Windows 10: Macrium Reflect and 1803 update... Solved

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       11 May 2018 #11

    phrab said: View Post
    If you reinstall version 7, it will update to the latest patch. I haven't tried a restore, but they say they've fixed the problem.
    I did a couple of restores yesterday from differentials but I don't have CBT installed.
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  2.    11 May 2018 #12

    kado897 said: View Post
    I did a couple of restores yesterday from differentials but I don't have CBT installed.
    As an aside, people often wonder if an image backup is ok but only real way to be 100% certain is to actually restore it.

    However, if using PRO, a good way of testing if the image is ok is to open the image in Viboot. If it runs, backup is fine.

    This presupposes the image is on a separate physical drive and there is enough spare space on second drive equivalent to the WHOLE drive capacity e.g. you have imaged a 250 GB drive and image is on a 1TB hdd with more than 250GB spare space.

    If you only have Home, you will soon be able to do similar with virtualbox as a vb extension is soon to be released to run viboot on virtualbox.
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  3.    11 May 2018 #13

    cereberus said: View Post
    As an aside, people often wonder if an image backup is ok but only real way to be 100% certain is to actually restore it.

    However, if using PRO, a good way of testing if the image is ok is to open the image in Viboot. If it runs, backup is fine.

    This presupposes the image is on a separate physical drive and there is enough spare space on second drive equivalent to the WHOLE drive capacity e.g. you have imaged a 250 GB drive and image is on a 1TB hdd with more than 250GB spare space.

    If you only have Home, you will soon be able to do similar with virtualbox as a vb extension is soon to be released to run viboot on virtualbox.


    Hi there

    That's also a great way of checking if you don't have a spare machine available.

    Many people think just because an image is taken with the job completing normally that the corresponding restore will work -- and then horror of horrors they find out too late that it fails.

    You don't need to check that every backup works - but you definitely should test at least these :

    1) Major Windows update e.g 1709 ->1803.

    2)Macrium release update e.g 6-7

    3) any major modification to your system.

    4) if 1) to 3) not applicable over say 1 month then test at least 1X per month.

    With fast systems imaging shouldn't take more than 15 mins - often with SSD's can be around 5 mins.
    Time spent here is never wasted -- losing an entire system and having to install from scratch, plus programs, plus serial numbers, plus updates, plus drivers etc will take people a lot longer than 5 mins !!! that's 100% certain.

    statistically if the backup restores OK then the 4 scenarios listed should be perfectly OK.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    11 May 2018 #14

    A few days ago I clean installed W10 out of boredom but got fed up at the amount of junk apps like F2P games being installed and the re-tweaking I'd need to do so just reverted back to a fresh Macrium backup image.

    Initially the restored Windows would not boot and I cursed for messing with a reinstall, but thankfully it was just the bios boot order that needed adjusting - dont remember having that issue on a previous restore though.

    Macrium Reflect is great, my OS is exactly as I had left it before formating. I only use the free version too and highly recommend it.
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