New Macrium Reflect Updates [2]

  1. cereberus's Avatar
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       #2361

    Caledon Ken said:
    I'm doing something similar.

    I am not uninstalling V7 before installing V8. My V7 is licensed but I am uninstalling the licensing key prior to upgrading so in effect I'm making my V7 the free version.

    The V8 installation is over writing the V7 installation.


    You will need to update your rescue media, boot if using, and USB thumbdrive. I would use a second USB thumbdrive for the V8 installation.

    I always use two USB thumbdrives for rescue media and alternate them.
    If you hurry, you can still get the Back Friday offer of 50% of a V8 licence with no need to upgrade your V7. You will then have a V7 paid licence and a V8 paid licence. You can use the V8 on main pc, and transfer V7 paid to a second PC.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #2362

    That is what I did, bought four new V8 licenses so I can redeploy my V7's on some other less critical gear.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2363

    Just a couple of days left....

    Macrium said:
    50% Off Macrium Reflect
    It only comes once a year!

    Offer ends 1st December 2021.
    Macrium Software | Black Friday
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  4. T J
    Posts : 59
    10 Home 64-bit 21H1
       #2364

    I purchased MR8 just now; entered key into my MR7 FREE; MR7 program did things, and said my PC need to restart. After restart, in Help > about MacriumReflect - shows i still have MR version 7.3 build 6391, has my license no, support expires 11/29/2022.
    My email shows your products > Reflect 8 Home
    How do I get MR7 to switch to MR8?
    Thanks
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  5. Kbird's Avatar
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    Win10 202H
       #2365

    T J said:
    I purchased MR8 just now; entered key into my MR7 FREE; MR7 program did things, and said my PC need to restart. After restart, in Help > about MacriumReflect - shows i still have MR version 7.3 build 6391, has my license no, support expires 11/29/2022.
    My email shows your products > Reflect 8 Home
    How do I get MR7 to switch to MR8?
    Thanks
    I got it today as well and one of the emails had a link to the V8 manual page showing you how with a link to the latest Installer
    which will allow you to enter your Code. Make sure you Update your Rescue Media as A V7 RescueDisk can't use V8 Images....

    Download and install your purchase - Knowledgebase 8.0 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    Direct Link
    https://updates.macrium.com/reflect/...lectdlfull.exe

    KB
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  6. T J
    Posts : 59
    10 Home 64-bit 21H1
       #2366

    Thanks Kbird. After purchase, I was swamped with email correspondence. Received 4 emails from Macrium, 1 email from PayPal, and 1 email from my bank.

    My MR8 is running great now, made a new v8 boot CD, tested the new v8 boot CD, and made a new image last night.
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  7. cereberus's Avatar
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       #2367

    T J said:
    Thanks Kbird. After purchase, I was swamped with email correspondence. Received 4 emails from Macrium, 1 email from PayPal, and 1 email from my bank.

    My MR8 is running great now, made a new v8 boot CD, tested the new v8 boot CD, and made a new image last night.
    Now for a bit of fun - create a directory and fill it with some junk files. Now create an incremental image, and then delete the junk files. Then restore the incremental image. You will be gobsmacked at how fast the restore is and your junk files are back.
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  8. Wisewiz's Avatar
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       #2368

    Yep. Gobsmacked.
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  9. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #2369

    cereberus said:
    Now for a bit of fun - create a directory and fill it with some junk files. Now create an incremental image, and then delete the junk files. Then restore the incremental image. You will be gobsmacked at how fast the restore is and your junk files are back.
    Seriously? Why is that?

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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2370

    Compumind said:
    Seriously? Why is that?


    What cereberus proposed would demonstrate the potential benefits of the premium feature Rapid Delta Restore. With Reflect Free the restore would replace all sectors with those from the image, whether the had changed or not. With RDR only those sectors that were different would be replaced.

    The way cereberus asked you to set up this test would be an extreme example of this, probably completing the restore in less than a minute. The only sectors that would have changed since the image were those of the directory entries in the MFT that were pointing to the now deleted files, the sectors holding the data for the files themselves still being there, just marked as unused.
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