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Macrium Rescue Drive and Backup in same Thumb Drive

Q: Macrium Rescue Drive and Backup in same Thumb Drive

I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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Preferred Solution: Macrium Rescue Drive and Backup in same Thumb Drive

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.)


Hi folks. I have imaged my neighbours Netbook with Macrium Reflect. Since it has no DVD burner, I want to create a bootable Macrium (Linux) recovery media on a thumb drive. Not sure how to proceed.
Many thanks

A:Macrium restore from USB Thumb Drive.

Just happen to have an excellent tutorial for that.

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

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Does anyone have any experience in "transfering" the Linux bootable rescue CD to a bootable USB drive? Can it be done?


A:Macrium Rescue CD to bootable USB drive?

here you go...

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Macrium rescue USB stick doesn't find the Precision Touchpad, rescue media loads without the cursor, I can not use the CD as my laptop doesn't have the DVD drive, any help is much appreciated.

A:Macrium Reflect rescue USB drive failure

Looks like you need to provide drivers for that device (Precision Touchpad). Take a look here for how to accomplish this

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I made a rescue CD iso with Macrium Reflect 5.
I used iso2usb to copy the iso to a flash drive
booting with the flash drive doesn't work

I tried all of this with a Linux option and a Windows PE option ( which asked for WAIK which Macrium installed) but all failed to boot.

What am I doing wrong?

A:Macrium Reflect rescue CD to USB flash drive won't boot

Did you prepare the flashdrive properly?
Need to format USB drives into a fat32 format, as ntfs wont boot on a usb.
Other then that, there are many tutorials about what's needed to turn a usb key into a boot drive.
Some are even on this forum.

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I'll explain my problem in the order it occurred:

1. I completely uninstalled Acronis TIH 2012 yesterday and rebooted. Everything was as it should be.
2. I had in excess of 700GB unallocated space on my internal drive; I successfully created two equal logical partitions out of this unallocated space and Windows labeled them as drive L and drive M. I could still see my two external drives, the drive letters as they have always been, being drive J and drive K. No problem.
3. I installed Macrium Reflect for the purpose of creating backups and created a backup of the OS partition located on my internal drive, saving it to my external J drive. No problem.
4.I decided today that I would create a Macrium Rescue CD, using the default Linux boot method. No problem.
5.I booted with the Macrium Rescue CD so that I was sure the rescue CD would recognize the location of my Macrium backup on drive J. If not, I would then have run the rescue CD in compatibility mode. The Macrium rescue CD recognized my external J drive and K drive but the drives would not expand so that I could locate the Macrium backup. It appeared as if they were there but empty.
6. I removed the Macrium Rescue CD and rebooted. I checked Computer and Computer Management and the only thing listed was my internal C drive. The two newly created logical partitions, L and M, did not show either in Computer or Computer Management. In addition, the listings for these "Devices with Removable Storage, did not show in Compute... Read more

A:External Drive Problem After Creating Macrium Rescue Disc

1. The good news is that you got it fixed with the restore point.

2. The change of drive letters happens all the time depending of what you have plugged in. It can be annoying but is not serious.

3. I do not think that Macrium has anything to do with that. It is only an application.

4. Hard to tell what the real cause can be.

5. Does the Macrium Linux CD work now?

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Inspiron 15, 7537 with recently installed SSD and clean Windows 10 Home + added programs, data, settings, etc.
A few days ago, I logged in as Administrator to change her profile name. Long story short, the OS got stuck and couldn’t get rid of one of the logons and I could only enter the OS as a temp and that work would be deleted after logout.
I tried two restore points. Both installed ok per OS but both had a non-operating ‘left click’ Start button.
I then went to boot from the Macrium Reflect rescue bootable USB flash drive to do an image restore.
The following are my failed attempts (I confirmed that the flash drive would boot Reflect on my laptop):
1. F12 on boot loads the following boot screen:
UEFI Boot: Secure Boot On:
Windows Boot Manager (thought I’d get a list but the machine booted as normal)
Onboard NIC – Ipv4
Onboard NIC – Ipv6
Other Options:
Peripheral Device Setting (OPROM Setting)
Change boot mode setting (I selected this, then Legacy, then USB, but the result was ‘Operational system not found’
2. Set the BIOS option to UEFI, Secure Boot OFF, F12 to Boot Menu Options.
The F12 boot screen now showed Legacy as an optional category and did have the USB option, however, booting to same resulted in the same, previous ‘Operational system not found’. I hit Esc, got <<Start PxE over IPv4>> and then I shutdown and restarted into the OS with bad start button.
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A:Inspiron 15, 7537 will not boot from Macrium Reflect Rescue USB Flash drive

