Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  


  1. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1290

    bikeit said:
    Silky just checked yes MF appears in the drop down menu 2, thanks
    Then in theory, if "Time to display list of operating systems" is enabled and time is set to 10 seconds, you should see the screen at boot up offering different boot options. If you've only created rescue media on a flash drive and not a rescue partition on your boot drive, you'll only see Macrium Reflect System Recovery option with your flash drive plugged in. Maybe this post will help: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
    In summary, if you haven't created a rescue partition on your boot drive with MR, you should.
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  2. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1291

    Silky said:
    Then in theory, if "Time to display list of operating systems" is enabled and time is set to 10 seconds, you should see the screen at boot up offering different boot options. If you've only created rescue media on a flash drive and not a rescue partition on your boot drive, you'll only see Macrium Reflect System Recovery option with your flash drive plugged in. Maybe this post will help: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
    In summary, if you haven't created a rescue partition on your boot drive with MR, you should.
    If you are booting from USB you bypass the Windows boot menu because it's handled by the BIOS rather than Windows. In most cases I would use the boot menu to boot into the rescue media for convenience but of course that won't work if you have a drive problem and need to replace it. In that case the USB rescue media is vital.
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  3. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1292

    kado897 said:
    If you are booting from USB you bypass the Windows boot menu because it's handled by the BIOS rather than Windows. In most cases I would use the boot menu to boot into the rescue media for convenience but of course that won't work if you have a drive problem and need to replace it. In that case the USB rescue media is vital.
    That is exactly the message I awkwardly tried to deliver - thanks for clarifying. I haven't had a full cup of Joe yet.
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  4. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1293

    Silky said:
    That is exactly the message I awkwardly tried to deliver - thanks for clarifying. I haven't had a full cup of Joe yet.
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  5. Posts : 4,356
    Windows 11 Pro 22H3
       #1294

    Hey Keith, wouldn't the USB find the image if it was on another drive?
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  6. Posts : 50,055
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #1295

    Hemimax said:
    Hey Keith, wouldn't the USB find the image if it was on another drive?
    Usually Richard but if the C: drive has been replaced then there is no information that MR could use to find the image so you would have to search for the image manually.
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  7. Posts : 15,507
    Windows10
       #1296

    Silky said:
    Then in theory, if "Time to display list of operating systems" is enabled and time is set to 10 seconds, you should see the screen at boot up offering different boot options. If you've only created rescue media on a flash drive and not a rescue partition on your boot drive, you'll only see Macrium Reflect System Recovery option with your flash drive plugged in. Maybe this post will help: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
    In summary, if you haven't created a rescue partition on your boot drive with MR, you should.
    Macrium Reflect does not create a separate partition when it creates a boot entry - it creates a bcd entry that points to Reflect boot files on the drive you choose. Normally most people leave it as default C drive.
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  8. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1297

    cereberus said:
    Macrium Reflect does not create a separate partition when it creates a boot entry - it creates a bcd entry that points to Reflect boot files on the drive you choose. Normally most people leave it as default C drive.
    I can always count on credible detailed information here. Thanks.
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  9. Posts : 33
    Windows 10
       #1298

    Last time I used Macrium Reflect was years ago on Win 7, so I'm a bit rusty. On a Windows 10 machine, I installed Reflect 8 Free and am trying to create Rescue Media on a USB. The Rescue Media Builder shows available devices, and next to the USB flash drive, it shows "Unsupported Disk" "GPT format is not supported", so it will not let me choose this as a destination. The flash drive is NTFS format.

    Edit: Even after formatting USB stick to exFAT, Macrium Rescue Media Builder still shows "Unsupported Disk" "GPT format is not supported".

    I was able to create a rescue ISO, but not sure how to make a bootable USB in the modern day of UEFI BIOS. Had no luck when using Rufus. The Rufus created USB with rescue iso isn't an available boot option when accessing boot options at startup on a different Windows 10 machine.
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    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4474 (x64) [22H2]
       #1299

    sten3 said:
    Last time I used Macrium Reflect was years ago on Win 7, so I'm a bit rusty. On a Windows 10 machine, I installed Reflect 8 Free and am trying to create Rescue Media on a USB. The Rescue Media Builder shows available devices, and next to the USB flash drive, it shows "Unsupported Disk" "GPT format is not supported", so it will not let me choose this as a destination. The flash drive is NTFS format.

    I was able to create a rescue ISO, but not sure how to make a bootable USB in the modern day of UEFI BIOS. Had no luck when using Rufus. The Rufus created USB with rescue iso isn't an available boot option when accessing boot options at startup on a different Windows 10 machine.


    Pretty sure you can just delete everything and all the partitions from the USB stick... THEN make the Rescue Media.

    Here's a quickie guide for Macrium...

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