1.    05 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Another freeware alternative to Acronis Imaging for Windows 10


    Is there a freeware program that works like Ancronis True Image or similarly easy to use for even a grandma? Tried to teach elderly but hard... Thanks
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  2.    05 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    10 Pro

    I use Macrium Reflect Free. It is pretty good.

    You could schedule backups so they are made automatically perhaps.
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  3.    05 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    I use Macrium Reflect Free. It is pretty good.

    You could schedule backups so they are made automatically perhaps.
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  4.    05 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    10 pro 64 clean install

    Quote Originally Posted by pectin232 View Post
    Is there a freeware program that works like Ancronis True Image or similarly easy to use for even a grandma? Tried to teach elderly but hard... Thanks
    I think you mean one that's better than Acronis and yes Macrium Reflect is that much better
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  5.    05 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by pectin232 View Post
    Is there a freeware program that works like Ancronis True Image or similarly easy to use for even a grandma? Tried to teach elderly but hard... Thanks
    There is a straightforward alternative which requires no " learning " at all. Just a couple of clicks and the system will do it by itself.
    It is not as "sophisticated" as other 3rd party programs but it gets the job done ...... for me for at least 4 years since I started using Windows 7.
    This program is built-in. All you need is an external hard drive in which you can backup your files, or backup your system image.
    Plug in your external hard drive.
    In the search box next to the Start button, type backup and restore > Enter >
    From there you can initiate backing up your files, or
    left side, click Create system image and follow the prompts to backup system image.

    Some will say it is not reliable. Well, it has yet to fail me since I started using it 4 years ago.
    Other 3rd party programs have more to offer, that's for sure.
    For me, what the built-in program has to offer is enough for me. That's all I need.
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  6.    05 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Another vote for Macrium Reflect. Note some older versions of Acronis backup sofware left behind low level disk drivers/filters which are very hard to remove.
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  7.    05 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Canon City, Colorado
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Build 1607

    VEEAM End Point backup is truly king and free. This is all I will use and I have used it both with attached storage devices and File Shares. Recovery USB is easy to make and the controls over the incremental backups is why I love this product.

    Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup
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