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Windows 7: Does backup normally take 5-9 hours to complete?

15 Jul 2012   #11
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Well I installed the thing, so now what do I do?

Run a backup.


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15 Jul 2012   #12
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, I will.
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15 Jul 2012   #13
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Uhm, okay, I ran 2 backups, but I'm not sure how to restore the files or what was backed up in the first place. When I click on my OS does it back up everything that's on the drive? Like my Libraries and my OS files?
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15 Jul 2012   #14
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Uhm, okay, I ran 2 backups, but I'm not sure how to restore the files or what was backed up in the first place. When I click on my OS does it back up everything that's on the drive? Like my Libraries and my OS files?
How long did the backup take?
You can see everything in the backup by going where you put it and opening it.

You can restore it by opening the Discwizard and clicking "restore."

If you have no need to restore at this time, why do it?
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16 Jul 2012   #15
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I ran backups at least 10x the speed of Windows Backup and Restore, so the speed helped, for like 40 minutes to an hour I think, or even shorter.
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16 Jul 2012   #16
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
I ran backups at least 10x the speed of Windows Backup and Restore, so the speed helped, for like 40 minutes to an hour I think, or even shorter.
Great!!
I'm sure this program will help you.
I name my backups "Discwizard windows 7 (date) to make it easy to find, but you can name it anything you like.

Here are some pics to show you how to see what is in the backup.

Ist pic wrong - ignore


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16 Jul 2012   #17
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Here is correct first pic:


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16 Jul 2012   #18
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sweet. Thanks so much man! I guess we can call this a fixed issue right?
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16 Jul 2012   #19
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Sweet. Thanks so much man! I guess we can call this a fixed issue right?
Right!!
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16 Jul 2012   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's good you have a solution. But I would also take a look at the free Macrium Reflect which is independent of the HDD manufacturer.
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