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    Bree said: View Post
    No, I saw it as soon as I had finished composing mine
    ok....
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    I ran Macrium Reflect and got a 1.69 TB .mrimg file.

    What do I do with it?

    I only backed up the C: drive.
    I don't care about backing up the E:, F:, G:, J:, K: and N: drives.
    I just want to backup my Windows.
    My updates are all messed up.
    My goal is to download the clean Windows without any updates & Macrium Reflect from there. Then try the updates one at a time. And go back to clean version if I don't like the update.

    By the way my Macrium Reflect trial version expires in 6 days.

    Don Cole
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  3.    #13

    The trial should revert to the free version once the trial is over.
    where is the image backup now? It should not be saved on your PC, you should backup to an external hard drive, then Reflect can find the image when needed; you can also browse the image via MR to recover individual files.
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    doncole said: View Post
    I ran Macrium Reflect and got a 1.69 TB .mrimg file.

    What do I do with it?

    I only backed up the C: drive.
    What do you do with it? You save it on some drive other than C and hope you never need to use it. "Using it" would mean formally "restoring" it in case of a drive failure or some other bad situation.

    1.69 TB would be an unusually large .mrimg file, but understandable if you have maybe 3 TB of occupied space on C including your personal data. Is that true?

    You need to make recovery media within Macrium if you haven't already and confirm that it will boot your PC.

    Make a new Macrium .mrimg file periodically after you do your clean install.
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    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    What do you do with it? You save it on some drive other than C and hope you never need to use it. "Using it" would mean formally "restoring" it in case of a drive failure or some other bad situation.
    i did i have it on a flash drive.
    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    1.69 TB would be an unusually large .mrimg file, but understandable if you have maybe 3 TB of occupied space on C including your personal data. Is that true?
    I made a mistake it's .12 TB.
    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    You need to make recovery media within Macrium if you haven't already and confirm that it will boot your PC.
    How do I do that?

    Thank you ignatzatsonic
    Don Cole
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  6.    #16

    Flash drives aren't the best location for the image file. They are fragile, slow, and more prone to issues than hard drives. Most people would store the image file on an external hard drive or a second internal drive. Consider that file to be valuable data and back it up just as you would other important data.

    What specific partitions did you choose to include in the image file? C and what else? There is a choice to include the partitions necessary to restore Windows, but you can also choose each partition manually.

    I assume your personal data is on the C partition, along with Windows?

    .12 TB is about 120 GB, so your occupied space on your primary drive should be roughly somewhere in the 200 to 300 GB range. Is that true?

    You make recovery media from Macrium's "other tasks" menu. Choose "create rescue media" there. You can use a USB flash drive of 4 GB size or probably even 1 GB.

    If you DON'T have working rescue media you have no way of starting your PC if your primary hard drive drops dead in the next 10 seconds---in which case, you couldn't restore the Macrium image and you'd be in a bad situation.
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