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23 May 2009   #11
Terrym

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 

DO NOT INSTALL PARAGON PRODUCTS. destroyed win7 install

FYIl


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23 May 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Another case of the user blaming the app. Human nature, I suppose.

This guy understands what went wrong in his ( unrelated ) case

http://www.vistax64.com/general-disc...ow-no-hdd.html

You will find the vast majority of the SF TEAM members here using Paragon apps..

Tho. I don't use the Paragon Defrag - I have tried it, but it is an industrial version , insists on going into boot time mode , defrags everything - but takes a while. The kind of thing you would leave running overnight in an industrial setting - not necessary for a home user.

You will notice I made no derogatory comment about the Acronis - in fact I provided a link to a free version - for those who wish to try and see if they like it.
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24 May 2009   #13
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hope it helps
Yeah that's good to know. Thanks.
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24 May 2009   #14
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym View Post
It has saved my bacon many times. It is quick and simple to restore a backup from Acronis, and it works every time. I am running XP and Win 7 RC1 on two partitions and back up both with Acronis.
No worries.
Actually I think I am with you Terry. I have never used the other products so cannot speak for them. However, when ever I needed it Acronis came to my rescue.
Like you I have two partitions, one with XP Pro, the other running Seven/7127.

Here's my question. Which is the preferred method:
To make a Acronis images from within Seven or from XP.
I have Acronis installed in XP so usually boot to XP and do my image backups of both XP & 7 drive partitions.

I haven't (yet) installed Acronis in Seven. Should I make image backups from within Seven? Does it make any difference, do you think...
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24 May 2009   #15
Terrym

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
Actually I think I am with you Terry. I have never used the other products so cannot speak for them. However, when ever I needed it Acronis came to my rescue.
Like you I have two partitions, one with XP Pro, the other running Seven/7127.

Here's my question. Which is the preferred method:
To make a Acronis images from within Seven or from XP.
I have Acronis installed in XP so usually boot to XP and do my image backups of both XP & 7 drive partitions.

I haven't (yet) installed Acronis in Seven. Should I make image backups from within Seven? Does it make any difference, do you think...
It makes no difference. Like you, I have xp and win 7 on dual boot. I run Acronis in xp and backup both from xp. And I have restored both, so they work fine. At some point in then near future, I will run Acronis in Win 7. I am using Acronis True Image 11 and not sure yet if I will need to go to 2009. I will probably try 11 first.

For defrag, I use Diskeeper 2009 and it works in the background with no problems on either operating system.

SIW2, did not mean to be derogatory. Just pointing out another comment I saw on the forum.
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24 May 2009   #16
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I much prefer Paragon - they have a Drive Backup app. - superb and cheaper than Acronis. They also have Hard Disk Manager - the best partitioning tools available included with the imaging program - for about the same as Acronis.

Paragon Software - hard disk partitioning, drive backup, hard disk management, system performance optimizing

The free version Paragon do is very limited , tho. - you might try a trial version.
Thanks SIW2
In view of your recommendation I shall try Paragon Drive Backup -
Personal Edition
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Geddit here:
Drive Backup 9.0 Personal Edition Click Magazine
Free Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Personal Edition Download with Product Key and Serial Number ğ My Digital Life
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24 May 2009   #17
bhuulo

 

Acronis True Image and Acronis Disk Detector Suite rocks
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24 May 2009   #18
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 
Drive Backup 9.0 Personal Edition

Would you believe it.
Got the email with Product Key and Serial Number.
But do you think I can get it to accept it.
Cannot get it to unlock
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24 May 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Any Key,

I had a look at that - no, it isn't going to work.

That was a special promotional edition ( limited availability) - I am not at all sure where they got those links from.

It doesn't have the full power and functions of the paid version - but is still very good for free.

From what I understand, one of the things not included is the ability to mount the archives ( it may be in the GUI but the function isn't there.)

Nevertheless, you may find it does everything you need.
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24 May 2009   #20
manpacker

windows 7 build 7100 x64
 
 

While i'm sure there are numerous 3rd party softwares that can do the trick, it's just sad to see that Microsoft couldn't just build into the OS a proper incremental backup solution..
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