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Windows 7: Ghost Programs

10 Jul 2009   #1
ian1983

XP Windows7
 
 
Ghost Programs

I dont know if this has been asked before but do programs such as Acronis True Image and Norton Ghost work with Windows 7?

I know windows7 offers full back up but I find the above programs so much easier to use and because I work away quite often if the computer has issues I can talk my wife through the restore process with these.


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10 Jul 2009   #2
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Norton Ghost works with Windows 7 but not sure about Acronis True Image.

Check it in this threads yuo will get your answer:

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https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...-programs.html
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10 Jul 2009   #3
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

I imaged 7100 w/ acronis, no hitches...but I never tried restoring as yet. probably ditch it this weekend as the time limit is up for the MS key I got for it which I never used. I'll stay w/ 7264 x64.
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10 Jul 2009   #4
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

I know offering another solution is not really the answer you are looking for but Windows Home Server works flawlessly on Windows 7 and the backup process can support daily, weekly, incremental, and also image restores via PXE boot from the nightly backups without any downtime.
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10 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
ghost acronis

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian1983 View Post
I dont know if this has been asked before but do programs such as Acronis True Image and Norton Ghost work with Windows 7?

I know windows7 offers full back up but I find the above programs so much easier to use and because I work away quite often if the computer has issues I can talk my wife through the restore process with these.
Yes they work and they are more flexible than windows built in backup. I have both ghost and acronis installed on different machines, and much as I hate to admit it (im not a symantec fan) ghost has saved me more times than I can count. I even use a ghost image to refresh my system. as soon as i do a clean install and get the basic apps set up I do a ghost back up then when I notice a slowdown or error I just restore the system back to the clean install state. I can install whatever I want.
Acronis is also good in its own way its quick stabile and you can restor almost anything

Ken
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10 Jul 2009   #6
ian1983

XP Windows7
 
 

thanks for the replies,

zigzag im not a fan of symantec either, i install it and like you said once all progs and updates are done....get the system how i like it and back up.

i had a hard drive that dies a few years ago and didnt have any backups....ive learnt since then
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10 Jul 2009   #7
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I've used Acronis True Image 11 and True Image 2009 sucessfully in Windows 7 (x86 and x64). True Image works well for me. There were some problems getting TI 2009 to install in earlier builds of W7 but somewhere after RC it started working correctly.
Newegg is running a special on TI 2009 right now for $23.99 before a $20 rebate if you subscribe to their email promos, or $28.99 before a $20 rebate if you don't subscribe. Not a bad deal at all.


Newegg.com - Acronis True Image Home 2009 (CD) - Security / Utilities Software
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10 Jul 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The system image backup within Windows 7 Ultimate is extremely easy to use. Right click on your C drive within My Computer, click on Properties, go to Tools, Click on Backup. On the left will be a link to do a system image. It will ask you which drives you want to backup (the hidden 100mb partition, c drive...and whichever other drives you have). Then, the backup can backup to either 1) DVD 2) another partition that isn't C or another drive you are backing up 3). An external hard drive. Once you pick the backup location, click Go and it backs up.

To restore, put in the Windows 7 install disc. Boot from it, say repair Windows, choose option to restore a system image, point it at your 1) DVD 2)Partitioin 3) external drive containing your backup. Choose the backup image you want. Sit back and wait for it to finish.

Reboot computer. Yes, it's really that easy and I've used it on a few occasions now. I used to use Ghost and Clonezilla...but don't see a need any longer.
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10 Jul 2009   #9
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
The system image backup within Windows 7 Ultimate is extremely easy to use. Right click on your C drive within My Computer, click on Properties, go to Tools, Click on Backup. On the left will be a link to do a system image. It will ask you which drives you want to backup (the hidden 100mb partition, c drive...and whichever other drives you have). Then, the backup can backup to either 1) DVD 2) another partition that isn't C or another drive you are backing up 3). An external hard drive. Once you pick the backup location, click Go and it backs up.

To restore, put in the Windows 7 install disc. Boot from it, say repair Windows, choose option to restore a system image, point it at your 1) DVD 2)Partitioin 3) external drive containing your backup. Choose the backup image you want. Sit back and wait for it to finish.

Reboot computer. Yes, it's really that easy and I've used it on a few occasions now. I used to use Ghost and Clonezilla...but don't see a need any longer.

Good point, the bundled, backup solution from Windows 7 !
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10 Jul 2009   #10
noyb

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

Acroins True Image has a recovery problem IF you have added a partition after the System C partition.
I'm expecting this to be worked out when (or after) W7 gets released.
Last I read .. Acronis is not supporting W7 at this time.

The Free version of Macrium has a 64bit version .. I've heard it works but haven't tried it.
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