbar > Toolbars > New Toolbar. Here you select the "All" folder on your desktop and the All toolbar should appear in the taskbar. Now you only have to click on the chevrons and hover over the subfolder you wish and your shortuts will show up where you can select (click) them..
The "All" folder has to stay on the desktop as repository. You could have defined it in another place (e.g. Documents) if you do not want it to show on the desktop all the time, but I think it is handy to keep it on the desktop for easy later additions of shortcuts or additional folders.
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26 Aug 2010   #88
Arijit2010win7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM Sony/Windows 7 Home Basic x64 OEM Sony
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The toolbar setup is very simple. Make a folder on the desktop that you call "All". In there make subfolders with subjects (names) that you care to split up that folder - e.g. Documents, Websites, Tools, Programs, etc. Now make shortcuts on the desktop of all the Docs, Websites, Tools, Programs, etc. that you care to access via the toolbar and move those shortcuts into the appropriate folders.
Next you right click on the taskbar > Toolbars > New Toolbar. Here you select the "All" folder on your desktop and the All toolbar should appear in the taskbar. Now you only have to click on the chevrons and hover over the subfolder you wish and your shortuts will show up where you can select (click) them..
The "All" folder has to stay on the desktop as repository. You could have defined it in another place (e.g. Documents) if you do not want it to show on the desktop all the time, but I think it is handy to keep it on the desktop for easy later additions of shortcuts or additional folders.
Thank you very much for this step - by -step.
Now it is lot easier to navigate the Personal/often use program/doc.
Thanks a lot.
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26 Aug 2010   #89
Arijit2010win7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM Sony/Windows 7 Home Basic x64 OEM Sony
 
 



Here is the image of my recent backup....previous one is a bigger and latest one is smaller...though I've clear some files as well as move My Documents & Picture Folder to the separate partition as well as move the Downloads to the another partition.(Thanks to the Data Partition Tutorial)
Then installed some Windows update as well as GFX card update, then took backup of 100MB System + C: Drive.

a. Now my question is both backup took 38GB of total,Can I Delete the 1st one to save some space ?

b.If I create a restore CD in Desktop will it work with my Laptop or the Restore CD is machine locked ?

c. Rescue CD Dialog box said "Your Rescue CD Must be v2.0 Higher" <----What is this mean ?

BTW:-This is my Desktop not the VIAO, for testing purpose,If it is alright I'll install it in the Laptop.
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