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Windows 8 Refresh Feature Makes It Easy to Start With a Clean Slate

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    I mean this

    I mean this:
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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional

    Well as far as a backup image for 8 as well as the guide I can also opt to use Acronis TI while booted in 7. For 7 I simply have tested the Backup & Restore options there and found those to be reliable from having put them to the test several times.

    For the time being here I can simply opt to use Acrons while I suspect if a CP 2 comes out in a few months from now the backup tools would have progressed even further as they did in the previous versions. (Note for Vista Ultimate, Enterprise editions only saw option for full system image backup)
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I may be conservative. But I am just using plain old images - with free Macrium, of course. All Windows recovery functions have been erratic and unreliable since they put them on the market. I don't trust them.

    Been using image backup since Vista, with ONE failure. And that was MY fault....

    No, it works pretty well, actually.
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox

    I had a problem with Macrium 5 in W8CP. The backup completed without errors but on next boot it went into system recovery, failed and eventually gave up. This was in a VM but at least one other reported the same error on a native install. This is the thread. Macrium Reflect Free BSODS
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