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Windows 7: Windows Backup

20 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Backup

Just a warning on Windows 7 Backup.
I had backed up my system using Windows backup on a weekly basis, also on one occassion restored my system from one of these backups.
Previously to that for backup I had used the free version of Macrium Reflect.
Then last week after installing a piece of software the dreaded blue screen appeared and I was usable to reboot.
I loaded the Windows 7 System Repair disk and re-booted, then from the menu chose the last version on my backups to restore from, to cut short a long story it was unable to restore it just going round and round in circles .
I went through the re-boot process a few times then finally gave up.
The last Macrium backup I had was from 6 weeks earlier so as that was my last resort I tried that and it restored no bother.
So the question is what has Macrium got that Windows has not.


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20 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

I'm the other way around - I was using Macrium (faster to image, smaller backup size) but it wouldn't boot after a restore. My Windows image restored perfectly, and I've since ditched Macrium.

Put it down to "one of those things..."
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20 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 Professional

I think windows 7 does a great job of performing backups. I had my start up files messed up and restored my image from my external HD backup without issues. I love when windows does what its suppose to.
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