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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

02 May 2014   #940
joebots

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

@whs: I wonder if you can help me out? I recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate edition onto a new SSD. After I got all my drivers and frequently used applications installed, I installed the latest version of Macrium Reflect. I got stuck at the point of making a rescue CD. The process seemed successful each time, but when I attempt to boot from the rescue CD, it just hangs after "Hit any key to boot from CD".

I tried making the iso at least 5 times using different options from within Macrium, but have the same issue each time. I came across the iso you made in the first post, burned that, and lo and behold it worked!

I can see my drives, with the exception of my external backup drive (Seagate 2TB Backup Plus USB 3.0), which is on one of my two USB 3.0 ports. I'm assuming the driver wasn't on the iso. In Device Manager it's listed as NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver 1.0.17.0.

At this point, I can see the drive in Macrium if I unplug it from the USB 3.0 port, and then plug it into one of the regular USB 2.0 ports. I would like to be able to run it on the USB 3.0 port, however. It there a way I could add the driver to the iso I downloaded in the first post?

I'm anxious to make a complete image of my C:/ drive while the install is still fresh.

Thanks for reading this.


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02 May 2014   #941
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can try using this to create your iso, including usb3 support:

for 32 bit os:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzaxya9kuip47xk/RE86v7i.zip

for 64 bit os:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dd2jecmia3s0x00/RE64v7i.zip
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02 May 2014   #942
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you try what SIW2 suggested and did it work.
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02 May 2014   #943
joebots

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hi guys, and thanks for answering. I downloaded the zip file and unpacked it. I then ran RE64v7i-runmeasadmin.cmd with administrator rights. It copied a bunch of files into the folder I ran it from and made the following new directories: "ISO, and mount".

I haven't created an ISO since years ago when I made a slipstream service pack CD for Windows XP, so I'm really rather rusty at it. That should read "50+ year old forgetfulness" is setting in. I do have Nero on my system if that helps. I'm in need of assistance in creating the new iso.
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02 May 2014   #944
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Your new iso should be in the iso folder.
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02 May 2014   #945
joebots

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I'm not sure why, but I don't see any iso image image that I can burn in there. I found further instructions elsewhere on this site, and I followed them, which is why I thought I had to build an iso from the files that RE64v7i created. Could it be because I deactivated Windows 7 built in DVD burning software? I think I'll try to re-enable that functionality and try once more.
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02 May 2014   #946
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You can use the free imgburn to burn it to DVD.
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02 May 2014   #947
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Just d/led it to have a look . Something wrong with the file. Have deleted it now.

Will have to re up it.

May as well update it also.

Might take a little while.
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02 May 2014   #948
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

This is turning out to be a big update.

Will have to test it.
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02 May 2014   #949
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
This is turning out to be a big update.

Will have to test it.
Did you forget to dot your "i"?
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