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Windows 7: Backup and Restore

20 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Backup and Restore

Hello Forum,
First of all, I want to thank to all of you who advised me to use Macrim to make system backups.
And to share with you today's story: It started morning when started my computer, a notice popped-up that my AVG 2015 antivirus needs update (I do daily virus updates manually), so I agreed and then a big update started to download, it was a 2016 update version and it started to install. The progress bar crawled very slowly, most of the time it was stopping, after 3 hours ! it stopped at about 3/4 of the way and opened a notice window that "installation failed", to try again or contact support, closed this window and tried to operate the 2015 version, but this was partially overwritten - so I am without Antivirus - the system started alerting me, so I disconnected from the Internet, and started from control panel to uninstall the new installation, another 2 hours waisted. I used a restore point made 2 days ago by some windows updates, after the restore the antivirus did not work. Now I started to reinstall the 2015 version (have the instl. file on my computer) but it refused to install, saying there is a newer version installed and to connect to the net to complete the installation. which I will not since I am not protected. Now for the first time I used the Macrium backup done a week ago (lucky I made the rescue CD), made a whole system restore, and finally got my 2015 antivirus back working, can again connect to the net, still have to do some minor maintenance, and first to write to you this post.
As said above, thanks to all of you recommended to use Macrium !
Thank again.

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20 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Glad that Macrium Reflect worked for you! It has certainly worked for me the few times I had to restore!
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