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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       2016-01-17 #70

    arnoldh said: View Post
    Thanks. I'm trying Macrium Reflect Free at the moment. I see it doesn't do incrementals, but apart from that looks good. Maybe that's the way to go.
    Yes that IS supported in the paid for version, but not in the free version. That is really not that big a deal for me, as I much prefer my image backups anyhow.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       2016-01-17 #71

    Full images are much better to manage than incrementals or differentials. I have lived with free Macrium for years and never had a problem.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 11
    Win10
       2016-01-17 #72

    Back to the original post for a bit


    whs said: View Post
    Full images are much better to manage than incrementals or differentials. I have lived with free Macrium for years and never had a problem.
    I agree with your position on full images (former Acronis 8 and current 2016 user), however the convenience of the old Win7 backup within Win 10 is a +. The downside is restoring it in Win 10 - which is kind of the point of the exercise.

    The Backup-Restore (Win7) has a rather major problem on my machine. You can make a backup to the current drive pretty much as described in this thread, but 10 can't find the image after it makes it. Keeps trying to send you to the network or external drive. If you copy the folder to a USB - not visible that way either.

    Seems odd that MS would put the option in Control panel - just like Win7 - but leave out the recovery options that were in 7 - "recover system settings or your computer" and the drill down selection - "Advanced recovery methods". All those win 8 screenshots in this thread are useless and the current full version of 10 also differs a great deal from what was posted earlier.

    Anybody know how to restore an image saved to the same drive (different partition) on the same machine?

    Maybe I am missing something obvious.

    TIA
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  4. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 11
    Win10
       2016-01-17 #73

    About Image creation failing to complete


    Noticed a lot of moaning about the MS backup failing when run.

    FWIW - a lot of folks trash/delete one or all of the partitions that MS creates automatically when you do a fresh install. Bad move. Read about Shadow copies...

    Also, it appears that the "bug" that was in 7 migrated to 10 - and if you reconfigure the following, it may resolve your issue.

    Start>Services>Volume Shadow Copy Service
    set to Automatic and start the service
    [This insures that the reserved partition has
    sufficient space to make a shadow copy of backups]

    HTH
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,949
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       2016-01-17 #74

    Tranas said: View Post
    Noticed a lot of moaning about the MS backup failing when run.

    FWIW - a lot of folks trash/delete one or all of the partitions that MS creates automatically when you do a fresh install. Bad move. Read about Shadow copies...

    Also, it appears that the "bug" that was in 7 migrated to 10 - and if you reconfigure the following, it may resolve your issue.

    Start>Services>Volume Shadow Copy Service
    set to Automatic and start the service
    [This insures that the reserved partition has
    sufficient space to make a shadow copy of backups]

    HTH
    Windows backup can not be trusted, so why keep trying?? Just grab Macrium Reflect Free version, and once installed make a Rescue Media USB or DVD copy. That way, if you can't boot to your C-drive at some point, as long as you have your rescue disk made with a image backup on a 2nd drive, you can restore your complete C-drive, partitions included.
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       2016-01-17 #75

    Absolutely.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 11
    Win10
       2016-01-17 #76

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Windows backup can not be trusted, so why keep trying??
    Because it's a Windows 10 forum, not a Macrium forum, and I happen to use Windows 10.

    If you have an answer to the question asked, maybe post it. We already know how to Google "Macrium".

    - and if windows backup cannot be trusted, why does Macrium require you to dowload pe3x64.zip to make their system work?
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  8.    2016-01-18 #77

    The thread is about windows backup, offering other suggestions is fine but let's keep it friendly.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       2016-01-18 #78

    derekimo said: View Post
    The thread is about windows backup, offering other suggestions is fine but let's keep it friendly.
    That's fine. Many of us have been wrestling with Windows backup. Problem is that it is extremely iffy and unreliable. That's why most of us are using free Macrium which works all the time.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Gurgaon, Haryana India
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit
       2016-01-18 #79

    There is no need to even create a rescue disk. If and when you are unable to boot from the C Drive, reinstall Windows 10. After that just install Acronis, Macrium or whatever and use it to restore the earlier Image that is already there from before.

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Windows backup can not be trusted, so why keep trying?? Just grab Macrium Reflect Free version, and once installed make a Rescue Media USB or DVD copy. That way, if you can't boot to your C-drive at some point, as long as you have your rescue disk made with a image backup on a 2nd drive, you can restore your complete C-drive, partitions included.
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
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