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Macrium v5 Users Opinions on Macrium v6

Q: Macrium v5 Users Opinions on Macrium v6

Was wondering of those who have used Macrium v5 and gone to v6, are they happier or not? I am not sure if I like the idea of a console coming up to restore, vs inserting media, as if the console doesn't come up for some reason...

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Preferred Solution: Macrium v5 Users Opinions on Macrium v6

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Macrium v5 Users Opinions on Macrium v6

I tested Macrium V5 for about a year, then tried V6 when it was released.

I wasn't sure if i wanted to switch from Acronis (paid) to Macrium (free).
The new features in Macrium V6 sold me, i switched and no regrets here.

I'm not sure what you mean by "a console coming up to restore".

I can restore from a bootable Macrium Rescue media in V6, or boot the PC with Macrium if the HD hasn't failed, or restore from Macrium running on a different OS on a multi-boot PC.

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After much persuasion from you guys, and having encountered a real issue/bug with Windows own disk imager I'm giving Macrium Reflect a fair trial.

Quick question hopefully.

I've installed the Macrium 'Add recovery Boot Menu' option so that I can restore under Windows... and everything works OK but I'm surprised to see the recovery screen whenever I do a manual restart and when I boot from cold. Fast boot is enabled by the way.

Question is... is this normal to see this every time as I am doing ? (My fast boot isn't quite as fast with this getting in the way)

It will be tomorrow before I can look in again but if anyone can confirm this is correct and normal then that would be great.

A:Macrium. A quick question on the Macrium recovery splash screen.

Yes it is normal and correct. That's what happens when you select that option to create the boot menu entry. I believe Macrium's Reflect boot.wim file that runs when you select that boot item from the boot menu is contained in the boot\Macrium folder on your hard drive/SSD and that folder is probably hidden.

If you create have a Macrium Relfect rescue USB or DVD and you know the computer will boot from it you don't need that boot menu item because the Rescue USB/DVD will have the exact same boot.wim file on it.

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Hey Guys

I was a poster on the SevenForums, but it appears that usernames and logins don't transfer from there? Anyhow ive registered a new account here to post my (hopefully simple) query:

Ive just followed Brinks amazing Clean Install W10 without having to upgrade guide and it went flawlessly. I'm now in 10 and have been installing drivers, updates and AV/Malware scans and setup. All done - ready to make a post install image using Macrium (which I have also used before on 7)

I was intrigued with this guide though: http://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...sb-hd-ssd.html

I have followed all the steps (I believe successfully) and now have a separate SSD (not my OS SSD) with an Active Primary partition of 512mb. Ive copied the ISO which macrium created for the Rescue disc to it etc.

I then tried to get into the boot menu he shows in the guide and that's where Ive come unstuck. I have literally no idea how to boot from this rescue disc on my other SSD. I'm not even sure copying the ISO to it makes it a rescue environment I can boot from.

Happy to answer any questions or post screen snips of whats going on.

Any help greatly appreciated

thanks
Matt

A:Macrium - Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal SSD

It was my post. You have to copy the content of the ISO, not the ISO

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Macrium has issued release 5.0.4995. This looks like an important release. I have attached a PDF with all the release notes. They are now stating that the various problems with the USB3 support have been solved.

What is also significant is that they recommend to burn a new WinPE recovery CD if you upgrade to that release. I have updated the .iso for the WinPE CD of that release at my Skydrive site.

A:Important for Macrium users

Thanks for the heads-up Wolfgang, and the ready made ISO

Danny

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Yesterday I had a near disaster trying to upgrade to Thunderbird 3.0 email. System restore was no help and I thought I would have to restore a Macrium Reflect image.

I started the process and chose my C partition as the destination for the restore.

I got an error message saying the C partition was locked. My choices at that point were:

1: Reboot and select the C partition from a special menu

2: Exit and reboot using my previously made Macrium rescue disc to bypass Windows.

I tried the first choice and no menu came up--the system booted into Windows normally.

My only remaining choice was to use the rescue disk.

I didn't do that and was able to resolve my problem in other ways.

Is this normal behavior for Macrium restore attempts--being locked out of the C drive when in Windows and then not having access to the referred to menu when rebooting???

If so, I am skeptical about using this product over the long term.

A:Macrium users: have you tried an image restore??

