Windows 10: I bought a Seagate external hard drive and it won't let me use Acronis

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  1.    07 Mar 2017 #91

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Also ...Macrium is MUCH faster than Acronis .....plus takes up a lot less space on your hard drive. Unless you try running it on a dying drive of course....
    I haven't found that in my case. When the drive was good. What version of Acronis are you using?
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  2.    07 Mar 2017 #92

    hollyoaks777 said: View Post
    I haven't found that in my case. When the drive was good. What version of Acronis are you using?
    I completely removed Acronis about 2 years ago. Every year when Acronis came out with updates, the program kept getting bigger and bigger, and causing more problems then it was worth. Taking up HUGE amounts of hard drive space and actually slowing down my computer, even when it was not ruining. Its a Bloated piece of software. You will find VERY few people on here that still run Acronis.
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  3.    07 Mar 2017 #93

    @hollyoaks777,

    I would suggest you create a USB flash drive or DVD of Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Boot the computer from that and run Macrium Reflect included in his tools. Use that to attempt your backup with. You might have a better chance of succeeding because it will be backing up the Windows partition when it is not actually in use. Run Macrium Refelct while booted into Kyhi's recovery tools and the Windows partition on the hard drive is just data now and not an operating system that is running.
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  4.    07 Mar 2017 #94

    hollyoaks777 said: View Post
    Attachment 124130
    Toshiba hard drive review is that good?
    this is for a desktop drive not a laptop. So it's apple to oranges.
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  5.    07 Mar 2017 #95

    hollyoaks777 said: View Post
    How does a backup save a dying disk?I don't understand that.
    she just trying to get as much data off the dying disk as she can.
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  6.    07 Mar 2017 #96

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I completely removed Acronis about 2 years ago. Every year when Acronis came out with updates, the program kept getting bigger and bigger, and causing more problems then it was worth. Taking up HUGE amounts of hard drive space and actually slowing down my computer, even when it was not ruining. Its a Bloated piece of software. You will find VERY few people on here that still run Acronis.
    OK I will be using Macrium from now on then
    Do you have to make a new flash drive for every download/update of it?
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  7.    07 Mar 2017 #97

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    @hollyoaks777,

    I would suggest you create a USB flash drive or DVD of Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Boot the computer from that and run Macrium Reflect included in his tools. Use that to attempt your backup with. You might have a better chance of succeeding because it will be backing up the Windows partition when it is not actually in use. Run Macrium Refelct while booted into Kyhi's recovery tools and the Windows partition on the hard drive is just data now and not an operating system that is running.
    Please tell me the Toshiba drive will do my laptop. Just seen. It's for a desktop NavyLCDR
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  •    07 Mar 2017 #98

    SoFine409 said: View Post
    this is for a desktop drive not a laptop. So it's apple to oranges.
    What do you mean it won't fit my laptop?it's 2.5"
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  •    07 Mar 2017 #99

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    @hollyoaks777,

    I would suggest you create a USB flash drive or DVD of Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Boot the computer from that and run Macrium Reflect included in his tools. Use that to attempt your backup with. You might have a better chance of succeeding because it will be backing up the Windows partition when it is not actually in use. Run Macrium Refelct while booted into Kyhi's recovery tools and the Windows partition on the hard drive is just data now and not an operating system that is running.
    I will do NavyLCDR
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  •    07 Mar 2017 #100

    hollyoaks777 said: View Post
    OK I will be using Macrium from now on then
    Do you have to make a new flash drive for every download/update of it?
    Yes its a good idea to update your Macrium Flash drive too. All you do is stick it in your usb, and it will just overwrite itself. Don't take long.
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