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  1. #11


    1. Test an image to me means ... make an image and try it for real, reimage the system. Have a separate windows control panel image made too so, if your Macrium fails or screws up, you can use it to get back everything if needed.
    2. Event Viewer.. you should take a look into it, too much to try to explain here. Right click your desktop computer icon and select manage. You will see Event Viewer there... look around. You can also right click lower left corner of your display and choose Event Viewer, but there's more to learn in the Management console. You might want to check out Performance, right click Monitoring and choose Reliability if you are not familiar with that.
    3. DropBox is an online file storage/back-up that you associate user folders to it..- it automatically synchronizes and uploads any changes in those folders. For me, if I reinstall windows or use say a 1 week old image .. as soon as I install DropBox all my pictures and documents start downloading.. only the ones that might be missing or have become out of date.... any old ones are updated to my last current saved file dates.
    4. Refresh is cool, well it would be if it didn't throw away all the installed programs... might investigate windows recimg.exe .. or maybe take a look at recImg.com pages. In your spare time.

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  2. #12


    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I much better understand what you do and thank you for explaining. I will try the image test with the native program as a backup.
    I have been watching some tutorials and Macrium is similar to my old Acronis. I hope it works as well. Instead of making new discs with every update, which is often, I use a cd-rw. I don't know why but Macrium really likes to update compared to Aronis. I might have a look at EaseUs. I have tried Macrium except the last step, so far, and it seems ok.
    I have been in the event viewer and will follow up with your tips now.
    I did not know drop box was a third party program so was not familiar with it. I hope I get around to it someday but not right now.
    Thank you again for the help.
    Pteer
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  3. #13


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You might check this Free program out.

    Aomei Backuper.

    AOMEI Data Backuper ? free disk imaging and cloning software, backup and recovery for your computer.


    Works perfectly for me.

    It makes winpe media without needig to d/l waik/wadk.
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  4. #14


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Hello
    I have been scouring the internet for quite awhile and never was referred to this neither did I find it on my own. This came out of nowhere.
    Now I have to evaluate my options.
    You indicated you had success with this program. I have a 64 bit machine with Win 8 and have to go back to the site to check on the requirements.
    Thank you so much for the link. Changing all may well be worth it. Could you please tell me what this means,"It makes winpe media without needig to d/l waik/wadk." I can make a Linux rescue disc but had trouble with the Bart PE.
    Peter
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  5. #15


    I just used Acronis True Image Home a little over a week ago and it worked flawlessly. I booted up with the rescue disk that I created using the program and it easily and quickly re-imaged my SSD from the image file on the 2TB hard drive in the same PC. I stick with it because it works every time!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Hi Peter,

    Aomei Backuper comes as 32 and 64 bit files. If you ask it to create boot media, it will do that from the files you already have on your HD.

    The pe media it creates is much better than the linux iso you normally find in free programs.

    Most other programs require you to d/l several gigs of stuff from MS.

    I have used it several times. It worked perfectly every time.

    Good array of functions for a free program, too.Simple to use - well laid out - can't think of any negatives.

    If I only used a free one, it would likely be Aomei - my favourite right now.


    I also have Paragon HDM 12 ( not free ), that has a lot of extra advanced functions you can't get in any free programs - or in other paid programs come to that.








    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Hello
    I have been scouring the internet for quite awhile and never was referred to this neither did I find it on my own. This came out of nowhere.
    Now I have to evaluate my options.
    You indicated you had success with this program. I have a 64 bit machine with Win 8 and have to go back to the site to check on the requirements.
    Thank you so much for the link. Changing all may well be worth it. Could you please tell me what this means,"It makes winpe media without needig to d/l waik/wadk." I can make a Linux rescue disc but had trouble with the Bart PE.
    Peter
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  7. #17


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Macrium failed me once after I had resized partitions... so at that time I decided to try EaseUS todo as a back up to the macrium and after time I guess dropped macrium altogether.
    You were apparently trying to squeeze two gallons into a one gallon bottle. All you had to do is to resize the image to the size of your resized partition and it would have worked.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Macrium failed me once after I had resized partitions... so at that time I decided to try EaseUS todo as a back up to the macrium and after time I guess dropped macrium altogether.
    You were apparently trying to squeeze two gallons into a one gallon bottle. All you had to do is to resize the image to the size of your resized partition and it would have worked.
    Might be, but at the time a windows 2 or 3 week old image fit quick and easy enough,.
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  9. #19


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    Acronis


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I just used Acronis True Image Home a little over a week ago and it worked flawlessly. I booted up with the rescue disk that I created using the program and it easily and quickly re-imaged my SSD from the image file on the 2TB hard drive in the same PC. I stick with it because it works every time!
    >>Did you use your old Acronis(prior to 2013) or did you buy a new license?
    Were you using Win 7?

    I found out, and was told Acronis for win 8 requires a new license.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
    Peter
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  10. #20


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    SIWT


    I am currently looking into your new program as I have already set up Macrium as my primary and Win 8 native as my secondary. Macrium has a good reputation.
    I am in the process of investigating your program and thank you very much for the referral and follow up information.
    May I ask, did you use the program or the disc to recover? I have always used the rescue disc because otherwise I have had issues.
    Peter
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