Interesting that, because I downloaded Macrium last week and tried a system backup. It got most of the way through then crashed giving me some error message or other. Macrium then got backed up - straight into the bin

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Macrium users may want to try Hirens boot CD 12.0. It has a Macrium Pe capability now.

A:Macrium users - Hirens boot CD

What exactly is the hirens boot cd if you dont mind me asking mate i've seen it mentioned a few times now

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I am testing Macrium Reflect for a client and so far have had a great working incremental and full backup set going for the last 5 days. I love the ease of setup and the fact that I can do anything by editing the VBScript files.

I know several of our longstanding members use Macrium, so I thought I'd pose an interesting issue to you...

In testing the Linux Resore CD; I boot successfully, and can enter the location to choose the network share where the images are located but I cannot see any of my windows shares.

I am familiar with Windows networking since the 95 days. I understand UNC's. I run a Homegroup and a Workgroup, I can see and create shares anytime on any machine in Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 9x... All my shared folders work fine in Windows now!

But I cannot access the shares using the Linux Rescue CD I created! Is the WinPE boot disk a better option for a Windows based network and shares? I cannot test the WinPE boot cd unless I buy a copy of this but I have to either get it to work, or know how to make it work when it comes to this client!

Any help or suggestions welcome!

A:Macrium Users -- Linux boot CD... Cant see Windows shares/folders

UPDATE-----------------

I just booted up another PC on my network with the latest Ubuntu Live CD (Maverik Meerkat) and when I got to Network, I can actually see my workgroup and drill down to show each Windows PC on my network.

But if I try to open the PC to show the shares I am asked for a username/pw... I've tried the owner and all other un/pw combos that work on my network fine in Windows... no luck!

Is there something I have to setup in Windows 7 to share with a Linux PC???

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I am using the free version. I have visited the site and read what the pay version does. As far as I can tell the incremental backups is really the only thing that seems worthwhile. I was just curious if anyone has tried the pay version and found a feature that made it worth paying for. Thanks,

A:Macrium Free vs Macrium Pay

I bought the Pro version because, at the time, I was using just my new notebook that was using the C: partition for both the OS, programs, and data. I didn't want to mess around with the HDD on my sole working computer so being able to do incremental images of a HDD with over 300GB on it was really attractive. One additional feature of the Pro version was it can install an image onto dissimilar hardware, such as an image from one MOBO to another MOBO, by finding incompatible drivers on the new installation and replacing them with compatible drivers.

Now that I have two working computers, I was able to take my notebook back to the factory state and resize the partitions so I could keep my OS/programs separate from my data. The data I don't worry much about backing up since it's all taken from my desktop rig which is backed up to the teeth. Imaging the boot partition takes only a dozen minutes or so so I don't really need incremental imaging anymore.

Being able to install an image from one MOBO to another one is attractive but I do not feel that alone is worth the cost of the upgrade since one can always do a clean install. The tech support that comes with the paid versions can be had here.

I don't regret getting the Pro version because it met a need I had at the time but, when the next version comes out, I'll probably go with the free one or stay with what I have since it should still work for me.

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Hello Forum,
Today I managed to make first Image backup with the program, it took almost an hour.

1. While installing Macrium, before making the rescue CD, not knowingly I clicked on "Add a boot menu option to start the reflect recovery environment", thinking it will be part of the CD, but now it is part of my PC start, it asks if I want to start with Macrium or Windows 7. Is it possible to get back to the normal boot -when there was no menu, it started only asking to boot from CD or Disk.
2. Cannot understand something; On G partition there are: a folder size 16 MB, another folder size 342 MB,
Macrium image size 11 GB, and Window image backup size 21.2 GB, this altogether makes 32.5 GB,
however on Right click the G partition for properties it says 53 GB used space. Is there something
hidden on the disk ?
3. Any recomendations for small free XML files viewer / reader.
Appreciate your answers.
Thanks
Motim

A:About Macrium and more

You should be able to remove the start up option, by opening Macrium & on the list at the top, one should have a drop down menu where you can untick "Add boot menu option".

Are you backing up to partition on your normal drive. Back up images should always be backed up to a separate drive or an external drive. If you are using your normal drive for back ups & that drive fails you have lost everything.

As far as your G partition is concerned it is possible there are hidden files there, but I can't comment on what those might be.
You could post a screen shot of your Disc Management, including all the info on that screen.

If you want to know what the XML files are for in Macrium see this Forum thread.

What's the Macrium Reflect xml files for ?

