Image for Windows 2.62 Released

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheKid7, Apr 11, 2011.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Image for Windows/DOS/Linux 2.62 was released on April 11, 2011.

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    I changed (/of::cool: to ('/of:8') to get rid of the "cool" face.
     
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  2. aladdin

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    Thanks Kid! lol :D
     
  3. napoleon1815

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    Also, IFD and IFL are at 2.62 now too for those of you that use it. Thanks!
     
  4. valnar

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    'Love this guy's software, but I may wait until BootIt Bare Metal 1.01 before changing out my old BING.

    Question for the IFW/IFL crowd. He has been adding gobs of command line parameters in the last few updates, and I don't need any of them to complete a successful backup. How about you guys?

    I'm trying to figure out what Frankenstein PC I would need to build in order to use any extra CLI parameter that he has dreamed up. Or more to the point, want to avoid it. That was the one good thing about Acronis - it was simple. When it worked, it just worked™.
     
  5. napoleon1815

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    I use IFL...I don't use any of the advanced features like command lines and networking. I do a straight up image of my PC to my external drive. They are NOT needed if you are looking at just imaging and aren't doing anything "fancy"...like booting and imaging over the network, etc. IFL has been for me rock solid.
     
  6. valnar

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    FYI. I had a problem with IFL 2.62. Terabyte is working on the problem now. It crashes when doing a backup. No problem on <2.61.
     
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    Interesting. Keep us in the loop!
     
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    I'm not saying there isn't a problem :) , but I updated from v2.61 to v2.62 and
    did a differential without issues on vista 32 bit. Not yet updated on xp.
     
  9. valnar

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    My problem is IFL boot disk only, not IFW. It was a Linux kernel update they did.
     
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    This is fixed in 2.62a now.
     
  11. napoleon1815

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    Great, thanks!
     
  12. Brian K

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    valnar,

    There must be "hundreds" now. Someone must have requested them. I only use a few....

    Lately I've been using /uy /rb:4 to do automatic restores of the OS partition with IFW.
     
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    i tested IFW for the first time this morning.

    i was pleasantly surprised to find it is just as fast as Windows 7 own imaging utility to create and restore an image.
    and it restored perfectly, even the hidden partition where the Windows Recovery Environment lives.

    and the image is almost twice as small as the image created by Windows 7!:thumb:
    i like the little extras it has that are missing from Windows 7.
    just awesome! :)

    anyway, i ended up finding a 25% discount at Bits Du Jour. :thumb:

    i am sure to have some questions in the days ahead. :)
     
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    i dont like it much coz of its disk boot disk stuff , which is hard to master when u need to load the image from it, to many weird option when your aim is to load IMG file to c:\ partition :) ( most of the time )

    cheers
     
  15. Brian K

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    demoneye,

    I'm used to the weird options. Using the keyboard I can rush through a restore setup in 5 seconds. The latest IFD allows you to use a mouse which I find a little slower. Which options are a concern? Maybe I can help out.
     
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    yes mate i familiarly with the "way to go " threw its dos boot menu , BUT it to much heavy and look tuff whhen most of us want to restore IMG to c:\ partition :)

    cheers :D
     
  17. Brian K

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    I just had a look at the latest IFD GUI app for a restore..

    Select Restore
    Select Automatic
    Select File (Direct)
    Select BIOS
    (all the above are default choices anyway. So 4 quick clicks)
    Select HD containing the image
    Browse to the image
    Click Start

    Pretty simple. With the mouse it took 15 seconds and most of this time was consumed browsing to the image.
     
  18. Brian K

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    valnar,

    ver 1.01 is now available.
     
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    couple of questions:

    is the interface for IFD and IFL the same?
    i don't want to burn 2 discs just to find out.

    is there mouse support for IFL?
    i could not find a way how to move the vertical scroll bar in IFD. :p
     
  20. napoleon1815

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    The interface of IFD (non-GUI version) and IFL is mostly the same...if you know one, you can definitely know the other. If you have to use one, I prefer IFL...it's faster, has better hardware support, and contains extras like the OSD scripts for restoring to different hardware, etc. There is no mouse usage in IFD (non-GUI) and IFL...all keyboard. Also, IFL seems to have an easier time with USB devices, especially keyboards.
     
  21. moontan

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    tnx napoleon.

    i'm asking just in case i ever need to use a cd.

    IFW (imagew.exe) will happily run when launched at boot-time from a DOS Command Prompt. :thumb:
     
  22. valnar

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    I would burn a disk and use IFL exclusively. It does everything the DOS version does plus has networking support. I never use IFD.
     
  23. moontan

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    tnx for the heads-up valnar! :)
     
  24. Brian K

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    Use the keyboard Down arrow to scroll down.

    On one screen you need to use the Tab key to change fields.

    I note you are using IFW for restores. Nothing wrong with that. It is the easiest way to restore.

    The following is a nice IFW restore CD/USB flash drive. Very simple.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/tbwinpe_tutorial.htm
     
  25. moontan

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    @ Brian,

    tnx m8, that did the trick.

    anyway, here's a few test i did in IFW/IFD/IFL to test restore times.

    IFL: 7:30 minutes
    IFD: 6:42
    IFW: 4:20
     
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