Windows 10: Struggling here how do you backup windows 10?

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  1.    28 Nov 2015 #1

    Struggling here how do you backup windows 10?


    Struggling here how do you backup windows 10? With Acronis 2014 or 2015 or 2016. Do I have to select Winre unnamed partition windows c drive and recovery drive D. Or do I just pic C: Drive and D: drive/recovery drive? Thank you in advance. What is the easiest version to use to backup with Acronis. Things have changed so much from Windows 7!
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi, good that you are aware of and use disk imaging. Windows is fragile and easily offended. Personally I wouldn't use Acronis TI and haven't for years after it failed to find my SATA drives completely. It's a bloated cumbersome product. Also, some have reported problems with the VSS service.

    I use Aomei Backupper (free is fine); straightforward, regularly updated.
    Many here recommend Macrium reflect (free) - a mature and modern product.
    Both offer differential and incremental imaging.

    You need the boot disk for whichever solution you choose, and need to make sure your PC is configured to boot from it.
    You also need external storage for your backup- I suggest an absolute minimum of double the amount you intend to back up.
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, good that you are aware of and use disk imaging. Windows is fragile and easily offended. Personally I wouldn't use Acronis TI and haven't for years after it failed to find my SATA drives completely. It's a bloated cumbersome product. Also, some have reported problems with the VSS service.

    I use Aomei Backupper (free is fine); straightforward, regularly updated.
    Many here recommend Macrium reflect (free) - a mature and modern product.
    Both offer differential and incremental imaging.

    You need the boot disk for whichever solution you choose, and need to make sure your PC is configured to boot from it.
    You also need external storage for your backup- I suggest an absolute minimum of double the amount you intend to back up.
    Thank you I thought Acronis was the best. Going to give them a go thanks.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #4

    Hi,

    Not to push one product over another but having used both I feel Macrium Reflect is a true gem.
    Truly clever software really and mighty fast too.
    Do a search on the forum and find out how it can help you. Lots of users here have been recommending it for years and it keeps getting better.
    Make sure to have it build a rescue drive for you (it only needs 269Mb using the latest WinPE) on USB/CD/DVD or external drive and test boot from it.

    Cheers,
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  5.    01 Dec 2015 #5

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Not to push one product over another but having used both I feel Macrium Reflect is a true gem.
    Truly clever software really and mighty fast too.
    Do a search on the forum and find out how it can help you. Lots of users here have been recommending it for years and it keeps getting better.
    Make sure to have it build a rescue drive for you (it only needs 269Mb using the latest WinPE) on USB/CD/DVD or external drive and test boot from it.

    Cheers,
    I had a look yesterday and it's not free unless I have hit the wrong link.
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       01 Dec 2015 #6

    You can use this link:
    Macrium Reflect Free
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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       01 Dec 2015 #7

    I use Clonezilla for backing up all of my machines.
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  8.    01 Dec 2015 #8

    bro67 said: View Post
    I use Clonezilla for backing up all of my machines.
    That's amazing how can they do it for free? Is there ads on it?
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  9.    01 Dec 2015 #9

    topgundcp said: View Post
    You can use this link:
    Macrium Reflect Free
    Mm, caution: that's a CNET download, wrapped in CNET's installer, which offers - well- other things you have to unclick. (Adware? Scumware? which might answer the question as to how money might be made in that particular case (CNET).
    I'd suggest downloading it from (e.g.)
    Macrium Reflect Free Edition Download

    "Although casual users can find the app sufficient for their needs, network administrators and other advanced users might need additional options such as incremental backups which can be accessed by purchasing Macrium Reflect Standard Edition or other editions."
    - that's Softpedia's comment, and having now tried it, although it appears to offer both incremental and differential modes, when you try an incremental backup it tells you this is NOT available in the free edition. Nor is file/folder backup.

    It does offer options to set up a range of different backup schedules, with purge criteria for the backups.

    I know Aomei Backupper offers both.. and includes restore to dissimilar hardware which is excluded from Macrium Reflect trials:
    Compare Different Editions of AOMEI Backupper
    Last edited by dalchina; 01 Dec 2015 at 06:34.
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  10.    01 Dec 2015 #10

    dalchina said: View Post
    Mm, caution: that's a CNET download, wrapped in CNET's installer, which offers - well- other things you have to unclick. (Adware? Scumware? which might answer the question as to how money might be made in that particular case (CNET).
    I'd suggest downloading it from (e.g.)
    Macrium Reflect Free Edition Download
    Thanks mate.
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