Tweakbytes [Official] Macrium Reflect 7 Home Edition Valentines 2018 Giveaway

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  1. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member



    We @ are very pleased to announce our
    Macrium Reflect 7 Home Edition Valentines 2018 Giveaway!


    We would like to thank Macrium Reflect for donating the giveaway license prizes


    Macrium Reflect is a complete disaster-recovery, image based and backup software for home and office use! It will backup your data/sensitive files into protective storage --encrypted and safe from corruption. In the event of computing disasters like partial or whole system failure, Macrium Reflect can recover from any backup image created and restore your data, partitions or even whole hard disks in a matter of minutes! Problem solved!

    Macrium Reflect also can help you upgrade your hard disk or try a new operating system with the knowledge that everything is securely saved and can be easily recovered. Taking full advantage of Microsoft Volume Shadow Service data is managed efficiently and can be automatically streamed to a secure storage even when your drives are active and in-use.

    With a new Backup Engine, the new Macrium Reflect version 7 is up to 60 times faster than the previous versions. The inclusion of 12 months of Essential Support with a standing home license gives you peace of mind so you can sit back, relax and be confident that Macrium support/technical staff will always be on hand to answer your questions or assist you in anything that you need!


    Introducing Macrium Reflect

    With Macrium Reflect you can backup whole partitions or individual files/folders into a single compressed, mountable archive file. This archive file is used to restore an exact image of the partitions on your hard disk so that you can easily upgrade it or recover your full system in any eventuality. It supports VBScript and MS-DOS batch files, along with scheduled tasks, among others.

    The Macrium Reflect interfaced is designed intuitively with the user in mind. It is designed and organized with simple follow wizards guiding the user through tasks.


    • Backup your entire PC to a single compressed image file.
    • Backup files and folders to a single compressed archive file.
    • Recover partitions and entire disk images with just a few clicks of your mouse.
    • MBR and GPT disk support.
    • 12 months Essentials Support.
    • Solution Highlights
    • Macrium Super-Fast Imaging
    • File and folder backup
    • Rapid Delta Cloning increases cloning speed by copying file system deltas
    • Backup file Consolidation with Synthetic Full backup support
    • SSD trim support
    • Pre-defined backup plans templates
    • Mount images in Windows Explorer for easy item level recovery
    • Rapid Delta Restore recovers your images in minutes or even seconds
    • Restore images to dissimilar hardware using Macrium ReDeploy
    • Protect your backups from ransomware with Macrium Image Guardian


    Macrium Rescue Media
    If in the event that your system or Windows OS is unbootable or if you lose it, you can start the PC using the Macrium Reflect rescue media on CD, DVD, or USB stick. The rescue media contains a bootable, lightweight version of Windows and a full version of Macrium Reflect. This lightweight version of Windows is called Windows Pre-installation Environment (also known as Windows PE or WinPE) and is provided by Microsoft. Macrium Reflect downloads the WinPE automatically for you and writes it to the rescue media. It will download just the components you will need to create your rescue media thus rescue your system.

    Disk Imaging
    Macrium Reflect creates an accurate and reliable Image of a hard disk or the partitions on the disk. In the event of a partial or complete system loss, you can use this image to restore the entire disk, one or more partitions, or even individual files and folders. During the imaging process, Macrium Reflect copies the contents of entire volumes including a reference to their physical location on the storage device to an image file (.mrimg). You would normally store the image file on local or network drives, or removable drives connected using USB or eSATA.

    Differential and Incremental Images
    Macrium Reflect can create Full, Differential, and Incremental images to optimize backup speed and disk space Full Differential Incremental requirements. When you image a volume for the first time, it is referred to as a image. A image file Full contains the data Full stored in the volume. Macrium Reflect provides two alternative methods of all backing up your data after the initial full image has been completed:

    1. A Differential image that backs up all the data that has changed on the volumes since the last Full image Differential was taken.
    2. An Incremental image that backs up all the data that has changed on the volumes since the last image taken whether that is a Full, an Incremental or a Differential image.

    How to create Incremental and Differential Backups using Macrium Reflect

    File and Folder Backups
    To create a backup, select the files and folders you want to backup, apply File and Folder filtering File and Folder criteria to include and exclude files and/or folders, and Macrium Reflect creates a compressed backup file (.mrbak) that can be restored directly or browsed using Windows Explorer. Storing backups in a single file is beneficial because it can be compressed, encrypted and stored elsewhere with ease. As you can for images, you can also create, and file and folder backups to optimize backup Differential Incremental speed and disk space requirements. File and folder backups are ideal if you only wish to backup specific documents, photos or music, rather than your whole system.

