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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
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       29 Jul 2016 #21

    simrick said: View Post
    I think, if you're going to completely clean install, get rid of all the partitions, including the 99MB one. Then divide in half, and clean install.
    Yeah, that's what TC told me to do too. Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,967
    All kinds
       30 Jul 2016 #22

    If you are to backup just system together wit C: all you need is C: and two partitions in front of it. Those partitions behind it (Excluding D are probably leftovers from past upgrades. Can't use them anyway.
    If you look at my picture, I left only last backup partition and don't use UEFI at all.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 PRO
       02 Aug 2016 #23

    Kari said: View Post
    I've used Macrium since the month Windows 7 was launced, Octobr 2009. I have never had a corrupt image. Anyway, using differential and incremental images "spreads" the risk; even if one of these child backups would go missing or get corrupted, you always have the parent full backup and maybe some later child ones..
    Do you guys verify your images?

    I always figured, better safe than sorry.
    It does add a significant amount of time to the image creation. Is it worth it for 1:100 shot? (or whatever the odds are)
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  4. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       02 Aug 2016 #24

    seedless said: View Post
    Do you guys verify your images?

    I always figured, better safe than sorry.
    It does add a significant amount of time to the image creation. Is it worth it for 1:100 shot? (or whatever the odds are)
    I always verify when creating an image. I verify again, if I am restoring one.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,555
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Aug 2016 #25

    I have not verified images in ages, must be years now. Macrium really is so secure, I've had no issues with images. Anyway, I create images so often that a corrupt image is not an issue.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 PRO
       02 Aug 2016 #26

    Appreciate your input Kari

    I know I should backup more. But usually only bi-weekly or monthly.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,956
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Aug 2016 #27

    Hello @Wynona
    Looking at your screen shot.
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    You must have done upgrade/in place repair at least 3 times. Each time, Windows will shrink your C partition by 450MB to create a Recovery partition to store WinRE.wim (it is a version of WinPE containing a set of tools for trouble shooting) to boot into the Recovery Environment by hold down SHIFT key+Restart.

    To find out which Recovery partition is currently used. Open Admin command prompt and type: reagentc /info
    which will point to the partition # containing WinRE.wim.

    The 99MB EFI System partition (not 99GB) contains the BCD code for booting Windows. Without it, Windows won't boot.

    There's a 16 MB MSR partition between the 99MB partition and C drive hidden from Disk Management but will show in Macrium.
    Disk Management also report all 450MB partitions are 100% free because the partitions and files in them are hidden and they are not empty.

    If you get rid of those Recovery partitions, Windows will still boot. However, The Recovery Environment will break and I saw quite a few people just deleted all the Recovery partitions and if they have the need to get into the Recovery Environment, they just boot the Win 10 installation disk and click on "Repair My PC".

    Below is a screen shot of my current Windows and should only have 1 450MB Recovery and reagentc shows partition 1 containing WinRE.wim
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    HTH

    NOTE: To clean up those partitions without breaking anything as posted here:
    Solved Old Recovery partition - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by topgundcp; 03 Aug 2016 at 03:50.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,555
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Aug 2016 #28

    Posted this note in first post:

    Note   Note
    Notice please:

    I asked mods to move these almost 30 posts about Macrium from TF Video thread here to keep that thread a bit less cluttered, more focused on videos.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       03 Aug 2016 #29

    Kari said: View Post
    Posted this note in first post:

    Note   Note
    Notice please:

    I asked mods to move these almost 30 posts about Macrium from TF Video thread here to keep that thread a bit less cluttered, more focused on videos.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       03 Aug 2016 #30

    seedless said: View Post
    Do you guys verify your images?

    I always figured, better safe than sorry.
    It does add a significant amount of time to the image creation. Is it worth it for 1:100 shot? (or whatever the odds are)
    Interestingly enough, today I upgraded 4 systems: After each one completed, I ran an image WITH verification. One of them failed verification with a hash-mismatch. I immediately ran chkdsk on the external drive, which found and fixed an error. Ran another image with verification, and it completed successfully. So, it's not often, but it does happen.
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