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Windows 7: Creating image using acronis

02 Nov 2009   #11
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Short is better... but that's to short for me, could you expand each step. Thanks


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02 Nov 2009   #12
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneextraid View Post
Acronis Home will not restore from an external drive. The files must be on DVD or a partition.

If you have only 1 partition, Acronis will not backup.
Hmmm. I have backed up (imaged) my Win 7 installation several times to an external USB hard drive and have successfully restored from the same USB external hard drive more than once. I use Acronis True Image Home ver 10. It didn't seem to care about having only one partition either.

Edit: Perhaps you meant network drive instead of external?
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03 Nov 2009   #13
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Gee, RC7100 clearly stated no image backup to cd/dvd or external harddrive for security reasons. A network or internal H/D is the only
allowed method.
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03 Nov 2009   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I just tested it as well and had no option to restore from my external drive
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03 Nov 2009   #15
rim2ti2ki

xp/Win7
 
 
Try

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03 Nov 2009   #16
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Thanks for the info, I'll give Acronis another try it cost me $49.95 money not well spent. Also their help site will charge per each inquiry.
I would not recommend the software but it is highly rated in the various PC magazines.
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03 Nov 2009   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you intend to restore to a Western Digital or Seagate hard drive, you can get Acronis for no charge directly from the websites of those 2 companies.
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03 Nov 2009   #18
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Why bother with images/backups with win 7

After reading postings for over an hour as well as the help site for Acronis I've come to the conclusion it's not worth my time or effort to work with Acronis when your OS is Win 7.

Win 7 is so quick in doing a reload and if you have your data well organized on your backup hard drive, this seems the best route to go and forget about "I Hope" 3rd party software.

Firstly you save the cost of the program, looking for updates, and finally trying to figure out the darn thing as to what it will and won't do in each function. Sorry, I just don't have the patience nor the brain power any more. There are better thing to do! I could have bought two 26's of Johnny Walkers.....
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03 Nov 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can - sort of - very limited functions - if you click one of the better functions - it tells you to go buy the product.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If you intend to restore to a Western Digital or Seagate hard drive, you can get Acronis for no charge directly from the websites of those 2 companies.
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03 Nov 2009   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

SIW2:

What functions are you referring to??

I just pulled down all the menus in my version (WD) and poked the icon. I got no errors or nags to buy something else.


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