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Windows 7: Win 7, Home Prem or Norton 360 to Make BU & Restore?

22 Feb 2014   #1
Robbie P

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Win 7, Home Prem or Norton 360 to Make BU & Restore?

I am sorry to repeat this question, but most of the responses are from several years ago. On the chance that something has changed, I am wondering which is Better/Safer/Simpler to Use? As you can see, I have a 1T HD and two external drives (330gb & 1T).

Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.

Robbie


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23 Feb 2014   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Macrium Reflect Standard.

(1) "system image" backups, multiple generations in target folder

(2) "data" folder/file backups, FULL + INCREMENTAL, multiple generations

(3) standalone boot CD or USB for true disaster recovery restore of "system image" backup, or convenient Boot Manager menu item if hard drive is still usable

(4) automatic space management "grooming" to delete old generations

(5) active vendor support

(6) very reasonable price
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23 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Neither of your choices would really excite me. As was said, use free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium
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23 Feb 2014   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I would recommend Aomei Backupper, the best freebie. FREE Backup software for Windows 7, 8 and Server 2008 R2, 2012
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23 Feb 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I would go with Macrium. I just restored with it last night and it worked without a hitch
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23 Feb 2014   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
I would go with Macrium. I just restored with it last night and it worked without a hitch
Why, have you tried the others to see what they offer, or do you not bother and just keep doing the same thing ?

I started the whole macrium thing back on Vista Forums years ago, it was the best thing around at the time.

It is always worth trying new things, sometimes they are awful, like windows 8.

Sometimes they are better than what you were using previously, like Backupper is.
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23 Feb 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

AOMEI is certainly worth trying. It is easy to use and works well on 64bit systems. On 32bit systems there is still some work in progress.

I am a Macrium fan too, but it never hurts to have options.
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23 Feb 2014   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
I would go with Macrium. I just restored with it last night and it worked without a hitch
Why, have you tried the others to see what they offer, or do you not bother and just keep doing the same thing ?
Where did that ATTACK come from? That is what everyone else said also. GEEZZ
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24 Feb 2014   #9
Robbie P

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thanks for Responding

Thanks for the help and good advice.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Macrium Reflect Standard.

(1) "system image" backups, multiple generations in target folder

(2) "data" folder/file backups, FULL + INCREMENTAL, multiple generations

(3) standalone boot CD or USB for true disaster recovery restore of "system image" backup, or convenient Boot Manager menu item if hard drive is still usable

(4) automatic space management "grooming" to delete old generations

(5) active vendor support

(6) very reasonable price
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2014   #10
Robbie P

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thanks for Responding

Thanks with simple and cost-effective advice.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Neither of your choices would really excite me. As was said, use free Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium
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