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Windows 7: Now that I upgraded to 7

23 Oct 2009   #21
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

hmmm . . . thats a pretty cool program

But, on another note I know that you can create a system recovery tools disc that allows you to access the recovery option from a boot. Has anyone done this yet ? used a boot disc to revive a system image ?


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23 Oct 2009   #22
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
hmmm . . . thats a pretty cool program

But, on another note I know that you can create a system recovery tools disc that allows you to access the recovery option from a boot. Has anyone done this yet ? used a boot disc to revive a system image ?
Actually, that is the entire point of Acronis. It let's you create the full system image (which you should be storing on external media such as a hard drive or DVD disks), and it has the option of specifically allowing you also to create a special boot disk that you would use to access and recover from the system image you have created.

I currently have two sets of Acronis full system backups for my rig, Prometheus. One is to restore it to Windows Vista (I created this image in January prioer to using Windows 7 BETA), and the second set is for my Windows 7 RC1 install that I created a few days ago in preparation for when I get my Windows 7 Ultimate retail today (I hope).

Some folk might also refer you to Norton Ghost, but I've found that Acronis is easier to use...
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23 Oct 2009   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
hmmm . . . thats a pretty cool program

But, on another note I know that you can create a system recovery tools disc that allows you to access the recovery option from a boot. Has anyone done this yet ? used a boot disc to revive a system image ?
That should be possible with Windows built in System Image function.

Most of the experienced people on this Forum prefer to use a 3rd party program.

They are more flexible and more reliable.

I use mainly the Paragon Drive Backup - there are several available.

I am currently using Drive Backup 10 Server- not released yet.

Now that I upgraded to 7-db10server-screenshot-2009-10-17_055901.jpg

There is free version available - very reliable:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home.../features.html


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23 Oct 2009   #24
Dnlb32

Seven
 
 
Restore

As far as a system restore boot disk.. You can actually use the install disk, it has an option to launch sys restore/image "Repair my pc"

.. Never hurts to have good third party software though.
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23 Oct 2009   #25
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

Thanks for the ideas guys I just finished re-formating my WD external drive and I am making a system image right now with the windows 7 program

So far its going good, besides using 28gb of external space, I think this will work great


EDIT: Ok went smooth took like 15 min and windows even promt for me to burn a recovery disk saying that this recovery disk was needed to restore the system from a boot stage.

EASY
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