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    Thanks f14. Will try at home tonight. One other annoying thing with ghost (with the new laptop) is that it would not let me run from windows. I have to use the Sergei Strelec tool to ghost it. I値l see if MiniTool behaves better.
    f14tomcat said:
    @Drawingblanks
    A suggestion. I am not familiar with Ghost, so I cannot comment on how it shows partitions, it may not show "un-lettered" partitions, such as Reserved. Download and run an excellent partition manager, MiniTool Partition Wizard, that is used here by many and trusted, and FREE. It will show you the true picture of what you have now. You may then be able to answer your own question. Give it a try. It's free, and well worth keeping.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    Drawingblanks said:
    Thanks f14. Will try at home tonight. One other annoying thing with ghost (with the new laptop) is that it would not let me run from windows. I have to use the Sergei Strelec tool to ghost it. I’ll see if MiniTool behaves better.
    Just so there's no misunderstanding, MiniTool is NOT backup software. It is a partition manager, like Disk Management, but on steroids. Show you all of what is there and allows lots of partition management. NOT backup software.

    The part I highlighted in your reply is interesting. Hope that's not causing issues here, also.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #442

    Why not switch to a better backup program highly recommended by many here, Macrium Reflect Premium or Free?
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    Thanks for this.. will look it up. I致e been using ghost for ages and comfortable with it. Tried Acronis but it is confusing. Yes i知 an old dog :)
    Ztruker said:
    Why not switch to a better backup program highly recommended by many here, Macrium Reflect Premium or Free?
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    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
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    Drawingblanks said:
    Thanks for this.. will look it up. I致e been using ghost for ages and comfortable with it. Tried Acronis but it is confusing. Yes i知 an old dog :)
    I used Ghost for many, many years - both at home and at work. I retired several years ago and, along the way, tried Acronis True Image. Like you, I too found it confusing (and bloated... both the product and the backed-up disk images it created). I also tried several other similar programs (Aomei Backupper, Redo Backup and Recovery, Clonezilla) before trying Macrium Reflect Free.

    I doubt I'll ever go back to any of the other products now, even though I sometimes miss the ability to script backups. IMO Macrium Reflect Free has a very easy learning curve, excellent documentation and is wonderfully simple, both in GUI design and operation. I've now been using the free version since Feb 2016 with not a single issue, either backing up or restoring many, many diffent makes and models of PCs and laptops.

    Hope this helps... from another old dog.
    Last edited by RickC; 03 Jan 2019 at 23:21.
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
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    I've gone the Ghost, Acronis, Aomei, Macrium route too. I've been using Macrium Reflect Home for 4+ years now and it has never failed me. Easy to use, has some additional capabilities, including a Fix boot problems tool.
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  7. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #446

    Drawingblanks said:
    Thanks for this.. will look it up. I’ve been using ghost for ages and comfortable with it. Tried Acronis but it is confusing. Yes i’m an old dog :)
    I consider Acronis backup software is poorly engineered and supported. Macrium Reflect is fine.
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Drawingblanks said:
    Thanks for this.. will look it up. I’ve been using ghost for ages and comfortable with it. Tried Acronis but it is confusing. Yes i’m an old dog :)
    Lots of old dogs here, lots of old dogs using and swearing by Macrium. Join the pack! Woof!

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Woof! Woof!

    I liked Ghost, used it personally and professionally for many years. Then when the free upgrade to 10 was about to be launched (and my Ghost was too old to work any more) I started using Backup & Restore system images. Although temperamental and unreliable (the MS offering, not me ) I learned to get it to work reliably.

    It was such a breath of fresh air when I tried Macrium Reflect Free that I'm never going back...
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    Update:

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18309, based on feedback, if you clean install Pro, Enterprise, or Education editions of Windows 10, the Cortana voice-over will be disabled by default. Screen reader users can still choose to start Narrator at any time by pressing WIN + Ctrl + Enter.
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