Windows 10: Important Step In Preparing for Win10 on Main Machine

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  1. Posts : 4,530
    Win 10 Pro x64
       29 Apr 2015 #21

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Ver 6.0 build 567 $69.95. I got a single license for $55 and change cause I found one of those Macrium Promo Codes 20% off lying around "out there". It has saved my butt over and over. Can't imagine testing win10 without that tool! Got paid version cause I like the PE environment, very handy.
    You don't actually need a paid version to have the pre-installlation environment. You just have to download the WAIK component and create the USB bootable rescue media in Macrium.
    I have both 32 and 64 bit using Free Macrium version. But of course paid version have more features.
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  2.    29 Apr 2015 #22

    There is really no need for a paid imaging program. Between free Macrium, free AOMEI Backupper, Windows imaging and Wbadmin imaging you have all the bells and whistles you may need.

    I have used all of those and they all work. With the Windows options you don't want to muck around with the images (move or rename them). The advantage of those is that you do not need a separate recovery medium and they are very simple to use.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       29 Apr 2015 #23

    badrobot said: View Post
    You don't actually need a paid version to have the pre-installlation environment. You just have to download the WAIK component and create the USB bootable rescue media in Macrium.
    I have both 32 and 64 bit using Free Macrium version. But of course paid version have more features.
    By the PE environment, I was referring to the boot option without need for DVD. I like the convenience.
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  4.    29 Apr 2015 #24

    Paid for Macrium got me incrementals, file backup and disk management.

    Been looking at aomei Backupper and EaseUS ToDo as well. Very comprehensive features for the price (free!).

    But have learned to trust Macrium over the years.
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  5. Posts : 16,070
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
    Thread Starter
       29 Apr 2015 #25

    The only thing is, one needs to remember to use it before Windows patches, driver updates, major software changes, and "trying" something out in the registry or else->.
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  6.    29 Apr 2015 #26

    linw said: View Post
    Paid for Macrium got me incrementals, file backup and disk management.

    Been looking at aomei Backupper and EaseUS ToDo as well. Very comprehensive features for the price (free!).

    But have learned to trust Macrium over the years.
    Fair comment. You should always use the programs you trust. But I always make full images. I do not trust the incrementals. They can be too easily corrupted and are difficult to manage.

    In my little systems where the C partition is 20GB max, I use Wbadmin. That is a simple command and I can recover with the Windows recovery environment (press Shift and do a Restart). No recovery disc needed nor do I have to install a program in my skimpy C partition..
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  7. Posts : 4,530
    Win 10 Pro x64
       29 Apr 2015 #27

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    By the PE environment, I was referring to the boot option without need for DVD. I like the convenience.

    I see. Mine is on USB which can be used on any PC.
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