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windows 7 preferred backup solution

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Elden Fenison, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Elden Fenison

    Elden Fenison Flightless Bird

    A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.

    Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?

    I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    Acronis has fixed those by now.


    -=Elden=-
    http://www.moondog.org
     
  2. Jan Alter

    Jan Alter Flightless Bird

    "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    news:6s2dnf3xY9cHoI_RnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    >recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.
    >
    >
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org


    Hi,

    I've been using TrueImage Home 2010 with Win7 since January to back up
    the OS with no problems. Since then Acronis came out with a PlusPack add on
    that will allow one to make rescue media and restore a system image of the
    computer to a completely different computer with different hardware.
    Everything gets carried over, all apps, preferences. I've done it myself
    from one computer to the next. Warning though, one will have to reactivate
    Win 7 with M$.

    --
    Jan Alter
    bearpuf@verizon.net
     
  3. Parko

    Parko Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 06:43:57 -0700, Elden Fenison wrote:

    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    > recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.
    >
    >
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Fix your sig first. Second: Acronis works fine with Win7. Check the brand
    of your hard drive, you may be able to get it free ie: Acronis True Image
    Western Digital Edition




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  4. Bigguy

    Bigguy Flightless Bird

    On 11/06/2010 14:43, Elden Fenison wrote:
    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    > recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.
    >
    >
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org

    Windows 7 (all versions?) comes complete with a very good backup /
    restore program.

    I used it to install a larger hard drive in my laptop and it worked as
    well as Acronis.

    guy
     
  5. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    On 06/11/10 09:43 am, Elden Fenison wrote:

    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    > recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.


    I've used the free version of Macrium Reflect both on WinXP and on Win7.
    It seems to work fine and has provision for creating a Rescue boot CD
    (Linux-based for Win7, but Linux or Windows PE for WinXP).

    The paid version (< US$50) adds additional features.

    Perce
     
  6. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    Re: windows 7 preferred backup solution -- Correction

    On 06/11/10 11:43 am, I wrote:

    >> A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    >> recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >>
    >> Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >>
    >> I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    >> Acronis has fixed those by now.

    >
    > I've used the free version of Macrium Reflect both on WinXP and on Win7.
    > It seems to work fine and has provision for creating a Rescue boot CD
    > (Linux-based for Win7, but Linux or Windows PE for WinXP).


    Sorry! It's Bart PE that doesn't work with Win7.

    > The paid version (< US$50) adds additional features.
     
  7. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <6s2dnf3xY9cHoI_RnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@giganews.com>,
    Elden Fenison <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote:
    >A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    >recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    >Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    >I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    >Acronis has fixed those by now.


    TI2010 works fine for me on a Windows 7(64 bit) system. Backup is to
    an external USB ntfs disk.



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    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  8. XS11E

    XS11E Flightless Bird

    Elden Fenison <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote:

    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came
    > highly recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.


    There is nothing better, there is, however, cheaper solutions.

    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume
    > that Acronis has fixed those by now.


    The only issue is that it requires version 10 or later to work with
    Windows 7.

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  9. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 6/11/2010 6:43 AM, Elden Fenison wrote:
    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    > recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.
    >
    >
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org


    Have you even considered using the built-in backup & restore in Windows 7?

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore
     
  10. Tony Harding

    Tony Harding Flightless Bird

    On 06/11/10 09:43, Elden Fenison wrote:
    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    > recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.


    IIRC, I've been using ATI since 2006 and I've been quite satisfied with
    it including Win 7 Pro (64-bit) the last 6 months. Make sure you use
    Acronis True Image 2010 for Win 7, don't know if you'll have problems
    from earlier versions. FWIW, I went from Win XP to Win 7.

    Tony H.
     
  11. Tony Harding

    Tony Harding Flightless Bird

    On 06/11/10 13:28, Al Dykes wrote:
    > In article<6s2dnf3xY9cHoI_RnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@giganews.com>,
    > Elden Fenison<usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote:
    >> A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    >> recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >>
    >> Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >>
    >> I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    >> Acronis has fixed those by now.

    >
    > TI2010 works fine for me on a Windows 7(64 bit) system. Backup is to
    > an external USB ntfs disk.


    I create images varying between an internal and an external SATA HDD.
    Both are quick.
     
  12. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 6/11/2010 9:43 AM, Elden Fenison wrote:
    > A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    > recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >
    > Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >
    > I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    > Acronis has fixed those by now.
    >
    >
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org


    I've been having good luck with Macrium Reflect on W7. It is available in a
    64-bit version and is free. It allows you to create a recovery CD (a
    stripped-down Linux image) to recover backed-up data to a bare drive. Did I
    mention that it was free?

    Not that there is anything wrong with Acronis except that it is definitely
    far from free.
     
  13. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    On 06/11/10 06:14 pm, John McGaw wrote:

    >> A year or two ago when I researched it, Acronis True Image came highly
    >> recommended when it came to Windows backup solutions.
    >>
    >> Anyone here have experience with that on Windows 7, good or bad?
    >>
    >> I heard that it initially had issues with Windows 7. But I presume that
    >> Acronis has fixed those by now.


    > I've been having good luck with Macrium Reflect on W7. It is available
    > in a 64-bit version and is free. It allows you to create a recovery CD
    > (a stripped-down Linux image) to recover backed-up data to a bare drive.
    > Did I mention that it was free?
    >
    > Not that there is anything wrong with Acronis except that it is
    > definitely far from free.


