Windows 10: Macrium Reflect - Use Macrium Image to set up Dual / Multi Boot  

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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       07 Apr 2017 #10

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Hello Kari
    Mate I have just done a dual boot on this machine 7 / 10 and I went the through the tutorial and so I have it right I can image the whole drive and then use whichever partition to get back my system for example the 10 without necessarily having to do anything whit the 7 set up??
    John
    @ICIT2LOL

    You would normally do separate OS image backups for each. Macrium would be installed in each OS, and you would make an image while booted in that OS, 7 or 10, to separate folders set up on an external drive or wherever you back up to. No need to image the entire drive each time. You can, of course if you want to, just no practical need for it.

    Makes backing up much quicker, and restoring (if needed) much safer and not as tricky as trying to cherry-pick partitions to restore. Let the software manage it for you. That's what it was designed to do.

    Keep them separate.

    TC
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  2. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       07 Apr 2017 #11

    There are a few stages to the process.

    1. Apply os files onto another partition on the target machine.

    That can be done in many ways.
    i) Applying an image created by an imaging program - such as described in the tutorial. Any imaging program can be used for that.
    ii) Applying the os files using setup.exe ( normal windows installation method using MS installtion media).
    iii) Applying os files from install.wim using e.g. dism, or any other program capable of extracting files from wim.

    2. Create boot menu entry.

    i) If using normal installation ( windows setup), or most imaging programs, that will be done automatically.
    ii) If using manual method [ dism, etc ]to apply wim or other image contents, usually need to do that yourself, using bcbboot command is simplest.

    3. Adjust to new hardware.

    i) If applying with an imaging program ( e.g. macrium, aomei, paragon, etc ) adjust to new hardare may be necessary, depending on the os and how dissimilar the target machine is.

    4. Activate.
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