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What is the best way to backup installed device drivers?

  1. #11


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I just tried to install Macrium Reflect and it is asking for a 400MB file "reflect installer and pe components" to download! can I takeover that file via IDM anyhow? my bandwidth is not so fast.
    After backing-up the system can window restore this image by its own or i have to install macrium again to restore that image?
    To make it simple for you. Here's the ISO's that I put in my google drive. You can download and use Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB. You only need to down one or the other depending on whether your Windows is 64 or 32 bit:

    X86 (164MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing
    x64 (204MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing

    You actually don't have to install Macrium at all but it is handy so you can backup online. However, You can use the above to backup or restore offline.

    PS. The above can be downloaded with IDM.

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  2. #12


    India
    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    To make it simple for you. Here's the ISO's that I put in my google drive. You can download and use Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB. You only need to down one or the other depending on whether your Windows is 64 or 32 bit:

    X86 (164MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing
    x64 (204MB): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing

    You actually don't have to install Macrium at all but it is handy so you can backup online. However, You can use the above to backup or restore offline.

    PS. The above can be downloaded with IDM.
    why don't we just use windows built-in function for image backup i.e..on cd or external HDD(vhdx image). Macrium does the same if am not wrong?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Macrium gives you a lot more flexibility for saving and restoring the images which makes it more reliable.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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