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    Ghost 15 and Win 8.1


    Playing around with a SSD with win7 Ulitmate.
    Did a full image backup with NG15 and went ok.
    Updated to Windows 8 and them to Windows 8.1 to see what it looked like
    Did the Full image backup from the Norton CD and it created the backup
    I Looked at the file it created and did not have any file extension.
    Restore with my Win7 image ok
    I am running the backup in native mode off the Norton CD wehn u boot it.

    Does it work with Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Thanks

    Gary
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    Norton Ghost 15 has NO support for Windows 8.

    The Windows 8 replacement is SSR Desktop Edition.

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    And...adding to that...I wouldn't bother....macrium Reflect does the same , it's faster , less of a resource hog and it's FREE

    I initially updated to SSR 2013 and it's really just Norton renamed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gecoffin View Post
    Playing around with a SSD with win7 Ulitmate.
    Did a full image backup with NG15 and went ok.
    Updated to Windows 8 and them to Windows 8.1 to see what it looked like
    Did the Full image backup from the Norton CD and it created the backup
    I Looked at the file it created and did not have any file extension.
    Restore with my Win7 image ok
    I am running the backup in native mode off the Norton CD wehn u boot it.

    Does it work with Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Thanks

    Gary
    Hi there
    surprised GHOST is even around any more -- it certainly won't be any good if you need to restore from USB3 /SATA2 type devices via a boot mechanism on a secured boot machine.

    As others have said Macrium does a passable job -- I prefer the commercial solutions such as ATH2014 - cheap enough, can run from within windows (or a Windows to Go external device) and can schedule incremental backups etc -- but Macrium (Free) is good enough for your purposes.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    And...adding to that...I wouldn't bother....macrium Reflect does the same , it's faster , less of a resource hog and it's FREE

    I initially updated to SSR 2013 and it's really just Norton renamed....
    NO, Norton Ghost is a cut down version of SSR Desktop Edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    And...adding to that...I wouldn't bother....macrium Reflect does the same , it's faster , less of a resource hog and it's FREE

    I initially updated to SSR 2013 and it's really just Norton renamed....
    NO, Norton Ghost is a cut down version of SSR Desktop Edition.
    I have to disagree with you there , having used Norton ever since it was originally released , for all intents and purposes , for an average user who just wants to do a system backup , Norton and SSR are essentially just the same product renamed , sure SSR has a few extra 'bells and whistles', they even kept the same interface.
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