You might want to post in the Macrium Reflect forum for more detailed help (I'm over there too!), but it seems your system isn't even detecting your Rescue Media flash drive.  If it were, you'd see a boot option for the USB drive at the one-time boot menu accessed by pressing F12.  Reflect Rescue Media can boot in either UEFI or Legacy BIOS mode, and you should boot it in whichever mode your main OS uses, which appears to be UEFI.  I would start by rebuilding your Rescue Media on a working system if at all possible, even if it means installing the Free version somewhere.  The only thing you'll lose by using the Free version is the ReDeploy feature, which you wouldn't need anyway if you're restoring an image captured from that system.

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I have read the post about Macrium Image your system with free Macrium (all 12 pages) but my question is can I make an image backup of my current hard drive, remove it and put in a new hard drive and restore to it? I currently have a 160 gig hard drive partitoned in two. C has the os and D has all the programs I use and all personal files. I also have all personal file saved off site. I want to replace the hard drive with a faster larger hard drive. Is it possible to do using Macrium?

Thank you

A:Using Macrium to backup and restore to a new drive

Using Macrium or Windows Imaging.
A current Disk Management screenshot will help the description.

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I'm trying to help my son set up a backup strategy. He has a Seagate GoFlex 2TB network drive that he planned to do backup with. It comes with software to backup files and folders, but not the system image. He has Win7 home which apparently can't do backup to a network drive. I see Macrium is recommended here. Can the free version backup and recover a system image to a network drive?

A:Macrium to backup to a network drive?

Hi dideauce,

Can you map a network drive on Windows 7 Home? If so, then YES, Macrium will image to the network drive.


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I just backed up some updated files onto my thumb drive and windows 10 didn't as if to copy and replace, etc. So now I've multiple copies with not even a number after the file to tell the old version of updated documents from the new.

How do I fix this for the future?

Thank you.

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I have been backing up to an external hard drive using Macrium. I have backed up as images rather than a clone. I would like to reassure myself as to the proper procedure to restore to a new internal SS hard drive. My hard drive is failing and I do have all my stuff backed up, but would like to avoid actually reinstalling both the OS, as well as my stuff. Would like to use the Macrium Image.
LOL thought it best to ask now before that inevitable day actually arrives.

A:Restoring Macrium BackUp from an External Hard Drive

OK well I did precisely this and had no problems. Furthermore I had purchased the Paragon Migrate product and wasn't happy with it.
This is what I did and is just a bit different from the WHS tutorial.

Prepare the SSD. Here I am including a system reserved partition of size 205MB. From an elevated command prompt
1) Diskpart
2) List Dist
3) Select disk n
......n is the SSD disk number
4) create partition primary size=205 align=1024
......the system reserved partition
5) create partition primary align=1024
......the OS partition
6) List partition
......should show
partition 1 primary 1024 kB
partition 2 primary 206 MB
7) select partition 1
8) active
9) select partition 2
10) assign letter=c
The SSD is now prepared.
Connect SSD to sata port 0 and disconnect all other internal HDDs

Transfer the Macrium Images
Using Macrium Reflect free V5. Drag and drop the partition images onto the SSD prepared partitions. The images will then use the target partition alignment. See
Partition Alignment

That's about it. Check Trim and that disk drefrag is off. Windows seems to take care of this.

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I have a bootable windows installation Thumb Drive. Can Macrium make a backup of this thumb drive so in the event of this thumb drive going faulty, I could make another Thumb drive with the backup image.

A:Can Macruim Reflect make a backup of Bootable windows Thumb drive

Originally Posted by sam9

I have a bootable windows installation Thumb Drive. Can Macrium make a backup of this thumb drive so in the event of this thumb drive going faulty, I could make another Thumb drive with the backup image.

Why not just save the media from which you created the current one?

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I have tried to create windows 7 rescue media, and also create/setup backup to my second drive on my thinkpad p50. I get the same error the the files cannot be found for both processes. Any info on how to reinstall or reset this to new so I can complete a backup?

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Hello, I need some advice

Right now I have Macrium Reflect rescue on one thumb drive and AOMEI Partition Assistant Rescue on another. They both are Windows PE programs. Can anyone think of a way to have them both on one thumb drive. I suppose there would be a menu where I would select which I wanted to boot to.


