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Macrium reflect imaging tool

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Essexboy

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A free backup tool for imaging your disc to an external hard drive. Including a bootable USB to recover from

Download and install Macrium Reflect free

CREATE EMERGENCY USB

Once installed run the programme
Insert a 4GB USB drive into the system
On the left of the dialogue select Other Tasks
Select Create bootable Rescue media
Select Default base WIM on the next dialogue and press next

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On the next dialogue select your USB drive and enable multiboot MBR/EUFI USB support (If available)
Click Finish and your rescue USB will be created
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Once the burn has finished you will be asked to test the USB
Do this by rebooting the computer with the USB inserted
The computer should then start in the recovery mode
Exit from this and remove the USB
Keep the USB safe as this will enable an unbootable computer to boot

TO MAKE AN IMAGE

Connect your external Hard Disc
Run the programme and tick the partitions you wish to image (In my case I have selected System and OS )
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Then click Image selected disc on this computer at the top left
Ensure that the correct partitions are selected to image
Under destination locate and select the external drive in my case G
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Click next and a summary of actions will be shown
If you are happy click finish
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You will be asked to confirm the backup
Select OK

Once it has completed select close and unplug the external drive. Job done
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To use the image from an unbootable computer
Start the computer with the recovery USB
Plug in the external drive and just follow the prompts :)

Edited by Essexboy, 22 June 2015 - 09:20 AM.
Updated to V6

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Plastic Nev

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Good tutorial, and more up to date than mine Essex Boy.

If I might add, if you have a CD/DVD drive, you can burn the rescue media to disk instead of the USB drive.

 

Nev.


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This might come in quite handy for future use... thanks!


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Thanks for this tutorial, i will install it on my 2nd PC on 1st i have AOMEI :D


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Is it just me, or does AOMEI have very similar features to, and look an awful lot like Acronis True Image? :headscratch:


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I don't know, but it serves me well. It saved me many times :D


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A big thanks to you, Essesboy for showing me around here. I've got my Vista recovery disk made with this tool.

 

Regards,

Bob (from avast! web forum)


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I have yet to try this out but plan to do so soon.  :)


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Over the next few weeks I will try this out on windows 10 and see if it is compatible
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