Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect

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  1. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       #31

    steveh69 said:
    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 sking you 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.
    Time to get to it uhhh
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    MS Windows 10 Home
       #32

    DoItJust said:
    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
    :)
    I agree with 'Doitjust', and the above is about as simple as can be started. With a failing HD, Yes, it is scary, but I just went though the same process and had a HD causing problems at the time. Just DO IT, 95+% success. once you get the Macrium dvd bootable made, and the image on a backup drive.. just do the above.. Best 2 U... Cliff M.
    Last edited by acmanten; 16 Oct 2015 at 11:47.
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  3. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #33

    Hi,

    I'm just a little bit confused on this process. You said "You reconnect your external drive and boot from it. "
    Oops...............That's what you get from burning the midnight oil.
    Sorry, it should read "disconnect" . My bad.

    Cheers,
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  4. Posts : 35
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #34

    acmanten said:
    I agree with 'Doitjust', and the above is about as simple as can be started. With a failing HD, Yes, it is scary, but I just went though the same process and had a HD causing problems at the time. Just DO IT, 95+% success. once you get the Macrium dvd bootable make, and the image on a backup drive.. just do the above.. Best 2 U... Cliff M.
    thanks but how do you create the bootable DVD?
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  5. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #35

    Hi,

    Launch Macrium Reflect, from the menu "Other tasks" select create rescue media.
    Make sure to verify it is bootable before taking further action or you're SOL.

    Cheers,
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  6. Posts : 35
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #36

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    Launch Macrium Reflect, from the menu "Other tasks" select create rescue media.
    Make sure to verify it is bootable before taking further action or your SOL.

    Cheers,
    Thanks, I will do this soon.
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    Posts : 2,832
    MS Windows 10 Home
       #37

    steveh69 said:
    thanks but how do you create the bootable DVD?
    ON top right of the program... and once you make it.. check it 2-3 times, and get faamiliar with booting from it, and reaching the data you have on other HD.
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  8. Posts : 35
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #38

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,

    Launch Macrium Reflect, from the menu "Other tasks" select create rescue media.
    Make sure to verify it is bootable before taking further action or you're SOL.

    Cheers,
    Ok I'm ready to move to my next step fdegrove, can you please give me the instructions to test the Rescue DVD to see if it can boot properly.

    Thanks

    Steve
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  9. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       #39

    steveh69 said:
    Ok I'm ready to move to my next step fdegrove, can you please give me the instructions to test the Rescue DVD to see if it can boot properly.

    Thanks

    Steve
    If you created a rescue DVD, set the BIOS to boot from your CD/DVD drive and boot your system
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  10. Posts : 35
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #40

    DoItJust said:
    If you created a rescue DVD, set the BIOS to boot from your CD/DVD drive and boot your system
    OK, I just changed boot settings to boot from CD/DVD. I wanted to test if I can see my image file on 1 TB External Drive. I plugged it in and I cannot see the drive. I shut it down and plugged it in before I booted from DVD and still cannot see the drive. I clicked on the link Browse for an image file... I just don't see my External drive ??
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