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    Windows 10 unfortunately
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       30 Apr 2018 #11

    ap1978 said: View Post
    1. You need to download the installer from the net first. Install the software and create the rescue disk (WinPE).
    Thanks! I got it downloaded now. Seems to include the Windows PE thing too... so hopefully will run 'standalone' on my new PC.
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    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter
       30 Apr 2018 #12

    Another question... what about using Microsoft's built in backup and recovery feature? Is it also a good choice? Or not really?

    How to create a full system backup in Windows 10 - CNET
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       30 Apr 2018 #13

    Hoffl said: View Post
    Another question... what about using Microsoft's built in backup and recovery feature? Is it also a good choice? Or not really?

    How to create a full system backup in Windows 10 - CNET
    The native Windows Image Backup is of Win 7 heritage and is being deprecated, meaning MS is phasing it out. It still works, but is nowhere near as powerful or flexible as Macrium. It is not a good choice moving forward. Stay with Macrium.
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    Windows 10 unfortunately
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       30 Apr 2018 #14

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    The native Windows Image Backup is of Win 7 heritage and is being deprecated, meaning MS is phasing it out. It still works, but is nowhere near as powerful or flexible as Macrium. It is not a good choice moving forward. Stay with Macrium.
    Good to know. I'll stick with Macrium. Thank you.
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    Windows 10 unfortunately
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       30 Apr 2018 #15

    Success! I created an image with Macrium :)

    But... it gave me four image files (instead of just one).
    To a novice like me it's confusing... I just want to use one file to restore my whole PC. Not four files. To me, it could easily be mistaken as four incremental backups, not four files all needed to do one recovery of the first backup.

    Can anyone help? How would I get just one backup (image) file for my whole PC? (With Macrium Reflect Free)

    Thanks!

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  6.    30 Apr 2018 #16

    I'm posting so that I can easier follow this thread, this happens to me maybe once or twice yearly, and cannot remember why or how such happened.
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  7.    30 Apr 2018 #17

    Hoffl said: View Post
    Success! I created an image with Macrium :)

    But... it gave me four image files (instead of just one).
    To a novice like me it's confusing... I just want to use one file to restore my whole PC. Not four files. To me, it could easily be mistaken as four incremental backups, not four files all needed to do one recovery of the first backup.

    Can anyone help? How would I get just one backup (image) file for my whole PC? (With Macrium Reflect Free)

    Thanks!
    Your target disk (where image is saved) is very likely formatted FAT32. Largest file allowed on FAT32 volume is 4 GB. If you format target disk as NTFS, it will all be in one file unless you have it purposely set (an optional and 2nd possibility, if target isn't FAT32) to create maximum file size of 4 GB. It IS all one image, just split into maximum 4GB chunks.
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    Windows 10 unfortunately
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       30 Apr 2018 #18

    Word Man said: View Post
    Your target disk (where image is saved) is very likely formatted FAT32. Largest file allowed on FAT32 volume is 4 GB. If you format target disk as NTFS, it will all be in one file unless you have it purposely set (an optional and 2nd possibility, if target isn't FAT32) to create maximum file size of 4 GB. It IS all one image, just split into maximum 4GB chunks.
    That was it! It was FAT32. I deleted the old image files x4, and re-formated that USB stick to NTFS, and created a new image on that. Now I have one backup image file. Thank you Word Man : )
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  9.    01 May 2018 #19

    Hoffl said: View Post
    That was it! It was FAT32. I deleted the old image files x4, and re-formated that USB stick to NTFS, and created a new image on that. Now I have one backup image file. Thank you Word Man : )
    Glad it worked out!
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