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Hello Forum,
Today I managed to make first Image backup with the program, it took almost an hour.

1. While installing Macrium, before making the rescue CD, not knowingly I clicked on "Add a boot menu option to start the reflect recovery environment", thinking it will be part of the CD, but now it is part of my PC start, it asks if I want to start with Macrium or Windows 7. Is it possible to get back to the normal boot -when there was no menu, it started only asking to boot from CD or Disk.
2. Cannot understand something; On G partition there are: a folder size 16 MB, another folder size 342 MB,
Macrium image size 11 GB, and Window image backup size 21.2 GB, this altogether makes 32.5 GB,
however on Right click the G partition for properties it says 53 GB used space. Is there something
hidden on the disk ?
3. Any recomendations for small free XML files viewer / reader.
Appreciate your answers.
Thanks
Motim

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This is how I use macrium---

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Q: Macrium

Apologies if this is an improper location for this post, I received help here before.

I recently re-formatted my vista pc to WIn7. I had posted asking about an imaging program (WIn7/Macrium) and decided to go with Macrium Free, but I just noticed I don't have the option to do an "Incremental" back up, If using the free addition. Is my only choice to do a "complete disk image" every time? Unless I'm missing something.

I printed the tutorial at Macrium's site, but the walk through screen shots don't look exactly like the program I'm using, I believe they are for the full edition.
I'm I better off to purchase the full product and schedule an "Incremental" back up to run on a regular basis?

So far using Macrium Free, I have - 1. made a "Rescue CD" in the Linux recovery environment. I'm hesitant to test this CD for fear It will screw something up, I know I need to, but don't understand exactly how to do it, or what to expect!

The instructions say to power machine completely down before using (Testing?) the "Rescue CD" ?? How am I supposed to get the disc into the tray with the machine off ? Can I insert the disc, then power down, then re-power?
what do I need to look for and where do I stop the process to just check the "Rescue CD" for a working copy, before it moves the image to my fully functional pc?
2. I went ahead and created a "Disc Image" in it's own folder on an external HD.

Thanks in advance.. f... Read more

A:Macrium

1. There are no incrementals in free Macrium - only in the Pro version. As far as I am concerned, that is the better deal anyhow. If you make incrementals and lose any incremental in the middle of the chain, you lost the whole chain. Whilst with independent images, you are always safe- at best you lose one but still have all the others. At the low price of disks these days, i rather go with that.

2. Free Paragon makes incrementals - but as I said, I warn against incrementals.

3. For the purposes of testing, see my procedure below. That is safe and you risk nothing. You may also watch my Macrium video tutorial and read the text in the pink box: Imaging with free Macrium

Macrium test

1. Shrink 2GBs from C and define a simple volume (partition) - let's call it Y
2. Move some files (any files) into Y - I always also move the sample picture folder in (you'll see why)
3. Define a test folder on your external backup disk - call it Mtest
4. Make an image of Y to Mtest - requires that you make a new definition
5. Delete a couple of pictures from the sample picture folder on Y (I always use the 2 animals)
6. Reboot and tap (ESC, F2 or whatever it is on your system) to get into the BIOS boot sequence
7. Set your boot sequence to CD/DVD reader
8. Throw in the Macrium recovery CD and let it run, then hit Enter
9. Now you are in the recovery wizard, set it to Mtest where it says "Locate Image" and to Y where it says "Choose partition to overwrite with the image data&... Read more

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Which is better Macrium or OKR?

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I have a hp i5 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
i have free version macrium reflect free edition.
i need to partition my 320gb hard disk into 90gb and the rest.
By creating a recovery disc with macrium will this help in any way.

My question is:
1. How to recover my os if i format and partion my hard disk or is there any other way to do it?

2. If i make a recovery disc with macrium free version will i be able to recover my os after pationing my hard disk?

Please help me.

A:Macrium help

  
Quote: Originally Posted by helpotherstoear


I have a hp i5 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
i have free version macrium reflect free edition.
i need to partition my 320gb hard disk into 90gb and the rest.
By creating a recovery disc with macrium will this help in any way.

My question is:
1. How to recover my os if i format and partion my hard disk or is there any other way to do it?

2. If i make a recovery disc with macrium free version will i be able to recover my os after pationing my hard disk?

Please help me.



