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Anyone using Windows 7 File Recovery in Windows 8?

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    Anyone using Windows 7 File Recovery in Windows 8?


    Hello,
    Wondering if anyone is using Windows 7 File Recovery from the Control Panel in Windows 8. Would like to confer on it's strength and performance. Thanks for any response!
    Glenn

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    Las Vegas, NV
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    Win 8.1 Update 1 Pro 32-bit


    As you probably know by now, this is the oddly named version of Backup and Restore for Win 8. I have not used it to actually restore any files yet, but seems to work as expected on schedule. It backs up all personal files and data, and then creates a full disk image of the Win 8 partition. Be careful the first time you use it for backup, as it can replace/corrupt any Win 7 saves on the same drive. Luckily you are warned before it continues, so just please pay attention to any popup dialogs.

    John
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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello Glenn,

    Yeah, this is the exact same as Backup and Restore in Windows 7. I would suspect that it will be renamed back to this, or changed to Windows 8 File Recovery in the next release though.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think MS will get rid of it as soon as they can.

    Probably just keeping it there for now so that images that were made in win7 can be restored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Hello,
    Wondering if anyone is using Windows 7 File Recovery from the Control Panel in Windows 8. Would like to confer on it's strength and performance. Thanks for any response!
    Glenn
    I've used it and it's working fine for me. The images work flawlessly.
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    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think MS will get rid of it as soon as they can.

    Probably just keeping it there for now so that images that were made in win7 can be restored.


    Why on earth would they want to get rid of 'image backup'?

    It was one of the improvements to Vista that I liked most, and is
    my backup method of choice.

    The lack of it was always a failing in earlier versions, and removing
    it would be a retrograde step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCClouser View Post
    As you probably know by now, this is the oddly named version of Backup and Restore for Win 8. I have not used it to actually restore any files yet, but seems to work as expected on schedule. It backs up all personal files and data, and then creates a full disk image of the Win 8 partition. Be careful the first time you use it for backup, as it can replace/corrupt any Win 7 saves on the same drive. Luckily you are warned before it continues, so just please pay attention to any popup dialogs.

    John
    Hello John,
    Thanks for the confirmation of what it does. I am running it on a W8 only box, so I'm good. I hoped that a plethora of people would respond on how it saved the hours of reinstall and reconfiguring, oh well. Appreciate you assistance!
    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Glenn,

    Yeah, this is the exact same as Backup and Restore in Windows 7. I would suspect that it will be renamed back to this, or changed to Windows 8 File Recovery in the next release though.
    Hello Brink,
    It seems that it should be a powerful and useful ally. Previously explained, never got it to work on W7. But I guess I should do a restore just to prove it................
    Thanks
    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think MS will get rid of it as soon as they can.

    Probably just keeping it there for now so that images that were made in win7 can be restored.
    Howdy,
    I hope they incorporate a viable replacement. Thank SIW2!!
    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Hello,
    Wondering if anyone is using Windows 7 File Recovery from the Control Panel in Windows 8. Would like to confer on it's strength and performance. Thanks for any response!
    Glenn
    I've used it and it's working fine for me. The images work flawlessly.
    Hello chev65!
    Wonderful news, thanks! Very glad to hear that and also that it worked well for you! Did you use the Disk?
    Glenn
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