    File and Folder Backup using Macrium Reflect

    Disk Cloning
    With Macrium Reflect, you can clone your system disks to enable you to swap failed disks out of your system and get things back up and running again in minutes. Cloning is often confused with imaging. The process is identical but instead of storing data to a file, it replicates volume contents and disk structures to an alternative device. When the cloning process is complete, the target disk is identical to the original and contains a duplicate of all volumes, files, operating systems and applications.

    Cloning a disk is particularly useful to upgrade an existing hard disk and in the event of a hard drive failure, you can simply replace the failed disk with a clone and have your system up and running again in minutes. However, cloning a disk is not an efficient way of backing up your data if it changes frequently because the clone will only contain one point in time as there is no 'Backup Chain' history that is available with Disk Images. Also, Disk Images can be compressed and saved to any location.

    Cloning a disk using Macrium Reflect

    Restoring files and folders
    Macrium Reflect restores selected files and their folder structures from File and Folder backup .mrbak files.

    There are a number of ways to restore backups:
    You can restore individual files, for example, accidentally deleted spreadsheets or lost photos by browsing an Image or File and Folder Backup. This process mounts the image file in Windows Explorer as if it were an extra disk drive. After it is mounted, you can browse and open files and copy the files back onto your active file system whenever you like.

    You can directly restore the contents of a file and folder backup using the Macrium Reflect file and folder restore feature.

    Restoring Images
    Macrium Reflect restores disks or their partitions exactly as they were when the backup was taken. The restore process also enables you to expand or shrink partitions if the restore target is a new disk and a different size to the original. If your whole system becomes corrupt, you can load Macrium Reflect and restore your image despite being unable to boot Windows. You can boot from the Macrium Reflect Windows PE rescue media and use Macrium Reflect to find and restore your images.

    Macrium ReDeploy
    From the rescue environment you can launch Macrium to adapt the recovered Windows system to its new ReDeploy environment whether that is a virtual machine or a different computer. With Macrium Reflect, you can ReDeploy restore an image to a replacement computer or even create virtual hard drives to virtualize the machine, a technique sometimes called Physical to Virtual or P2V. Macrium ReDeploy is now included in all editions of Macrium Reflect except for the Free Edition.

    VBScript, PowerShell and MS-DOS batch file support
    Macrium Reflect stores backup definitions as XML files that are loaded using the Reflect command line. This enables powerful batch and scheduling processing using VBScript, PowerShell or MS DOS batch files. Macrium Reflect includes a VBScript and PowerShell generator that creates template script files for programmable control over your backup cycles and Pre/Post backup events.

    Macrium Reflect - Rapid Delta Restore Animated Demo

    Macrium Rapid Delta Restore (RDR)
    The concept of RDR has been something that has been thought about for quite some time here at Macrium Software. We were aware of competing technologies that offer fast restore capabilities but wanted to build something better...

    Known state restore
    This method performs a restore of an incremental image to a file system at a. The problem with this known state method is that the 'know state' must be prepared beforehand and the target disk cannot be accessed before the final 'rapid' restore. This means that the target disk for the restore cannot be the original 'live' disk and a previous restore of the same backup set must have been performed beforehand and the disk taken offline. Not very flexible.

    Snapshot restore
    Another method is to rely on an open Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS) snapshot and use this to restore back to the state when the snapshot was created. Very quick, but only allows restoration back to the same disk and the image must have been created with VSS. Again, not flexible enough for real world.

    Macrium RDR
    Where Macrium RDR differs is that it isn't dependent on VSS and a delta restore can be perform to any disk that has a previous copy of the imaged file system, no matter what it's current state. This means that you can restore quickly back to the original disk (similar to the Open Snapshot) method, and have the flexibility to restore to a different disk that contains the same file system on it in any state.

    How does RDR work?
    Unlike 'Known State' and 'Snapshot' restore, the only dependency for RDR is that the target file system contains a formatted NTFS file system that is the same file system as was originally imaged. When the restore starts the disk image is loaded, again this can be an image taken at any time, and the target NTFS file system structures are analyzed for differences. All the NTFS file system structures are restored to the target disk and any that do not exist or have been modified on the target disk because the data records for each NTFS file or object to be restored as well. The result is an 'Incremental' restore applying only file system changes detected between the image and the target.