A:Macrium Rescue and Partition Assistant Rescue 1 thmb drv

It seems reasonable.

Just try it & see if it works.

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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


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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Under XP Media Center
I have two internal HDs two CD drives, one ext. HD and Windows has assigned drive letters to all and all have been stable over the years the very weird thing , and I can't figure out why, is that for my USB thumb drive - which I always plug into the same USB port it changes letters after an extended period - say about 8 months, it will go from "G" to "I" and then back. It is bothersome only because I use the "Send To" command for many files. is there a way to stabilize this or is it just another XP annoyance I must put up with.

A:windows XP keeps alternating drive letter for thumb drive

goto control panel
Admin tools
computer management
disk management
in the right hand side you should see all the drives
go to the the drive that you want to change the letter ID
right click - then choose "change drive letter" a box will appear with the current letter
choose a new letter and click ok then its all done same letter every time

I often set to X, Y, Z for external and any mapped drives

have a read here http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...s-xp-for-an-external-usb-stick-or-hard-drive/

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I have tried installing Anti-virus software on a flash drive. However, the Avti-virus will only run from the flash drive on the machine that I installed it from. Indicating a registry association.I need anti-virus software that will run from a flash drive on any machine running windows. Preferably, not bloatware like McAfee. Anybody know of any?
Thanks for help. PS. McAfee won't

A:I need Anti-Virus that will run from a Flash drive aka: Thumb drive

Stinger.exe will run from a flash drive an will seek out and find most of the more recent worms and viruses. You can find it here:


I would think for any full fledged av program you could put the exe. file on the flash drive and then install it on most any computer. Such programs as Avast, Antivir, and AVG should work in that manner.

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On our system at work when I plug in a thumb drive because our network drive is f it assigns that letter to the thumb and I cant see it. I go through Manage then Disk Management ect and assign a Drive letter to the USB thumb. I dont want to do this if I dont have to. I also dont want to have the IT guys remap the entire network if possible. Is there a way around this.
I want to be able to just plug in a thumb drive and have xp see it without going through disk management to change a assigned letter.


A:XP wont see thumb drive Network drive F

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Greetings to all

By mistake i disabled my flasd drive... here is what i did...

at the task bar (the one at the bottom ---start -----) i right clicked the safely remove hardware and selected properties and device usage i disbaled.. since than i cant use this flash drive in this computer.. i can use other flash drive/thumb drive usb drive but the one which i disabled i cant use it and it wont recognise too.

Please help me to fix this problem. when i insert other flash drive/thumb drive my computer detects it but the one which i disabled wont detect. What should i do?

Highly apreciate your help


A:Flash Drive/Thumb Drive how to enable

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When I finally finished creating a new Access Database from scratch on my 1 1/2 yr old Acer machine and went to save it to my thumb drive (G drive on the new machine) to transfer it to my wife's machine, I get the message "G is not accessable, access is denied". I had transferred a preliminary version just the day before to my wife's machine using the thumb drive which still works well in her machine.

A:Won't recognize my CD drive or Thumb drive

Upload the file to some hosting site (If you have internet access) and then download it to your wife's pc?

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Ok, so a while ago, my husband's computer had a bad run in with defective virus software. We had to reinstall everything. We were having trouble getting the network set back up, so he was unable to download drivers he needed (vicious circle. Needed drivers to get Internet, needed Internet to get drivers). I read an article online somewhere (oh! how I wish I had bookmarked it now, as I can't find it anymore) about turning a thumb drive into a virtual CD for just such a purpose. So we loaded his drivers onto it and it worked like a charm. Sadly, the article failed to mention that this would be permanent. We assumed we'd be able to delete the drivers off the drive when we were done, but they are permanently set as "read-only". I've tried everything I can think of to get rid of it, but for now the drive is completely useless. Any suggestions? Did I miss something obvious? Here's what I've tried so far:

1. Exploring files and deleting individually in Windows Explorer (returned access denied error)
2. Doing the same thing from Safe Mode (same result)
3. Changed setting in BIOS from Auto to Hard Drive (same result)
4. Tried to delete partition from partition manager (same result)

Anything else I can try? Is there software out there (preferably one that costs less than a new flash drive) that you've had success with? Google tells me there are plenty out there, but I don't know which to try, and don't want to keep downloading an... Read more

A:PC thinks my thumb drive is a CD drive

Try reformatting and repartitioning it:

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

The part I don't understand is why you needed to make any changes at all to the drive to transfer files. Why couldn't it have been used as a normal thumb drive?