#1 you will need the OS image (using macrium free version)on it's own partion or external hard drive .
#2 yes the recovery disk you will use to boot to the image an restore your OS .
If you need more info just ask.
Jerry

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I want to do a system image with Macrium. Could someone help with what I need to image. The 'c' drive or something else with it - the 100mb partion ??
The aim is to get back to a working system in case of failure.
I'm adding Macrium pic and disk management.

Please note: my c drive is Logical - does this make any difference?

A:A little help with Macrium, please

I use Acronis for backups, and I do full hard drive backups of all partitions, not just the "C" partition. If you have, for example, a recovery partition and a diagnostic partition (as Dell and some other PC's vendors do) those need to be backed up too. If you just backup the "C" drive partition and have a hard drive failure and have to replace the drive with a new hard drive, you can restore the "C" partition to the new hard drive but you have lost any other partition.

I would do the same with this program, backup all partitions with this program to the separate hard drive (D) that I assume you will be using for backups.

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I did the whole "diskpart" thing and am now installing SP1. My question is, would it be better to install SP1, as well as my Programs, THEN use Macrium. I'm reading the tutorial now, and I was curious on which is better. Here is what I currently have installed

Norton AV (latest Updates)
Comodo Firewall (latest Updates)
SP1 (in progress)

Is it better to do it there, or install my other programs first (CCleaner, Defraggler, among others)

A:About to use Macrium

I would make an image after setting up and installing everything.

If/When you muck something up in the future - put the image back on.

Macrium is fast - so if you are the cautious type- you could do one now as well - before installing SP1 - in case that goes belly up - not likely though.

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Hello
If I use the Linux disc which I am used to I tap F12.
If I use the Win PE disc, do I still do that or is there another way to get it to boot?
I saw one video where the person waited until it did boot which was a long time. I also heard one must go to F2 to set the Bios. If this is the case, do I go back after and reset the bios to boot from hard disc?
Thank you
Peter

A:Macrium v5

Bootable CD/DVD/USB which are signed by Microsoft, can also be booted from
Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8

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When I read the posts about Macrium Reflect, I thought it was the answer to my prayers. What I wanted was a way to backup my C: drive, and use that backup to restore my system to this state when required.

I was looking to install Windows 7, then install all the basic applications / drivers that I need, so that if I have to restore the system I can hit the ground running, without having to root out CD's, download drivers, install updates etc.

But, and unless I have misread the comments about it, Reflect is not "Backup Software". So, from this, can I take this to mean that I cannot create the situation I've listed above? Or, as I say, am I missing something?

Duncs

A:Macrium perhaps not what I'm looking for...or is it?

It's fine for what you want to do. I would make a couple of images on a couple of different drives as insurance if you want to keep the same image as your restore image for a long time. In fact I know a guy on another forum who restores the Macrium image to a HD in a docking station. Then he puts the drive in a drawer. If his system fails, he pops the backup HD in and boots. No boot CD restore. It's already been done. But he's a docking station aficionado. He does everything with them.

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Today I downloaded the Free Macrium imaging software and have had some issues. I am running Windows Vista. I was able to create a recovery CD, and create an image of my hard drive on a WD USB external drive that is partitioned and recently reformatted. All looked good so far. Could even explore the image and see files/folders. Then I inserted the recovery CD, powered down and then restarted. The restore wizard opened from CD and asked me to choose which drive to pull the image from in order to perform a restore. Well my external hard drive that holds the image does not appear in this window.
 

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Hi,
My cable connector failed on my other machine. I decided that I should clone it again JIC. Well I inserted the previous disc and the drive I cloned to, and opened Macrium. It would not give me a destination drive for a clone so I chose make an image. I want a current clone. I am pretty sure the HD will be fine once I find a new motherboard for it, but I would still like a clone after having bought a 128G drive just for that purpose. I honestly cannot imagine how it sees the E drive for an image but not for a clone. I'm on an old spare I keep around for these emergencies. I got to find out my mouse pad isn't working on here. The image process is currently at 95% overall.
OK I'll be back in a while to check. I don't have email on this machine.

A:Macrium help?

