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Windows 7: backup solution - similar to WinRescue?

21 Feb 2013   #1

Win7 64-bit
backup solution - similar to WinRescue?

Just purchased a new system with Win7 64-bit. Have used WinRescue for years to automagically backup registry and selected other files each night. Unfortunately, I discover there is no 64 bit verison of this program. Have never trusted the built-in Windows backup and normally turn this off in favor of other solutions. What I'm asking here is recommendations for reliable backup software to prepare for the inevitable.

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21 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Imaging with free Macrium

Macrium Reflect is my backup/system imaging software of choice.
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21 Feb 2013   #3

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Hello jopa66 and welcome to Seven Forums.

I've been using the native Windows 7 backup/imaging tool and haven't experienced any issues. But I also use the free Macrium Reflect "just in case". If you'd like to try some other free backup/imaging tools to see how they compare, here are some more products:

Aomei (also does incrementals and differentials)

EaseUS Todo


From your post, you say you're interested in wanting to "...backup registry and selected other files each night." So maybe you really don't need a full-blown backup/imaging tool. Perhaps you'd be better served using something like ERUNT for the registry and Microsoft's SyncToy or FreeFileSync for your other selected files.


SyncToy and How to use

FreeFileSync and How to use
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21 Feb 2013   #4

Win7 64-bit

Thanx for the suggestions. Having already browsed this forum, I got the idea that Macrium Reflect was a choice of many here. Will try this, as well as check some of the other apps mentioned. When contacting the developer of WinRescue, I recieved this reply, "The problem is a bug in Windows 7 64bit. When Windows is fixed, WinRescue will work. I doubt that Windows will ever be fixed."
No elaboration-- just curious if anyone here knows what this might refer to.
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