Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Macrium / Acronis problems so using IFW from terabyte

24 Nov 2012   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
Macrium / Acronis problems so using IFW from terabyte

Hi there
On Windows 8 I couldn't get Macrium free to work properly when backing up an SSD to a USB3 external disk. I know this is Windows 7 but some people will be testing W8 too so they will want a backup mechanism that works both on Windows 7 and W8.

I've had too many issues with Acronis to continue to use it any more -- from about version 2010 they screwed up the interface -- started adding "Services" etc, and in general making it more bloated. Version 2011 was just about bearable but 2012 and 2013 totally screwed up and they've gone bananas with the whole licensing procedure - I've had it with them.

I was recommended Terabytes Image for Windows -- does the job perfectly on Windows 7 as well as W8 -- nice clean interface, can copy and restore all sorts of partitions such as Linux etc etc , bare metal recovery and can be used on 3 computers. It's cheaper also than Acronis and you can try it for 30 days too.

If you are looking for a decent backup with the latest hardware (USB3 / RAID / GPT / UEFI) then this less well known program could be the solution.

I was actively looking for a change from Acronis for a while but Macrium failed so I'm glad I found this

Drive Image Backup Software for Windows :: Image for Windows


My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1


I agree with you about TI. Version 2013 doesn't play well with respect to 'bare metal recovery' on Win 8 on a EUFI machine. The Recovery Disk will not boot without having to enable the legacy mode at boot time and then enabling Secure mode after the restore.

You got me interested in the Terabytes offering. Did you test the Recovery disk on an EUFI machine?

Thanks a lot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Macrium / Acronis problems so using IFW from terabyte

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Macrium / Acronis problems so using IFW from terabyte
Thread Forum
Terabyte Image for Windows Backup and Restore
Macrium vs Acronis True Home Image 2011 Backup and Restore
Solved bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11 General Discussion
Command line choices for DiskWizard(Acronis) / Macrium Backup and Restore
Solved Macrium Reflect Restore problems Backup and Restore
Acronis users - Upgrade to Acronis Home 2011 Backup and Restore
Which internal Terabyte HDD? Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33