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Windows 7: Should System Protection be Enabled on a Data partition?

View Poll Results: Should System Restore be Enabled on a Data Partition
Yes, include data partition(s) 2 20.00%
No, only the OS/Programs partition 8 80.00%
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04 May 2012   #21
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I don't think anyone is suggesting that System Protection is a substitute for backups. It is just another tool in the armory. I helped a guy here last Sunday to recover accidentally deleted folders using Previous Versions.
+1

Additionally, System Restore is not a substitute for images.
Absolutely.


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04 May 2012   #22
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

It actually just saved me a deleted folder this morning after I emptied my recycle bin. Deleting things when you're extremely tired is never a good idea!
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04 May 2012   #23
kado897

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The big problem is that MS doesn't believe in it. Previous versions is not in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It is replaced by File History which is much more limited in the folders in backs up (libraries and a few others) but offers near real time protection (default 1hr) preferably on an external drive.
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04 May 2012   #24
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I don't usually have my external drive connected all the time. I usually just connect it when I backup my files or do a system image. And I don't use the library feature in Windows 7. I have explorer open My Computer instead. So I'm not sure the file history feature would be much use to me.

Haven't tried Windows 8 though as I'm happy enough with 7 at the moment.
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04 May 2012   #25
kado897

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Oh and incidentally W8 CP relegates the current backup and Restore to "Legacy Windows 7 Backup" and hides it away only in the Icon view of control Panel. It doesn't replace it with anything that could be called a backup either. I guess that if you have a tablet you don't back it up because drives never fail do they.
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10 May 2012   #26
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Sounds like these forums will be plenty active for sometime after all This sounds like the making of XP/Vista all over again. I'll wait for Windows Number 9.
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10 May 2012   #27
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Oh and incidentally W8 CP relegates the current backup and Restore to "Legacy Windows 7 Backup" and hides it away only in the Icon view of control Panel. It doesn't replace it with anything that could be called a backup either. I guess that if you have a tablet you don't back it up because drives never fail do they.
I've been watching for over two years now for Backup Imaging improvements and still haven't found the right channel to communicate the plain fact that it isn't up to Win7 standards.
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11 May 2012   #28
kado897

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Oh well. The latest version of Macrium has been fixed for W8.
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11 May 2012   #29
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I think I've been lucky as I've never had a problem with the Windows 7 imaging. Although from reading these forums I see a lot of people have.
They could learn a thing or two from Macrium. Such a great product and great price.....FREE!
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