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My Cruzer USB has basicallly 2 drives on it. The regular storage, and some sort of CD drive which contains some files. Take a look

As you can see there's drive J for files, but also drive H "U3 System". Within drive H is

I know these files here were used for Cruzer's own software where when i inserted my usb it could run some program. But i deleted these programs and now have no use for this extra drive on the USB.

So my question is, is there any way to remove the drive altogether? I formatted the usb stick but the drive remains. Alsl when i click on it and press format, nothing happens.

Any ideas?

A:My Thumb drive also has a CD drive integrated. Plz help

Check this link, for info and tool to remove.

Bring the power of portable software to your USB flash drive - make it a U3 smart drive!

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Someone has a Dell GX620 box and when they put a thumb drive into the box it does not show up. You hear a little ding as if it is being recognized but nothing happens. I do not see any yellow marks in the device manager. When I took the same thumb drive and put it into another box it shows up. Any ideas what could be wrong with the box?

A:Thumb Drive/Flash Drive

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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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I want to prepare a factory fresh drive so that I can use it to save backup images. Soon I will have a second drive that will only be used to store data files. Neither drive will ever be used for the installation of an operating system. From what I've read, I see no advantage to having more than a single partition on either drive. I know I want to use NTFS.

This should be straightforward. I'm finding it is not. I cannot formulate a search that points me to the right tutorial or thread. Either I get hundreds of options to consider or, if I try to narrow the options, no answer is found.

Please point me to the right discussion. Perhaps the answer will help others who come after me, too.



A:Format & Partition New Drive to Use as a Backup Drive or Storage Drive

Do you know how to make a partition and format a drive?

You can do it all in Windows Disk Management.

You don't need to do anything special to the drive just because it is going to store images.
Treat it like any other drive.

Format it with a single partition.

Store your image files on it. Use a folder structure if you want to---perhaps naming a folder something like "Macrium image of C partition, 060714" so you know the date of the image.

Nor do you need to use a separate drive just for image storage.

Make your images and store them like ordinary data. Back up the images just like you'd back up any other important data file. That's what they are: important data.

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Having turned to Macrium for daily backups, I have created a Rescue Media DVD. When testing to see if it would boot (as Macrium advise). I was unable to choose which of the options offered was correct. Attached is a clip of my boot menu with the DVD in its tray.

Oddly, the image below is the same whether the DVD is in the tray or not!

Which should I choose please for the Rescue Media?

A:Macrium: Rescue Media

Hi, glad to hear you're using disk imaging and Macrium.

The equivalent screen for my laptop is even more obscure- the entry corresponding to the DVD doesn't even mention 'DVD'.

You might like to..
- see what happens with a Win 10 boot DVD (it's a good idea to keep one handy)
- consult the Lenovo forum

What you see there may well not include any info from the disk - i.e. mention Macrium. Rather, it will be device level info.

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Today I put my rescue disk in to see how it looked. The drive letters in Macrium are not the same letters showing in Disk Management. They are all scrambled. I made another Rescue Disk and it is that way also. If I am not making myself clear here is how they look.

Disk Management=Macrium
C: OS/Programs==E:
D: Documents=== F:
E: DVD========G:
F: OS Backup==== C:
G: Docs Backup=== D:

Anyone know why this might happen? Thanks,

A:Macrium Rescue Disk

I have always had the same thing as you the drive letters other than C: present differently during a restore.

I assumed it was because i switch D + E around for my own personal preference for presentation when i set my computer up after a clean install. I am picking that during a restore the letters are presented as how Windows dictated them before i changed them.

I am really not sure, this is just my take on why it happens i am sure someone will be able to give us a more technical point of view

Edit; i just re read your post & saw your OS presents as E this does not happen to me

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So, I am setting up my P50 (ordered system USB--not downloaded because of requisite connection time, made Windows System Image, WIndows backup DVDs, Macrium Full Backup, Macrium WinPE, Windows Backup) and have gotten to the point where I noticed that the included Thinkvantage's Rescue and Recovery also has full and incremental backups. Since I have already made a full Macrium Free Image, is there any reason to use ThinkVantage's Rescue & Recovery?  Any reason to NOT use ThinkVantage's R&R?  IF I've already made it by the time I read your responses, would you keep said R&R backup? Thanks!

