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Quick question.

If I upgrade to V8, will I need to create a new USB Rescue Disk? Or can I just continue using the v7 rescue disk?

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Quick question.

If I upgrade to V8, will I need to create a new USB Rescue Disk? Or can I just continue using the v7 rescue disk?

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I created a new rescue media usb data pen and created a new image. It takes very little time and you can reuse your existing usb data pen
 

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I think The-Hive is on the money. Sometimes the MR update docs say that a new Rescue drive would be a good idea, and sometimes they don't say that. I've had flawless results using even the previous Version's flash drive, but it's so easy to plug in your rescue flash and use the menus to create a new one that it hardly makes sense to risk the possibility of any mismatch and consequent failure by just holding onto your old rescue drive. Do 'er, Dude. :cool:
 

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@Wisewiz I think it is just good practise to update Rescue media and do a new image. It doesn't hurt, takes no time and can be a life saver if the worst comes to the worst and you need only to find yours is out of date
 

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If I upgrade to V8, will I need to create a new USB Rescue Disk? Or can I just continue using the v7 rescue disk?
Yes, you should. But as there have been no changes to the image format from v7 to v8 then almost any older recovery usb should still be able to restore an image made by v8. I tested a similar scenario three years ago when v7.2 replaced v7.1.

Bree said:
Actually, just to see if it was possible (or would brick the PC) I made an image with 64-bit UEFI Macrium 7.2 then restored it by booting from a legacy 32-bit Macrium 7.1 usb.

Disappointingly, it worked perfectly :)
New Macrium Reflect Updates - Windows 10 Help Forums - post #1786
 

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@Wisewiz I think it is just good practise to update Rescue media and do a new image. It doesn't hurt, takes no time and can be a life saver if the worst comes to the worst and you need only to find yours is out of date
I know exactly what you guys are talking about. Easy and fast. But it is not like we use the rescue media everyday and can be created any time. What I am trying to find out is if anyone tried the v7 rescue media to restore v8 image. But since I can't get a direct answer to my question, I just did it anyway and created a new image.

Thanks for replies. Cheers!

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What I am trying to find out is if anyone tried the v7 rescue media to restore v8 image.
Yep. Been there; done that. It works perfectly. Also, see Bree's #66 above.
 

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Yep. Been there; done that. It works perfectly. Also, see Bree's #66 above.
Yeah, that has been a big issue before. There is no warning about it. It's a head scratcher for early users who may think that their image is faulty without realizing that it is just a mismatch between the rescue media version against the Macrium image version.
 

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Yes, you should. But as there have been no changes to the image format from v7 to v8 then almost any older recovery usb should still be able to restore an image made by v8. I tested a similar scenario three years ago when v7.2 replaced v7.1.

New Macrium Reflect Updates - Windows 10 Help Forums - post #1786
We were probably typing a reply at the same time I posted my reply just below yours. :wink:
 

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I don't like people say: xxx is the best xxx software. At least, you should add: in my opinion, or in my experience. Otherwise, you should provide solid data, comparison before you make such claims.

For example, my experience with Macrium Reflect is not good at all. One time it even rendered my HDD not recognizable in WinPE after a backup/restore operation. IMO, Terabyte Image for Windows is the best between speed/compression ratio with superb reliability. For me it's the best but I don't shout around on this forum. This is not what this forums is supposed to be used. This is not a market where you advertise your favorite app with a dedicated thread with just your user experience without solid data support. It's OK it casually mention it in discussion how you feel about it, but posts such as this one should be discouraged, to say the least.
'Best' is ALWAYS subjective, and always a preference. No amount of data or information can 'prove' that something is objectively best.

It is always about what works best for someone's requirements. And since forums like these provide a platform for people to share their experiences and finds, posts like this are always welcome.
 

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'Best' is ALWAYS subjective, and always a preference. No amount of data or information can 'prove' that something is objectively best.

It is always about what works best for someone's requirements. And since forums like these provide a platform for people to share their experiences and finds, posts like this are always welcome.
With the thousands of good comments and satisfied users about a program it can't be bad, one person has a bad experience and then they think it is the worst program and it is probably their set up anyway. In my opinion if someone says it is the best then I assume that is just their own opinion and so I don't over complicate a simple remark.
 

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With the thousands of good comments and satisfied users about a program it can't be bad, one person has a bad experience and then they think it is the worst program and it is probably their set up anyway. In my opinion if someone says it is the best then I assume that is just their own opinion and so I don't over complicate a simple remark.
That's how it should be. In every forum, there are people who focus more on word play than the content or spirit of the post. I hope his was not a troll post.
 

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Problems with software is not the fault of the software itself. It is mostly due to pre-existing issues with the OS before installing any software and the knowledge of the user when it comes to troubleshooting.
I had zero problems with Macrium myself.
 

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    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)

ThrashZone

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Hi,
Winpe with drivers for the machine is all that is needed
After you have that reflect can be uninstalled.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux-Mint-Cinnamon-20.2 Win-7-10-11Pro's
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    asus x3
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth
    Memory
    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    To many to list
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro

Josey Wales

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Win 11 Pro 22621.1
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A new Patch out Today
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro 22621.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Digital Storm Velox
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10940X
    Motherboard
    MSI X299 PRO (Intel X299 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices)
    Memory
    128 GB DDR4 3200 MHz Corsair Vengance LPX
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black
    Sound Card
    Integrated Motherboard Audio-Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S3221QS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    2x SSD M.2 (1TB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)(Crucial)
    1x Storage (6TB Western Digital
    1x Samsung 860 Pro
    1x 1TB Samsung 860 EVO External Storage
    PSU
    Corsair / EVGA / Thermaltake (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)
    Case
    VELOX
    Cooling
    H20: Stage 2: Digital Storm Vortex Liquid CPU Cooler (Dual Fan) (Fully Sealed + No Maintenance)
    Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 Pro
    Internet Speed
    1000Gb's Down-20 Up
    Browser
    Firefox 100
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cyberpower CP1350AVRLCD -UPS

pparks1

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Windows 11 Pro
Half Price Black Friday sale on Macrium going on right now. Google it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.

badrobot

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Half Price Black Friday sale on Macrium going on right now. Google it.
If you get a 4 pack license, is it only exclusive to a single account? Or is it possible to share it?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)

Bree

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If you get a 4 pack license, is it only exclusive to a single account? Or is it possible to share it?
A 4-pack is just four individual single keys. Yes, anyone can use the keys. The only proviso is that when they install a key it checks on the MR registration servers and will say it is registered to your name in Help > About Macrium Reflect.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    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.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    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.
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