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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

12 Jul 2013   #1441
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

System restore points are certainly not the most reliable resource in Windows. But many times they do work and then they can be really handy - e.g. to recover lost files. And even on a small SSD it should be possible to reserve a few GBs for the shadowstorage,


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12 Jul 2013   #1442
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, I have done that. Can restore the entire os. Boot into pe, mount the shadow copies, delete the existing windows directories, copy the previous ones out from the shadow copy.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Oh, I thought it was a preferred method of yours to apply System Restore as an image.
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12 Jul 2013   #1443
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Maybe I shouldn't be so blinkered but I think I'll stick with images.
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12 Jul 2013   #1444
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Images as well as restore points can become corrupted at times. If you rely heavily on images have a spare drive to restore each one to as a test to insure the integrity. They can certainly save on a lot of time over performing a fresh install of everything but I tend to use two options rather then one for each image. (Win Backup, Acronis)
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12 Jul 2013   #1445
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Images as well as restore points can become corrupted at times. If you rely heavily on images have a spare drive to restore each one to as a test to insure the integrity. They can certainly save on a lot of time over performing a fresh install of everything but I tend to use two options rather then one for each image. (Win Backup, Acronis)
While it's a good idea to run one test the first time one makes an image to make sure the rescue disk/USB stick is working correctly, when using Macrium Reflect to make an image, one can set reflect to verify the image after the image has been made so it's not necessary to separately test every image. I have my installations set to automatically do so every time I make an image. So far, I've had only one fail the verification.

It's also possible to verify the image again just before restoring the image.
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12 Jul 2013   #1446
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I use Acronis 2012 for weekly backups and also have it set to verify after each new one.
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12 Jul 2013   #1447
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Images as well as restore points can become corrupted at times. If you rely heavily on images have a spare drive to restore each one to as a test to insure the integrity. They can certainly save on a lot of time over performing a fresh install of everything but I tend to use two options rather then one for each image. (Win Backup, Acronis)
I may have missed the point. I maybe lucky but haven't had a serious system image restore problem. I've lost count out how many image restores I've carried out (?~50+ on 3 PCs). But then I use 2 separate ext HDDs and 2 separate imaging programs. I think the only thing that's likely to knock me out is a major motherboard hardware fault.
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13 Jul 2013   #1448
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
just forget the whole discussion of Windows built in imaging -- download something like Free Macrium or use a commercial product like Acronis to image your Windows system -- if you have an SSD the whole process only takes around 15 mins at the most even for a largish Windows installation. Of course ALWAYS separate the OS from your data and don't forget the small system partition (if it exists) in your Backup / restore process. These imaging products also can create bootable programs so you can even do a "Bare Metal" restore.

However this topic really doesn't have much to do with windows 8 -- but ANY OS should always be backed up regularly.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Jul 2013   #1449
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
just forget the whole discussion of Windows built in imaging --
I cannot resist - I must disagree. It is fine. Then again I also use Macrium which is more flexible and an excellent product. I know some people like Acronis (inc their free versions for WD & Seagate drives) but I personally don't see the point. Let's not forget Paragon which some people also like.
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13 Jul 2013   #1450
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I only suggested ignoring the topic of imaging FOR THIS THREAD since it's meant to be about users rejecting W8.

Of course one should regularly back up an OS (and data too) but that belongs in another thread.

Cheers
jimbo
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