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Windows 7: Computer Backup

30 May 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I created a backup on an external hard drive. I know depending on how I do it, there are two different results. Is one better than the other or will either work to restore?

Maybe I am as sharp as I should be, but if I use the Repair Disc to restore an image from the external hard drive, do I have to select anything from the backup files to get the restore done? All the files are created in one folder.
Are you talking about window system image backup? You can only do it the way you shoulde do it. "Is one better than the other or will either work to restore"... there is only one way to do it


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30 May 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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BTW I have used Macrium Reflect before. I don't know if they have fixed the newest version that I have used, but version 5.x never worked for me.

Previous to 5.x, I used v4.x and it worked fine although it was much more limited than the 5.x version.
What didn't work ... didn't the version in win7 work? Or are you talking about the winpe version?
Any errors... what went wrong?
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31 May 2013   #13
huffman

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Kaktussoft Macrium v5x would not restore an image created with it. That is what I meant that it did not work.

When you open Backup and restore in the control panel:

(1) On the right side I believe it says "Setup System Imaging" or something like that. That will create a backup image on an external hard drive (not all files in one folder).

(2) On the left side there is an option "Create a System Image". This will also create a backup image on an external hard drive (everything is in one folder).

If you look at both of them they totally different. That is why said I did not know which to use or either of them work if I had to restore my C-drive.

If you know the answer I would appreciate knowing just which works and exactly how to restore the system image.

Hope all that makes sense.
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31 May 2013   #14
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
Kaktussoft Macrium v5x would not restore an image created with it. That is what I meant that it did not work.

When you open Backup and restore in the control panel:

(1) On the right side I believe it says "Setup System Imaging" or something like that. That will create a backup image on an external hard drive (not all files in one folder).

(2) On the left side there is an option "Create a System Image". This will also create a backup image on an external hard drive (everything is in one folder).

If you look at both of them they totally different. That is why said I did not know which to use or either of them work if I had to restore my C-drive.

If you know the answer I would appreciate knowing just which works and exactly how to restore the system image.

Hope all that makes sense.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
Kaktussoft Macrium v5x would not restore an image created with it. That is what I meant that it did not work.
Couldn't boot from DVD, couldn't access the backup image on external disk, or ....? Be more clear about what happened
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