-----------IBM T40: XP PRO SP3, 14.1" 4:3 display, 512MB DDR RAM, 40GB HDD, ThinkLight, DVD.Lenovo Ideacentre H215: AMD Athlon II X2 215, 500GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64-bit Win7, AMD 760G.

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Hello, never done this

Can I use a USB stick or a Sony CD-R 700 MB disc or do I need to buy some other RW Disk ?

Thanks in advance of your answer

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I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, on an older Dell PC with Intel Core2 Duo and 8 gigs of ram.
What I would like to know is:
Is it ok to MAKE my Images (using Macrium Reflect ver 6) by using its Rescue CD to boot up my computer(which would then be using WinPE ver 3.1 or 5 from the CD ) and then making my Image through WinPE, instead of running Reflect from within Windows 7. I've used Reflect both ways but have never had to do a Restore, which you would have to do using the Boot CD anyway, so I figure it's a good way to do the backup Image to start with, ( no Windows files in use ). It seems to work fine this way and take less time to do a Image when booting from the Rescue disk.
Do you see any problems with this method, like not being able to do a restore from the Image when needed?
I've read through the help file, but seen nothing on doing it this way.

A:Running Macrium Reflect from its Rescue CD.

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Hey All,

I built a PC for my brother, Gigabyte X58 USB 3, 8GB RAM, Win 7 64 bit Home Premium.

I am able to make a macrium image to an external drive, but when I make a rescue CD it says it completes as usual but when I try to boot from it I get the boot from CD prompt and then nothing. Does anyone kow if there is a compatibility issue with this Mobo or if it is just a bad burn? I've burned several disks with debug mode and acompatibility mode on.

Have not run the Macrium Plug in option, only the Linux CD option as the plug in says it is only for Win XP.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Macrium Reflect Rescue CD

For anyone trying to solve the Linux Rescue CD won't boot problem form Macrium Reflect Free Edition, you have to disabled advanced features such as USB 3.0 or SATA3 type connectors. For me, once I disabled USB 3.0 in the BIOS of my computer, it worked fine and I was able to proceed with the reimage.

Hope this helps someone else.

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My laptop is acer aspire V5-571P-6815 bought recently a few days ago. It has EFI-GPT booting and partition system. It does not give recovery disk making facility from DVDs. I used macrium reflect and taken total disk images in external usb HDD. I also made Macrium Windows PE rescue disk using marium reflect.
My laptop has two boot modes : 1)UEFI 2)legacy BIOS mode.
Windows 8 boots only in UEFI mode.
Where as Macrium Windows PE rescue disk does not boot in UEFI mode, but boots in Legacy bios mode.
I want to know from experienced users whether this is normal? From there will I be able to recover my windows using Images created?

In UEFI/GPT system, how to shrink Windows partition which has 686 gb (free 650 gb) and make additional partitions?

A:Macrium Win PE Rescue disk booting


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can download your manual from here:
Take a look at page 19 of the manual.

Acer Recovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:


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My laptop is acer aspire V5-571P-6815 bought recently a few days ago. It has EFI-GPT booting and partition system. It does not give recovery disk making facility from DVDs. I used macrium reflect and taken total disk images in external usb HDD. I also made Macrium Windows PE rescue disk using marium reflect.
My laptop has two boot modes : 1)UEFI 2)legacy BIOS mode.
Windows 8 boots only in UEFI mode.
Where as Macrium Windows PE rescue disk does not boot in UEFI mode, but boots in Legacy bios mode.
I want to know from experienced users whether this is normal? From there will I be able to recover my windows using Images created?

In UEFI/GPT system, how to shrink Windows partition which has 686 gb (free 650 gb) and make additional partitions?

A:Macrium Win PE Rescue disk booting


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can download your manual from here:
Take a look at page 19 of the manual.

Acer Recovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:


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I'm not familiar with the UEFI boot system in W10. Any pointers? Thanks.

A:Macrium V6 Rescue Disk Will Not Boot in W10

Welcome to the forums, as soon as you switch on the laptop, press F2 button repeatedly, go to Boot tab in BIOS and select CD/DVD, press F6 to move up to the 1st position. press F10 to save the settings and exit. If you have access to another PC, create another Macrium recovery CD.
Starting with the rescue CD

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Following the awesome comments of members of this forum, I am using Macrium to backup my system/data partition. It works wonderfully, as I have had to restore once.

