Tip for old laptop and macrium reflect problem.


  1. Posts : 186
    Window 10 Home 20H2 x64 (build SO 19042.1052)
       #1

    Tip for old laptop and macrium reflect problem.


    Hello everyone,

    I write on the windows 10 forum even if I speak of 7. I do not know if I do well, in case let me know

    I resurrected an old laptop that had dried out cpu / gpu heat conducting paste and when it reached 99 degrees it would shut down (often).
    I put the heat conducting paste back and it seems to be fine.
    I wanted some advice on how to improve it. The laptop is an Acer Extensa 5230. I think it was born with Windows Vista because it has the Vista logo and the serial number below I think it refers to sight. The old owner installed windows 7 ultimate SP1 instead. It has a celeron @ 2.00 Ghz and 2 GB of ram (expandable 4). The HDd is 150GB.

    Do you think I should leave it like this or make updates?

    Can i upgrade it to windows 10?

    The second question is that I was installing macrium reflect 8 free and it gives me an error message.

    I installed the Servicing stack update (SSU) (KB4490628) and SHA-2 update (KB4474419) released September 10, 2019. Restarted but the problem persists.

    How do I resolve?

    Tip for old laptop and macrium reflect problem.-macrium-seven-err1.png

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...0-69a4cde8e64f
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  2. MaloK's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro
       #2

    Hi,

    Maybe with a very small SSD like 64gig, It would make a nice little Linux Mint machine.
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Linux is good for those small Notebooks that came with only 32GB storage and can't load the last few Versions of Win10.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    einstein1969 said:
    ....The laptop is an Acer Extensa 5230. I think it was born with Windows Vista because it has the Vista logo and the serial number below I think it refers to sight. The old owner installed windows 7 ultimate SP1 instead. It has a celeron @ 2.00 Ghz and 2 GB of ram (expandable 4). The HDd is 150GB.
    Do you think I should leave it like this or make updates?
    Can i upgrade it to windows 10?

    Yes, you could upgrade it to Windows 10 for free. An activated Windows 7 Ultimate will upgrade to Windows 10 Pro and will be activated with a Digital Licence.

    Do you have 32-bit or 64-bit W7 installed? Whichever you have, that will be the version of W10 you get in the upgrade. If it is 64-bit W7 then you'll get 64-bit W10, if so then it really would need the RAM expanded to 4GB to run at its best.

    The second question is that I was installing macrium reflect 8 free and it gives me an error message....
    ....I installed the Servicing stack update (SSU) (KB4490628) and SHA-2 update (KB4474419) released September 10, 2019. Restarted but the problem persists.
    How do I resolve?

    Those two updates should be sufficient, I can install v8 Free on my W7 machines that have them installed. But if the only reason you want to install Reflect Free is to make a system image before you try any upgrades, then there are other ways to make an image. If you can make the Macrium Reflect recovery USB (or CD/DVD) on another machine, then you can use it to make a system image of any PC that you can boot from it. The recovery usb is not just for restoring images, it has a full version of Reflect on it and can make images too.
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  5. cereberus's Avatar
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    Windows10
       #5

    You will not have a happy experience upgrading to W10. Best option is to install a light Linux distro.
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  6. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
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    Easy to bring it up to date. Ask at sevenforums.
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