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Windows 7: Backup and Recovery

06 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Backup and Recovery

I am totally new to Win 7 and wonder if I should get Norton Ghost 15 or equivalent. The inbuilt Win 7 features seem quite comprehensive but wonder what others do?

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06 May 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You'll get a variety of different opinions on what software to use for backups but most people will insist that you make backups regardless of what you use to do so.

Personally, I use Macrium Reflect (FREE). It's a great program that allows you to create compressed or uncompressed backups. You can revert to them by creating a pre installation disc to boot from. You have a choice of using BartPE or Linux. I use Linux.

Regardless of whether you use the Windows features (I don't recommend it), Macrium Reflect, Norton Ghost or one of the other alternatives you should also use system restore and create recovery discs.

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06 May 2010   #3

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

Agreed, one hears great things about Macrium free edition. An alternative could be Acronis TrueImage (paid).
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