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please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:18:54 AM »
Hi, i . want to upgrade my xp laptop to windows 7. I want to take up backup of all the folders of xp, including all the drives . i have downloaded the latest version of mreflect and is backing up the drive. I think i have to create a rescue disk using a usb to boot and shwo the restore menu.
I forgot, which part of the download link that it provides  the link to create a usb rescue disk.
would it show, when backup finishes, or should i create it separately. I forgot and so i ask.
samson has given me sweet tips then , but i lost the tips.
if any could give the procedure of just creating the resscue disk, and the link for it and how to go on would be very helpful to me.
now i am backing up and if a speedy solution is given it will be useful to me.hoping toget a jet reply from.
could it be done separately or should it be done , if it prompts. please
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 09:14:14 AM »
I opened my Macrium Reflect Free to remind me how to do that and was notified of an update which I installed, but after the update, the menu for creating the bootable media had changed and it kept telling me Invalid media and to choose another other than for DVD when creating it.

It didn't give me the option to choose DVD or USB.

I booted up into the advanced boot options and used my restore points to revert to the previous version and found I had what it should have been to create the media, having declined the option to update.

This is in Win 10 but if you have also updated to the latest Macrium version then I suggest you also restore back to the previous version - Windows had created a restore point for the Macrium update.
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 05:30:43 AM »
Hi, i found the solution. I updated to the latest version of free macrium. Then open the menu. There is othertasks in the top left corner, next to the backup windows menu. Just click it and it gives the menu of creating a usb rescue disk.
It is better to update to the existing version, as it said that there was some bsod for people who used the older version. I have win seven and no problem in creating the rescue disk. the menu changed thats all. But it contains important updates , which were not available in older version.could n ram
thanks boggin.coulddide query: i remember you have given link for knowing the maximum possible ram my system could have. would you please say. i could not recollect the page or link.
i amhaving one gb minimt um required , but want to upgrade ram.
when i tab space bar, the cursor goes to previous lines. any fix for it
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 05:47:18 AM »
I would normally use the Crucial Memory Scanner, using the right hand option and in the left hand column after the scan, will tell you the max memory your system will take and for each slot.

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/store-crucial-advisor-trust
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 06:00:41 AM »
Hi, i could not run the scan. it just produce nothing. Is it coountry specific. should i order to get the recommended ram
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 06:38:44 AM »
Run the Scanner Tool, right side option.

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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 08:49:00 AM »
Did you check the box to activate the Scanner button ?

It did say UK in the URL so perhaps you should Google for crucial memory scanner to see if you get a different website.
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 06:09:43 PM »
Hi skip redirect add on prevented loading of the pages , because it stops all stredirects.I disabled and ran the tool, but could not get the results. It sys that it could not find the information that my system could upgrade.
is there any alternative sites
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 12:44:34 AM »
I've never known the scanner to report that before.

Can you try it again in Safe Mode with Networking and use IE without add-ons.

Press the Windows key and r together then type iexplore -extoff into the Run box and press enter.

IE will open with a warning that all add-ons have been disabled - click on the home page button and then search for the Crucial Scanner again.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 01:15:41 AM by Boggin »
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Re: please tell me how to make rescue usb disk macrium reflect
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 03:31:25 PM »
Hi, i . want to upgrade my xp laptop to windows 7.

The Bottom line is "Check your hardware first if it supports the task you try".

Are you sure that you can get all the drivers you need for your laptop that will support Windows 7?