1.    05 Sep 2016 #1
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    Installing a Macrium image backup on a new Hyper-V VM.


    I am sure this is obvious to many users, but I puzzled about it a lot today but got there in the end.

    I had created a Macrium image backup from audit mode as per the video links on Saturday as described by Kari.

    The image I created is a dual boot image - W10 (oobe), and Macrium Reflect.

    I could not initially see how to recover that image to a new VM, as it did not have anything, and I could not see how to connect a boot usb.

    I realised, you have to actually use the Macrium Rescue iso, as the boot device, and then I pondered how Macrium could pick up the image, as on my PC, Macrium will not see my second hard drive due to a driver missing in default (I have injected the actual drivers but could not get it to work - separate problem).

    Unlike installing PRO, the VM booting from Macrium can only be used in basic mode, so I have to take the second drive offline to see it of course.

    Obviously I could not put image on my main drive, and take my main drive offline as you could not run Hyper-V.

    So initially, I could not see anyway of seeing my image from Macrium without installing Windows first.

    Then a light-bulb switched on in my head when I realised within Hyper-V, Macrium knows nothing about the drivers needed to see my second drive. It is Hyper-V that manages the interface to my second hard drive with the Host. I realised it is irrelevant that booting from Macrium in the Host cannot see my second drive.

    So I put my Macrium image on second drive, took it offline, created a new VM, and set the scsi driver to use my second external drive.

    I then booted PM to Macrium Rescue iso, and Macrium saw my second drive with no problem, selected the image backup and restored it and it worked great!

    I can now reinstall Windows 10, Macrium ready as dual boot on Hyper-V in a matter of a few minutes.

    Thanks Kari for a great presentation. I just thought I would share my experience in case anybody else needs to restore a Macrium image to a new drive. It was actually easy once I worked out the steps involved.
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  2.    06 Sep 2016 #2
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    Have you seen this ? http://www.macrium.com/viboot.aspx
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  3.    06 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Russell View Post
    We have a tutorial at Ten Forums for viBoot: Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image - Windows 10 Forums

    However, that's not what @cereberus is talking about. He's talking about using Hyper-V vm to create a so called deployment image with Macrium Reflect, to be used instead of clean install on new machines (physical or virtual).
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  4.    06 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    We have a tutorial at Ten Forums for viBoot: Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image - Windows 10 Forums

    However, that's not what @cereberus is talking about. He's talking about using Hyper-V vm to create a so called deployment image with Macrium Reflect, to be used instead of clean install on new machines (physical or virtual).
    Correct.
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  5.    06 Sep 2016 #5
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    Sorry, folks, I must have misunderstood the OP's post. I thought he wanted to create a VM from a Macrium Reflect image backup.
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  6.    06 Sep 2016 #6
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    No problems, my post was only to clarify this.
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  7.    07 Sep 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Russell View Post
    Sorry, folks, I must have misunderstood the OP's post. I thought he wanted to create a VM from a Macrium Reflect image backup.
    No worries - I did but did not want to run via viboot (which I do use). There would always be a performance hit using viboot as it has to decompress files on the fly.

    I solved issue anyway. It just sometimes takes a while to get your head around the interactions between host os and vm.
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