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IanMosley

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz
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The-Hive

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@IanMosley It's been out for a while now, I updated about 10 days ago from their website, I think now it is being offered to people still on v7
 
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Alienware Area 51m R2
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    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
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    Dark side of the moon
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    Alienware AW610M
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    Norton
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    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
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    Tobii Eye Tracker
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    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
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    Laptop
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    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
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    16Gb
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    1920 x 1080
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    WD 2GB EXT
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clam1952

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@IanMosley It's been out for a while now, I updated about 10 days ago from their website, I think now it is being offered to people still on v7
Yes my free v7 copies got updated last week, painless and quick.
 

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    Windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22622.575
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    Self Build
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
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    Asus PRIME B350-PLUS
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3000Mhz
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    ASUS - GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC
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    On Board Realtec
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    Acer KA241
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    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
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    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
    2 x 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    1 x 500GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
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    750 Watt Corsair TX750 Plus
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    Cooler Master 690 III
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    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
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    Logitech K270 - wireless
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    Logitech - M185 wireless
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    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Windows Defender
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 build 22621.382
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
    CPU
    Intel i5 - 10400
    Motherboard
    Dell 032w55 version A00
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    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
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    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
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    Builtin
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    ACER KA241
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    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
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    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 265 Watt PSU)
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    Inspiron Small Desktop
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    Dell stock cooler
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    Dell
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    Dell
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    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.

FDretired

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I prefer #7 for one simple reason. I do a weekly image and name them by the number of week from 1 - 5. The following month I first delete the previous months image and then do the backup.

If it is an image that I want to keep for some time I will give it an appropriate name. example "First windows 11"
 

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    No Name - Assembled by a Compute shop in a Strip Mall.
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    Intel i511400
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    ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS motherboard
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    16 GB
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    28 in Samsung
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    1920 x 1080
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    5 SSDs a mixture of Nvme and Sata.
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I prefer #7 for one simple reason. I do a weekly image and name them by the number of week from 1 - 5. The following month I first delete the previous months image and then do the backup.

If it is an image that I want to keep for some time I will give it an appropriate name. example "First windows 11"
So how does V8 impact on this? Its scheduling feature is unchanged.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    ASUS Vivobook 14
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    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
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    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    Realtek built in
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    N/A
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    1920x1080
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    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
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    Yep, got one
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    Yep, got one
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    Stella Artois
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    Built in
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FDretired

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So how does V8 impact on this? Its scheduling feature is unchanged.
My needs are modest. I do not use scheduling.

I use windows Task scheduler to start Macrium every week on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. I will then proceed with the imaging and give the number of the week. Giving a simple name to the image appears complicated in version 8.

I have used this strategy to name to backup with the number of the week way back when I was using Acronis.
 

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    windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    No Name - Assembled by a Compute shop in a Strip Mall.
    CPU
    Intel i511400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS motherboard
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    0
    Sound Card
    0
    Monitor(s) Displays
    28 in Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs a mixture of Nvme and Sata.
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    600w
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    Mid Tower DEEP COOL
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    40 MPS download and 3.5 MPS upload. The condo building is nor wired with Fibe yet
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My needs are modest. I do not use scheduling.

I use windows Task scheduler to start Macrium every week on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. I will then proceed with the imaging and give the number of the week. Giving a simple name to the image appears complicated in version 8.

I have used this strategy to name to backup with the number of the week way back when I was using Acronis.
My needs are even more modest ... I found scheduled backups unnecessary - so I resorted to manual as-and-when - my apps are backed up to Azure through Visual Studio - so just my OS needs backing up when major changes occur.
 

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Quandary

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I have been using PC's since the original PC1, and my very 1st OS image copy was made after installing the Win 11 preview with MR. Since then I have done about 10 restores, and have extracted some individual files from the copy.

The strategy that I am experimenting with, using MR8 HE, is to start with a full image copy and do scheduled weekly incremental backups on Mondays. The retention rules are 2 Full and 8 Incremental. This provides coverage for the 2nd Tuesday Windows updates. The cycle would be restarted with any major changes. A base copy from the clean install of Win 11 has also been saved.

I have always made data backups using a variety of automated and semi-automated facilities.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    HP / Spectre x360 Convertible 13
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    i5-8250U
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    83B9 56.50
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
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    Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
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    1920 x 1080
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    Toshiba 256GB SSD
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    500Mbps
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    Windows Defender

Bree

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Giving a simple name to the image appears complicated in version 8.
You can still give the image any name you want in v8. The only complication is that Reflect prefixes it with the IMAGEID by default. You can turn that off when setting up an image backup in Advanced Options.

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
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    laptop screen
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    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
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    1TB HDD
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
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    Firefox, Edge
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    Defender
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

FDretired

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You can still give the image any name you want in v8. The only complication is that Reflect prefixes it with the IMAGEID by default. You can turn that off when setting up an image backup in Advanced Options.

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Thank you for your very clear post.

I just made backup "scanner working"
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    No Name - Assembled by a Compute shop in a Strip Mall.
    CPU
    Intel i511400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS motherboard
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    0
    Sound Card
    0
    Monitor(s) Displays
    28 in Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs a mixture of Nvme and Sata.
    PSU
    600w
    Case
    Mid Tower DEEP COOL
    Internet Speed
    40 MPS download and 3.5 MPS upload. The condo building is nor wired with Fibe yet
    Browser
    Firefox, Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
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