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  1.    23 Mar 2017 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    That is Great news !!! You will love your new found speed. Also My Macrium Reflect is version 7.0 Registered . And 7.0 seems even faster than their older versions.
    When restoring a v7 image over aame drive but with files changed, Rapid Delta Restore is awesome.

    Rougly if 10℅ of files have changed, it takes 10℅ of time to restore.

    Great when you get a virus or malware, or you use ccleaner and go 'crap I did not mean to do that!).

    Restoring full images seems to be quicker slightly as well.
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  2.    23 Mar 2017 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddie View Post
    @OldMike65
    Thanks for response. Can I ask why you format the USB as FAT?
    cereberus has correctly answered your question. Sorry for the late reply, was not on computer until just now.
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  3.    16 Apr 2017 #23
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    Just one more question if I may.
    If I can mount a saved image back up of my PC and copy back any individual file or folder, is there any point in using Windows File History to handle back ups of my photos/music etc?
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  4.    16 Apr 2017 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddie View Post
    Just one more question if I may.
    If I can mount a saved image back up of my PC and copy back any individual file or folder, is there any point in using Windows File History to handle back ups of my photos/music etc?
    I use both.

    I find file history simpler as you can easily move back and forward through time rather than mounting an image and seeing if a file is there. I also backup changed documents hourly which is handy if you make a mistake on a document you are working on.
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  5.    16 Apr 2017 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddie View Post
    Just one more question if I may.
    If I can mount a saved image back up of my PC and copy back any individual file or folder, is there any point in using Windows File History to handle back ups of my photos/music etc?
    I have turned off anything to do with Windows Backup. All you need is Macrium Reflect and your MR rescue disk, unless you add it to your Boot Menu. Still always good to keep your rescue disk current and up to date.

    But I'm sure you will get different opinions on this subject.
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  6.    16 Apr 2017 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I use both.

    I find file history simpler as you can easily move back and forward through time rather than mounting an image and seeing if a file is there. I also backup changed documents hourly which is handy if you make a mistake on a document you are working on.
    What is important here is to evaluate your data usage/needs. For LX07, he finds FHB useful. In my case, most of my data is videos, and FHB is way more complicated than I need and simple file explorer is adequate to copy stuff.

    I keep data on a separate drive from OS+Progs as it means my main drive only really changes significantly when I install new programs or get a build upgrade. I do not always image backup after a cumulative update simply accepting I may have to update to them again but tbh that is me being a bit lazy.

    What I would not do is put all data on same drive as OS and progs because it can create massive backup images.
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  7.    16 Apr 2017 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    It has to be FAT32 to boot on UEFI systems. If you have a large capacity one and want to store backup image as well, you select option to split backup into separate files and set max size less than 4GB.
    FYI, This is not true. The real reason for formatting with FAT32 is for backward compatible with old version of UEFI firmware, with new version of UEFI firmware, it'll boot whether it's FAT32 or NTFS.
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  8.    16 Apr 2017 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    FYI, This is not true. The real reason for formatting with FAT32 is for backward compatible with old version of UEFI firmware, with new version of UEFI firmware, it'll boot whether it's FAT32 or NTFS.
    Well actually it is true. There is no mention at all of NTFS in the UEFI specifications.

    While you might have UEFI firmware that contains NTFS drivers the UEFI standard doesn't require them and none (neither) of my UEFI systems have them.

    The file system supported by the Extensible Firmware Interface is based on the FAT file system. EFI defines a specific version of FAT that is explicitly documented and testable.
    Conformance to the EFI specification and its associate reference documents is the only definition of FAT that needs to be implemented to support EFI. To differentiate the EFI file system from pure FAT, a new partition file system type has been defined.
    EFI encompasses the use of FAT32 for a system partition, and FAT12 or FAT16 for removable media.
    Specifications | Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum

    I need to load EFI NTFS drivers to access NTFS. This isn't required for booting Windows as the Windows loader deals with that but if you want to be able to access NTFS file system for some other reason you may well need them - I certainly do.

    The rEFInd Boot Manager: Using EFI Drivers

    Sorry to be so pedantic but I was reading the UEFI specs the other day for some reason.
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  9.    17 Apr 2017 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    FYI, This is not true. The real reason for formatting with FAT32 is for backward compatible with old version of UEFI firmware, with new version of UEFI firmware, it'll boot whether it's FAT32 or NTFS.
    NTFS will not boot with secure boot enabled from memory. Also see LX07 reply.

    Point is NTFS may work, FAT32 always works.
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  10.    17 Apr 2017 #30
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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Yes. Create a separate partition on the external about 512KB, format as FAT32, set it as Active. Next create an ISO rescue then extract the content with WinRar/Winzip/7-zip.
    FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD

    Normally whenever a new update version of Macrium, create another ISO in step 1, unzip it to overwrite the previous version.

    Depend how you set up your Windows. Personally, I only have Windows 10 on a SSD, no data/Documents/Videos/Music etc... so the backup process only takes around 2 minutes 30 seconds, not enough time for me to make a cup of coffee. With new version 7, the restore process takes under 1 minutes.
    No, no.
    512 Kb ?

    No need to use an external program to mount an ISO file either.

    For UEFI systems, it's dead simple really.

    Cheers,
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