Restoring backup


  1. Posts : 60
    Windows 10Pro
       #1

    Restoring backup


    Hi
    I have windows 10 installed on an SSD.

    I backup the entire SSD using Macrium Reflect Free. I now want to restore the windows 10 installation.

    Do I need to restore the entire SSD or can I just restore the C partition ?

    Whats the best way ?
    Thanks
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       #2

    TomT said:
    Do I need to restore the entire SSD or can I just restore the C partition ?

    Whats the best way ?
    Thanks
    Restoring  backup-screenshot-208-.png
    Should be enough, although I always just do the whole disk, as those couple gigs might take 10 seconds longer.
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  3. Posts : 60
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks - I'll try C: first and do the full disk if needed.
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  4. Posts : 27,180
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       #4

    TomT said:
    Thanks - I'll try C: first and do the full disk if needed.
    You're welcome. If you have a D: (data) partition, like a laptop user, of course you want that up-to-date, so being able to do just the C: partition is a good feature on the free version.
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  5. Posts : 60
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    The restore worked really well and all is backup and working.

    Thanks
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       #6

    good to hear, you're welcome
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  7. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
       #7

    I always do a COMPLETE restore with Macrium, as I notice the other partition, #1 partition besides C: says for example 338MB yet the restore image say it's 312MB, so data must be getting saved there, so good to backup and restore ALL partitions that are connected to C: So I always backup and restore all 4 partitions connected to C:.
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