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Macrium Reflect Rescue Media Boot up Question

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PCG View Post
    This is exactly what I'm in the process of doing David. I'm going to buy the Standard version. Are you saying when I purchase the Standard version I will be able to use USB instead of CDs on this computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
    So much simpler...
    I use usb.
    My standard size of an image is around 22 GBs from 50 odd GBs of actual size using high compression to create the image.

    I have 2 usb drives.
    One 32 GBs & one 64 GBs.
    Both adequate to contain Macrium images of my OS.

    Use the---

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    This requires a download of win pe of about 500 mbs I think.
    No problem.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro


    That looks like a nice workaround topgun, thanks for pointing me to it. This wouldn't be the only reason I want to purchase the Standard version, though. I have a lot of GBs of data (primarily videos), of which the number is growing fast and I want to enhance my backup routine using the standard version of Macrium. I'm sure there are other ways to approach this, but I'm pretty happy with MR so far, and want to try the file and folder backup to make my life easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
    So much simpler...
    You don't need to buy a standard version. I posted the procedure how to dual boot with Macrium Rescue before and here's the link:
    Solved How to dual boot Windows 8/10 with Free Macrium Rescue. - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. #13


    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use usb.
    My standard size of an image is around 22 GBs from 50 odd GBs of actual size using high compression to create the image.

    I have 2 usb drives.
    One 32 GBs & one 64 GBs.
    Both adequate to contain Macrium images of my OS.

    Use the---

    Click image for larger version

    This requires a download of win pe of about 500 mbs I think.
    No problem.

    I do not believe my current desktop bios allows me to boot from USB, but my next one will...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PCG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I use usb.
    My standard size of an image is around 22 GBs from 50 odd GBs of actual size using high compression to create the image.

    I have 2 usb drives.
    One 32 GBs & one 64 GBs.
    Both adequate to contain Macrium images of my OS.

    Use the---

    Click image for larger version

    This requires a download of win pe of about 500 mbs I think.
    No problem.

    I do not believe my current desktop bios allows me to boot from USB, but my next one will...
    The Macrium Reflect boot menu does not require booting from a usb.

    You insert the usb & restart & choose the Reflect boot environment & browse the usb to choose the image to restore.

    Simple.
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  5. #15


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
    So much simpler...
    You still need a separate bootable rescue disk in case your hard drive fails completely, right?
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You could break down & buy the Standard version of Macrium & get the boot time menu for restoring images & avoid issues of booting from usb drives.
    So much simpler...
    You still need a separate bootable rescue disk in case your hard drive fails completely, right?
    If your hard drive fails you will need a new one.

    I'm talking mechanical failure.

    If it is a software issue from corruptions then you have the system image you created with Macrium on a usb drive to restore with.
    I just find the boot time recovery option easier to use than trying to BOOT FROM a usb.
    You are not booting from the usb that contains the image.
    The Macrium software is just using it to restore your system image.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro

    Completed Live Full System Restore!


    Thanks again for everyone's help and info yesterday.

    This evening I decided to try out a full restore of my OS drive. After cleaning the drive up a little I made a new system image and proceeded to go through the entire process. The rescue disk booted up the computer with no problems, and a click or two later I was looking at my available drives and system images:

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    I clicked "Verify" image and was surprised to see that it took only 6 minutes to complete:

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    As soon as the verification was complete it took just another 5-6 minutes to finish the full OS restore.

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    I'm gonna check out the Marcrium Standard version next to get my user data strategy squared-away.

    Ciao,

    PCG
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