1.    15 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    windows 10

    does the free version of macrium reflect enough ?


    to create an image of my ssd which contain my windows 10 all of my programs all of my data and my images etc

    so I can backup and restore without the need to reinstall everything

    or the paid home version is better ?
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  2.    15 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by yafatana View Post
    to create an image of my ssd which contain my windows 10 all of my programs all of my data and my images etc

    so I can backup and restore without the need to reinstall everything

    or the paid home version is better ?
    The free version is enough for most.
    Here is a chart with what the free version offers vs the paid: Macrium Reflect Free
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  3.    15 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by yafatana View Post
    to create an image of my ssd which contain my windows 10 all of my programs all of my data and my images etc

    so I can backup and restore without the need to reinstall everything

    or the paid home version is better ?
    The free version is perfectly adequate for your needs. The main difference between the free and paid version is that you can only create differential backups (changes since last full backup) whereas paid version does incremental backups as well (changes since last incremental backup). Incremental backups are more space efficient but for most home users that is no big deal.

    Additionally paid versons can restore to different hardware etc. Rarely needed in home environment, and you can achieve same end for free using native sysprep commands - just a bit harder to do.

    Of course if you buy the paid version you are entitled to customer support from Macrium. Again rarely an issue as Macrium is so reliable.
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  4.    16 Oct 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    Also don't forget you cannot do command execution with the free version.
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