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  1. #51


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

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    when I click computer I get c: d: revovery partition
    then G: the new hard drive
    I go to Windows image file folder then click on file created and get from general 24.2 (25.991,008,256)bytes

    also in the Other Tasks drop down there is no image file verification.
    only create rescue disk, check for updates, parameters.

    also when viewing the file in the folder above if you click on it then check a box it creates another drive say I and then you can view the same files that were created in image file.
    I also noted that at the beginning of the created file there is the Macrium Logo present.
    Larry
    Last edited by lfchisholm; 26 Sep 2013 at 07:47.

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  2. #52


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    First I apologize as verification of the image is not under other tasks. Click on the image in the program and it will say verify on the right side.
    I think you are referring to mounting an image with the mention of other letters. Don't get involved in that.

    The rest sounds ok. Go to computer and if an image has been mounted right click and unmount it. Otherwise sounds ok.

    You might want to check with another good tech as I am only a user of the program and done the best I could. The profof will be in a recovery but I would want to Google YouTube and view and ask another's opinion.
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  3. #53


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Good Morning Peter2
    I seem not to be able to find files that you are talking about.
    when you talk about an image file and if mounted unmounts it makes me think of when I use Linux OS
    so far all that I have done has been in Windows 8 Pro.
    I feel good that on my external hard drive I have a folder named Windows 8 image files.
    In that folder there is an image file that I created using Macrium and it placed the output in that folder.
    the file has a Macrium logo at the beginning of it.
    I also did a rescue DVD and chose the option of Linux and that was OK.
    If I follow your instructions I would power off the PC then at power on hit the F12 key to get the screen where I can choose cd dvd highlight it and put the rescue dvd in the drive and it should then boot from dvd and give me a screen showing the image file on G: and ask where to restore .
    is that how you see it?
    Before I would ever do a restore I would like to create a new image file as I did before and then do the complete process of restoring and see what the outcome will be.
    My plans would be to do this next week when all month bills and files and spreadsheets have been completed and I would then make a backup of my files I save every week.
    starting from factory default and getting back to where I am today is about a 3 hour process and I have done these many times.
    I am confident that you have led me in the right direction.
    how do you feel?
    Also I purchased the standard copy early this morning as they gave me a really cheap price.
    Larry
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  4. #54


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    image


    I think you can forget mount/dismount.

    One thing, put the cd or dvd in the pc just before you restart so the pc will se the right boot order and open the blue box with the Word Macrium in it. Hit enter and Macrium will open within the pc on your screen.
    Then, click Computer to expand and search for your image file.
    Perhaps it will say my Book, or what you created in Computer, or just show the image itself. If trouble = click rescan. Follow prompts and it will take about 20 minutes to recover.
    I would open Macrium, click on the file you want to verify then look to the right and see the word verify. It will take as long as the image took.

    I think it is a good idea to create a new image - try to include the date.
    See if it is the same size as the first.
    Sounds good so far.
    Do you have the dvds that you made when you got the pc in case you have an issue? Or at least have the operating system disc.
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  5. #55


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    Yes I have the 4 DVD's that I created the first thing that I did. Also HP has a recovery manager that comes up and in a series of questions it has the option to use then or restore factory default from the D: Recovery Drive.
    one thing on the first window of Macrium it list in this order across the top
    1 Windows Re Tools 2 System 3 None 4 Windows (C 5 Recovery Image (D

    then on the second box
    1 - My Passport (G

    In between these two windows there are two options Clone this disk Image this disk


    When I did the first Image Creation I unchecked all choices in the first window except number 4 Windows (C

    then I chose Image this disk and hit enter and then I set the path to (G and entered the file name and included the date and time. it also time stamped the image file. and at the end let you know if it was created successfully.


    Question should items 1, 2, and 3 also be included in the Image creation as they seem to have to do with windows and they are small files.
    1. is NTFS Primary 347.5 MB 2. FAT32 (LBA) Primary 39.1 MB 3. Unformatted Primary 128.0 MB
    1023.0 MB 360.0 MB 128.0 MB

    Also since I purchased the software I do have support and forums for one year.

    I will try and see if I can boot from the Rescue Disk but when any questions for start or go or restore appear.
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  6. #56


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    image


    It is great that you have the recovery dvds you made when you got the pc.

    Regarding the source or what you are trying to image you should click "Image all local drives on this computer" not the Windows choice. When you are going to image there are only 2 choices, so choose the top one "Image all local drives on this computer".
    I am sending as picture of what mine looks like but I don't have a recovery partition. Yours will include more, probably.
    Include everything in your source or what you are imaging.
    There is also a place I think you saw which said "image this disc" That is ok too but just be sure to include everything you want to image -be careful of unchecking things. It is better to image more than leaving something out.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Macrium.png  
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  7. #57


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8.1 upgrade


    I notice on the left side that there are two choices all drives and then those that are for restoring windows partition and on the second one it does not include choice 1 and 5 I was not sure if the recovery partition might be protected and it would not allow it.
    so I agree that all drives is a better safer creation.
    Again thank you for all of your help. I will not bother anymore until after the weekend.
    I want to complete all my end of month and I will try the rescue dvd.
    I am assuming thatwhen it completes that the boot order will automatically be back to original?
    or do you have to do F12 and reset it.
    I will write them down before changing.
    Larry Have a great weekend!
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  8. #58


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    imaging


    You are never a bother - I hope I have helped.

    Yes, once you boot, tapping F12, it returns to normal. You can change the boot order in the BIOS permanently but don't do that.

    The reason there are choices for different partitions(check boxes) is that skilled users place data on one partition and other information on other partitions. Then they pick and choose which to check.

    We are taking a picture of your whole system in its entirety in case you have a virus or trouble. Then you just take out the disc, tap F12 and begin to recover as it was before - all of it.

    Imaging will allow you to recover, as it is, rather than the dvds which return you to factory.

    When you recover, you will eventually see a Macrium white page, and click on Computer - it will expand and you will see Passport or My book or your Image. Hover for the date you want if it is not obvious. Follow the prompts, even the scary one which says something like you have to .... Just read carefully and it will be easy. Try to remember what you did as you go along for remedial purposes or for future use.

    Btw, if you have any sensitive data put it on 2 flash drives(in case one fails). I mean passwords, banking etc. that you do not want in the pc etc.

    Write when you want and good luck.
    PS check your 'personal messages' at the top of the page although I do not think it is necessary now - you seem to have a good idea of what to do.
    Peter
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  9. #59


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Larry
    When you recover, don't forget to check the same things you di when you imaged. You want your entire system.
    Peter
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  10. #60


    Mission, TX
    Posts : 96
    windows 8 Pro


    Peter2
    there is a security boot option in the bios of windows 8 and bios rev above 8 that prevents changing the boot options and also booting from a rescue cd/dvd. there is also Legacy boot options which will allow you to boot. I was or can change these two and boot from the Linux and also the Microsoft one. you have to disable secure boot in order to run Legacy. keeps out all the malware and other things.
    Right now I have problem reports into Macrium about an error now I get about empty clusters when doing cluster run. I ran chkdsk as they said and neither drive of mine came up with any errors.
    should hear first part of the week. things are changing and many even on the forums are surprised.
    they boosted the priority on what I was doing in the HP forum and now working with a group out east. and also I get and send private msgs. I think to some VP as he got involved with all the mis information from tech support chat.
    when I ge a good image I will let you know. I hope to try all this before windows 8.1 in the middle of the month.
    Larry
    QUOTE=Peter2;283042]Larry
    When you recover, don't forget to check the same things you di when you imaged. You want your entire system.
    Peter[/QUOTE]
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