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Windows 7: New External Hard Drive

02 May 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
New External Hard Drive

I just ordered a new external drive. I am looking for software that will backup my entire system. I mean everything. The OS, registry, Documents, Pictures, Music, all my games and other software. I mean my entire hard drive. I would like this so I don't have to spend 2 days reinstalling everything again. (just went through all that). Not a process I want to do again. Any help will be extremely appreciated. Not much fun sitting through the install and endless updates.

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02 May 2011   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Give Macrium Reflex a try. It is FREE and does a great job.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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02 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I know what you're talking about- what a pain, huh? Only two days?

I've use Acronis for years. the interface takes some getting used to, but it just works.

It's not free. You can get it here: Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

If you have a Western Digital or Seagate hard drive, they offer a free scaled down version of Acronis free. Westen Digitals version can be found here. Seagates version is called Disc wizzard.
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03 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

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03 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

I recommended the free Acronis versions because Macrium had already been suggested. Actually, I use both-Just to be sure.
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