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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

20 Apr 2011   #140
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bulajap View Post
what is the easiest and best all in one cloning, imaging and backup ( files) program?
I soon plan on getting a new computer with Windows 7 64 bit.

I am not familiar with cloning or disk imaging and would like something that combines all of the functions that is easy to use.

Please advise... thank you

Joe
Joe, follow this tutorial. Cannot be easier.


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20 Apr 2011   #141
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thanks

Many thanks......

Do I need any other backup software for Windows 7 64 bit or is Macrium Free all I need?
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20 Apr 2011   #142
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That'll stir up a debate.

Depends what you like, really.

Ther are several - all have pros and cons.

My favorite is Paragon, it is the most technically advanced - everybody has their own preference.

Hard Disk Manager Suite – complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition

If you only want to make disk images - (not separate file and folder backup) the free versions of Macrium, or Paragon may be all you need.
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20 Apr 2011   #143
bulajap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Paragon Hard Disk Manger Suite

SIW2,

does the Paragon Hard Disk Manager SUite have disk cloning and imaging? I did not notice that it did in the description when I clicked on the link....

thanks
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20 Apr 2011   #144
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
does the Paragon Hard Disk Manager SUite have disk cloning and imaging?
Yes.
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20 Apr 2011   #145
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

There is some magical myth about cloning. Imaging will give the same end result in a much more flexible and efficient manner.

Treat imaging programs like a pet dog. Everyone has there favorite but all can turn on you and bite you one day.

I recommend the use of two separate imaging programs especially when you are getting to know them. I use Windows imaging on a regular basis and restored many time with it, but still keep Macrium images. Neither have bitten me (yet).
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20 Apr 2011   #146
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

+1 on two separate backup progs.

belt and braces

if both fail, then well, the gods must have decreed it.

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i wonder if "they've" "invented" a patron saint of imaging yet?

upon reflection, he must be a paragon of virtue - st acronis, perhaps?

(sorry, shouldn't post after a bottle of red)
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20 Apr 2011   #147
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

+2, Plus put the images of the 2 seperate imaging programs on 2 seperate disks. That is all you can do for the gods of imaging.
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20 Apr 2011   #148
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

2 seperate disks?

2 seperate computers on two separate continents
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21 Apr 2011   #149
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Hello -

some keep their data on a separate partition so when imaging just the OS partition, I find Macium to be the fastest and easiest.

Those who wish to also backup folders or data files, Windows backup works fine.

Best if you find a program that does differential backups so when you back up your folders or data files it will only backup the data that chances over time.

This will save time and your backups won't have redundant data.


Best regards,

Eldin
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