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Windows 7: Complete PC backup

16 Jun 2009   #1

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
Complete PC backup

From what I hear, pretty much everyone in the developed world who uses 7 will have Windows Backup included - not just files and folders, but system image backup as well.

Your average punter is not going to look any further than that.

That's got to be bad news for Acronis, Macrium, etc.

Sure, the enthusiasts will check out 3rd party options - like they do with browsers.

You would think the big name must have considered an anti - trust case.

Maybe they didn't go ahead as some versions of 7 won't include it ( you're not very likely to see those).

Or because they didn't want to upset the MS lovers - witness the vitriol heaped on Opera by people who should know better.

It was available in Vista - but only the higher priced versions - people chose to pay extra for that.

Here's another chance for a controversial discussion - go for it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jun 2009   #2


SHHHHHH, don't let the EU brigade get wind of that
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16 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2

I use a Free third party solution Free backup software for Windows - GFI Backup Home Edition because I couldn't get it to work a couple of builds ago - kept getting insufficient space error - even when doing a test backup of a singe file to an 80 gig empty drive think the error is still there on a fresh install of 7100
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

The idea of the image backup is GREAT but it will NOT allow me to schedule it to save the image to my external HDD. As a result my data files don't get included as I have those on the 2nd drive in my system (where the image is being saved because it won't schedule to my external)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi mievy,

You might try the free version of Macrium Reflect - it works for me

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