    RDR works with NTFS file systems only. All other file systems will perform a full restore. RDR is not available when shrinking partitions during a restore.

    Macrium Rapid Delta Clone (RDC)
    As with Rapid Delta Restore (RDR) the concept of RDR has been something that has been thought about for quite some time here at Macrium Software. We wanted to build a clone solution that would effectively and rapidly copy only the differences between the source and target file systems. The advantage of this is obvious, RDC offers similar a performance increase as an Incremental disk image offers over a Full image and enables regular clones to be a viable and fast DR solution.

    How does it work?

    The NTFS file system resident on the clone source is compared with file system on the target disk. The two file systems are first verified that they originated from the same format command and then the target NTFS file system structures are analyzed for differences. All the NTFS file system structures are copied to the target disk and any that do not exist or have been modified on the target disk because the data records for each NTFS file or object to be copied as well. The result is an 'Incremental' clone applying only file system changes detected between the source and the target.

    RDC works with NTFS file systems only. All other file systems will perform a full clone. RDC is not available when shrinking partitions during a clone.

    Changed Block Tracking (CBT)
    Macrium Reflect Changed Blocked Tracker (MRCBT) reduces the amount of time it takes to perform incremental and differential images by monitoring the changes to an NTFS formatted volume in real-time. This is especially relevant when a file system contains very large files, such as virtual hard disk (VHD) files, where speed improvements are significant and can reduce the incremental image time from hours to minutes or even seconds.

    Macrium Knowledgebase about Changed Block Tracking HERE

    Macrium viBoot
    Enables you to instantly create, start and manage Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines using one or more Macrium Reflect image files as the basis of the virtual machine storage sub-system. Macrium Reflect 7.1 also includes an updated version of viBoot. viBoot provides instant virtualization of Macrium disk images to create a running Virtual Machine in a few seconds. This update to viBoot allows future support for other hypervisors such as VMware.

    Macrium Knowledgebase about Macrium viBoot HERE

    Macrium viBoot Demonstration

    Task Scheduler 2.0
    This is "behind the scenes" improvement over Task Scheduler 1.0 implementation in Macrium Reflect version 6 and overcomes the issues caused by problems with a Windows 10 Anniversary Update bug.

    Macrium Knowledgebase about Task Scheduler 2.0 HERE

    Macrium Image Guardian (MIG)
    The new Macrium Image Guardian (MIG) feature will prevent unauthorized modifying of Macrium Reflect backup files on local and USB attached volumes. MIG provides assurance to every Macrium Reflect 7.1 user that their latest backups are recoverable, even after the worst-case scenario of a ransomware attack. MIG is focused on the single task of protecting Macrium Reflect backup files, so has a small footprint and is very easy to administer. MIG protects backup files on local NTFS volumes by blocking unauthorized write activity. MIG is network aware and allows other networked Macrium Reflect v7.1 clients to backup to shared MIG protected volumes.


    Macrium Knowledgebase about Macrium Image Guardian HERE

    New in Macrium Reflect 7.1 HERE

    Latest stable version is Macrium Reflect v7.1.2833
    (14th January 2018)

    Macrium Reflect v7.1.2833

    Bug Fixes
    • MIG Service install problem
    • The Macrium Image Guardian Service could fail to start. This has been resolved.
    • EXT 4 File System image size
    • Linux EXT 4 file system images could be unnecessarily large. This has been resolved.
    • Free Edition prompt for Windows PE rebuild
    • The Free Edition of Macrium Reflect could prompt for a rebuild even if the rescue media was up to date. This has been resolved

    Tweakbytes Forum Macrium Reflect Home Review HERE

    Macrium Reflect ver 7 Home Edition Licenses for this giveaway contest

    Macrium Reflect has provided Tweakbytes Forum
    5 licenses of Macrium Reflect Home ver 7 Edition
    as Valentines 2018 prize for our members.

    To participate please follow these 4 simple GOLDEN RULES!

    1. Giveaway is open to ALL members except those who had won in our recent,

    Tweakbytes [Official] Macrium Reflect 7 Home Edition Christmas Season 2017 Giveaway





    Umbra Polaris

    2. To join in, just answer the question below.

    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"

    Post your answers as giveaway/contest entry below alongside your social media share.

    Please see sample entry below.


