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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro System Backup Question

22 Jan 2010   #1
BillS22

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Win 7 Pro System Backup Question

Is the System Backup Utility that comes with Win 7 Pro good for a complete system restore in the event of a HD failure?

Similar to Ghost and Acronics?

I have and external HD and can created a bootable emergency disk. But I'm not familiar with Microsoft's Backup Utility.

Thanks,
Bill


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22 Jan 2010   #2
theog

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22 Jan 2010   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It generally works, but a lot of people find it has limitations and some find the interface confusing--what exactly is being backed up, exactly where to, how much control does a user have over the process, how many images can I make; can I rename them at will, etc.

If frustrated by it, there are free alternatives that don't have most of these limitations.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillS22 View Post
Is the System Backup Utility that comes with Win 7 Pro good for a complete system restore in the event of a HD failure?

Similar to Ghost and Acronics?

I have and external HD and can created a bootable emergency disk. But I'm not familiar with Microsoft's Backup Utility.

Thanks,
Bill

I have used the Win7 backup HD image program ever since I started using Win7.
It works very well for someone who want to restore 100% of a HD.
If you want to backup just your data files it also Win7 has a program to this also.
If you want bells and whistles and lots of color buy yourself a retail program.
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23 Jan 2010   #5
BillS22

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks...Looks good. I have a retail backup software, but it's emergency boot disk doesn't recognize wireless keyboards and mice. The vendor says they are working on it...

I'll use Windows Backup for now....
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