Windows 10: Macrium Reflect Free - USB can't start to install Solved

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
       15 Jun 2017 #1

    Macrium Reflect Free - USB can't start to install


    I've been trying to create a disk image for nearly a week.


    I created system image exactly on this video onto an usb flash drive.

    Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube

    Then I changed boot priorty in BIOS.

    But nothing happens. Windows starts and nothing happens. Solutions?
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  2.    16 Jun 2017 #2

    Then I changed boot priorty in BIOS.
    - are you hoping to boot your PC from the drive containing the image file you have created?

    If so, that simply isn't the way it works. The image file is data- the flash drive isn't bootable and never has been.

    If you wish to create a bootable version of Macrium Reflect to a CD or drive then:
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    So to restore an image by booting from a Macrium disk (rather than Windows) you need (e.g.)
    a. Bootable Macrium rescue disk
    b. Your previously created image data

    There are plenty of videos and support on Macrium's site, with a full user guide.

    There are also guides and videos on Macrium here:
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
    Use Macrium Reflect Rescue Media to Fix Windows Boot Issues Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members Solved - Page 110 - Windows 10 Forums
    Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members Solved - Page 69 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       16 Jun 2017 #3

    Yeah I had expected that image file would boot.

    +
    Now I created bootable Rescue Media with Rescue Media Wizard.

    My computers HDD is 28.2 GB but Rescue.iso file is 194 MB.

    How did every 3rd party software and their settings fit in "194 MB"? It's so wrong.

    Should I combine the image file with the rescue media iso?

    How?

    +
    I also created the image file* but couldn't restore* it. Because I got error "the hard drive is in use".

    *Backup Tasks - Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows

    *Right clicked the image file then chose "restore".

    Note : ​I checked the links you shared. Thanks.
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  4.    16 Jun 2017 #4

    My computers HDD is 28.2 GB
    - that doesn't sound possible if you're talking about your laptop. Too small.

    How did every 3rd party software and their settings fit in "194 MB"? It's so wrong.
    - sorry, no idea what you mean.

    Should I combine the image file with the rescue media iso?
    No.

    "the hard drive is in use"
    If you are restoring C:, you are going to overwrite it. So you can't be running Windows, which I guess you are.

    a. Boot from the Macrium bootable disk
    b. Then restore your image from the disk containing your image file.

    Please do read thru the info on Macrium's site. Watch a few videos about it and familiarise yourself with how to create and restore images, base images and differential images.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       16 Jun 2017 #5

    My computer is transformer tablet. So its hard drive is small. Only 28.8 GB.

    However iso file originated from rescue media wizard is 196 MB.

    So it lookls like the iso file which is 196 MB;

    won't restore all the softwares I installed to the computer and their settings I adjusted one by one???

    Why rescue media iso file is so small (196 MB) while my hard drive is (28.8 GB)?
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  6.    16 Jun 2017 #6

    Really using Macrium for that seems overkill. If you've got a USB connection, you might as well just clone your tablet to an external drive.

    Avoid all these questions and problems.

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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       16 Jun 2017 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    Really using Macrium for that seems overkill. If you've got a USB connection, you might as well just clone your tablet to an external drive.

    Avoid all these questions and problems.

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    1) I'm writing on a different computer now. Why it is overkill?

    2) Why rescue media iso file is so small (196 MB) while my hard drive is (28.8 GB)?

    o it lookls like the iso file which is 196 MB;

    won't restore all the softwares I installed to the computer and their settings I adjusted one by one???
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  8.    16 Jun 2017 #8

    Why it is overkill?
    - you might just as well clone it- it's a small amount of data. You'd get a lot of copies on a 1Tb drive...

    It seems Macrium is tricky for you to grasp- so simply cloning your tablet would be simpler.

    won't restore all the softwares I installed to the computer and their settings I adjusted one by one???
    I absolutely no idea as to what you mean.

    If you're thinking about what happens if you restore an image, then what is restored is what you saved.

    You create a base image, then you keep creating differential images routinely- make changes- image - make changes- image- make changes - image.

    What you restore is the combination of your base image and your latest differential image. How current that is is up to you or your schedule.

    Please, take some time and read Macrium's documentation and familiarise yourself with how imaging works.
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  9. Posts : 863
    Windows 10
       16 Jun 2017 #9

    You need two USB drives, one for the Bootable Rescue Drive and another for the Image.

    The ISO for the Rescue drive just contains the Windows PE components and a version of Macrium. That is about 200 MB or something.

    You use that to access the Image on the other drive that would be about 25 GB.
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  10. Posts : 18
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter
       16 Jun 2017 #10

    dalchina said: View Post
    won't restore all the softwares I installed to the computer and their settings I adjusted one by one???
    I absolutely no idea as to what you mean.
    When you send your computer to the technical service. They repair and format the computer.

    Then you open computer install a lot of softwares. (Microsoft Office, Kaspersky Internet Security etc.)
    and activate them and adjust their settings one by one. (Nearly a couple of boring hours lasts to do that.)

    Then If you have a technical problem with your computer again. You send it to the technical service. They repair and format the computer again.

    Then you receive it and do the same boring process for hours and hours. That's why I want to do it alright? :)

    dalchina said: View Post
    You create a base image, then you keep creating differential images routinely- make changes- image - make changes- image- make changes - image.
    I just want to create an image or whatever works (One time thing not continously.) and want to recover everything on my computer when I come across a problem alright?

    I've read all of them what you gave thank you very much.

    What do you suggest?
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