My desktop PC is Win7, and I had Macrium Reflect build a Rescue Recovery DVD on the builtin DVD unit in a 10 year old Gateway PC. I made sure to check the box that includes all of the options to be able to boot to any hardware, not just the hardware the DVD was created with.AndyMH wrote: ⤴Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:12 pmThought I'd try Macrium Reflect today - playing around with backup utilities to see if there is anything I prefer over what I already use. Downloaded and installed into win10 on a spare T430. Created a rescue iso, burnt to usb with the mint usb writer - no joy, wouldn't boot (tried on two different T430 laptops). So burnt to CD in win and that wouldn't boot either. Only thing left to try is with a separate usb DVD drive instead of the built in drive (it's a 'brand new' second hand T430 one day out of the box) or maybe trying to burn to usb with mkusb instead of the standard mint tool.
Any thoughts, and can you do a backup from the rescue CD (without this, it would be a waste of space for me)?
I then used that DVD in an extUSB DVD player to boot up onto my ASUS TP500L laptop which is already 18.3 Cinnamon and 2 partitions.
MR successfully booted up, and then made a full 500gB image file ISO to another extUSB HDD formatted in NTSF. I used that image to overwrite the ASUS laptop to see what would happen, it worked just fine.
I have not yet tried to create a bootable USB flash drive with Macrium Reflect on it, that will be my next project "one of these days". I see no reason why it will not work.
My daughter has an Acer laptop with Win10... I will try to duplicate your efforts later today, and report back here. I have some spare DVDs that I just bought at Dollar Tree.