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Windows 7: Purpose of Win 7 backup image?

12 Jan 2017   #31

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Just an fyi/followup post, i tried updating with the 4.0.2 free and pro downloads.
For me the 4.0.2 version would not install over the top of my 4.0.1 installed version.

It gave me a message it would uninstall the current version, but it would not continue/complete the "uninstall/update" if i clicked OK or Cancel.
I disabled all my real-time security stuff to see if that was blocking it - no difference for me.

I read the change log for 4.0.2, and i don't see where i need this version/update, so it's a non-issue for me.
I'll stay with the free/pro 4.0.1.
I tried this in on a Win 7 x64 OS.

Here's a snip of the first message and popup i see when i try to install 4.0.2 (if anyone's interested).

Purpose of Win 7 backup image?-aomei-4.0.2-.png

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13 Jan 2017   #32

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Not sure why you get that. The uninstall/install works fine for me.

What are all those things at bottom right in the system tray? If it's some kind of process explorer, that may be locking your existing version. Also, how come you have a black screen?
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13 Jan 2017   #33

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Yes, those are Sysinternals Process Explorer tray icons.
I exited Process Explorer and it didn't make any difference.
I just have a solid color black desktop.
I normally run everything from the taskbar. i don't usually run things from the desktop.
It's no big deal, i'll just stay with 4.0.1 for now.
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