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Windows 7: I need to restore my computer and can't back up

21 Aug 2011   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I think you would be safer with a factory install also, back all your important files up to your external . peace of mind in the end.


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21 Aug 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm inclined to agree with Bare Foot Kid on this one as people have posted positive reports about Macrium.

Although I've had no problems with Windows 7 backup, others have found it to be a bit hit and miss.

As ever, it's your choice as to which way you go, but we'll try and help if you get problems along the way.
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21 Aug 2011   #13
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I'm inclined to agree with Bare Foot Kid on this one as people have posted positive reports about Macrium.

Although I've had no problems with Windows 7 backup, others have found it to be a bit hit and miss.

As ever, it's your choice as to which way you go, but we'll try and help if you get problems along the way.
Thanks again, Seavixen. The other thing is but... even if the image I make in Macrium is good, won't that restore the computer to the same corrupted state it's in now?

This whole thing was the result of my mistake in allowing a McAfee guy take control of my computer and make some changes. What worries me (being really ignorant about computers) is that he may have made changes in the dos shell which, if I'm not mistaken, is the basic system upon which the OS runs. Is that possible? Or am I paranoid (I mean, today ?
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21 Aug 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just because you feel someone is watching you, doesn't mean they're not!
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21 Aug 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you want total peace of mind, recover your computer to its out-of-box factory state, re-install your applications, and then create a full system image backup.

If you're really undecided about which to use, try both - Windows 7 and Macrium. Two backups won't do any harm and it'll give you an idea which you're happiest with.
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21 Aug 2011   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just because you feel someone is watching you, doesn't mean they're not!
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21 Aug 2011   #17
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just because you feel someone is watching you, doesn't mean they're not!
Well, I'm not 100% sure of it so I don't qualify for clinical paranoia... yet
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21 Aug 2011   #18
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If you want total peace of mind, recover your computer to its out-of-box factory state, re-install your applications, and then create a full system image backup.

If you're really undecided about which to use, try both - Windows 7 and Macrium. Two backups won't do any harm and it'll give you an idea which you're happiest with.
Total peace of mind is my goal (and a working program to edit my photos!)... so I think that's the way I'm gonna go... it went well the first time... then I called McAfee about a little easily worked around thing...
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