Windows 10: Am I wasting my time creating image and recovery disk with Macrium

Discus and support Am I wasting my time creating image and recovery disk with Macrium in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; If I'm going to be reinstalling Win 10 in a couple of weeks (as it appears I can't just roll my Win10 Preview into a Win10 RTM version), is there any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by CountryBumkin, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Am I wasting my time creating image and recovery disk with Macrium


    If I'm going to be reinstalling Win 10 in a couple of weeks (as it appears I can't just roll my Win10 Preview into a Win10 RTM version), is there any point in running the Macrium backup utility, imaging the disk, and crating a Macrium rescue disk?
    I assume that nothing (except my actual file data - documents, pictures, etc.) will be useable once I do a clean install.

    :)
     
    CountryBumkin, Jun 30, 2015
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  2. Correct Format for USB Stick | FAT32? | NTFS? | Some Other Format?

    I am not talking about USB booting either, You image on an NTFS USB is still a drive, on to which u want to put an image. You make images to restore them not to run them. Your file extension needs to be recognized by the tool that creates them, You may
    need a boot disk or USB to recognize the image were ever you place it. Windows 10 use's the EFI and Recovery Partition to recover an image, Aomei creates is own format and recovery on your C drive which is accessed pre windows boot if windows fails. Good
    luck with Macrium I guess it does not have a help section.

    File Allocation Table is for less than 4GB. Generally your image will detect size and choose fat, fat 12 ,Fat 32.

    Regards
     
    OctavianQR, Jun 30, 2015
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  3. Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Jun 30, 2015
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  4. groze Win User

    Am I wasting my time creating image and recovery disk with Macrium

    From what I understand, is if you upgraded from 7 or 8 to to windows 10 preview you can roll it into rtm version. Once the home or pro version is upgraded to the rtm, there will be an option to leave the insider program and then it will stay as a rtm version and it should stay activated.
     
    groze, Jun 30, 2015
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  5. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    There's NO SUCH THING AS TOO MANY BACKUPS. So long as you store your OS in its own partition or on a small SSD a backup image takes minimal space and you never know when you need it.

    I'm currently in trying to resolve a problem have gone back to BUILD 9926 to try and track an error. !!!

    Get a 2 TB external portable USB drive (costs almost nothing) and store your backup images on it. If you haven't used an image for a LONG while then you can delete it.

    Restoring an image only takes a few minutes - even on a SLOW HDD it shouldn't take more than about 30 mins.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jun 30, 2015
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  6. I did a clean install of Win10 preview 10130. I upgraded from Win7 - and I have the Win7 install key, but from what I've read on this site, I will need to reinstall Win7 first before I can to go to the Win10 RTM version.

    So, if I make an image and Macrium recovery disk, I don't think they will be of any use (unless the files put on the recovery disk are the same for Win10 preview and Win10 RTM).
     
    CountryBumkin, Jun 30, 2015
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  7. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    Provided you took an image of your W7 image BEFORE you did the upgrade then a restore will be just fine -- you won't have to re-install W7 again.

    I would always take a backup BEFORE doing any upgrades or even software installs.

    A restore of W7 will simply set your machine back EXACTLY to the time you created the image -- Windows won't know that it's been restored =

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jun 30, 2015
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  8. groze Win User

    Am I wasting my time creating image and recovery disk with Macrium

    What Jimbo45 said in post #5
     
    groze, Jun 30, 2015
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  9. I didn't *Sad
    I'll know better next time.
     
    CountryBumkin, Apr 5, 2018
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