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Windows 7: Acronis and System Restore running at the same time

31 May 2010   #1
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Acronis and System Restore running at the same time

I have recently started using Acronis True Image Home 2010 for my data backup needs. I made one system image at start and now a days I backup my important files manually.

Before having come across Acronis, I used to depend on Windows Restore feature only and that did help me go back on many occasions. Now I am inclined towards disabling Windows Restore since I think I will be able to roll back to a stable state (State Image) if I face any problems. Plus, I often make backup copies of my most important files on a separate disk and have softwares' setups if I need to reinstall any of them.

Q1. Should I disable Windows Restore? What do you think?
Q2. Can I disable Image Monitor service? And the other two services?
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31 May 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Here is my suggestion

Make a complete backup of your hard drive now and put it away.

Make another copy of your hard drive and update once a week as well as using system restore on default for once a week backups.

In the case of a problem, you can use system restore. If that does not work you can use your weekly back up. In the event of a problem, such as the back up has a virus etc. Go back to the first one that I told you to forget about.

I do not use acronis. Most here use Macrium Reflex or Paragon.

The choice is yours.
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31 May 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm going to suggest leaving System Restore alone. It is much easier and ultimately safer to do a System Restore than restore an Acronis image (which will overwrite your entire OS if you do a full image restore). Unless you have severe HDD space issues (and if so, really, get a 2nd HDD, it's the best way to store Images), then Restore doesn't hurt anything, and in Windows 7 is really quite good. A Guy
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01 Jun 2010   #4
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks richc46, I have followed your advice. I have made and kept a full backup somewhere safe, and have set up scheduled incremental backups. I think it'll be good enough.

Thanks, A Guy. I'll turn System Restore on again. What you have said makes sense.
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01 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAZ View Post
Thanks richc46, I have followed your advice. I have made and kept a full backup somewhere safe, and have set up scheduled incremental backups. I think it'll be good enough.

Thanks, A Guy. I'll turn System Restore on again. What you have said makes sense.
You will never have to reinstall, again. You always will have a nice clean copy. Good luck my friend.
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01 Jun 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

There's a reason richc46 has all those badges and pips . Here's hoping you never need that backup. A Guy
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01 Jun 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
There's a reason richc46 has all those badges and pips . Here's hoping you never need that backup. A Guy

Nice comment A Guy, TY.
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01 Jun 2010   #8
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Here is my suggestion

Make a complete backup of your hard drive now and put it away.

Make another copy of your hard drive and update once a week as well as using system restore on default for once a week backups.

In the case of a problem, you can use system restore. If that does not work you can use your weekly back up. In the event of a problem, such as the back up has a virus etc. Go back to the first one that I told you to forget about.

I do not use acronis. Most here use Macrium Reflex or Paragon.

The choice is yours.
+1 I work it the same as Rich i keep one System Restore Point so i have the option there if needed (I have not had a good success rate with System Restore)

Once a week i will do full scans with my Security Software, have a general clean up & defrag if needed then do an Image Back Up.

I also do an Image Back Up before installing any Software or Drivers i am not familiar with. (just in case)
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01 Jun 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Here is my suggestion

Make a complete backup of your hard drive now and put it away.

Make another copy of your hard drive and update once a week as well as using system restore on default for once a week backups.

In the case of a problem, you can use system restore. If that does not work you can use your weekly back up. In the event of a problem, such as the back up has a virus etc. Go back to the first one that I told you to forget about.

I do not use acronis. Most here use Macrium Reflex or Paragon.

The choice is yours.
+1 I work it the same as Rich i keep one System Restore Point so i have the option there if needed (I have not had a good success rate with System Restore)

Once a week i will do full scans with my Security Software, have a general clean up & defrag if needed then do an Image Back Up.

I also do an Image Back Up before installing any Software or Drivers i am not familiar with. (just in case)
Thanks Mitch. To be honest, I stole the idea from another Guru, when I was new here.
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01 Jun 2010   #10
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Here is my suggestion

Make a complete backup of your hard drive now and put it away.

Make another copy of your hard drive and update once a week as well as using system restore on default for once a week backups.

In the case of a problem, you can use system restore. If that does not work you can use your weekly back up. In the event of a problem, such as the back up has a virus etc. Go back to the first one that I told you to forget about.

I do not use acronis. Most here use Macrium Reflex or Paragon.

The choice is yours.
+1 I work it the same as Rich i keep one System Restore Point so i have the option there if needed (I have not had a good success rate with System Restore)

Once a week i will do full scans with my Security Software, have a general clean up & defrag if needed then do an Image Back Up.

I also do an Image Back Up before installing any Software or Drivers i am not familiar with. (just in case)
Thanks Mitch. To be honest, I stole the idea from another Guru, when I was new here.
we never seem to stop learning from each other, great thing about this place
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