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Backup using System Image and Cloning with 3rd party s/w

  1. #11


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    @topguncp

    Unfortunately the version of Macrium on Cnet is the one I am already having problems with on one laptop. So looks like I'm stuck for now as far as Macrium is concerned. But one or two people on the other thread were adamant that I could use Macrium from a usb so I will have a go at making a new Windows PE Recovery usb in place of the .iso and see what happens if I try to boot with that. Worth a try.


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Theo,

    You have missed the important bits. Almost everybody does because of the way it is written.

    For example:
    except if the laws where you live permit this even when this agreement does not.
    Let me translate that for you:

    If, and only if , the laws in your country allow us to, then we may apply the following restrictions.
    It's good to know that Microsoft don't rule the world, despite their aspirations. Looking at the EULA, it seems to me that anyone who makes multiple system image backups could be contravening their stipulation that you can only make one copy of the software for backup purposes. And anyone using virtual computers needs a separate OS software licence for each instance.

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  2. #12


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    @topguncp

    Finally I have made some progress.

    I used the Macrium installation on one laptop to create recovery media on a usb. I was given the option to update this to the latest version of Macrium as well.

    I booted with the usb and was able to make a system image, verify AND mount (explore) this. I was also able to do this on the laptop that doesn't have Macrium installed, working directly from the usb.

    Thank you for your help in getting this far. Inevitably I have a couple more questions

    When I was looking at the mounted system image on the laptop without Macrium installed I could navigate to files but these didn't show the file type (e.g. Openoffice). I'm guessing that I wouldn't be able to open the files in their associated programs, but I would be able to copy and paste them if needed to replace lost or corrupted files. I will have to play around with this to see.

    Also, when I chose to image the disk I got a message saying I may need to update (I think) drivers, but only those needed to restore the image. Should I opt to do this at this stage?

    I can see that there is an option on the recovery media to restore to different hardware. I hope it will be a long time before I need to use this - if ever - but good to know that it's there.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    @topguncp

    Unfortunately the version of Macrium on Cnet is the one I am already having problems with on one laptop. So looks like I'm stuck for now as far as Macrium is concerned. But one or two people on the other thread were adamant that I could use Macrium from a usb so I will have a go at making a new Windows PE Recovery usb in place of the .iso and see what happens if I try to boot with that. Worth a try.


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Theo,

    You have missed the important bits. Almost everybody does because of the way it is written.

    For example:
    except if the laws where you live permit this even when this agreement does not.
    Let me translate that for you:

    If, and only if , the laws in your country allow us to, then we may apply the following restrictions.
    It's good to know that Microsoft don't rule the world, despite their aspirations. Looking at the EULA, it seems to me that anyone who makes multiple system image backups could be contravening their stipulation that you can only make one copy of the software for backup purposes. And anyone using virtual computers needs a separate OS software licence for each instance.
    Why would you download from Cnet? Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Following your link to the Macrium site, the only option offered for the free version is to download from Cnet. If you click on the Download/Free Version tab this also offers only a Cnet option. The only way to download direct from Macrium seems to be to choose the 30 day trial of the paid version (and there is nothing to indicate whether you can continue to use this after the end of the trial, as a free product with reduced functionality).

    I got my original free installation from a link direct from Macrium some time ago, after I contacted them to say I couldn't download the correct version from Cnet. And I have been able to update this to the latest version, so haven't had to use Cnet at all.
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