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Windows 7: is w7 backup any good compared to 3rd party backup apps

25 Jun 2010   #1
elcid123

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is w7 backup any good compared to 3rd party backup apps

I have just got w7 and was wondering whether to use it's backup, I was using norton ghost 15 and there was to many bugs not like previous versions that I,v used for years with xp and win 98.
Can I back up ALL my complete os including all apps and return w7 to exactly the way it was every byte?
Has any one used w7 backup if so whats the best way to use it so if possible you can return everything just the way it was.


Regards Steve


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25 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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It is good, I use it

This is what you do.

Make a copy put it on an external hard drive and forget about it.

Every month make a new image and keep it on the internal hard drive. Ever need a backup you have a current one.
If for some reason you cannot use the current, (virus, hard drive failure) you have the one you hid away.
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25 Jun 2010   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It depends on who you ask, but I concur with richc46.
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25 Jun 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The only way I'd say it is not good, is if you needed some kind of advanced feature that isn't included. It has to be basic in functionality, or else Microsoft would be sued by the third-party vendors.

If the basics are all you need, it does just fine, especially using the method richc46 suggested. I've used it to clone an install to several identical laptops, and it worked perfectly.
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