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Old 06-10-17, 09:25
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Lizzie's links helped - got it
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Lizzie's links helped - got it
Delighted to hear that Tom.

Please put my mind at rest by confirming that you have now created your first Macrium full Image backup ... and functionally tested your first Macrium Rescue Disk or Rescue USB Device.

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Old 08-10-17, 14:43
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I've created Macrium images of both my Win 10 laptops and created a WPE disk on each.

I haven't gotten around to using them or restoring with the images yet to check them out - busy with Win 7 laptop problems.
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Old 08-10-17, 18:10
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When you go through the Create a System Image process, if you opted to ‘Save backup and schedules as a XML Definition File’, you can speed up future Image creations.



These XML files hold all the information used in creating the image and can be called upon to create another one quickly via a shortcut.
On opening Macrium Reflect, click the Backup definition Files tab, select a known good file and either click the Create Desktop shortcut . . . tab or right click the file in the File Name list and Create a Desktop Shortcut.



Check the opening dialog box and progress.



This, as said, puts shortcut on the Desktop to create a MR System Image.



D/clicking the Desktop shortcut asks for permission to continue (UAC) – click Yes.

You are then informed of the System Image creation . . . .



Progress can be monitored via the ‘Show hidden icons’ in the Notification Area. When the MR icon is d/clicked, the MR progress can be seen in the MR GUI. Clicking the ‘Hide’ tab – then closes the interface to the Notification Area again.



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You obviously need a hard drive connected with the same drive letter when the XML file was created as this is the information used to create the image.
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Old 08-10-17, 18:12
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No, I took Spit's advice and unchecked that box.
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Tom - The Spits won't be back home until Monday, but I have previously taken screenshots of the Image Restore procedures ... without the use of a Rescue Disk or Rescue USB Device.

I'll post them here on Monday night.

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Thanks, Spit - I've seen the Restore button in the program but haven't gone into how to restore after booting up with the WPE disk.
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Old 09-10-17, 12:34
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Restoring a Macrium Image when Windows has fully loaded

On post #3, I have previously shown how to restore an image when Windows cannot fully load, and you therefore have to use your Rescue Disk or Rescue USB Device to boot into the Macrium environment. Don't neglect to functionally test your Rescue Disk or Rescue USB Device.

The following steps show how to restore an image with Windows fully loaded.

1) With your external drive connected, open the Macrium program.

2) Select the Restore tab.
If you have more than one Macrium image stored in your external drive, click on the Browse for an image file link.



You will now see the contents stored within this external drive. (see below)
I would not be able to store these 5 image backups plus the other files/folders if I Cloned my backups instead of creating Images. The Cloning process would delete all my other stored Images and files/folders on my external drive.
As you can see, I have also separately backed-up my Documents, Videos and Photographs here by either copy/pasting or using the Send to >> Elements [G:] option on the right-click context menu.

3) Select the Macrium image that you want to restore.

4) Click the Open button.



You will now see a summary of the partitions that will be restored, and the name of the selected image file. (see below)

5) Click on the Restore image link.



You will now see the Backup Selection window confirming your selections.

6) Click on the OK button.



I’m not taking the procedures further in case I inadvertently trigger the Restore operation.

However, as you can see, it’s a very simple process. You might want to try this out to confirm that you can navigate to, and select your backup … but stop short off clicking on the OK button.

Good Luck, Spit
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Old 09-10-17, 17:03
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Thanks, Spit - I don't mind going the full hog as the images are very recent.
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