An odd turn of events has taken place. The cable port is working now. The Macrium image finished and says it has two images on the drive now. ??? I had marked the last one as a clone so I am confused about that as I know there is a difference between a clone and an image. The other odd thing is that my USB mouse (I use a hand held wired mouse on my laptop) has stopped working in all the ports on the machine that I had cable problems on and on my spare machine????? Weirdness.
I think I will still change the Mobo I want the double USB port to work properly again.
Can anyone enlighten me as to what I may have missed in cloning with Macrium free version? The version I have is the one I downloaded last spring. ver 5.3 build 7299

Thank You

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Hi,
I'm looking for a good & free imaging program to install on my Windows 7 x64 machine as I've decided to disable"the built in "System Restore" for its shaky reliability. I'm thinking about Macrium 6.x but before wasting time with it, I'd like to know if the free version can exclude the hibefil.sys (hibernation file), pagefile.sys (paging file) & other useless files made by Windows, by default? or this exclusion feature is not even included in the free version?

Thanks!

A:Macrium 6.x questions

Hello mag mag I don't know the specifics of your query re certain material being imaged but I use this all the time on a regular basis (weekly) and if you want ask in this tutorial the authour is brilliant.
Imaging with free Macrium

Plus the Macrium program is brilliant for cloning too.

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Hi,
I'm looking for a good & free imaging program to install on my Windows 7 x64 machine as I've decided to disable"the built in "System Restore" for its shaky reliability. I'm thinking about Macrium 6.x but before wasting time with it, I'd like to know if the free version can exclude the hibefil.sys (hibernation file), pagefile.sys (paging file) & other useless files made by Windows, by default? or this exclusion feature is not even included in the free version?

Thanks!

A:Macrium 6.x questions

Hello mag mag I don't know the specifics of your query re certain material being imaged but I use this all the time on a regular basis (weekly) and if you want ask in this tutorial the authour is brilliant.
Imaging with free Macrium

Plus the Macrium program is brilliant for cloning too.

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I currently have RAID1 and use
windows backup and store the
system images on another internal
HDD. Like others, I have had some
issues with windows backup and
would like to try Macrium. The
research that I've done so far has
given me mixed information, some
things I read say that it will work fine
with RAID and others say it won't.
Any comments, suggestions? Anyone
currently using Macrium with RAID 1?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

A:Macrium and RAID

Welcome to the forum
Please read this article from macrium site:

Macrium Reflect v5 and RAID systems (RAID)

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hey if i make a system repair disc using windows 7 and then make repair disc using macrium, wouldn't they conflict? thanks

A:windows vs macrium

Since you'd only be using one disk at a time, there should be no conflicts. I use both the Windows 7 backup/imaging utility and Macrium. If I plan on restoring a Windows 7 backup or image I'll use the Windows 7 repair disk. If I'm planning to restore a Macrium backup or image I'll use the Macrium disk.

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Hello,
As you have recommended before, I use Macrium weekly to make backups of the system's disk "C".
Today while making a new full backup the display went "crazy", the program's window partially disappeared,
became partially white, came back and again partially white, but the program kept going very slowly up to the end. The whole backup file size is 12.3 GB and time (including verification) 1:18 hours. On other instances the process was rather fast, (file size almost the same) and no "crazy" display.
Is this 'normal' behavior or something wrong with the program ?
Could not find any answer on Macrium help.
Thanks for answering.
Motim

A:Backup with Macrium

Something is wrong. Could be the program or the hardware. I have never seen that kind of behavior. Try again.

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Hi,
Me again but I need to report this guessing someone have an explanation and could help solve this!
I started using free Macrium for imaging today :-). I've made some experiments with imaging and restoring with great sucess! So, what have I so odd to report? Here what:
I made 2 Macrium_PE bootable rescue media
a- one using a usb flash as the media
b- one using a dvd as the media.

With option "a" I can use my usb3 port and see the external usb3 disc!
With option "b" I cannot use my usb3 port only usb2!

So I opened both "Drives/Usb" folders in the usb flash and in the dvd and I've found that the folder is empty when the media is dvd and that the folder have the usb drives when the media is usb flash!
I've tried (burned) several dvds and the result is allways empty USB folders!

Anyone with the same report?

Cheers,
paulo

A:Macrium oddities...!

How did you make bootable usb?
How did you make bootable dvd?

Please describe what you did

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Hi,

Without trying to be offensive, If anyone has actually tried to test the backup file with the macrium rescu CD, please help me as I am a bit old & thick in the grey matter.

A. I get confused of the Macrium Help instruction, see foto #3 below, 'Create Rescue CD' or 'Create a bootable rescue CD', can't do both so why show them?

