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Windows 7: Paragon's Drive Backup Professional P2P Adust Feature

13 Mar 2010   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Paragon's Drive Backup Professional P2P Adust Feature

I have converted to Windows 7 from XP and already know I will miss the "repair/install" or "in place upgrade" feature of Windows XP. Under XP I could replace my motherboard/Processor and run the "repair install" from the XP CD and have the new mother board boot and run XP with no problem. All the installed programs, such as Office and Firefox were still there and functional. Under Win 7 they do not get carried over to the new MB computer according to post here and elsewhere and will have to be reinstalled. Under XP, I did have to reactivate with a 'phone call to MS but that was no big deal.

As I understand it, Paragon's Drive Backup Professional 10's P2P Adjust feature will allow me install a new MB or other major hardware and restore EVERYTHING from a Paragon backup to the modified computer without having to reinstall my programs.

Is this correct?


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13 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
I have converted to Windows 7 from XP and already know I will miss the "repair/install" or "in place upgrade" feature of Windows XP. Under XP I could replace my motherboard/Processor and run the "repair install" from the XP CD and have the new mother board boot and run XP with no problem. All the installed programs, such as Office and Firefox were still there and functional. Under Win 7 they do not get carried over to the new MB computer according to post here and elsewhere and will have to be reinstalled. Under XP, I did have to reactivate with a 'phone call to MS but that was no big deal.

As I understand it, Paragon's Drive Backup Professional 10's P2P Adjust feature will allow me install a new MB or other major hardware and restore EVERYTHING from a Paragon backup to the modified computer without having to reinstall my programs.

Is this correct?
I am confused. Win 7 does have a "repair install" feature. what is it that you could do on XP and cant do in Win 7??


Ken
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13 Mar 2010   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Yes. I know Win 7 has a repair install feature. But from what I read here in these forums if I use it, it will not incorporate my Office 2003, Firefox and other such things into the 'repaired' system as XP did. I will have to reinstall them. Am I wrong? I hope so.

Thanks
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14 Mar 2010   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Acronis's P2P (Physical ==> Physical) works just fine -- when you restore the image on to your new computer you'll get a prompt for the directory of where to search for new mother board drivers etc.

If you've only ONE DVD device on your computer download Alcohol 52% Free edition
Download

This will emulate a CD / DVD device so you can make an ISO copy of your new MOBO disc - or copy the DVD contents to a directory.

Now Acronis will install the drivers and your new system should work just fine with your old programs intact.

Some drivers might have to be installed again manually after the initial boot - but shouldn't be a problem.

Whilst Acronis is paid for software it works very well indeed and has save me no end of time.

Cheers
jimbo
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14 Mar 2010   #5
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Thank you, Jimbo,

I have a True Image file ( tib file) of my system drive out on an external drive. Are you saying that if I swap out the current MB and then use my Acronis True Image Recovery CD to restore the tib to my system drive, True Image will recognize there is a new MB and ask me for the DVD containing the MB drivers and install them? Then after completing the restore I could reboot and find my machine looking like it did before the swap out with all my current programs properly registered and functioning?

That would be fabulous!

Thanks again.
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