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Windows 7: Microsoft Backup is crap...according to The Register

22 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Microsoft Backup is crap...according to The Register

Fun article that I saw blasting Windows Backup and highlighting many speed issues and such which it seems to suffer from;

Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up • The Register

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Windows 7 Backup is getting trashed in a Microsoft forum for being unbelievably bad and stupefyingly slow.

Users are posting stories that should defy belief. Jon Hell posted on April 23 that he is backing up 900GB of data on a quad core PC with 7GB of RAM; "After twenty four hours Windows Backup had managed to complete 18 per cent of the backup, but after forty eight hours, it had got even slower, and had only reached 23 per cent of the full backup."


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22 Jun 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I love that one post.....
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I have a 1 TB system partition and a 2 TB data/work partition
I'm guessing any program would take a long time to back that sucker up. I have never used the Windows Backup, however....I have Acronis TI 2010. Anyone here tried the Windows Backup....is it really as bad as that article makes it out to be?
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22 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I use it, and it works fine for me. Doesn't take too long, but then, I don't sit around and wait for it either. In fact, I don't even know it's running unless I hear my hard drives wake up when it starts.
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22 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No problem here with MS backup.
I back it up to External HD on a weekly scheduled day.
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23 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I did try out the Windows Backup, I didn't really have any problems with it but as I've got Acronis set up and only one external hard drive I've just stuck with Acronis for now.
I'd have no problems using the Windows backup though if I didn't have Acronis as it does a very good job.
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23 Jun 2010   #6

Window's 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

I think they are talking... Yeah you know what, I use windows 7 back up all the time for saving system images etc to dvd and Ive never had any problems with it and does not take long either, Then again im not trying to back up a 900GB HDD.
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23 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't personally use Windows Backup (I don't actually backup at all ... not smart, I know, but I don't have anywhere to store it). But I know people who do use Windows Backup, and the speed has never been an issue for them.
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23 Jun 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It's for the normal home user, like they said, anything more than 200GB should be using an image program, a non-MS image program.

If your using Windows Backup and it's working for you, that's great, I'm not saying it's bad.

It's like Disk Manager, it's very limited in what it can do, other free partition manager programs can do much more, easily.

Can MS include much better features, of coarse, but they can't because of the previous law suites and the new ones that would surely come if they did.

It's not their fault, they can't do it without legal repercussions.
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23 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
It's for the normal home user, like they said, anything more than 200GB should be using an image program, a non-MS image program.

If your using Windows Backup and it's working for you, that's great, I'm not saying it's bad.

It's like Disk Manager, it's very limited in what it can do, other free partition manager programs can do much more easily.

Can MS include much better features, of coarse, but they can't because of the previous law suites and the new ones that would surely come if they did.

It's not their fault, they can't do it without legal repercussions.
Don't we all live in great countries, that Microsoft can't make those tools the very best because it might decrease the usage of third-party utilities? /sarcasm.
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23 Jun 2010   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Bleh ... Acronis True Image ... ftw..
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