My question is: Do I need to create a new "Rescue Disc" with Macrium each time I create a new backup image or is one Rescue Disc good for a certain period?

Also, the reason I want to create an image now is that I want to change my partition sizes. (I have a little unallocated space at the "beginning" of my HD that was left over from the Vista Toshiba system recovery and is now empty, which I want to combine with my C: drive, which is in the "middle", then shorten the C: partition, and enlarge my D: partition, which is on the "end", which is the partition I use for for Macrium backup images when I am in between backing up to DVD.

Will I be able to restore the partition image, even if the partition size has changed?

Thanks for your help!

A:Macrium - Do I need a new Rescue Disc each time?

1. The recovery disk is good as long as you stay with the same release of Macrium. Once I installed a new release and was asked to make a new recovery disk. But that should be a very exceptional case.
2. If the partition size changes, there should be no problem when it gets bigger. A smaller target partition, however, will not work (as far as I know). As you can see from the feature comparison at the end of this page, Disk Space Management is only a function in the Pro version.

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1.) I just started using Macrium Reflect for Backup and Restore. I have 3-32 bit computers and 1-64 bit computer on my home network.
I created a rescue USB stick for one of the 32 bit computers. Can I use this stick to start up any of the 32 bit computers as well as the 64 bit computer?

2.) Can I backup all 4 computers on my network shared USB HDD as long as I don't exceed the capacity (which it never would).

By the way I am not a Techie!

A:USB stick for Macrium Reflect Rescue for 32 bit and 64 bit.

1. yes, but if you like, you can get a 64bit .iso from my skydrive
2. yes - just make sure you make a seperate folder for each machine so that you know which is which.

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I am using Macrium Reflect Free to make weekly images of my PC. Every few weeks Macrium provides updates to the program with bug fixes and even feature enhancements. This is great for a free program and I immediately update my installation.

When you make a rescue disk that will be used to boot a your dead computer and restore a disk image, part of that process sets up the current version of Reflect on that disk. Over time the (old) version on the rescue disk and the current version you are using for backup get further and further apart.

Macrium does not provide any guidance that I can find on remaking your rescue media to keep it up to date. The obvious thing would be to remake rescue media for each update. Does anyone (maybe someone with the paid edition?) have any info on criteria from Macrium that would safely allow a less tedious frequency of media updates?

A:Macrium Reflect: Update rescue media?

Per Macrium Support Forum Questions and Answers, "When you receive a Macrium update notification, we will indicate in the change log if the change impacts the rescue environment. If this change impacts your specific usage, then this would be a good time to rebuild your rescue CD".

Macrium Support Forum - Updating Rescue Media

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I've got a laptop and a desktop, both running an install of Win 8.1 retail. I would like to setup my "disaster prevention" strategy now and would like to create a single USB key as the rescue media i can use for both computers. My question is...since Macrium looks at the host's configuration to figure out which drivers to include, would I not need to manually add drivers from the second computer once the rescue media has been set up by the first computer (to make sure I have all drivers needed no matter which computer needs to be recovered)?

A:Macrium - Setting up 1 USB Rescue Media for 2 Computers

You don't need to do anything. Just create the rescue disk and it'll work on any computer. When you boot from the rescue disk, you are running Win PE and Macrium has its own set of drivers for it.

If your Windows is EFI Type then select UEFI from the boot menu, otherwise select the legacy type.

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We'll ..... things have been in storage for some time and only catching up now.
I'm getting a Win7 laptop up to date, as I need it, and imaging as I go.
But.....Macrium is version 5.0.4196.

If I update Macrium to V 5.3.7170, I believe I need to make a new rescue disk.
Will it work with the older images I have?
I Still have the previous rescue disk.

And if I can ask here, how is IE 11 to install? Any crazy issues?

Not kidding when I say stored for a while!! Thanks so much.

A:Updating Macrium and new rescue disk question

Never heard of any issues using a new Macrium boot disk with an old image file. As far as I know, new disks are fully backward-compatible.

Can't help you with IE.

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I installed Macrium Reflect so that I could create rescue media and disk images. My computer will not boot from the rescue media that I created. The creation seemed to go fine, all the appropriate files seem to be there. The rescue USB shows up in my bios boot list third after my two hard drives.

