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Windows 7: Win 7 Clone or Mirror Image


12 Aug 2013   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 Clone or Mirror Image

Hey Guys, I know Win 7 can do it, BUT would I be able to restore back from a USB External drive? Im running WIN 7 on a Imac running bootcamp so I cant plug an esata drive into it.or remove the OLD drive.. .. Any help would be great! If the Windows mirror image wont restore from a USB 3.0 drive any pay software out there to this??? Thanks in advance!

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12 Aug 2013   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Pretty much all the free versions should be able to do that.

Best Free Backup Software for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003, 2008, 2012
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13 Aug 2013   #3

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

So you CAN restore from a USB 3.0 External DRIVE???
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14 Aug 2013   #4

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harleymhs View Post
So you CAN restore from a USB 3.0 External DRIVE???
Yes -- IF your PC can boot from a USB device connected to a USB 3.0 port -- which a lot can not.

You should try making a bootable USB drive while it's connected to the USB 3.0 port and seeing if you can boot from that.
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15 Aug 2013   #5

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harleymhs View Post
So you CAN restore from a USB 3.0 External DRIVE???
Yes -- IF your PC can boot from a USB device connected to a USB 3.0 port -- which a lot can not.

You should try making a bootable USB drive while it's connected to the USB 3.0 port and seeing if you can boot from that.
Good Idea, BUT Im running Windows 7 from a iMac and using bootcamp.. SO I dont think I can use ANY other drive to restore from ( if I had to do a COMPLETE RE INSTALL ) But Ill try your idea and make a bootable USB and see if I can boot from that.. Does ANYONE know if the freeware BACKUPPER can do SELECTED FILES and FOLDER BACKUP or does it JUST do Complete hard drive back up! Looks like a good one.. But Im looking for a Program just to back up selected files and folders to an external drive... thanks guys!
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15 Aug 2013   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Aomei Backupper is an imaging program, not a file back up program.

You might find Karen's Replicator does the job:

Karen's Replicator
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17 Aug 2013   #7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Ill give that one a try! THANKS!!!!
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18 Aug 2013   #8

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Another file backup program you could try is FreeFileSync. I have beren using it for more than a year now.FreeFileSync | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net
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