    As I mentioned up-thread, I have had success with the free version of
    Reflect, but I do see the advantage of the $40 version; e.g., ability to
    do incremental and differential backups instead of only full backups.
    Also the paid version allows the creation of a Windows PE boot CD
    instead of the Linux one -- and perhaps with better hardware support;
    e.g., the Linux one cannot access my network, probably because it
    doesn't include a driver for this on-board networking. You get tech
    support for your $40 too.

    I don't recall the price of Acronis.

    Perce
     
  14. Elden Fenison

    Elden Fenison Flightless Bird

    On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

    [snip]

    > I don't recall the price of Acronis.


    Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)

    Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.

    I appreciate the responses.

    --
    -=Elden=-
    http://www.moondog.org
     
  15. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    news:SdCdnV0WcJ8CX4_RnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
    >
    > [snip]
    >
    >> I don't recall the price of Acronis.

    >
    > Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)
    >
    > Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    > upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.
    >
    > I appreciate the responses.
    >
    > --
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org


    For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital drives,
    and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive. It's a
    basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental imaging. I
    boot from the created CD and create my images on an external WD drive, and
    have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it, and once because
    the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to restore the image
    to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had ever happened. If I
    ever decide to go with incremental backups, or scheduling capabilities, I
    will definitely purchase the full version of ATI. And you can upgrade for
    only $29.99 from here:
    https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1

    --
    SC Tom
     
  16. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    news:SdCdnV0WcJ8CX4_RnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
    >
    > [snip]
    >
    >> I don't recall the price of Acronis.

    >
    > Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)
    >
    > Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    > upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.
    >
    > I appreciate the responses.
    >
    > --
    > -=Elden=-
    > http://www.moondog.org


    Good choice!

    I have been using Acronis True Image 2010 for some time now with Windows 7
    64 bit.
    They did have an issue early on with Vista/Win7 where the program would lock
    up on occasion. They were able to determine the root cause, a fix was
    issued, and now the later builds include the fix.

    I image all my partitions once a week, and it can be a life saver.
    First you have your image you can just restore if necessary, plus you can
    explore individual folders and files and just copy and paste over any that
    you might need. I really like having that option, and have certainly used
    it in the past.



    --
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  17. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    SC Tom wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:SdCdnV0WcJ8CX4_RnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >> On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
    >>
    >> [snip]
    >>
    >>> I don't recall the price of Acronis.

    >>
    >> Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)
    >>
    >> Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    >> upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.
    >>
    >> I appreciate the responses.
    >>
    >> --
    >> -=Elden=-
    >> http://www.moondog.org

    >
    > For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
    > drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
    > It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
    > imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
    > WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
    > and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able
    > to restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing
    > had ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
    > scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
    > ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
    > https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1


    Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
    version.
    --
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    ~ Robert Frost ~
     
  18. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:SdCdnV0WcJ8CX4_RnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>> On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
    >>>
    >>> [snip]
    >>>
    >>>> I don't recall the price of Acronis.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)
    >>>
    >>> Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    >>> upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.
    >>>
    >>> I appreciate the responses.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> -=Elden=-
    >>> http://www.moondog.org

    >>
    >> For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
    >> drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7
    >> drive. It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or
    >> incremental imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images
    >> on an external WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice-
    >> once to test it, and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both
    >> times I was able to restore the image to a different drive and boot
    >> right up like nothing had ever happened. If I ever decide to go with
    >> incremental backups, or scheduling capabilities, I will definitely
    >> purchase the full version of ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99
    >> from here:
    >> https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1

    >
    >
    > Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
    > version.


    At your hard drive manufacturer's web site.

    --
    Alias
     
  19. Helroy

    Helroy Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uvJQn.72273$Gx2.1996@newsfe20.iad...
    > SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:SdCdnV0WcJ8CX4_RnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>> On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
    >>>
    >>> [snip]
    >>>
    >>>> I don't recall the price of Acronis.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)
    >>>
    >>> Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    >>> upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.
    >>>
    >>> I appreciate the responses.
    >>>

    >
    >>
    >> For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
    >> drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
    >> It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
    >> imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
    >> WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
    >> and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to
    >> restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had
    >> ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
    >> scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
    >> ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
    >> https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1

    >
    > Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
    > version.


    Hi,
    If you have Western Digital Hard drive:
    http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/acronis/um.asp
    hth

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  20. Helroy

    Helroy Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uvJQn.72273$Gx2.1996@newsfe20.iad...
    > SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Elden Fenison" <usenet@moondog.org.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:SdCdnV0WcJ8CX4_RnZ2dnUVZ_sydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>> On 6/11/2010 3:35 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
    >>>
    >>> [snip]
    >>>
    >>>> I don't recall the price of Acronis.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you everyone for all the good feedback. (sig fixed)
    >>>
    >>> Since I own a prior version of Acronis True Image, I'll probably just
    >>> upgrade. Sounds like the reports I'd heard about troubles are unfounded.
    >>>
    >>> I appreciate the responses.


    >>
    >> For what it's worth, I use Acronis Free Edition for Western-Digital
    >> drives, and have had no problem restoring an image of a Windows 7 drive.
    >> It's a basic version of Acronis 2009 without scheduling or incremental
    >> imaging. I boot from the created CD and create my images on an external
    >> WD drive, and have restored Win7 from an image twice- once to test it,
    >> and once because the HDD in my notebook crashed. Both times I was able to
    >> restore the image to a different drive and boot right up like nothing had
    >> ever happened. If I ever decide to go with incremental backups, or
    >> scheduling capabilities, I will definitely purchase the full version of
    >> ATI. And you can upgrade for only $29.99 from here:
    >> https://store.acronis.com/325/purl-...&tracking=geUA1499431,gaUA1499431,&quantity=1

    >
    > Where do I find a free edition of Acronis? All I see is a free trial
    > version.




    119For Western Digital:

    http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=

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