Windows 10: Macrium Reflect /rescue media

Discus and support Macrium Reflect /rescue media in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi, Do I have to create a new rescue media (USB) for every Windows 10 machines I have, or is the first I created valid for all the others? 112784 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by oeivinr, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. oeivinr Win User

    Macrium Reflect /rescue media


    Hi,

    Do I have to create a new rescue media (USB) for every Windows 10 machines I have, or is the first I created valid for all the others?

    :)
     
    oeivinr, Jun 23, 2018
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  2. dalchina Win User
    dalchina, Jun 23, 2018
    #2
  3. m3mpower Win User
    Macrium Reflect Rescue Media


    Hi

    i have a desktop PC with Windows 10 home.
    i have created the Macrium Reflect rescue media on USB. ( I have used it to restore images and works fine ).

    i have a Surface Pro 4 with Windows 10 Pro, i have created an image of the disc using Macrium Reflect and saved it on my external.

    my question is, will the rescue media created on the PC work on the Surface ? or each machine must have its own rescue media ?

    thank you
     
    m3mpower, Jun 23, 2018
    #3
  4. Stevekir Win User

    Macrium Reflect /rescue media

    Macrium: Rescue Media


    a) Yes. I booted on "Sata 3 > UEFI: HL DT ...." It found my Macrium system backups xxx.mrimg I haven't yet completed booting up on it yet (to test it).

    Macrium Reflect - Backup Restore - Windows 10 Forums

    b) This tells how to use all Macrium backup and restore procedures. I recommend this to everyone using Macrium. Following dalchina's comment 3 (post no. 4) I have printed out, on paper, part 5 of it (on restore) because Kiri (the author) recommends for safety reasons restoring from within Macrium's Rescue Media rather than from within Windows, and obviously part 5 would not be available at that time if not on paper.

    c) Another advantage of restoring from within Macrium's Rescue Media is that the confusing blue boot window does not appear and the only choice to be made is which of your Macrium backups you want to be restored.

    d: dalchina asked "4. What's a Rescue Media Disk? unsure which you mean." I mistyped. I meant Macrium's "Rescue Media" which I have on a DVD.

    e) I wrote in post 3: "5. I thought Macrium was easy to use." Yes it is. I was confused (not now I think) about what was on the my Rescue Media DVD and how to make my way through the geekery of the blue boot list.

    f) However, I have always found boot lists (in a blue background, see post 1) very unfriendly. It would be good if software companies or Microsoft made them more friendly, like having a title for a start: "Macrium Rescue Media", and in the case of the first entry mentioning UEFI and Legacy stuff, something more intelligible to help with choosing the correct option. Not many average users even know what UEFI means, and average users often do have to tackle boot lists when restoring.
     
    Stevekir, Jun 23, 2018
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