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Windows 7: Looking for a good way to mirror + backup personal files

15 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Re: the differences: Macrium gives you much more flexibility in terms of the choice of partitions to select for imaging and what partition to reimage to.

Windows imaging is more rigid. It will want to reimage to a partition structure exactly the same as what was imaged.
I find it a good turnkey for imaging your OS (inc system reserved if you have one). You can image other partitions but you cannot reimage without including the OS partition.-----------> less flexible.

Although I predominately use Windows imaging the experience here is that some people seem to have more problems with it than Macrium.

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15 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joflo723 View Post
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Actually I would recommend you use both Windows own imaging and Macrium. Maybe more of one than the other. A full system reimage is the acid test so hedge your bets is my advice.
Thanks. What does one do that the other does not?

This has already been answered but I'll throw my two cents in. Using both is mostly about have as many backup plans as possible. Repairing a computer can be like a game of chess, and when it comes to chess, having as many different stategies as possible is always a good thing. If one fails, you always have the other plan to use.
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