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    Home Forums AskWoody support Backup Backup software – Macrium Reflect Step by step setting up Macrium


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      • Susan Bradley

        Step one, download the software from the Macrium site

        Click next to install the software

        You can install the trial or if you’ve purchased it, put in the product key that you’ve received from the email

        Click to install

        Restart your system

        Once you’ve rebooted, click to launch the application

        Next click on “other tasks”  and click on create rescue media

        From here you can make build rescue media and add a boot process to your Windows 10 booting

        Choose to build/add to the boot menu

        It creates the boot menu

        Choose to set up your backup, select the drives, and store on an external drive

        Click finish and the backup will being

        When you boot, you’ll see that you are offered Windows 10 or the Macrium recovery option

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2389188
        AskWoody Plus

        It’s easy to forget the creation of the USB recovery media, Oh, I’ll do it sometime.

        You do not have access to your backup without the USB recovery media.  Create the recovery media, do it, DO IT NOW!  And then test it, make sure that it works, that you can boot your system from it.

        I have just recovered the Macrium Reflect image for my wife’s hard drive which failed catastrophically with a bad block, would not have been possible without the recovery media.

        Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

      • #2389194
        AskWoody Plus

        You do not have access to your backup without the USB recovery media

        You do have access to your backups and any folder/file without the USB recovery. You can recover any folder or file or the whole PC.

        You need the USB recovery only in case your PC doesn’t boot/crashed.

        (I am using Acronis).

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