Windows 10: Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect Solved

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  1.    15 Oct 2015 #21

    For me, Macrium reflect worked nice in UEFI both 64 and 32 bit GPT machines without any problems.
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       16 Oct 2015 #22

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    For me, Macrium reflect worked nice in UEFI both 64 and 32 bit GPT machines without any problems.
    Are you talking about fixing boot problems or just backup/restore an image?
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       16 Oct 2015 #23

    steveh69 said: View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone, I really appreciate it. I just have a couple of questions.

    1. Can I create the recovery media to the same External 1 TB that has my saved Windows 10 Image I created last night?

    2. Was I was wrong to assume the process of installing the new HD into the laptop and connecting the 1 TB External drive then copying the image to the new HD? It does however make sense to connect both the new HD and the External Drive and then use Macrium to copy from one to the other.

    3. Once I do run the Restore process to the new HD destination drive then shut down the laptop, remove original HD and replace with new HD. When I do boot the laptop with the new HD for the first time, will there be any issues with the BIOS? The new HD is just slightly larger and is direct part replacement for what I have according to what HP has told me.

    I currently do not have a SATA to USB connector, a co-worker has one I can borrow in the next couple of days, I'm not going to be able to get the SATA to USB connector until Sunday my buddy works on a different team and we never really see each other so he's just gonna dump it my desk drawer for me when I work on Sunday LOL

    I will let you know my results early next week.

    I look forward to anymore suggestions, I really appreciate everyone jumping in on thread, you guys are great!

    Thanks so much

    Steve
    Steve: Thanks, and you should be able to boot up again with the DVD, then reach all the devices and use them as normal from a Macrium Boot. I used a 4tb hd backup to put my image file.... best 2 u Cliff M.
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  4.    16 Oct 2015 #24

    DoItJust

    I'm just backing up and restoring my Image. The HD on this lap will be failing soon, I keep get msg's that HD error occurred and I should back up and replace the hard drive.
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       16 Oct 2015 #25

    steveh69 said: View Post
    DoItJust

    I'm just backing up and restoring my Image. The HD on this lap will be failing soon, I keep get msg's that HD error occurred and I should back up and replace the hard drive.
    It should be safe although some (@navyLCDR) say you need to run the "fix boot problems" as a precaution.
    I don't think so and I think he (@navyLCDR) is just adding to the confusion.
    Just go ahead, I do it regularly; before/after installing an unknown program, before/after win update, just to be on the safe side, at least once a month in any case. It's saved my ass lot's of times.
    Allways have a bootable restore media and a recent "approved image" available
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  6.    16 Oct 2015 #26

    fdegrove

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    3. Once you have done all that you can shut down, remove the old drive, build in the new one. You reconnect your external drive and boot from it. Macrium Reflect will launch it's environment and the backup programme. Select your image for restoring, the destination drive and click finish.
    Assuming your external drive is a HD in a box with a USB lead that's all you'll need.
    When the restore process is done you can shut down, disconnect the external drive and boot from your new hard drive.
    Normally the bios will recognize it and Macrium doesn't care if it's bigger. Once in Windows you can check using diskmanagement if there's unallocated space. If so expand the partition in front of it and that's that.

    Cheers,
    I'm just a little bit confused on this process. You said "You reconnect your external drive and boot from it. " All I have on my 1 TB External drive is the backed up image file from my laptop. My question is that what do I need to do boot from the external drive when laptop is turned on rather than it looking for its normal drive? Please forgive me for these basic questions as I'm not an expert in deviating boot processes. Also at this same time before booting up from the External Drive containing my image back up, should I have the New HD connect by the SATA cable already plugged in or does that get plugged in after the system boots?
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       16 Oct 2015 #27

    steveh69 said: View Post
    fdegrove



    I'm just a little bit confused on this process. You said "You reconnect your external drive and boot from it. " All I have on my 1 TB External drive is the backed up image file from my laptop. My question is that what do I need to do boot from the external drive when laptop is turned on rather than it looking for its normal drive? Please forgive me for these basic questions as I'm not an expert in deviating boot processes. Also at this same time before booting up from the External Drive containing my image back up, should I have the New HD connect by the SATA cable already plugged in or does that get plugged in after the system boots?
    Do this
    1 Create a bootable Macrium Media on your external 1 TB disk. This will destroy your image.
    2 Test to boot from the 1 TB ext disk. At this stage you have no backup image available
    3 Boot from your ext. 1 TB disk (or boot into your old normal Windows with MR installed) and create an image of the OS you want to save (the old disk you are normally running from) on your ext 1 TB disk. It will now be bootable to Macrium restore environment and hold your created image.
    4. Swap your old disk for your new one
    5. Boot from the 1 GB ext disk. You will now be in the Macrium PE environment
    6. Restore the image from the 1 TBext. disk to your new disk.
    7. Boot your new disk.

    You are making a very simple thing very complicated.
    Create a bootable MR disk
    Boot it
    Backup your image
    Swap disks or whatever
    Boot the rescue media again
    Restore the image
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  8.    16 Oct 2015 #28

    DoItJust said: View Post
    Are you talking about fixing boot problems or just backup/restore an image?
    just backup and restore
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       16 Oct 2015 #29

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    just backup and restore
    Works fine with me toooo
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  10.    16 Oct 2015 #30

    DoItJust said: View Post
    Do this
    1 Create a bootable Macrium Media on your external 1 TB disk. This will destroy your image.
    2 Test to boot from the 1 TB ext disk. At this stage you have no backup image available
    3 Boot from your ext. 1 TB disk (or boot into your old normal Windows with MR installed) and create an image of the OS you want to save (the old disk you are normally running from) on your ext 1 TB disk. It will now be bootable to Macrium restore environment and hold your created image.
    4. Swap your old disk for your new one
    5. Boot from the 1 GB ext disk. You will now be in the Macrium PE environment
    6. Restore the image from the 1 TBext. disk to your new disk.
    7. Boot your new disk.

    You are making a very simple thing very complicated.
    Create a bootable MR disk
    Boot it
    Backup your image
    Swap disks or whatever
    Boot the rescue media again
    Restore the image
    Sorry, but you are not understanding I'm not an expert asking for help. You're leaving out lot of steps for making this even more confusing for me. Please forgive me for asking you to elaborate on your suggestions, short of that, this not much help. While I understand what I need to accomplish, the how to part is important or this is not going to work for me. As mentioned, my problem is I have a failing hard drive I need to replace. I would like to save the Win 10 upgrade with all my apps installed. I do have recovery disks made from Win 7 I can fall back on, but you know what I lose in that process and I do not want to go there. Unless you can provide more Basic steps, please refrain from responding to this thread. Please don't take this the wrong way, I do appreciate your suggestions, it's just tough to sort out when we have too many cooks in the kitchen.

    I forgot to ask, as a time saving effort, can I copy my saved "good image" to another external drive to avoid not having to create another image later after wiping my new 1 TB drive that you are suggesting creating a bootable MR disk? Doing that part I really have idea how to do, again my apologies for asking basic questions.
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