B. I made a Vista C:\ backup as #4 below.

Then tried to create the Rescu CD using the BartPE option but:-

Instead of geting what the Macrium Help file shows #2 which has the "Start the Reflect Restore Wizard" option, I get this #1 below, which does not have that option, thus making the boot CD useles. ............nick

A:Macrium Restore CD

I have Macrium. I haven't done the BartPE. My impression is you need a BartPE setup that enables you to create a custom rescue CD. If you want one that works out of the box, try the Linux Rescue CD. It comes up to a graphical point and shoot restore program so there's no need to know anything about Linux. I have a Raid controller on my HP desktop and it still works with that where some other restore programs didn't.

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I have 6 Windows 10 Pro x64 pcs, some have optical disk some not, various i7 cpus (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen) and mobos. I have installed Macrium Reflect Free on all 6 and it would be really convenient if I could have just one bootable rescue USB for all the machines. Is this possible or do I need a separate USB for each pc ?

A:One Macrium resue USB - several different pcs ?

In general, one usb stick will be ok but now and then you need to pick up a specific driver for it to work. You basically need to test it on each pc.

A simple option is to add Macrium as a boot entry, installing it on each pc. Of course a USB stick is still needed if hdd fails.

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I've decided on using Macrium to clone my Vista 32-bit laptop to a new, larger drive Dell (Windows 7) 64-bit laptop. Can I use Macrium Standard for this?

There's so much info about cloning via Macrium, some of it conflicting and confusing. And, as a newbie, I'm not sure about the answers to the following questions. I would appreciate your help in cutting through the fog:

Do I download Macrium Standard to old laptop (Vista 32-bit ) or to the new laptop (Dell 64-bit)? Or, can I use Macrium Free to clone old hard drive and use Macrium Standard on new laptop to restore image?

Then, when installing, do I select the architecture for the 32-bit (original laptop) or 64-bit (target laptop)?

Then, other than creating a Rescue Media CD and Backups, do I need to perform sysprep, or is this already taken care of in the Macrium software?

A:How best to use Macrium products?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Avonnes


I've decided on using Macrium to clone my Vista 32-bit laptop to a new, larger drive Dell (Windows 7) 64-bit laptop. Can I use Macrium Standard for this?

Then, other than creating a Rescue Media CD and Backups, do I need to perform sysprep, or is this already taken care of in the Macrium software?


I know you have clearly stated what you want to do but why not move on to Windows 7 x 64?

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I have installed Macrium Reflect Pro to take advantage of being able to backup not only drives (or partitions) but also Folders and Files.

When I created an image of my OS drive (C), with compression set to medium, the original size was 20.2gb and the compressed file was 7.23. The ratio is 35.8%. Does that seem fairly reasonable?

When using the Folder and File option shown below:



NOTE it say it "will compress to a virtual FAT32 drive". I am not sure exactly what this means and what I would get if I had to restore it. I would appreciate it if someone can enlighten me on this.

Before I made the image, I took ownership of the folder and set permissions to maximum. I also made sure that I was showing Hidden Files and Folders.





Note the folder size is 5.74 gb before compression and the compressed image is 2.70 mb. The compression was set to medium as before and the ratio of compression is .04%. This seems very unrealistic to me. I would have expected the ratio to be 35-50%.

I was wondering if anyone else using the pro version had sees this a typical.

Thank You.

A:Macrium Reflect Pro

Hi Huffman. It's early morning and my math. might be off but - going from 5.74gb to 2.70gb appears to be 47%.

Am I missing something.

Cheers
JohnnyA

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Has anyone else ever had issues with this program not finding the "start" point for the image restore? It says to use the last disc, but when I put it in, no image file shows up from within the program
 

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Has anyone else ever had issues with this program not finding the "start" point for the image restore? It says to use the last disc, but when I put it in, no image file shows up from within the program
 

A:Macrium Reflect

Bump. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Ok I have my system backed up with Macrium,no here is the problem. Geating ready to upgrade computer with new Motherboard,CPU, SSD Drives,will my backup work on all this new stuff? Will Activation be a problem?

Thanks Z

A:Macrium Reflex

It won't activate with the backed-up files... but new digital activation still works (i.e using a valid Win 7/8 key or genuine ticket method) - the deadline has ended but it's still open for new digital entitlements.

