Articles tagged: Macrium Reflect

Rescue Media

Do I Need to Make a New Rescue Disc Every Time My Backup Software Updates?

If you don’t have rescue media, you can use another machine to make it. You certainly don’t need to make one every time you back up or update the software.

Data Loss Prevention

Why Don’t People Back Up?

Backups are one of the ways people can protect themselves from everything from hardware failure to virus infections. So why don’t people back up?

Macrium Image Guardian in Action

How to Protect Your Cloud Storage and Backups from Ransomware

There are now additional protections for your data if your machine becomes infected with a form of malware known as ransomware.

Information Transfer

Restoring an Image Backup from One Computer to Another

The concept seems simple: take a system image of one machine, restore it to another, and avoid lengthy setup time. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I’ll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users.

What Backup Program Should I Use?

What Backup Program Should I Use?

Backing up your computer’s data is critical. What backup program should you use? There are many, but pragmatically, the best is whatever you’ll actually use.

Scheduling Regular Backup Images

Scheduling Regular Backup Images (with Macrium Reflect Free)

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How To Back Up a Machine that Won't Boot

How to Back Up a Machine that Won’t Boot

The rescue or emergency disk provided by many backup programs is more useful than most people realize.

Making a Backup Image With Macrium Reflect Free

Making a Backup Image With Macrium Reflect Free

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Downloading and Installing the Free Version of Macrium Reflect

Downloading and Installing the Free Version of Macrium Reflect

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Reflect Backup Config

How to Create a Backup Image Using Macrium Reflect Free

Once I’ve convinced you that image backups are important, your next question is most likely to be “OK, How?”. Here’s a short-and-sweet answer and resources to learn more.

External Disk Drive

Can I Use the Free Backup Software that Came with My External Drive?

Many external drives include free backup software. I’ll review why I rarely use what comes with the drive and prefer making my own choice.

Question Box?

What Backup Program do You Use?

I find myself looking for a new candidate backup program to add to my stable of recommendations – and you can help!

Schedule Automatic Backups

How Do I Schedule Automatic Backups?

Next to simply making an image backup, scheduling those backups to happen automatically is one of the topics most people find confusing. Depending on the backup software that you’re using, it’s typically not hard at all. I’ll show you by walking through the steps of scheduling a monthly full backup, using the free version of the backup … Read more

Full Backup, Incremental Backup, Differential Backup

What’s an Incremental Backup?

Backing up is important, but terms like “full”, “incremental”, and “differential” can easily confuse. I’ll look at what these terms mean.

Partition Selection

How Do I Create a New Machine Image?

When you get a new machine, creating a new machine image backup as soon as you can is a convenient way to reinstall should you ever need to.

Partitions A, B and free space

What’s a Dynamic Disk?

Chances are that you have a basic disk, and don’t need the functionality offered by dynamic disk support. Even if that functionality actually is kind of cool.

Why do you prefer Macrium Reflect over Windows 7’s backup program?

Macrium Reflect is clearer than Windows 7, it’s easier to understand what it’s doing, and ultimately, I trust it more.

Can my image backup of Windows XP be used on my Windows 8 computer?

Backing up, particularly with backup image software, is for recovering from a disaster. It can also be handy when moving to a new machine, but probably not in the way you are thinking.

Windows XP

Will Macrium Reflect Free keep working in XP?

Current versions will continue to work. The real problem is what happens with future versions.

External Backup Drive

How Do I Recover My Data from a Crashed Computer?

As long as the problem isn’t a damaged hard drive, you may be able to access your data with a Linux CD, or even better, a backup recovery CD.

Will locking my computer prevent scheduled and autorun programs from running?

Macrium will run just fine as long as your computer is still turned on. Other automatic programs may have trouble, depending on their configuration.

Will a failing hard drive have warning symptoms?

Hard drive failures happen. Everyone needs to realize that. You can probably guess my recommendation for staying safe.

XP Mode Being Installed

Does Restoring Windows 7 from a Backup also Restore XP Mode?

When you create a backup image of your machine, it contains everything; that’s the definition of a backup image.

Windows

What is WAIK that Macrium seems to want me to download?

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) allows programs like Macrium Reflect to create bootable rescue media. If you don’t have this, you have two options.

Can I Just Run Macrium and Do a Restore?

You typically can’t just run Macrium in Windows to do a restore because you’d be restoring on top of a running operating system. But yes, you can easily restore the whole machine. I’ll explain.

Can I create rescue disks for any point in time?

You can indeed create rescue media to restore your machine to any point in time. Rather than calling it rescue media, though, it’s nothing more than an image backup.

Macrium Reflect Disk Space Management

How Do I Automatically Clean Out My Accumulation of Backups?

Many backup programs allow you to specify that old backups be deleted. It’s not always obvious how, so I’ll show you in Macrium Reflect.

External Backup Drive

What good are image backups if I can’t restore an old backup to my new machine?

Image backups are excellent protection against almost all forms of data loss. They’re not really intended to make transferring to a new computer easier, though in rare circumstances they can come in handy for that too.

Testing Your Macrium Reflect Backup

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Scheduling Backups Using Macrium Reflect

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Restoring Individual Files using Macrium Reflect

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Creating Rescue Media with Macrium Reflect

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Updating Macrium Reflect (Bonus)

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Restoring an Image Backup using Macrium Reflect

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Creating an Image using Macrium Reflect

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Macrium Reflect – Powerful Windows Backup Software

Macrium Reflect is a full-featured backup program that supports everything that I consider critical to keeping your important data safely backed up.