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Windows 7: Excellent recovery system (Free)


16 Jul 2013   #1
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Excellent recovery system (Free)

Hi there
I know a lot of people HATE Windows 8 -- but if you download the FREE Windows 8 ENTERPRISE (180 day free trial) you can install a Windows to Go system on to an external USB device (use an SSD and it's great) which BOOTS AND RUNS from the USB and runs as a FULL windows system -- not a LIVE system but a real Windows system. (This is a REAL running system not an INSTALLATION Disk). You can install stuff just like you can on a normal Windows system. It's a genuine portable system which will boot on any device that allows booting from a USB device. If you use an SSD it runs perfectly fast enough too.


Now if you install things like OFFICE, PHOTOSHOP, Partition Wizard and Backup / recovery software like Acronis you can use this as a full working Windows system and it will boot even if the main HDD on the computer is broken. You can also install VLC and a load of other stuff making this a very convenient PORTABLE windows running system - far easier than messing around with things like BARTPE or trying to boot and run VHD's.

OK it's Windows 8 but if your main system is broken you can use this to recover it very quickly with all the tools in one place. - Meanwhile while the system is being repaired you can still watch a Video / listen to music or do other things at the same time as it's a FULL windows system.

Normally the USB devices have to be certified but if you do it THIS way then you can use ANY USB device.

http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articl...on-a-USB-Drive

Cheers
jimbo


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17 Jul 2013   #2
Golden

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17 Jul 2013   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If I download the free 180 days trial version of Windows 8 ENTERPRISE and install a Windows to Go system on an external USB drive, is it going to work forever??????
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17 Jul 2013   #4
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
If I download the free 180 days trial version of Windows 8 ENTERPRISE and install a Windows to Go system on an external USB drive, is it going to work forever??????
Hi there
no idea on this one -- somebody will just have to try it and see. However creating a new "recovery" toolbox system every 180 days really isn't too much of a hassle especially as the whole process only takes around 15 - 20 mins.

Cheers
jimbo
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