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Thank you both for your responses. I'm somewhat new to Macrium, so I appreciate your feedback. Sorry, I should have been a little more specific. I would not be using this on an on-going basis, or to replace a drive. It is a one-shot clone of the entire drive as the computer comes from the manufacturer, before installing my program files, then a one-shot image of the drive after all programs are installed, and data files added. After that, it gets put away for safe-keeping. My intent is to only use it going forward if I wanted to return the computer to it's factory state (clone), or to return it back to a clean install of all my programs (image). Ongoing backups are done on a separate drive.
If this is still considered risky, should I move the image from the cloned disk to another drive, and would it create problems if I did so?