What is weird is that when I move the USB to the top of the boot list, save and exit, the computer boots right back up to my desktop. When I then re-enter my bios the USB has been moved back to the third position. I have made other changes in my bios and it save those. I had a similar problem when I did a clean install of windows, the computer would not boot from the bootable windows install disk. To get that to work I had to go into the Windows troubleshooting and tell it to use a device to boot from. I forget the exact terminology, hopefully you know what I mean.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't Boot to Macrium Reflect Rescue Media

It appears I have solved my own problem, in case anyone is interested for future reference. Reading the help file for creating the Mecrium Rescue Media I found that it puts drivers on your USB supporting USB 2.0, it does not mention USB 3.0. When I was trying to boot it before it was plugged into a 3.0 port. As soon as I put it into a 2.0 port it booted fine.

Still not sure why that would cause my boot order to change in the bios. But hey it works!

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I noticed in the new v6 of Macrium the option to create a Linux boot is not longer there and the only available options are different flavors of WinPE depending what version Windows I'm running (Windows 7). When I created a WinPE 3.1 boot disk in Macrium 6 I notice it has to copy certain drivers from the system. My question is, is the boot disk created specific to that particular system or is it universally compatible with all versions of Macrium (assuming all my systems are running Windows 7)?

A:Macrium 6 Rescue Media compatibility question

With V6 you need a new recovery CD. The earlier versions are not compatible.

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Seems the fly in the ointment for sticking an image on the Macrium Reflect Boot Rescue USB is that they want the USB to be FAT32. The 4 GB file size limit is a killjoy. Has anyone got around it? Right now I have backup images on another partition of my HD. But if partitions got badly hosed I don't know if the WinPE rescue on the USB stick would see it. I have a 32 GB USB 3.0 stick. So I should be able to store one backup image if it wasn't for the FAT32 issue.

A:Macrium Reflect Free put image on USB rescue?

Can't you split the image into sub 4gb chunks?

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I installed Macrium Reflect Free on my Win 7 64 bit and Win XP 32 bit computers. I now have a problem with the Win 7 computer and cannot restore it. I made the rescue disk on the XP machine thinking it would work on both. Sadly that is not the case.

The Macrium site deals only with issues with the paid versions.

If I knew somebody with a Win 7 64 bit computer I would make a rescue disk on their machine. Unfortunately I don't.

Does anybody know of a work around? Is there a site from which I can download a Win 7 64 bit Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Disk?


A:Win 7 64 Bit Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Disk

Hi There,

Have a look at the blue box at the top of this tutorial,

Imaging with free Macrium

There are links to a download of the rescue disc from the author.

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Am running into Error code 9 while trying to create rescue media. It links me to this troubleshooting page but there are no Error code 9s.

When I try and access the flash drive after the error it prompts me that the drive must be formatted - so I do this to FAT32.

[27/08/2015 15:19:00][Init] Macrium Reflect Version: 6.0.753
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][Init] Selected drive for USB: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Open handle to physical drive
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Read drive geometry
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Check for active FAT32 partition in removeable media
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][HasActiveFAT32] WARNING: No active FAT partitions found
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][TrackZerIsReadOnly] Check track zero writeable
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][TrackZeroIsReadOnly] Track zero is writeable for selected disk
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Calculate space required for PE files
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] PE File Count: 30 requiring 424.9 MB disk space
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][CreateUSBWinPE] Determine target volume for WinPE files
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Partition 1 is size 7.20 GB
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Partition 1 is FAT type
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Volume for partition 1 is \\?\Volume{c3a5f4ef-4736-11e5-be97-240a6484ef30}\
[27/08/2015 15:19:00][DetermineTargetPartition] Volume \\?\Volume{c3a5f4ef-4736-11e5-be97-240a6484ef30}\ has file system FAT32
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A:Help with creating rescue media using Macrium Reflect

I think you would get better and maybe quicker answers posting in the Macrium Support Forums: Macrium Support Forum

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Since I have a external usb hard drive. Is it possible to put the Macrium rescue boot disk files on there without erasing date? That is where I have my image backup files stored.

A:Macrium create rescue disk question

groze, you'd have a better response if you ask your question here: Imaging with free Macrium

You could click on this icon in the upper right hand corner of your post and ask that your post/thread be moved to there.

Leave a link from here so the mods know exactly the post/thread you want moved, it's: http://www.sevenforums.com/2943420-post1.html Just copy this link into your request.

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What are the tools/programs that you would carry on a portable usb drive?

A:Thumb Drive

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