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Windows 7: Backup and restore question...

14 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

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My View:
I use Windows imaging all the time and it hasn't let me down. The reality is it has let others down at times. Even though I use it I don't trust it 100%. I keep Macrium Reflect (free) images as well - maybe not as many.
You only appreciate images I think when you first recover using one.
Now, you are scaring me...

Is there one that you'd trust 100%? Ghost had never let me down back in the days I've used to work with it...
Simply No

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14 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)

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Simply No
Well, I can understand that...

The Macrium Reflect is simply no for my system. While it did create an image of the "C" drive; however, it failed to create the Linux rescue disc. In one of my CD/DVD burners it didn't like any of the CDs or DVDs, while in the other drive, Reflect seemingly did finish but nothing was written to the CD.

Oh Well, Ghost it is...
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15 Jan 2011   #13

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
That has been helpful, thanks guys...
The question is, will the license become invalid if and when the image is restored to new drive? Like the Windows 7, Office 2010, Visio, etc? While I still have one or two license keys for them, I'd hate to use them up unless I'd have to.
Giants fans...
You shouldn't have any problem with licences even on a replacement disk. I'm not sure you would even have to reactivate.
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