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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

22 Dec 2008   #71
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I have been using Macrium Reflect free edition disk imaging program on x64 - works great.

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The paid edition does a few extra things, but this is what you get in the free one :

Disk Imaging

* Create a single backup file of a complete hard disk
* Create a single backup file of one or many partitions
* Restore a partition to a different type. e.g. a logical partition can be restored as a bootable primary partition
* Resize the restored partition. A hard disk upgrade can easily be performed by increasing the partition to fill the new disk.
* Track 0 (The Master Boot Record) is saved with all backups.
* Backup files can be saved to local or network drives or optical storage (CD, DVD).
* Disk image can be created whilst Windows is in use.
* Verify images. Images (Backup files) can be separately verified or automatically verified before restore.
* System files such as ‘pagefile.sys’ and ‘hiberfile.sys’ are not included in the image.
* Three compression levels can be selected to optimize between file size and speed.
* Password protect images to prevent unauthorized access.
* AES 256 bit encryption for ultimate security.
* Set image filenames automatically.
* Browse the backup file as a virtual hard drive in Windows Explorer and copy& paste back any files/folders to any location.

Scheduling Features

* Schedule daily, weekly or monthly.
* Unattended completion.
* Automatic disk space management for local / remote hard drives.
* Full logging of all backup operations.

It will also create a bootable disc so you can restore an image of your drive, partition, mbr if you can't boot into Windows.

The normal compression ratio is half the original , and just look at the speed it imaged my Vista drive ( pic. above ) - and that was to another partition on the same hd.

I have also successfully restored both my o/s partitions - again from a backup image on the same hd in 10-12 mins.

here's the link - registration is free.

Macrium Reflect Free Edition 4.2 build 2033 - Downloads - ZDNet Australia


Hope you like it

SIW2




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22 Dec 2008   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you SIW2.

Reflect has been added. :)
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22 Dec 2008   #73
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm trying it now and it is very easy to use.
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22 Dec 2008   #74
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello SIW2.

Thanks it looks promising; I've dl'd it, will give it a go later.
















Later Ted
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22 Dec 2008   #75
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks SIW2

Just one thing is it 6801 or 6936 x64? :)
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22 Dec 2008   #76
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Nigel,

I am using it on 6801 and Vista x64 - the installer contains both 32 and 64bit program - it detects which you are using and installs the correct one. :)

Should work on any Windows o/s.

SIW2
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22 Dec 2008   #77
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hello SIW

Thanks for that,

With all these different versions flying about it always pays to be specific
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22 Dec 2008   #78
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

ive been using norton ghost...
but this is so much easier!!!!
thx
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23 Dec 2008   #79
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi darkassain,

Glad you're finding it useful

SIW2
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23 Dec 2008   #80
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey SIW,

Thanks for this very nice find :)

Pooch
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