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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home 64
       27 Aug 2015 #11

    Use a portable drive Samsung/Toshiba, they are pretty cheap. Macrium takes 4 mins to image my 40gb of os. From SSD to Samsung Portable drive.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       28 Aug 2015 #12

    wen said: View Post
    Macrium Reflect Home 6 used 15 Verbatim DVD+R's and took OVER 2 Hours to Image my WIN 10 Pro (83.01 GB) on my new Dell Desktop XPS-8700. Is this Normal ??
    Why so much space? Next time around, you may want to partition your drive so that your windows system is on one drive, and large progs and personal data on a D: Drive. I also think that Macrium can image just your system files, but I never used this option. 83GB is just too large to work with.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    LAKELAND, FLORIDA
    Posts : 72
    WINDOWS 10 PRO INSIDER PREVIEW
       28 Aug 2015 #13

    socklosk said: View Post
    Why so much space? Next time around, you may want to partition your drive so that your windows system is on one drive, and large progs and personal data on a D: Drive. I also think that Macrium can image just your system files, but I never used this option. 83GB is just too large to work with.
    I "UPGRADED" WIN 10 from WIN 7 Pro and the Drive was already Partitioned !! I suppose I can use Partition Magic or similar program to Re-Partition now !!
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home 64
       28 Aug 2015 #14

    Mini Tool Partition Wizard is good and FREE. Used it for a while now and it works well.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    SouthWest, FLorida
    Posts : 469
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       28 Aug 2015 #15

    Wen:
    I am an Acronis True Image user for over ten years and a former Norton Ghost user. I have both the Home user and Server version from Acronis. But will try the Macrium Home Free this weekend or next weekend!
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    LAKELAND, FLORIDA
    Posts : 72
    WINDOWS 10 PRO INSIDER PREVIEW
       28 Aug 2015 #16

    snoopy51 said: View Post
    Wen:
    I am an Acronis True Image user for over ten years and a former Norton Ghost user. I have both the Home user and Server version from Acronis. But will try the Macrium Home Free this weekend or next weekend!
    When I had WIN 7 PRO on my Dell XPS-8700 (Desktop) I always used NovaBACKUP and my Seagate 1.5 TB External USB HD. Made flawless BackUps EVERY TIME !! When I Upgraded to WIN 10 PRO (through free Microsoft) I tried to BackUp with NovaStor V17 and it would not work. Upgraded to NovaBACK V17.1 and it backed up fine. I then tried to change WIN 10 Settings & Permissions and screwed the whole WIN 10 up !! Tried to RESTORE from NovaBACK 17.1 and it DID NOT WORK !! Had to reload WIN 10 again. Didn't even bother to load NovaBACK. Searched this WIN 10 Forum for a good, "working" BackUp and discovered Macrium Reflect 6. Didn't even download the Free Trial, just purchased Full Retail Version. I was ignorant and thought Macrium would only Image (BackUp) to DVD's so I bought a Spindle of Verbatim DVD+R (50) on Sale at Newegg !! Then a Forum Member told me to use my Seagate 1.5TB USB External HD instead of DVD's. Works PERFECTLY and 85GB only takes less than 15 minutes. I Booted from Macrium Rescue Media CD and tried to RESTORE. It started to Restore and I Stopped it, so I know it works. And with it's Compression it was about 60GB. I now BackUp my WIN 10 Every Other Day !!
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  7. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       28 Aug 2015 #17

    snoopy51 said: View Post
    Wen:
    I am an Acronis True Image user for over ten years and a former Norton Ghost user. I have both the Home user and Server version from Acronis. But will try the Macrium Home Free this weekend or next weekend!
    Once you have Macrium throw everything else out of the window. It is that easy and good.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home 64
       28 Aug 2015 #18

    You can add Macrium to boot menu so you don't have to find the disk.

    Click "other tasks" at top of Macrium screen and choose "Add recovery boot menu option".

    Works for me.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Home 64
       28 Aug 2015 #19

    ramram55 said: View Post
    Once you have Macrium throw everything else out of the window. It is that easy and good.
    Plus 1
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       28 Aug 2015 #20

    socklosk said: View Post
    Why so much space? Next time around, you may want to partition your drive so that your windows system is on one drive, and large progs and personal data on a D: Drive. I also think that Macrium can image just your system files, but I never used this option. 83GB is just too large to work with.
    Macrium can back up just the system partition OR the entire disk, i.e., system partition, separate data partition and the hidden partitions. For me a full backup of the entire disk is the best alternative. I don't consider 83 GB too much to work with if you have a 1.5 TB external drive to store disk images on. Currently with the paid version, Macrium Reflect Home v6, I use the GFS scheduled backup template, modified to my own schedule and retention policy, to do full, differential, and incremental backups of my laptop's entire disk to a networked 2 TB Desktop External USB drive. I've also made a number of full disk images on a 1TB portable USB drive using the rescue CD WinPE environment all along the path through Win 8.1 to Win 10 upgrade to Win 10 clean install.
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