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Windows 7: What is an very easy Backup & Recovery of disk imaging?

09 Oct 2013   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Another recommendation for Macrium Reflect. See here for an excellent tutorial on how to use it.


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10 Oct 2013   #12
Onestep

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks guys for your opinions and support as it is very helpful. But is there a imaging program out there that when I do a image of "C" drive that onto e External drive that it will let me Restore it. I find so far that Acronics won't let me restore it? I am trying so hard and its probably something that I am doing wrong.
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10 Oct 2013   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
Thanks guys for your opinions and support as it is very helpful. But is there a imaging program out there that when I do a image of "C" drive that onto e External drive that it will let me Restore it. I find so far that Acronics won't let me restore it? I am trying so hard and its probably something that I am doing wrong.
You aren't paying attention; you've already been given several options. Look at the tutorial I linked earlier for Macrium Reflect. With any free imaging program, you will need to make a rescue CD or USB stick to be able to restore.
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10 Oct 2013   #14
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
Thanks guys for your opinions and support as it is very helpful. But is there a imaging program out there that when I do a image of "C" drive that onto e External drive that it will let me Restore it. I find so far that Acronics won't let me restore it? I am trying so hard and its probably something that I am doing wrong.
I just did a backup to an external hdd to test it and it works fine.

Here are the piics that will help you-

On first pic, left click backup and right click and press Recover - follow the pics and you will be good to go.

Also, you should create backups in two locations and make sure you create the boot CD.

You're doing fine - it's just the learning curve to be overcome.

If your comp boots, you can just go to Start Menu and open the Acronis program from there.


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10 Oct 2013   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Both I and Lady Fitzgerald gave you links to an excellent tutorial by one of our members WHS who is very knowledgeable about Macrium.
BTW ALL imaging programs will in principle do what you want. It's just that Macrium Reflect has an excellent free version, a user friendly interface and is highly regarded for its reliability and flexibility. WHS will show you how you can "play around" making test images and restoring them without affecting your PC.
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10 Oct 2013   #16
Onestep

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
Thanks guys for your opinions and support as it is very helpful. But is there a imaging program out there that when I do a image of "C" drive that onto e External drive that it will let me Restore it. I find so far that Acronics won't let me restore it? I am trying so hard and its probably something that I am doing wrong.
You aren't paying attention; you've already been given several options. Look at the tutorial I linked earlier for Macrium Reflect. With any free imaging program, you will need to make a rescue CD or USB stick to be able to restore.
I'm sorry Lady Fitzgerald. Yes I am confused. I did look at Macrium Reflect and just don't know wether to go with it or not. I did download it but it said Macrium Reflect Download Package. Don't know if it was the right one or not. In fact I am going to review your reply again and get the correct download site. I just want to be able to do a image to my External Harddrive and be able to restore if need be just as easy. I do greatly appreciate your help. I will give it a shot tonight. I did download Aomei Backupper. This after noon I made a image using that program but haven't tried to see if the Restore part works ok. I do thank you. and will let you know what happens.
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10 Oct 2013   #17
Onestep

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Both I and Lady Fitzgerald gave you links to an excellent tutorial by one of our members WHS who is very knowledgeable about Macrium.
BTW ALL imaging programs will in principle do what you want. It's just that Macrium Reflect has an excellent free version, a user friendly interface and is highly regarded for its reliability and flexibility. WHS will show you how you can "play around" making test images and restoring them without affecting your PC.
Hi MJF, I am going to download Macrium and see what happens. Many thanks.
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10 Oct 2013   #18
Onestep

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
Thanks guys for your opinions and support as it is very helpful. But is there a imaging program out there that when I do a image of "C" drive that onto e External drive that it will let me Restore it. I find so far that Acronics won't let me restore it? I am trying so hard and its probably something that I am doing wrong.
I just did a backup to an external hdd to test it and it works fine.

Here are the piics that will help you-

On first pic, left click backup and right click and press Recover - follow the pics and you will be good to go.

Also, you should create backups in two locations and make sure you create the boot CD.

You're doing fine - it's just the learning curve to be overcome.

If your comp boots, you can just go to Start Menu and open the Acronis program from there.

You did this from a External Harddrive?
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10 Oct 2013   #19
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Yes - see pic one.
That is my WD external hdd.
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