Macrium reflect 7

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456

  1. Posts : 156
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #51

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Yes, yes, you did it.

    That's where you would need to go to restore.

    Examine your choices there.

    Look for "restore" just to check the menus.

    If your hard drive dies, that's where you need to go and make the right choices.

    Remember how you got there. Write stuff down.

    Good job sticking with it and not going to the repair shop!

    Writing it down as we speak, so when i get to the Macrium Reflect interface do i plug in the other pendrive that has the image on it?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #52

    bikeit said:
    Writing it down as we speak, so when i get to the Macrium Reflect interface do i plug in the other pendrive that has the image on it?
    Hi,
    You can yes see if it the other device and image are seen
    Plus you can verify the image always best to do that after created.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #53

    bikeit said:
    Writing it down as we speak, so when i get to the Macrium Reflect interface do i plug in the other pendrive that has the image on it?
    Escape, then F9, right?

    If you actually wanted to restore, yes, you would insert the other pen drive.

    But you can check the menus without doing that.

    Imagine 2 situations:

    1: Your hard drive still works fine, but Windows is seriously fouled up and you want to restore.

    You could choose "Macrium" from that menu you mentioned yesterday instead of "Windows". You'd end up at the Macrium interface ON YOUR HARD DRIVE and then go through the restore process. You wouldn't need to use the rescue USB stick because your hard drive is still working OK and it's just Windows that is haywire.

    2: Your hard drive is totally dead.

    You'd presumably go down to the repair shop WITH BOTH OF YOUR PEN DRIVES. You'd tell the guy you need a new hard drive and that you want him to install it. He'd then use your pen drives to restore your image to the new hard drive.

    If you are qualified to replace the hard drive in the laptop yourself, you could do it all without going to the repair shop.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 156
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #54

    The hard drives in this laptop are both M. 2 drives i installed the second one my self which has all my workstuff on it and is backed up to two external drives. i use Goodsync for that but Goodsync wont let up back up the OS disks. How often would i need to update the rescue pendrive and the other pendrive that has the image on it?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #55

    bikeit said:
    The hard drives in this laptop are both M. 2 drives i installed the second one my self which has all my workstuff on it and is backed up to two external drives. i use Goodsync for that but Goodsync wont let up back up the OS disks. How often would i need to update the rescue pendrive and the other pendrive that has the image on it?
    Hi,
    As said don't use a pen drive for system images
    Use a real hard drive make a folder name and date it point reflect to it
    Do it as many times as you can weekly/ monthly.

    Recovery media well that usually needs to be updates after large build updates.

    Also remember you can create system images in the winpe recovery environment too.
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #56

    bikeit said:
    The hard drives in this laptop are both M. 2 drives i installed the second one my self which has all my workstuff on it and is backed up to two external drives. i use Goodsync for that but Goodsync wont let up back up the OS disks. How often would i need to update the rescue pendrive and the other pendrive that has the image on it?
    The image pendrive: I do it monthly. You can do whatever you like, but the rule of thumb is to make a new image more often IF your system is constantly undergoing big changes--and less if it isn't. Somebody who is doing a lot of testing and experimentation might make a new image weekly or even daily. Somebody who rarely installs new applications and just uses the PC for email and shopping might make a new image once or twice a year.

    The rescue pendrive: I think Macrium may mention in the release notes of new Macrium versions when you need to update the rescue disk. But I'd probably re-do it once or twice a year anyway. You don't need to do it for EVERY new version of Macrium. You should periodically try to boot from the rescue drive anyway---just as a test. If it won't lead you to the Macrium interface, it is TOTALLY useless.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 156
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       #57

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    As said don't use a pen drive for system images
    Use a real hard drive make a folder name and date it point reflect to it
    Do it as many times as you can weekly/ monthly.

    Recovery media well that usually needs to be updates after large build updates.

    Also remember you can create system images in the winpe recovery environment too.
    Im going to keep a copy on both my external drives. thanks for the help
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #58

    bikeit said:
    Im going to keep a copy on both my external drives. thanks for the help

    Hi,
    Good deal
    I use the winpe environment exclusively failure rate is near zero best way to know if the recovery media works too
    If it doesn't you'll know it needs to be updated
    Only trick is to make a folder for the system image in advance for some reason you can not create a folder for a system image there.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
       #59

    I need coffee, if the below has already been covered in earlier posts, ignore my post.
    If that pendrive boots and brings you to a macrium menu for backup/restore, you have succeeded. Now, use two twin pendrives, do a backup onto pendrive A, then do it again onto pendrive B. Use A for most restores. If A ever fails to backup or restore, if B contents = A contents, then use B. However, I vote with others: best to use external USB HDDs.
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:24.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums