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Windows 7: software to use instead of Win 7 system restore cuz restore not workin

12 Feb 2012   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Whether you are going for a backup software or not, the next best thing to System Restore to my mind is ERUNT GUI. ERUNT GUI: backup and restore your registry with a single click | freewaregenius.com

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12 Feb 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Whether you are going for a backup software or not, the next best thing to System Restore to my mind is ERUNT GUI. ERUNT GUI: backup and restore your registry with a single click | freewaregenius.com

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Check whether you will be happy with it.
This is a useful and good program, but it is very different. You use it when you play around with the registry, but it does not qualify as a full system backup.
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12 Feb 2012   #13
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks a lot guys. Yes I will give a try out for Macrium. and hell no I dont have loadz of money I decided to go with it just because it was the name came up most of the forums and each of term I googled. never knew that it brings up trouble more than a solution.
And how about the Farastone Restore IT? It is a another name that keeps popping out.

and I just have to search little bit more than except for google. theres hell lot free good utilities out there ha

and sorry for my bad spelling ignatzatsonic, by using the term disc I also meant about the partition. Can you give me a approximate it would consume to image 110gb of my C:?

and again thank you WHS, ignatzatsonic, Jumanji, Golden
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12 Feb 2012   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yep, ERUNT GUI is not a substitute for a full system backup.

But everytime we want to try a new program, we may not do a full backup and then restore which is gonna be time consuming.

If my System Restore is not working, I will do a registry backup before I install a program and then restore the registry after uninstalling it. That I would believe is as good as or as near as a System Restore. ( Correct me if I am wrong. )
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12 Feb 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
Can you give me a approximate it would consume to image 110gb of my C:?
Macrium takes less than 10 minutes to make an image of 30 GB of occupied space on my C partition. Six or seven minutes, if I recall correctly.

For 110 gigs, I'd guess it would take perhaps 30 minutes. The resulting image file would take up somewhere around 50 or 60 GB. You'd have to store it on another partition of course.
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12 Feb 2012   #16
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you guys a lot.
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12 Feb 2012   #17
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suspect008 View Post
Can you give me a approximate it would consume to image 110gb of my C:?

For 110 gigs, I'd guess it would take perhaps 30 minutes. The resulting image file would take up somewhere around 50 or 60 GB. You'd have to store it on another partition of course.
wow thats a hell of a time when I thought of creating an image every time I install something and thats why I was concern about incremental backups which image out only differences. not as much as simple like system restore ah how bad is it using these incremental backups as you have told before?
and not to worry about that 60gigs. I have enough space on my E: like 400gb
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12 Feb 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

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Why in the world would you make a new image just because you were going to install something?

I make an image once a month. Some do it weekly. Some quarterly.

Those who do it for every program installation are few and far between and enjoy imaging for its own sake.
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12 Feb 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
approximate it would consume to image 110gb of my C:?

If that is 110GB of data, it takes about 65GB for the image. But if that is the size of the partition, figure 55 to 60% of the data will be the image size.

And unlike Ignartz, I image 3 times per week and to at least on 2 different disk (one is always disconnecet when not in use). I hate to lose too much work when I have to restore an image.
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12 Feb 2012   #20
suspect008

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it is the amount of data in the partition. partition size is 200gb and its filled 110gb. I guess my problem is solved here. When I install something Im gonna use ERUNT GUI and I think Imaging Once a week would be enough not to lose much. Im gonna make this thread as resolved. yet Im asking, guys do you know about Farastone's Restore IT? its a another one came up with google and rich with many features incl. repair disks etc.
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