Quote: Originally Posted by Datman
I just started running Windows 7. For years I have used Acronis True Image 11 it has almost always worked in XP and Vista 32. I had confidance that I was backed up.
It did install in Windows 7 home 64 and it did create a image of my c drive. When I went to use it, it took 3x longer to install and it did not work, All 3 attempts windows would reboot and it would get to a “windows is preparing your desktop” screen then it would ask you to reboot and you could click to reboot either was it would end up on a blue windows startup screen and no farther.
What is a good way to backup the c drive? I have restore points but I can see them getting deleted some day. I also use the windows image backup program. I don’t really like so I’m looking for options. I would consider an updated version of Acronis.
Macrium Reflect is very good. It is free at this location. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Some here prefer an external drive for their backups. I purchased another Internal HDD and use that for my backups. You can not put your backups on the same HDD as your Win 7 is on. I divided my Backup HDD into two partitions. One is for my Win 7 OS and Programs which I have on one partition and the other partition I have my Music, Pictures, etc. It backs up every week. Macrium does a complete backup each time. Your backup HDD will become full in a short while so you need to delete the older ones about every month or so. If you have any other questions, please let us know.