Windows 10: Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect Solved

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  1.    14 Oct 2015 #1

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    I am in the process of creating an Image of HP Pavillion DVT7 2200 Notebook now. Once it completes I would really appreciate getting some steps to follow to restore it. The Laptop I have Macrium Reflect running on now will have the HD replaced as it on the verge of failing hence why I'm doing doing.

    Can someone please outline the steps from the point that I have physically swapped out the old HD with new HD? I will have Macrium Reflect Image contained on the root of a brand new 1 TB External drive. Please start at the point of turning the PC on for the first time and if I should have the External drive plugged in before I attempt to boot the laptop for the first time.

    Thanks for the help from great people on these forums.

    Steve
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  2.    14 Oct 2015 #2

    Hi,

    No idea idea how familiar you are with Macrium Reflect but there are several ways you can go about this.
    If you don't want to use a USB stick to create a Macrium recovery drive then you could use the 1Tb drive for that as well.
    Once you have a recovery drive/USB stick you can start creating your backup which you save on the 1Tb drive.
    Make sure to check all the partitions you want it to back up.

    Now verify the recovery drive boots and finds your backup image and you can then turn off your portable and remove the old drive and build in the new one.

    Reconnect your external drive and USB stick if you used that as a Macrium Recovery medium and set the bios to boot from it.
    Launch Macrium's restore and select your image. After it has finished close Macrium and shut down the recovery environment. Turn the portable off and disconnect all external drives, HD and or USB, whatever you used.

    Fire up the portable again and that's should be it. It should boot straight into Windows.

    Hope I didn't skip any steps (it's very late here).

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    14 Oct 2015 #3

    After recovering the image to the new hard drive it would not hurt to run the utility under the restore menu to fix startup problems. That will help ensure that the computer actually boots into Windows the first time.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       15 Oct 2015 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    After recovering the image to the new hard drive it would not hurt to run the utility under the restore menu to fix startup problems. That will help ensure that the computer actually boots into Windows the first time.
    What do you mean? Can't you trust MR to do the job properly the first time?
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  5.    15 Oct 2015 #5

    DoItJust said: View Post
    What do you mean? Can't you trust MR to do the job properly the first time?
    If the computer boots to Windows after using Macrium Reflect then it has done the job.
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  6. Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       15 Oct 2015 #6

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If the computer boots to Windows after using Macrium Reflect then it has done the job.
    Why not answer my question and stop being a smartass?
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  7.    15 Oct 2015 #7

    Fdegrove,

    Thank your for you advice. I'm not familiar at all with Macrium Reflect. I haven't used it before, just read about it here and it looks easy to use. Please let me outline what I have so for and will provide what I have done as I want this project to be successful and I'm not in a hurry, just want to get it right and learn from the process. My data is backed up either way so if it goes bad, I'm covered.

    First I created my image by following the process from this link.
    http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50074.aspx

    One thing I will mention, I did not create the recovery stick or put it on the External 1 TB Drive you mentioned. When I first started Macrium, I received a window with the title Rescue Media, it said important, you have not created Rescue Media to enable system recovery of your PC. Do you want to create Rescue Media now? I chose the No option as the procedure in the link above had no mention to it, probably not a good choice.

    I continued with creating the image, it ran for hour and 25 minutes, once completed it created a file named BF43B3B6AAD75E2-00-00.mrimg I actually was expecting a .xml file from what I read about this process

    My question is will this work if I continue and swap the new HD in? There were 4 partitions backed up, 1-System NTFS Active 46.2 MB 199.0 MB, 2- C: NTFS Primary 193.07 GB 282.47 GB, 3-(None) NTFS Primary 421.1 MB, 4-Recovery D: NTFS Primary 12.82 GB 14.94 GB All of these were checked by default so I just went with it thinking this is what I want to move to the new HD. The new HD is a brand new drive from HP out of the package, is this ready to go as is?

    Based on what I have so far am I set to continue or do I need to start over and create the Rescue Media?

    Thanks again for your help, really appreciate it.

    Steve
    Last edited by steveh69; 15 Oct 2015 at 06:16.
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  8. Posts : 2,036
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       15 Oct 2015 #8

    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination
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    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
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  9.    15 Oct 2015 #9

    DoItJust said: View Post
    Why not answer my question and stop being a smartass?
    It's an extra measure of confidence to ensure that the restore process completed successfully and doesn't hurt anything to do.
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  10.    15 Oct 2015 #10

    Hi,

    DoItJust said: View Post
    Why not answer my question and stop being a smartass?
    Sometimes it won't boot after you used MR for cloning HDs. You then just lest Win10 repair its BCD record and off you go.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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