Be careful about Win 10 Restore Point.

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  1. Posts : 13,576
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       #11

    First, the AOMEI Professional version was only free for a limited period.


    AOMEI does allow incremental backups which are useful in acting like a restore point

    MRF only does differentials which are less space efficient but do the job as well.

    However, if you buy the paid version of Macrium Reflect, it does incrementals but MORE IMPORTANTLY, it has a great feature called Rapid Delta Restore (amongst others).

    Normally when you do a restore, everything on PC is wiped and replaced with backup which can take a while depending on how big the installation is and drive speed etc.

    Rapid Delta Restore only restores the CHANGES i.e. it compares the appropriate image backup with what is on the drive and only adds/deletes things that have changed. In many cases, the will only take a couple of minutes and is faster AND more reliable than a system restore. Not only that it is 100% reversible if you take an incremental image backup immediately before doing a restore (assuming OS is still functioning adequately).

    This forum overwhelmingly favours Macrium Reflect Free based on long experience. AOEMI is still basically "New Kid on the Block".

    It really is worth buying the Macrium paid version if you are a developer, or user who messes around wih registry etc. For most average users, the free version is adequate, but to be fair so is the free version of AOMEI.

    In the end, we on this forum strongly advocate use of image backups, and even if a users uses the inferior windows built in tool, we regard that as being far better than using no tool.
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  2. Posts : 128
    WIN 10
       #12

    cereberus said:
    First, the AOMEI Professional version was only free for a limited period.


    AOMEI does allow incremental backups which are useful in acting like a restore point

    MRF only does differentials which are less space efficient but do the job as well.

    However, if you buy the paid version of Macrium Reflect, it does incrementals but MORE IMPORTANTLY, it has a great feature called Rapid Delta Restore (amongst others).

    Normally when you do a restore, everything on PC is wiped and replaced with backup which can take a while depending on how big the installation is and drive speed etc.

    Rapid Delta Restore only restores the CHANGES i.e. it compares the appropriate image backup with what is on the drive and only adds/deletes things that have changed. In many cases, the will only take a couple of minutes and is faster AND more reliable than a system restore. Not only that it is 100% reversible if you take an incremental image backup immediately before doing a restore (assuming OS is still functioning adequately).

    This forum overwhelmingly favours Macrium Reflect Free based on long experience. AOEMI is still basically "New Kid on the Block".

    It really is worth buying the Macrium paid version if you are a developer, or user who messes around wih registry etc. For most average users, the free version is adequate, but to be fair so is the free version of AOMEI.

    In the end, we on this forum strongly advocate use of image backups, and even if a users uses the inferior windows built in tool, we regard that as being far better than using no tool.

    cereberus:

    Much appreciate the additional details. ~ Alan
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  3. Posts : 3,446
       #13

    What MS does well is recognize their failures... restore point, backup, RE (startup repair comes to mind) etc being one of the areas... I will not be surprised if they have their eye on Macrium.
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  4. Posts : 19,213
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       #14

    Superfly said:
    I will not be surprised if they have their eye on Macrium.
    Lol. that would be one smart acquisition providing they don't ruin it like Skype.
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  5. Posts : 13,576
    Windows10
       #15

    Superfly said:
    What MS does well is recognize their failures... restore point, backup, RE (startup repair comes to mind) etc being one of the areas... I will not be surprised if they have their eye on Macrium.
    Crikes - that would be a disaster. I would have to set @simrick on to them to do some timey wimey stuff!
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  6. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #16

    Superfly said:
    What MS does well is recognize their failures... restore point, backup, RE (startup repair comes to mind) etc being one of the areas... I will not be surprised if they have their eye on Macrium.
    cereberus said:
    Crikes - that would be a disaster. I would have to set @simrick on to them to do some timey wimey stuff!
    Be careful about Win 10 Restore Point.-scared.gif
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  7. Posts : 16,278
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       #17

    CountMike said:
    Lol. that would be one smart acquisition providing they don't ruin it like Skype.
    Yeah, they sure did mangle that program, didn't they?
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  8. Posts : 19,213
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       #18

    simrick said:
    Yeah, they sure did mangle that program, didn't they?
    I'm really afraid of MS buying other developers ever since beta W95 (Chicago) had bunch of Norton's utilities and than got rid of them in final release. Norton asked for money, MS bought Norton Utilities and they practically disappeared.
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