Windows 10: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect  

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  1. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       20 Nov 2016 #50

    kado897 said: View Post
    Don't forget to create the Macrium recovery disk/USB and test it at least to the point of being able to boot and locate your images.
    And I highly recommend the boot option too:
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    After setting it you can set your boot delay to 0 seconds in advance settings:
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    It the Macrium PE will be added to Other operating Systems in Advanced Startup then, and you can access it there.
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  2.    20 Nov 2016 #51

    Cliff S said: View Post
    And I highly recommend the boot option too:
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    After setting it you can set your boot delay to 0 seconds in advance settings:
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    It the Macrium PE will be added to Other operating Systems in Advanced Startup then, and you can access it there.
    Agreed you need both. Create the recovery disk/USB first. The boot menu option needs that to be created, it will use the same PE image you created earlier.
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  3.    20 Nov 2016 #52

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Try to keep your Macrium Reflect image's on a separate hard drive or better yet, a External Hard Drive if possible.
    Best method is to use external HD , prices are pretty cheap for them these days.

    Excellent advice. Thanks.

    I'm a cowardly wimp, so I actually have two HDDs to ensure that I have at least two copies of all my old files.
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  4.    20 Nov 2016 #53

    OldGrantonian said: View Post
    Excellent advice. Thanks.

    I'm a cowardly wimp, so I actually have two HDDs to ensure that I have at least two copies of all my old files.
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    Very sensible.
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  5.    20 Nov 2016 #54

    kado897 said: View Post
    Don't forget to create the Macrium recovery disk/USB and test it at least to the point of being able to boot and locate your images.


    Cliff S said: View Post
    And I highly recommend the boot option too:


    kado897 said: View Post
    Agreed you need both. Create the recovery disk/USB first. The boot menu option needs that to be created, it will use the same PE image you created earlier.


    Thanks for all the help guys.

    I can use an old laptop to test all these valuable suggestions.
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  6. Posts : 15,756
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       20 Nov 2016 #55

    OldGrantonian said: View Post








    Thanks for all the help guys.

    I can use an old laptop to test all these valuable suggestions.
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    You're welcome
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  7.    06 Dec 2016 #56

    Hello people,

    First off big thanks to OP for this useful and detailed tuto.
    Thanks to the tuto I successfully installed Macrium and done my first system backup shortly followed by a differential backup after I installed few softwares after my clean install.

    Though I still have few wonders.

    I backed up my system onto USB flash drive (D:\) then I copy/pasted my images on my C:\ SSD drive. Will I be able to restore my backup from my C:\ drive even though it was initially backed up on my USB flash drive ?
    I'll have to boot my Macrium's rescue device, browse for my system image to restore and start the restoring process ? Will it work knowing the image will be on the disk that will be rewritten ?

    Also can someone shed some lights on that xml files ? What it is exactly doing ?
    And why Macrium saved it on my onedrive document folder and not on the same destination path as the backup image ?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Arese; 06 Dec 2016 at 06:08.
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  8. Posts : 875
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
       06 Dec 2016 #57

    You can not restore a drive (such as C) if the Macrium image is located there. You can restore the C 'drive' if the Macrium image is located on a separate partition on that single drive.

    Not sure if that's what you meant

    No idea on the XML file. It sounds like you have altered an option somewhere.
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  9. Posts : 4,500
    Win 10 Pro x64
       06 Dec 2016 #58

    @Arese No you can't. When you do a restore, your hard drive the C: partition will be wiped out and replaced with the image. You won't be able to initialize the restore process with the image on the same drive.
    If you want, you can create a separate partition just for the image.

    I usually just uncheck the xml option and never bother with it.
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  10. Posts : 875
    W10 pro x86 and Vista x86
       06 Dec 2016 #59

    Yes you can. I do it all the time. Only the partitions selected for a restore will be wiped.

    I think confusion comes from the terms 'drive' and 'partitions'. A single HDD (such as in a laptop) once correctly partitioned is just fine for storing images of what will become the C partition.

    Single partition with Windows installed would be a C drive in my terminology.

    That drive partitioned into two (or more) would become C partition PLUS D and so on. Macrium images would be stored on the D partition.
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