pls help totally RE-doing Macrium FREE version in USB stick


  1. Posts : 311
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    delete old Macrium FREE image files & install new image


    I installed Macrium Reflect free version on a USB stick last year. Now I would like to totally "empty" that stick and install the current data/info onto a "new" Macrium Reflect free version again (in the same, now emptied stick).

    I am aware of this: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Windows 10 Tutorials but I can't find out how to deal with this specific issue .... since the free version only allows "one-shot" -- no "delta" incremental changes -- so I need to totally empty the very expensive (here in Switzerland) USB stick and do it all over again.

    IMPORTANT: to make a new install of the free version, must I first chase down and remove ALL Macrium entries from the Registry?!


    Please someone direct me to the detailed steps to:

    1. empty the stick (also in the computer: HP Elitebook G2 / 500 GB SSD / Windows 10 v 1803), and then

    2. install Macrium Reflect free version with the latest image of my laptop (I would follow the instructions to install as given in the beginning of the above-linked thread .... unless there are some specific issue with which to deal, such as cleaning it from the Registry first!)


    Thanks in advance,
    Lee
    Last edited by Airider; 16 Oct 2018 at 06:56.
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  2. Posts : 311
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    .... OR, is it possible to simply "clean out"/ delete the currently stored Macrium Reflect FREE version info in the computer and USB stick and then put in the current image?
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  3. Posts : 311
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I am likely being more stupid than usual and have now noted that the USB stick storing the Macrium Refect (FREE version) images had obviously first contained images installed in 2017 and then in August 2018 this year when I installed Windows 10 v 1803 (replacing old 1709) I obviously (with help from HP service/store) installed new image files the same day as I installed 1803!

    How do I do this again? > i.e., request detailed instructions to simply delete all the image files from the USB stick and install new current image files in that USB stick for all the disc segments, etc.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       #4

    Airider said:
    ... the USB stick storing the Macrium Refect (FREE version) images had obviously first contained images installed in 2017 and then in August 2018 this year when I installed Windows 10 v 1803 (replacing old 1709)...

    How do I do this again? > i.e., request detailed instructions to simply delete all the image files from the USB stick and install new current image files in that USB stick for all the disc segments, etc.
    If you look at the USB stick with File Explorer you will see the image files, each one is a *.mrimg file (if you don't see the file extensions, tick the 'File name extensions' box on File Explorer's 'View' tab). You can then just delete the ones you no longer need.
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  5. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,503
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #5

    Hi there

    easy way

    1) Plug USB stick into machine
    2) in admin mode type DISKPART
    3) then LIST DISK
    4) select the disk that the USB is numbered -- e.g Disk 3
    5) select disk nn number nn from step 4
    6) clean
    7) create partition primary (you don't need a gpt or UEFI partition on USB stick for this purpose)
    8) format quick fs=ntfs
    9)assign
    10) exit

    Now in Macrium go to -->other tasks
    select create bootable media
    follow on screen instructions using USB as device.

    You can also save as .iso rather than write to usb directly --then you can use rufus to create bootable usb from the iso.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 311
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    The Sandisk USB sticks I use have a number of essential segments without which the ca. $70- stick is useless! Unfortunately when I "cleaned" such a stick last year those essential segments were also removed and the "cleaned" stick was rendered totally useless garbage. I seem to remember using a procedure identical to that above ....
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