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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect or Windows Backup?

29 Jul 2017   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

In terms of ease of use for Macrium:

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You browse to your destination. Ideally it should be an external drive and you can keep doing this until your external drive is full. I can't think of anything much easier.




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30 Jul 2017   #12
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Here's a Google Advanced Search for Windows Backup failing restore site: sevenforums.com/
Windows Backup failing restore site: Seven Forums
Thanks, DavidE, those links say it all :-)

Sounds like Macrium is the way to go.

But while we're on the subject, has anyone tried StorageCraft ShadowProtect?

Or NovaBackup? Lots of good raps online for both of these apps.

Or AOMEI Back-Upper? I've used AOMEI's Partition Assistant for several years and it's really good.
(But kinda duff name, IMO. Seems Asian software writers have no idea how to market their products to Westerners)
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30 Jul 2017   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I haven't seen a need to go farther than reflect personally it actually works so that is good enough for me
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30 Jul 2017   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I haven't seen a need to go farther than reflect personally it actually works so that is good enough for me
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05 Aug 2017   #15
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks again, folks. I've decided that MR is definitely the best on offer.

Which versions are you people using?

6? 7? Free? Paid?
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05 Aug 2017   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teckneeculler View Post
Thanks again, folks. I've decided that MR is definitely the best on offer.

Which versions are you people using?

6? 7? Free? Paid?
I'm still on 6 (paid). I didn't see any changes in 7 that was of benefit to me.
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05 Aug 2017   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I use Aomei, it works very well.

I used to use macrium, back when it was pretty much the only free imaging solution. That was in the Vista days. I started the whole popularization of it on Vista Forums, which then spread to this forum.

Macrium has issues and is not the most suitable for me.
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05 Aug 2017   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
V6 free works just fine
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05 Aug 2017   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
V6 free works just fine
Ditto.
I still use V5 on one PC V6 on another. No problems with V5 or V6.
If you're starting from scratch you would use V6 (free). Decide later if you want the added features of the paid version - I don't need them.
Comprehensive V6 user guide:
http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...+KnowledgeBase
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05 Aug 2017   #20
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
...Macrium has issues and is not the most suitable for me.
I think I know of one or two MR issues? Would you mind starting a new thread so that you can update me on what you found out awhile back, and I can update you on what I am finding during my backup and restoring.
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