    3. To show your gratitude and support to the developer please share this giveaway by pasting the code below in your Facebook/Twitter/Google+ Account.


    Optional: You may want to like/follow Macrium Reflect's social networking sites as added support.

    Macrium Reflect on Twitter

    Macrium Reflect on Facebook

    Macrium Reflect on LinkedIn

    Macrium Reflect on YouTube

    Macrium Reflect on Google+

    4. Only one entry per IP is permitted.
    If you are using a VPN/Proxy to enter into this giveaway this against our forum rules BUT we guess ultimately members will try. So please take note, that if another member has also entered this same giveaway with the same VPN/Proxy before you did, then your entry will simply not be valid.

    Rules are pretty simple . To enter this contest you must comply with these above 4 simple GOLDEN RULES to be considered as a valid entry.


    Each of the five (5) winners will receive
    1 license of Macrium Reflect ver 7 Home Edition
    (12 months Essentials Support included)

    Winners will be selected via Macrium Software Representative
    and once posted, winners will only have 3 days to send a PM to claim their win.

    Please include your details (Name/Email) in your PM claim.



    Prize will be FORFEIT if a PM claim is not received within the specified timeframe.

    Prize will be FORFEIT if a PM claim is "not confirmed".

    The Giveaways will run from
    February 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018

    Goodluck to all!!!

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  3. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member

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  4. stevegc

    stevegc Initiat3

    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"
    My Opinion it is one of the best Backup systems out there. I have been using Free version for about 1 year now, and it gets updated and patched regularly.
    My Favorite option is: The ability at Windows start up to start directly into Macrium Reflect. Great option if you have a disaster.
    Thank You Macrium for so generously donating prized, and Thank you Tweakbytes for hosting this contest!:thanx:

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  6. Tregmos

    Tregmos Initiat3

    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"
    I am currently using the free version of Macrium Reflect 7 for disk images and a software called Personal Backup for file images. I like Macrium Reflect very much because of its speed and reliability. I woud like to win and switch to Macrium Reflect 7 Home, because I want to add password protection to my backups, I want to use the incrementals forever feature, and first of all I would like to use the amazing rapid delta restore feature.

    Thanks for this Giveaway!
  7. dalchina

    dalchina Initiat3

    I constantly recommend Macrium Reflect on tenforums and regard it as an indispensable tool for recovery from situations like
    - unbootable PC
    - failed update or upgrade
    - uncorrectable problem
    - failed disk (restore to new one)
    - even user error

    It's the most robust disk imaging solution I've found, and integrates well with 3rd party programs such as Laplink's.

    If I knew how to find whatever a share link is on facebook I'd post it, but I don't know how to- sorry.
    Here's an image of my facebook post.
  8. Ultimo

    Ultimo Member

    Thank you JasonX and Macrium software for providing this opportunity again! :)

    I like the Macrium Reflect software because it is the best backup software out there. I'm using free version right now and it works very reliably. I have not faced any failure with Macrium Reflect. I would like to win the license to get extra features like incremental backup, rapid delta restore, snapshot feature which are very useful additions over free version.

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  9. eufrasiox

    eufrasiox Member

    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"
    Macrium reflect is the best backup software
    with many functions, clone, disk image, incremental and differential image,
    Image restoration on different hardware etc ...
    but the best thing is its reliability (the most important thing for me) and speed.
    the copies never fail.
    thanks jasonx
  10. hakah

    hakah Junior Member

    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    I am using macrium reflect Free Version now for my Windows system backup and would like to win its Home edition for its incremental backup and snapshot feature that Free Edition doesn't possess.

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  11. Gdant

    Gdant Senior Member Known Member

    Thanks jasonX for the giveaway.

    Currently using AOMEI Backupper which has very limited features and is very slow in data backup (generally it hangs up my pc too). Contrary, Macrium is known for its fast and efficient backup program (delta cloning and incremental backups feature make it possible) which doesn't use much pc resources.

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  12. dinosaur07

    dinosaur07 Senior Member

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"
    Who doesn`t love Macrium, really? Only the people that doesn`t know it. Period. It is the best backup software for ages, i don`t remember letting me down in all these days. I like a lot its speed, robustness and performance, being known that it`s a top quality product with features that overpass the competition making this product user friendly and affordable to all the users thanks to the free version. Perfect chance to win a Home edition for this superb software, so please count me in for the draw. Thanks in advance. My share below:
  13. Prime

    Prime Member

    I like this program because it quickly creates and restores the system image. Has a unique function Rapid Delta Restore.
    I am using version 6 and I think that it is currently the best backup program. There are no problems with him. Simply, it works great.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. kubik67

    kubik67 Junior Member

    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"

    I like and need Macrium Reflect because it is a fast program to work with hard disk images and backup data. The advantages of the program include the ability to create an image of the system on the fly without rebooting, high speed, as well as multi-level compression of finished images.