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hi all,
ill be using Macrium to back up shortly - either onto discs OR an external HDD.
(i might prefer the external HDD option)
my question is - IF I CHOSE TO BACK UP TO THE EXTERNAL HDD......
And God forbid, anything were to happen ........
if i needed to reinstall from the back up ........
how would i get the computer to boot from the image back up on the external HDD ?
 

A:Using Macrium to back-up, BUT ......

Make the recovery CD's. The BartPE version is a lot more versatile, but the smaller, simpler Linux version will work just fine. Boot it up to be sure it can access the source and destination. The BartPE is harder to make unless you have made those before. It is probably the case that the Linux version also has more drivers included than the Windows one.

Look in the menus.

It wouldn't be much use if you couldn't access it, especially if you had to restore to a new, empty hard drive. Good thinking.

You can also use the CD to make backups without Windows even running.
 

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hey if i buy macrium, do they send it thru the mail or electronically online? thank you for help

A:macrium thru the mail?

Welcome
Its software and you just download. But why buy? Most of us here use the free version and it does just about everything. If you buy you may get a CD via mail

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I have 6 Windows 10 Pro x64 pcs, some have optical disk some not, various i7 cpus (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen) and mobos. I have installed Macrium Reflect Free on all 6 and it would be really convenient if I could have just one bootable rescue USB for all the machines. Is this possible or do I need a separate USB for each pc ?

A:One Macrium rescue USB - several different pcs ?

In general, one usb stick will be ok but now and then you need to pick up a specific driver for it to work. You basically need to test it on each pc.

A simple option is to add Macrium as a boot entry, installing it on each pc. Of course a USB stick is still needed if hdd fails.

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Hi,

I have created a restore disc and I am attempting a system image to save to my external hard drive (e drive).

I am not sure which partitions I would be best to check/include - see attached photo.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Andy

A:Help with Macrium Reflect

I'd say check the first disk and it will backup the 3 partitions (System Reserved, C, Lenovo_Part).

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Hello all,

FYI, I am now getting an Event ID 513 log every time I create a System Image backup using Macrium Reflect Free; however, it doesn't seem to affect the restoral because everything seems just fine after same. Since I have never noticed these logs when running Win 8.0, I'm wondering if this is a brand new issue with 8.1? So, here is my Macrium Free version information and a copy of the Event ID 513 error log. It would be nice to know if anyone else is seeing this log on 8.1 or can confirm it is not present after an 8.0 backup.

Thanks,

my2cents

A:Possible Macrium Issue?

I'm sure you checked for an updated version or a version compatible with 8.1. I'm sure you know that if there's not a compatible version from Macrium out yet...that the devs for Macrium are working on it. All in do time...but the waiting sucks.

Thanks for the heads up, Macrium users should find this helpful or at least put them in the loop.

I use Acronis 2014 for my needs.

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I think...I have done my homework, meaning I
I followed the suggestions of:
How To Backup Windows 10 The Safe Way With Macrium Reflect Everyday Linux User
How to Create an Image of Your PC Before Upgrading to Windows 10

1st
When choosing Win PE v5 one of the drivers was yellow, when choosing PE v10 it was all good, so I went with this one, downloaded the PE as their MR Package Download couldn't load on my old Vaio and proceeded with the
Create bootable rescue media' but USB option was not to be selected.

So where did it go? I have only C: drive - 250 crucial SSD.

2nd

I went on to the step:
Add A Macrium Boot Menu Option
and it can be clearly seen during the boot up.. which is great but knowing it will be needed once a year... how do I configure it not to be seen so to speak?
3rd

I hit 'image the disc' and pointed the destination folder to the EHDD, creation of which took around an hour.

SHould I test it? I am slightly scared it may fail. I used to be a worshipper of the linux never-fail approach of V 4.

edit// don't count your chickens...
Write operation failed - The semaphore timeout period has expired

what now?
Unable to read from disk - Error Code 121 - The semaphore timeout period has expired. - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

Now I get:
'Macrium Reflect aborted write failed system cannot find the file specified'

It's killing me. Absolutely no problems on W7 x64 with v4.2 and here cannot complete a basic task.

Here's what it looks like: ... Read more

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Hi.

I have a Belkin USB Network HUB F5L009, that I have set up on 2 computers.

I shall drive a 2TB SATA HDD for backup, and I use Macrium Reflect for it.

The backup works ok, nor problems.

I then would try a restore.

I booted on the PE CD disk, but now the issue came up.

