Macrium Recovery Media USB Question

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by allizomeniz, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Hello all. I have a Macrium rescue media disk made already. I was wondering if anyone knows if I can create a USB recovery media by simply copying the files from the disk to a USB stick or would I have to create the USB media from scratch. My CD/DVD drive died on one of my old computers and I don't want to replace it.
     
  2. TheRollbackFrog

    TheRollbackFrog Registered Member

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    You will need to create it from scratch to insure the BOOTability of the USB. Another thing to consider is to use a CD tool of sorts (I believe "ImgBurn" can do it) to extract your CD itself into an ISO image, then use an ISO USB creation tool (such as Rufus) to create your UFD.
     
  3. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Thanks Rollback. The last time I made a recovery disk I saved the AIK files and I was thinking (hopefully) I should be able to make my USB media from that rather than redownloading the whole thing. I'd thought I'd try at least.
     
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    If you built it once with Reflect, Reflect usually saves those needed files as well... a secondary build is very quick (maybe a Reflect version update). The WinPE 3.1 download, if needed, is only about 185mB, the WinPE 10 download is close to 1gB
     
  5. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Looks like I was sweating over nothing. Only took a couple minutes to make the new media and it's working fine. Appreciate the advice, it saved me a lot of time and trouble. :thumb:
     
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