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  16. Gerallt

    Gerallt Initiat3

    Thanks for awesome contest

    WHY do I love/like Macrium Reflect Software?

    Macrium Reflect is a well known product, with an excellent name and reputation. I have only been lucky enough to use the free version, which I thoroughly enjoyed, with it`s user friendly and easily manageable interface.
    Features that appeal to me include:
    --The cloning feature. I use cloning in virtual machines and enjoy the fact that I can have a fully functioning and operational system up and running in minutes, if something goes wrong with the original.So, I am familiar with this awesome feature. I currently use the software built into the virtual machine nmanager.
    I see Macrium viBoot, which certainly sounds like something that I can use, using images to get a virtual machine up and running fast.
    --With the file backups, it is awesome to use incremental, and differential backups, instead of only full backups. This makes them more manageable, uses less space and requires less time too, to run.
    --I see that we can also create rescue disks for the operating systems too, which is also a really good feature to have avail.

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  17. scot

    scot Member

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    Presently using the Macrium Reflect Free version and quite satisfied with the performance.
    I am interested in some features which are not available in the free version, so would like to update to the paid version.
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  18. Raka Daku

    Raka Daku Member

    Macrium is simply the best, reliable and fastest in the imaging business. Its rapid restore technology is fast to restore the system and is one of the highlights of Macrium. On the event of not bootable system for reasons you can use Macrium bootable disc to bring back the system to normal and files intact. Macrium keeps improving their software and innovation is one of the aspects too, it leads and beats the competitors.
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  19. toffee

    toffee Senior Member Known Member

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    I like Macrium because this is one of the best backup software.
    My favorite features are:
    • Differential Images
    • Non-booting System Restore
    • Direct Disk Cloning
    • Backups Instant Boot in VM
    • Backups Schedule
    • Rapid Delta Cloning & Restore
    • Incremental Backups
    • Backup Set Consolidation
    • Backup Encryption
    • Backup Files and Folders
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  20. vhick

    vhick Member

    I like Macrium Reflect Home because:
    Macrium Fast Imaging (My number one favorite)
    VSS Support for Data integrity
    Differential Images
    Rapid Delta Cloning
    Auto verification
    Compress backups
    WinPE rescue environment
    Rapid Delta Restore

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. grr

    grr Board Enthusiast Silver Member Known Member

    Thanks Jason for the giveaway

    "WHY do you love/like Macrium Reflect Software?"
    I currently rely on Windows in-built system image. For sometime tried Aconis but did't liked it. Sometime back I used Macrium Reflect free version to take image of laptop and reverted back to the image after installing Windows10. I was very hesitant at first, but everything went smooth. So, I'm impressed with Macrium Reflect and want to permanently switch to it as it is not only easy to use, but is a complete backup & imaging software compared to Windows in-built (create) system image function. Also i would like to avoid taking full images but only Incremental which is not available in Free version. Additionally Home version has Ransomeware protection, Rapid delta cloning and file+folder backup for which I want to win it.

    My share below

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    Liked Macrium Reflect on Facebook

  22. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member


    Macrium developer has been notified and they will select the winners soon.

    Thank You All!
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  23. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member


    Tweakbytes [Official] Macrium Reflect 7 Home Edition Valentines 2018 Giveaway




    Raka Daku



    Please include your details (Name/Email) in your PM claim.



    Prize will be FORFEIT if a PM claim is not received within the specified timeframe.

    Prize will be FORFEIT if a PM claim is "not confirmed".


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  24. Raka Daku

    Raka Daku Member

    Congratulations to the winners. Thank you jasonX and Macrium.
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  25. jasonX

    jasonX Giveaways Moderator Staff Member

    Macrium Reflect would also like to offer all members who didn't win a 20% discount coupon code
    (valid for purchases of Macrium Reflect Home Edition, single licenses and 4-Packs, until the end of April 2018)

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  26. Ultimo

    Ultimo Member

    Thank you Jason and Macrium Software! Congratulations to all the winners!
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