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Windows 7: Just wanted to talk about my first backup restore

01 Oct 2014   #1
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Just wanted to talk about my first backup restore

This morning I was on line and went to my gmail and was prepared to answer an email that I received. Well, the computer froze up so I rebooted and after that the computer never loaded into Windows 7.

After that the computer could never fully boot into Windows and after a few tries it booted to a black screen. Safe mode was not accessible either.

SO--it seemed to me that I had two choices - do a restore from EaseUS todo Backup V7 or do a repair install. I opted for a restore and I am so happy that it worked perfectly. Thanks EaseUS.

I have always been afraid to try a restore but I knew that there would come the time to need to do it. This was the time to do it. No problem at all. Can you imagine my heart in my mouth during the whole process?

Just wanted to pass this on.


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01 Oct 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Yes I can. Great job! It's always a bit scary the first time

My experience is that most users don't even have a backup, so imagine how they must feel in that same situation
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01 Oct 2014   #3
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Yes I can. Great job! It's always a bit scary the first time

My experience is that most users don't even have a backup, so imagine how they must feel in that same situation
Thanks for this Tookeri

Without backup I would have to redo everything over again. With XP it seemed much easier but there is so much more to do when you start from scratch with Windows 7.

Anyway, I am a happy camper.

I do two backups - EaseUS and also the backup in Windows 7. Never had to restore before as I mentioned.
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01 Oct 2014   #4
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Good idea! I have two separate backups too. You can never be too careful!

PS. Love your signature
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01 Oct 2014   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Good idea! I have two separate backups too. You can never be too careful!

PS. Love your signature
That is for sure AND I send the backups to two separate external drives.

That's my signature on any forum I visit. Thanks
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01 Oct 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

You are a backup role model !!!
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01 Oct 2014   #7
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I may be some day.
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01 Oct 2014   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've restored my boot drive several times and was successful every time. Still, my heart is in my throat every time I do a restore until the restore is finished.

On my desktop computer, I make a weekly image, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect), once a week every week and before making any changes to my OS or programs. I save the images to a data drive in the same computer (not a good idea if it is the only place) but I backup that drive to two local HDDs everyday using FreeFileSync. I also have two more backup HDDs for the same drive in my safe deposit box at my credit union and swap them out with the two at home no less than once a month. To cover data added after swapping out the HDDs in my safe deposit box, I also use Carbonite to backup most of my data daily.
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01 Oct 2014   #9
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I've restored my boot drive several times and was successful every time. Still, my heart is in my throat every time I do a restore until the restore is finished.

On my desktop computer, I make a weekly image, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect), once a week every week and before making any changes to my OS or programs. I save the images to a data drive in the same computer (not a good idea if it is the only place) but I backup that drive to two local HDDs everyday using FreeFileSync. I also have two more backup HDDs for the same drive in my safe deposit box at my credit union and swap them out with the two at home no less than once a month. To cover data added after swapping out the HDDs in my safe deposit box, I also use Carbonite to backup most of my data daily.
That is very good to know.
Thank you
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03 Oct 2014   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Back when I was running Windows 98, I had gotten a virus and wanted to do a clean install. I went to the C: prompt and typed Format. What a "Rush" that is. I could feel my heart just pounding and my blood pressure must have been off the chart.
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