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    Thanks to you too, alphanumeric.
    Lots of good stuff for me now.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    To me it is totally worth it to spend $80 for a 750gb or 1tb hard drive - and it's a lot faster too. When you have the image, you can also use Macrium Reflect to mount that image file as a drive letter and you can pull individual files and folders from it, if you don't want to restore the whole thing.
    Back again...
    If there is room, can I put two (Macrium) images, a W7 and an 8.1, on the same SSD?
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    Hawgwash said:
    Back again...
    If there is room, can I put two (Macrium) images, a W7 and an 8.1, on the same SSD?
    Yes. They are just regular files like any other file.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Yes. They are just regular files like any other file.
    Great.
    Thanks again for the speedy reply.
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    Now you're gonna curse me.
    I just read that before using Macrium I need to have a separate USB drive to create a restoration (rescue) drive.

    True?

    http://www.howtogeek.com/223139/how-...to-windows-10/
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    Hawgwash said:
    Now you're gonna curse me.
    I just read that before using Macrium I need to have a separate USB drive to create a restoration (rescue) drive.

    True?

    http://www.howtogeek.com/223139/how-...to-windows-10/
    Not exactly. You don't need a rescue disk in order to make the image. You will need the rescue disk if your computer becomes unable to boot from the hard drive and you want to restore an image.

    There is a way to add the Macrium Reflect Free rescue ISO to a Windows 10 Installation USB - but it's a little bit complicated. There is an option in Macrium Reflect Free to save a rescue ISO file instead of burning a DVD/CD. Then you copy the ISO file to the Windows 10 Installation USB. Then you use EasyBCD to open the BCD store on the USB drive and add a boot menu item pointing to the ISO file. It will defrag the ISO file and add the menu item to boot from the ISO. Now you have a dual boot USB drive - Windows Setup or Macrium Reflect Free.

    My "go to" USB drive is triple boot: Windows Setup, Macrium Reflect Free ISO, and MiniTool Partition Wizard Free ISO.

    The easy way is to create a separate bootable USB or DVD with Macrium Reflect Free, though.
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