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  1. #11


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    It's never any bother Nick. Please feel free to ask anything that you may need help with.

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    If I backup my entire HD, & I put it in another HD will it override its OS & install the new OS?

    Do the two HDs have to be exactly the same type, capacity etc?

    In an Maxtor Sata 160gb HD I used for storing before I see a 68 GB directory "arc_030514181228342" & in it has 27 files, one is arc_030514181228342pfi & the rest IMG .pdf files, anybody recognises what it is, it could be a backup but do not remember which program could I have used.

    Also if I use the Macrium Reflect FREE/TRIAL to backup my HD when the free period expires can I reinstall it & restore the backup to a HD?
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  3. #13


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    If you use Macrium Reflect Free and not the trial version of the pay for Macrium Reflect, then it won't expire.

    Here's some more details about Macrium Reflect Free to help.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Thanx, I got the free one.

    1. I created my win8 HD image 029BAD2ABA1011C9-00-00.mrimg, I by mistake I doubleclicked it & my six backed up partitions appeared in the win explorer, which I cannot delete now Attached #1

    2. Creating recover dvd failed on 4 DVD-RW (I have no Flash stick) first on Linux with error Attached #2

    3. Then on PE gave Attached #3 & failed with same error.

    4. I read the Links but, could not fathom the second one, can't I make that image into ISO in an easier way? I presume that ISO will be used to recreate my new win8 HD ...nick
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    I'm afraid that I don't use Macrium to be able to help with it. Hopefully someone more familiar with it will be able to help.
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    I created an image file of my HD. What do I do with that image now?
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    W8.1, W7


    I by mistake I doubleclicked it & my six backed up partitions appeared in the win explorer, which I cannot delete now Attached #1
    Right click the drive(s) > Macrium Reflect > Unmount Macrium Image
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    Quote Originally Posted by nichos View Post
    I created an image file of my HD. What do I do with that image now?
    You use this image to restore your PC back to the state it was in when you made the image or you can selectively restore file(s) from it by mounting the image. To restore, you'd need to boot up your PC from the Rescue disk (either a CD/DVD or a USB stick). When you create the DVD, did you have any kind of anti virus running ? if so, turn it off and try again. If it still fails then you can download an already made from this link: Macrium WinPE .iso - OneDrive
    and use Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to make a bootable DVD or USB.
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    Thanx,

    1. Understand the first & second paragraph.

    2. Antivirus or not it is impossible to create the rescue disk, tried Linux, WinPE, DVD-R, DVD-RW, all kind CDs but, always fails & get "all grouped together for you to see" the attached scan. If you can read one of them even says the disk reached end of its life!!!, & same for all disks I tried, see its properties, it is perfect & dragged files in each of them OK.

    3. Had it worked how would it have found the "029BAD2ABA1011C9-00-00.mrimg" image Reflex created?. Never at any place in the proses was I asked to point to that image I have in my Ext.HD

    4. So now I downloaded the ISO, you kindly showed me, but will not copy into any CD/DVD.

    5. Forgive my ignorance but, I completely confused myself as to what I should do now with this ISO even if it copied into a disk, which it does not. Do you mean to say that by booting the PC with it it has compressed my entire system & would load it on another HD & am as before?, how could the download know the innards of my systems?

    And I have to make the DVD bootable as well or the proses does it? How does the whole thing works? ...nick
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    3. Had it worked how would it have found the "029BAD2ABA1011C9-00-00.mrimg" image Reflex created?. Never at any place in the proses was I asked to point to that image I have in my Ext.HD
    Once you have the DVD rescue disk created and boot from it. You will be presented with a screen similar to this:
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    5. Forgive my ignorance but, I completely confused myself as to what I should do now with this ISO even if it copied into a disk, which it does not. Do you mean to say that by booting the PC with it it has compressed my entire system & would load it on another HD & am as before?, how could the download know the innards of my systems?
    After you downloaded the ISO and save it to your hard disk. Insert a blank CD into the drive, run rufus (the link provided above) and browse for the ISO and select it, click start to burn a bootable CD as shown below:
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