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Windows 7: Norton vs. Paragon for Backing Data

View Poll Results: Is Norton or Paragon better then the other or both the same for Backup
Norton 7 53.85%
Paragon 6 46.15%
They both do the Job the same, use either one. 0 0%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

21 Mar 2011   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
This is a tough choice. I want to stick with Norton 360, I hope that it's backup and restore are solid and won't fail on me, and that I can restore a complete backup or partial backup with confidence. To fork over money for another backup program would be the choice if Norton didn't live up to what I had mentioned earlier, otherwise I'll stick with Norton.
I used Norton Ghost 14 during all my Vista years. It has always worked. However, I needed quite some time to learn all their GUI - not very intuitive. But if you are familiar with it, you might as well keep it ( I assume you have Ghost 15 because 14 does not work on /7).

But if you look for free alternatives, I can really recommend free Macrium. It is easy to use, fast and very reliable. Free Paragon is another good option.


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21 Mar 2011   #22
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm going to stick with Norton 360 :) And maybe another free backup program as well.
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22 Mar 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Norton 360 will only backup files you specify.

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Listed for backup, but will not be backed up until backup run the next time.

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Listed for backup, & backed up.

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Not listed for backup, & not backed up.

To do a System image, you can use:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
or Norton Ghost v15

I personally use Windows backup, norton 360, & Norton Ghost v15.


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23 Mar 2011   #24
techmonkey74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

I say stay with Norton 360. I use Norton Save and Restore 2.0 (it's ok to laugh) on two of my XP machines and it has got me out of a couple jams. I currently use Acronis True Home Image 2011 only had it for about a month and have not had to use it yet to restore an image but over all I am happy with it. No backup is 100%, every few weeks I back up all my personal documents to DVD, flash drive, and a external drive on top of doing a full system backup usually weekly.
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27 Mar 2011   #25
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah shit, TheOG you're right I tried today and could only backup folders and selected files not a complete computer image backup of Windows etc. I'm going to have to go the other suggested routes, Norton should include Norton Ghost oh well I have other options, whew :)
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27 Mar 2011   #26
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
Greg, the OP wasn't referring to anti virus but to backup / imaging.
Regarding AV you're absolutely right, there's hardly a program worse than NAV.
Norton is one of the best. If you search 'Best Anti-Virus 2011' Norton always comes out on top. I've used Norton 360 for 2 years and it's not a resource hog, it's infact lightweight.
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27 Mar 2011   #27
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
Greg, the OP wasn't referring to anti virus but to backup / imaging.
Regarding AV you're absolutely right, there's hardly a program worse than NAV.
Norton is one of the best. If you search 'Best Anti-Virus 2011' Norton always comes out on top. I've used Norton 360 for 2 years and it's not a resource hog, it's infact lightweight.
I have no idea of the source of your information, but Norton is not one of the best. If you care to check with a more reliable source, then check out the PDFs here: AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Detection Tests
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27 Mar 2011   #28
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sordid View Post
Greg, the OP wasn't referring to anti virus but to backup / imaging.
Regarding AV you're absolutely right, there's hardly a program worse than NAV.
Norton is one of the best. If you search 'Best Anti-Virus 2011' Norton always comes out on top. I've used Norton 360 for 2 years and it's not a resource hog, it's infact lightweight.
I have no idea of the source of your information, but Norton is not one of the best. If you care to check with a more reliable source, then check out the PDFs here: AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Detection Tests
That was one of the websites I viewed. They said MSE, Norton and eScan where the best.
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28 Mar 2011   #29
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If that be the case, then instead of simply saying what they said, post a link to exactly where they say it.
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28 Mar 2011   #30
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
If that be the case, then instead of simply saying what they said, post a link to exactly where they say it.
I would, but I was just browsing. I didn't bookmark it, though I know it was a malware test. Sorry
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