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  1. #41


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Good morning Peter2
    I created my first Image of windows 8 pro. it took 8 min. 11 sec. file size was about 50gig. no error msgs. or strange things happened. I browsed the file and it assigned drive H as the ext. hard drive is on G.
    this morning when I turned on my system and opened Computer I see that H is still there. I had thought it would go away after browsing. I would like to try a restore sometime after the first of the month as then I have time to re install if things go wrong. Thank you again for all the help.
    Larry.

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  2. #42


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Peter2; I have a hp 23in all in one which came with 8 basic. I had bought 8 pro so I used that key to add features.
    1 cd/dvd burner 1T hard drive. added the external drive and it is :G right now. have usb 3.0 On the software's site they recommend windowsPE and also just downloaded a iso of it as they said it takes a long time to download as it has to download image software with it.
    In your notes one of the first things is the rescue cd so I am working on trying that. I printed the notes out from word and in big letters.
    Ok I will work on the image. I have browsed the program and got to setting up a folder on the G drive but didn't enter it correctly but will try again. and early in the morning I will let you know how things went.
    Larry
    >>I understand. Don't worry about drive letters as they can change. It is the image you want to find.
    For now, I repeat, step 1 is to open the imaging program and go to 'other tasks' where you can burn a rescue disc. Let me know when that is done. Choose Linux.
    P.S. If you talk with others we can get confused. Google Win PE and you will see what it is. I am not a tech and am trying to give simple directions for creating and recovering an image.
    So for now. you need Win installed, a cd disc, and Macrium. Open Macrium and go to "other tasks" and create the Linux rescue disc. if you want to do otherwise you will need to listen to someone more experienced than me.
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  3. #43


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Paragon Backup and Recovery 2013 Free is a good software and easy to use. You do have to register an email address in order to get an activation code. I have been using it for years and it works great with Window 8.

    Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Free Download
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  4. #44


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Thanks Peter2. I will do this sometime this morning. I may be reading other things but that's all . Larry
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Peter2; I have a hp 23in all in one which came with 8 basic. I had bought 8 pro so I used that key to add features.
    1 cd/dvd burner 1T hard drive. added the external drive and it is :G right now. have usb 3.0 On the software's site they recommend windowsPE and also just downloaded a iso of it as they said it takes a long time to download as it has to download image software with it.
    In your notes one of the first things is the rescue cd so I am working on trying that. I printed the notes out from word and in big letters.
    Ok I will work on the image. I have browsed the program and got to setting up a folder on the G drive but didn't enter it correctly but will try again. and early in the morning I will let you know how things went.
    Larry
    >>I understand. Don't worry about drive letters as they can change. It is the image you want to find.
    For now, I repeat, step 1 is to open the imaging program and go to 'other tasks' where you can burn a rescue disc. Let me know when that is done. Choose Linux.
    P.S. If you talk with others we can get confused. Google Win PE and you will see what it is. I am not a tech and am trying to give simple directions for creating and recovering an image.
    So for now. you need Win installed, a cd disc, and Macrium. Open Macrium and go to "other tasks" and create the Linux rescue disc. if you want to do otherwise you will need to listen to someone more experienced than me.
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  5. #45


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Good morning again. The Rescue DVD has been created and was successful and looking at it there are files on it.
    let me know what to do when you have the time.
    I will be at the computer much of the day.[
    LarryQUOTE=Peter2;282322]
    Quote Originally Posted by lfchisholm View Post
    Peter2; I have a hp 23in all in one which came with 8 basic. I had bought 8 pro so I used that key to add features.
    1 cd/dvd burner 1T hard drive. added the external drive and it is :G right now. have usb 3.0 On the software's site they recommend windowsPE and also just downloaded a iso of it as they said it takes a long time to download as it has to download image software with it.
    In your notes one of the first things is the rescue cd so I am working on trying that. I printed the notes out from word and in big letters.
    Ok I will work on the image. I have browsed the program and got to setting up a folder on the G drive but didn't enter it correctly but will try again. and early in the morning I will let you know how things went.
    Larry
    >>I understand. Don't worry about drive letters as they can change. It is the image you want to find.
    For now, I repeat, step 1 is to open the imaging program and go to 'other tasks' where you can burn a rescue disc. Let me know when that is done. Choose Linux.
    P.S. If you talk with others we can get confused. Google Win PE and you will see what it is. I am not a tech and am trying to give simple directions for creating and recovering an image.
    So for now. you need Win installed, a cd disc, and Macrium. Open Macrium and go to "other tasks" and create the Linux rescue disc. if you want to do otherwise you will need to listen to someone more experienced than me.[/QUOTE]
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  6. #46


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Imaging


    Hi Larry
    My images are only 15 GB and my pc has 1T or 960 GB.
    Are you sure the image was 50 GB or 15? The time sounds right.
    Click computer and hover the cursor over the image and than see how big it is.
    If you have created the disc, know how to boot to it so you can see Macrium from the disc, have created an image, then you are ready to recover. I would wait to be sure we are all set.

    The size of your image concerns me. Let me know how big it is when you hover the cursor again.

    Also, how big is your operating system? Click computer then right click properties to see.
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  7. #47


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    clone vs image


    Larry
    When you are going through the process of imaging you are not taking a picture of every bit of the drive. You are taking an image of the system. If you clone you are taking a bigger picture and not what we are trying to do here.

    We want to "image" not clone.

    Cloning is useful to transfer one drive to the other. We are not doing that.

    Be sure you chose image and if not sure then delete the image and perform another.
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  8. #48


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Hi Peter2 I did see clone and also image and I did chose Image
    c: =54,359,306,240
    the file created is mrimg disk partition size = 25,881,845
    this file is in a file called Windows Pro Image Files.
    I believe we are OK.

    the first figure I saw was 49.79gb and that was on the scale imput and output.
    the mrimg file above is the actual output.
    Larry
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  9. #49


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    When you use the pc and click Computer then see the image and hover the cursor over it, does it say 15 GB or 50 GB?
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  10. #50


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I just wanted to remind you that the source of what you are imaging should be the first box or disc which contains the recovery partition as well.


    Let me know how you recover from the program within the disc -don't use the Macrium program within Windows.
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