Post by D***@MadCow.net
First place I looked was majorgeeks.com. In the past it was there
(64-Bit anyway) but couldn't find anything except the downloader. Is
that site no longer hosting the full installer of the Free version?
At filepuma.com I found some old versions that were said to be the
32-bit Free version with no Virus, Spyware, Bundle or Adware.
( the old version list is on the right side of the page )
I downloaded Version 6.2.1495 from August 11, 2016, at 42.1 MB. I'd
be happy with that but I don't know how/if I can be sure it's clean.
Can anyone verify this is a trustable site?
Any other ideas?
What does the "Home Use" button at the top
of this page give you ?
That should be a stub installer. There should be a configuration
menu of sorts there, so you can mix and match installer+WinPEVersion.
The WinPE10 would be equivalent to Windows 10. I assume at some point,
there is a danger a too-modern WinPE isn't going to work with some
really ancient computer. But I've not observed that. And I don't
regularly re-test this stuff either. So if you get new results,
please report back.
WinPE5 and WinPE10 should have USB3 drivers, for fast backup to
external USB3 enclosures. The two earlier WinPE versions may not
When you actually make the CD, there should be an option
to change the WinPE version. So if you had "second thoughts",
you might be able to use an older version anyway.
You don't have to download any WinPE if you don't want it. For
dialup users, they can download the stub, then download just
the 40MB main portion of the tool. And use that from within
an installed OS.
In addition, you can "carry" the 40MB installer plus the WinPE
download from machine to machine. So if someone already did a
Macrium download, and kept the files, you could get the files
from them. You don't have to start with the Stub each time,
and I regularly reuse file sets I already have, for installations.
The WinPE portion (the largest part of the download), is used to
make the boot CD. You can backup/clone/restore from the CD,
as well as use the "fake" File Explorer window. The CD is
definitely worth making and keeping handy. If you make the
CD on the platform to be backed up, there's even a chance that
File Sharing (SMB) on the CD, will work on your home network.
So you can backup/restore using a drive on a second computer.
Give the official path a try, rather than searching under
rocks for a copy of the software.
"PC and Windows
In order to run Macrium Reflect, you must have a system
that has the following minimum system requirements:
* At least 512MB RAM (1GB min recommended)
* Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or later
* A keyboard and mouse"