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Windows 7: Ghost Programs

10 Jul 2009   #11
ian1983

XP Windows7
 
 

i didnt realise it would be that easy, however im just trying it out now and because i dual boot it is creating a system image of both os's which are on separate drives

one more thing....is this feature available in 7 home premium?

ok

i meant two more things.....i take it this is different from system restore which monitors you drives constantly? because i have that turned off, will that affect windows doing a backup?


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10 Jul 2009   #12
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

....is this feature available in 7 home premium?
No .. But a similar feature is in the higher versions.
I'm getting Home Premium and will use Acronis.

i take it this is different from system restore which monitors you drives constantly?
Correct

because i have that turned off, will that affect windows doing a backup?

You can't go back to a previous Window date ...
But this will not stop an Acronis backup
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10 Jul 2009   #13
ian1983

XP Windows7
 
 

just been on my wifes netbook while doing a restore using windows7 and the backup feature is on all editions of 7

so no need for third party imaging programs

source Backup and Restore: Windows 7 features it is mentioned on the right hand side

only saving to a network location is added in professional and ultimate
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10 Jul 2009   #14
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

All the trials of W7 (that I know of) are the Ultimate Version, that includes the Backup/Restore Feature.
Which one is right for you?
I haven't seen a trial of the Home Premium version.

A third party Imaging program is cheaper than the higher versions of W7 ...
And can be used on any of the computers in your home.
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10 Jul 2009   #15
ian1983

XP Windows7
 
 

from what i can gather all versions even starter include the backup and restore feature, it just with professional and ultimate you can save to a network location

with the others its just dvd's and hard drives

Ghost Programs-editions.jpgGhost Programs-ms-backup.jpg


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10 Jul 2009   #16
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I'm guessing there's some confusion between backing up Data ..
and Imaging the Hard drive ..
And I'm not sure what your Chart is saying ??? .. Looks like it referring to Data only ???

Any computer can Copy > Paste Data to an external .. or a CD/DVD.
But it takes Imaging software to make a Backup/Recovery Image file of the operating system, boot partitions and MBR.
Best Free Drive Imaging Program

Personally, the Backup feature is the only app I see in the more expensive versions that might be of interest to me (as a home user).

Here, I will opt to use a less expensive 3rd Party and use it on all my computers.
They will also be updating as required.

Not too sure I'd like to have M$ do this ...
Sounds like hiring the Fox to protect the Hen house to me.
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10 Jul 2009   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not yet convinced that the "System Image" portion of backup comes with anything but Business, Enterprise and Ultimate. My understanding is that "system image" requires Volume Shadow copy...which isn't included on Home versions.
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10 Jul 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I understand complete PC Backup will come with the Premium Edition - just not the network bit.

I much prefer the flexibility, speed and reliability of 3rd party apps. - much better compression options , too.

I use Macrium and Paragon products - they work perfectly for me on 7x64.
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10 Jul 2009   #19
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
backup/image apps

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I understand complete PC Backup will come with the Premium Edition - just not the network bit.

I much prefer the flexibility, speed and reliability of 3rd party apps. - much better compression options , too.

I use Macrium and Paragon products - they work perfectly for me on 7x64.

I completely forgot to tell them about macrium reflect. Its free, it works and its a small footprint, which is more than i can say for Norton ghost.

Ken
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10 Jul 2009   #20
Babel17

Windows 7
 
 

If you can boot into Windows you can restore a system image right from Control Panel.

On the "All Control Panel Items" page click on "Recovery".

Underneath System Restore, click on "Advanced recovery methods". There you'll see that the top option is to restore from a system image.
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