The Belkin needs to be started up after boot, but this cannot be done with the
set up I use above.

Then the backup cannot be found from the restore.

How can I solve this ?

A:Macrium Reflect.

Sorry I didn't see this before ...

MR provides an option to download a utility to your PC, so that then you create the WinPE CD, it includes all the drivers from your PC on that disk. That ensures that when you boot from that CD, you will be able to access all the connected hardware. It's a utility named ReflectDC and it can be downloaded for free from the MR website.

Once installed, you will have to create and burn a new WinPE CD -- but then, it will have your drivers.

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This is how I do it.
Works good.

First install it.
I have the paid Standard version:

Then create the recovery environment:

Then image all local drives.



I use maximum compression:

On usb:

This is how I do it.
It works good for me.

A:Using Macrium Reflect

Good tutorial for those who want to use Macrium. Acronis is more to my liking though but that's me.

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hi, am trying to restore the image of my "late" hdd made with macrium FREEware to a new hdd (same model) - am using the macrium/linux cd, and everything goes fine up to the point when i have to select the target drive - the physical disk is detected but has no box to check to make it the target (pls see attached: disk 1 is the target, disk 2 is the (external hdd) source with the image on it, and disk 3 i think is the optical...) - the imaged partition is 147 gb of which 47 gb is used (compressed)...
i tried formatting the target drive, and the result is the same...
any idea/suggestion?
(posting in macrium is for registered users)

A:problem with macrium

Hi JMM,

Was the disk formatted to NTFS at the time of the image, and when you formatted it recently, did you format it to NTFS?

Regards,
Golden

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Now available.

A:Macrium Update

Thanks for heads up. Just updated it and vent smooth.

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Setting up my new Windows 10 Home desktop. Downloaded Macrium Version 6 Free and made a rescue disk.
Everything is on the C: drive.

Version 6 gives me 2 choices of images:
1. Image selected disks.
2. Image partitions required to backup and restore Windows.

Choice 2 was not on my previous Versions.
Should I do both and put them in different folders?
Thanks, cb

A:Macrium - What to Image?

Image the selected disk (the whole disk)

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OK, I have to admit I am confused on my first attempt at a backup using Macrium reflect.

1) please take a look at the attached screenshot to see how my drives are configured

2) Neither of the WD external drives will be backed up, so I know I need to uncheck those boxes. the 3tb drive is what will store the backups. I realize I must choose that as the destination.

3) on my internal physical 1 tb c:drive, windows is loaded on it and all my programs, drivers and some data is also on this physical disc.

4) the Internal seagate drive 2 tb stores all my other data.

5) My objective is that I want everything backed up, windows, programs, data,... everything... so if my c drive or anyother drive fails, I can restore and not lose anything or have to reload programs/plugins ect.

So here is where I am confused and my questions

1) You have 2 options..." Image all local drives on this computer" or "create an image of the partitions required to back up an restore windows

2) I choose the second option, create an image ...to back up windows. The wizard only really showed my c:drive and the partitions associated with it. It made a backup that was successful.

Questions:

1) What I am not sure about is did this image I just created (when choosing the 2nd option) JUST do the windows files and nothing else on the c:drive ? Were my programs and other data imaged as well.

2) Am I now supposed to choose the first option (which brings up all the drives) and should I ke... Read more

A:another Macrium question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by harleynut97



3) on my internal physical 1 tb c:drive, windows is loaded on it and all my programs, drivers and some data is also on this physical disc.

5) My objective is that I want everything backed up, windows, programs, data,... everything... so if my c drive or anyother drive fails, I can restore and not lose anything or have to reload programs/plugins ect.
1) You have 2 options..." Image all local drives on this computer" or "create an image of the partitions required to back up an restore windows

2) I choose the second option, create an image ...to back up windows. The wizard only really showed my c:drive and the partitions associated with it. It made a backup that was successful.

Questions:

1) What I am not sure about is did this image I just created (when choosing the 2nd option) JUST do the windows files and nothing else on the c:drive ? Were my programs and other data imaged as well.

2) Am I now supposed to choose the first option (which brings up all the drives) and should I keep the c:drive and system stuff selected along with the other drives I want to back up?

I was hoping that you would just pick an option and it would back up everything that you have selected INCLUDING all windows files to reload the operating system. But it appears that you need to make 2 images each time you want to do a back up.

Any help in clarifying my misunderstandings using this program wou... Read more

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