Windows 10: New Macrium Reflect Updates Solved

  1.    29 May 2017 #711

    Stephanie said: View Post
    OK thanks Mike :)
    It is not always essential to do it, but I prefer to do it as a matter of course - only takes a few minutes, as then I am 100% certain, the recovery drive is 100% compatible with latest backups.
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  2.    29 May 2017 #712

    Thanks for the reply, no harm in doing it I suppose :)

    Do I re-format the drive or just overwrite it?
    Last edited by stuarttunstall; 29 May 2017 at 09:17.
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  3.    29 May 2017 #713

    Hi,

    No need to reformat, just let MR do its thing.

    Cheers,
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  4.    29 May 2017 #714

    Thank you :)
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       29 May 2017 #715

    Not required, but you may want to consider adding the Macrium Rescue PE Environment as an option on the Boot Menu. Easy to do, and a safeguard/backup if booting from the thumb drive fails for any reason.
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  6.    29 May 2017 #716

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Not required, but you may want to consider adding the Macrium Rescue PE Environment as an option on the Boot Menu. Easy to do, and a safeguard/backup if booting from the thumb drive fails for any reason.
    Do you mean re-format is not required or redo the USB? Lol

    That is a good idea.... I did read that it can be done... add that to my next job
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  7.    29 May 2017 #717

    stuarttunstall said: View Post
    Do you mean re-format is not required or redo the USB? Lol

    That is a good idea.... I did read that it can be done... add that to my next job
    There are two ways to do this - one from Macrium Reflect boot menus that cleverly uses the installation on the C drive.

    The other option is to use one used by some here is to create a small partition, copy all the files from Macrium Rescue iso, and create a boot entry. I prefer this personally as I then delete the boot files on the C drive that take up quite a bit of space. Also, if the C drive gets corrupted, the recovery files are not affected. Of course, nothing protects against drives failing, so you still need the boot drive.
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  8.    29 May 2017 #718

    Thank you all for the advice... :) makes things a lot easier when you get help from people who know what they are talking about :)
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  9.    29 May 2017 #719

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is not always essential to do it, but I prefer to do it as a matter of course - only takes a few minutes, as then I am 100% certain, the recovery drive is 100% compatible with latest backups.
    Well not sure I agree with that statement, because every update released by MR lately, has had new updated PE files, for both the C-Drive and the recovery drive. USB stick. :)
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       29 May 2017 #720

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Well not sure I agree with that statement, because every update released by MR lately, has had new updated PE files, for both the C-Drive and the recovery drive. USB stick. :)
    I agree. And there are other factors that may be involved. If your system has had driver updates and/or any hardware changes, it is important to let Macrium rebuild the PE environment, or there is a risk the current thumb, even though bootable, may not function correctly. And each machine should have it's own Thumb Rescue.
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