boot IFD/IFL backup/restore from Win

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  1. osip

    osip Registered Member

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    Hello, If you have IFW installed I find following solution very convenient. The folders provided in the link are ready for use. If I'm right I think BrianK posted something similar earlier.

    Unrar the folders to root in your system, i.e C: in my case. Run the batch file in respective folder depending what you prefer. Remember to "run as administrator" . The system will then reboot to IFD or IFL.

    ~Link to possibly pirated software removed~


    credit to a fellow dialmak for this.
     
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  2. Aaron Here

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    Being able to auto-reboot into IFW would be a lot better! :p
     
  3. osip

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    Don't get you .

    Code:
    Every purchase of Image for Windows includes a copy of Image for DOS and Image for Linux. Image for DOS and Image for Linux  support the same powerful drive image functionality without requiring a working Windows installation.  It also includes a licensed copy of the TeraByte OS Deployment Tool Suite (TBOSDTS) Pro.  TBOSDT Pro contains a set of powerful utilities that, among other things, will help you deploy Windows to completely different hardware.
    
    All of this is available after reboot with one click in win without using a boot disk. TBOSDT is available in IFL . And you can place the folders wherever you want but then you have to make changes to the batch file.
     
  4. Brian K

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    Aaron,

    That's how I did my very first auto-restores. I had IFW installed in a second WinXP partition. From my main WinXP I'd double click a batch file, WinXP would shut down, boot into the other WinXP, run the restore of the main WinXP and then boot back into the main XP.

    I soon changed to using IFD because the boot time of IFD is a few seconds whereas the boot and shutdown times of WinXP were over a minute. I could auto restore with BartPE too but the boot time of BartPE was so much longer than the few seconds of IFD that an auto IFD restore would be finished when a BartPE restore was in an early phase.
     
  5. Brian K

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    osip,

    Unfortunately that link references pirated software. You should remove the link as it violates the conditions of this forum.
     
  6. Aaron Here

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    Hi Brian,

    While I understand why DOS woud boot and shutdown faster than WinXP, I would expect the actual restore using IFW to be noticeably faster than from IFD. Is that not the case?

    Aaron
     
  7. Brian K

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    Aaron,

    Not really. I ran lots of comparison tests with IFD, IFL and IFW restores and the times were basically the same. They only varied by a few seconds. But it did depend on the computer. Some computers had IFD ahead by 10%, other had IFW ahead by 10%.
     
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    Brian,

    That's not what I would have expected but certainly good to know!

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  9. Brian K

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    Aaron,

    I'm used to IFD with its lack of mouse support but it was difficult at first.

    The beta BootIt BM contains IFD with mouse support so you might like to give it a test run. For someone unfamiliar with IFD it should be easier to navigate the pages.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads/beta/bootitbm_en.zip
     
  10. osip

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    Sorry need some clearance on this. Where is the piracy ?

    download site:ftp://www.terabyteunlimited.com/

    info:
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/howto-ifd-bootfile.htm
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/howto-ifl-bootfile.htm
     
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  12. Brian K

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    osip,

    It's not your fault. I know you didn't realize that the .bin files in that download had embedded personal serial numbers. That makes it pirated.

    You can make .bin files without serial numbers and they will function for 30 days. The trial period of IFD/IFL. After 30 days the apps need to be registered as they will stop working.
     
  13. osip

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    Ok, Brian thanks for answering. Didn't know that. OK, the links above have good explanations how to make them by yourself.
     
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