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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup & Recovery VS Acronis, Paragon, etc!

31 Dec 2011   #1
bht

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Backup & Recovery VS Acronis, Paragon, etc!

Hi

I would be interested to hear views concerning reliability of the built in Backup & Recovery facility, within Windows 7, compared to third party offerings!

I am especially interested in backing up the Operating System (not personal data)


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31 Dec 2011   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I've never had any problems with the native Windows 7 imaging tool. Others will tell you it's garbage and can't be trusted. So just to play it safe I image with Windows 7 and Macrium free to different external hard drives.
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02 Jan 2012   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bht View Post
I am especially interested in backing up the Operating System (not personal data)
Don't know of any easy way to use the imaging programs to PREVENT user data from being included in the image.

There might be a way, but what I've found to be a better approach over the years is to keep most of my data on a separate partition, such that when I run image backups of the OS partition, I'm including very little user data.
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02 Jan 2012   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I've never had any problems with the native Windows 7 imaging tool. Others will tell you it's garbage and can't be trusted. So just to play it safe I image with Windows 7 and Macrium free to different external hard drives.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bht View Post
I am especially interested in backing up the Operating System (not personal data)
Don't know of any easy way to use the imaging programs to PREVENT user data from being included in the image.

There might be a way, but what I've found to be a better approach over the years is to keep most of my data on a separate partition, such that when I run image backups of the OS partition, I'm including very little user data.
The way I do it is to put all my data on other partitions and to collect everything together with libraries just leaving the original locations for programs that insist on using them.
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