Windows 10: does the free version of macrium reflect enough ?

  1.    15 Oct 2016 #1

    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. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       15 Oct 2016 #2

    yafatana said: 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

    yafatana said: 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. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.693
       16 Oct 2016 #4

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