Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
  1.    22 Jan 2016 #21
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,244
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Jeez, you guys! So much to put in my Bucket List!
    We have the registered version too, life time updates. Not sure what the difference is between free and registered thou, as I have been a registered owner for around 10 years.....or so...
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    22 Jan 2016 #22
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,344
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Yep. Another way to boot it, is to create a partition on an internal/external HD, format as FAT32, copy the content of the ISO and mark it as Active then you don't need a USB/DVD.
    I have just tried to do this, created a partition, formatted it as fat32, mounted iso as a drive and enabled all hidden files to be seen, and copied everything to the partition.

    I went to disk management. and right clicked on partition, but option to make it active was greyed out.

    How do you make it active (note: my pc is an eufi install if that is relevant).

    Once it is active, how do I boot it - presumably adding some kind of boot entry making PC dual boot?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    22 Jan 2016 #23
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,244
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    I have just tried to do this, created a partition, formatted it as fat32, mounted iso as a drive and enabled all hidden files to be seen, and copied everything to the partition.

    I went to disk management. and right clicked on partition, but option to make it active was greyed out.

    How do you make it active (note: my pc is an eufi install if that is relevant).

    Once it is active, how do I boot it - presumably adding some kind of boot entry making PC dual boot?
    Read Topguns tutorial think it will explain it better...
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...sb-hd-ssd.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    22 Jan 2016 #24
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Can you post a picture of your current disk management so that we can evaluate the situation.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    22 Jan 2016 #25
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,052
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    @cereberus
    For MBR disk. Use diskpart to mark it active. To boot it, access the boot menu and select from the boot menu or if your PC does not have boot menu then you would have to set the boot priority in the BIOS for it. Exactly the same way as if you boot from USB/DVD.

    In addition. If the disk you use is GPT then there's no such thing as "Active" in GPT disk. You would have to format the partition as NTFS, copy the files and from boot menu, select the disk with UEFI prefix to boot from.

    NOTE: This procedure will work with both KYHI's Recovery WinPE and Macrium Rescue disk.
    For KYHI's Recovery, you'd need to have a larger partition size since it is over 1MB.

    Hope this clears up the confusion.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 22 Jan 2016 at 19:18.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    22 Jan 2016 #26
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,181
    Windows 10 Home

    @DeaconFrost - looks like you opened up a can of Macrium here. Any thoughts/questions on the suggestions so far?

    Image for Windows/Linux/DOS (Terabyte Unlimited) is also worth checking out, especially in terms of reliability, although a bit technical for somes' tastes and, IIRC, not much on free options.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    22 Jan 2016 #27
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,878
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    I have just tried to do this, created a partition, formatted it as fat32, mounted iso as a drive and enabled all hidden files to be seen, and copied everything to the partition.
    I have My PE setup as a bootable partition - rather then a bootable disk..
    And keep it also on a bootable USB...

    You need to add a New BCD Entry to make the Partition Bootable via Boot Manager

    @topgundcp
    Can I test or can you link me to your ExamDiff script..

    Last edited by Kyhi; 25 Jan 2016 at 13:01.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    22 Jan 2016 #28
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 189
    trying to install win10

    Same technique can be used to boot any bootable wim file. ( Iso booting from hd is also possible, but not using efi - though there is a complex workaround )

    To get back to the original subject, there are several imaging solutions which have both free and paid versions.

    They all seem to work fine - depends which you prefer as they have some different functions. Aomei has the most in the free (standard) version - even includes "restore to different hardware".

    Paragon has a unique feature - allows excluding files/folders from image.

    Try them and see. I use Aomei mostly but the others work ok too.

    AOMEI Backupper Standard

    https://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

    Macrium Reflect Free
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    23 Jan 2016 #29
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,344
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    @cereberus
    For MBR disk. Use diskpart to mark it active. To boot it, access the boot menu and select from the boot menu or if your PC does not have boot menu then you would have to set the boot priority in the BIOS for it. Exactly the same way as if you boot from USB/DVD.




    In addition. If the disk you use is GPT then there's no such thing as "Active" in GPT disk. You would have to format the partition as NTFS, copy the files and from boot menu, select the disk with UEFI prefix to boot from.

    NOTE: This procedure will work with both KYHI's Recovery WinPE and Macrium Rescue disk.
    For KYHI's Recovery, you'd need to have a larger partition size since it is over 1MB.

    Hope this clears up the confusion.
    Holy crap - I had put the partition on same drive as my OS, and turned off pc to carry on today.

    When I turned on PC, it booted straight to the Recovery WinPE drive even though I had not changed any boot sectors etc.

    My bios is pretty crap with very few options ie set pc to eufi or legacy, or change boot order with no option to select individual hard drives (have to choose via msconfig).

    I ran macrium and went to fix boot problems, and it saw the windows 10, rebuilt boot sectors, and I rebooted.

    WTF - still booted to Recovery drive!

    I could not find anyway to boot to windows (as a last resort I even deleted partition and used Macrium again - still failed).

    Just used Macrium to restore pc from an image backup - good old Macrium!

    I shall stick to Rescue disk being on a usb stick!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    23 Jan 2016 #30

    Hi there

    I'm looking at this FREE utility to backup a load of PC's regularly to a Linux Server I'm using as a NAS Box.

    UrBackup - Client/Server Open Source Network Backup for Windows and Linux

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
No external HDDs recognised since restoring acronis true image backup
Had some issues with my PC with user profile, so restored a 3 day old acronis true image backup. now none of my external HDDs are recognised, by Windows or Aome hdd manager either. USB pens are ok. hope there is a simple solution,...
Drivers and Hardware
Backup Disk image issue- does fragmentation transfer ? Acronis
The install on my wd black primary drive became corrupted. Tried for hours using dism and even a reinstall and nothing worked. I have a wd blue drive as my backup image. It is fine other than being heavily fragmented. It was at 20 and have it down...
Backup and Restore
Restore System with Acronis True Image 2014
Hi, I just updated to Windows 10 and I am loving it! I want to create a system image using a Acronis True Image 2014 bootable CD. I created a backup using the CD just fine and it includes the MBR the C: drive. When i try to restore the image,...
Backup and Restore
Solved Activate Windows 10240 via Image restore (Acronis etc)
Hi there You CAN activate Windows 10240 on to a new system if you've copied / restored from an already activated image even if it's on different hardware. After re-boot smply update some of the drivers --Video / graphics is usually the most...
Windows Updates and Activation
Acronis True Image to restore after W10 install??
I installed the Preview on a couple machines with 10" screens and while I liked the overall look and feel, I didn't care for it on those smaller screens. So I took them back to originals which was a totally no fun process. Probably because I did...
Installation and Upgrade
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 17:40.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums