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Brand New Win8 Laptop - Need to make initial backup

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Open Acer eRecovery Management & check the options
    Thanks.
    I checked the "Gateway MyBackup" and it does have the option to use DVD's as the backup media but does not have the option to do a factory backup (System Image is an available option, though.)
    Guess I'm sticking to using your original suggestion and use the USB Recovery Drive method.

    Once the USB Recovery Drive is made, is it possible to make backups of the USB Recovery Drive?

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by bizres View Post
    Is USB the only option?

    I really don't trust removable media and having just a single backup.
    I was hoping there maybe a possibility to make something like an .iso image and have multiple copies over DVD's, USB, copies in other external HDD?
    Yes if you don't mind spending a little money Macrium Reflect is an excellent back up program and will create Images of your disk or partition or files and folder. Its fully compliant with UEFI GPT disk. It free you only need to pay if you want to do file and folder back ups
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by bizres View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Open Acer eRecovery Management & check the options
    Thanks.
    I checked the "Gateway MyBackup" and it does have the option to use DVD's as the backup media but does not have the option to do a factory backup (System Image is an available option, though.)
    Guess I'm sticking to using your original suggestion and use the USB Recovery Drive method.

    Once the USB Recovery Drive is made, is it possible to make backups of the USB Recovery Drive?
    Looks like you have the old ACER USB Recovery Drive or Acer have not updated the Acer Recovery app.

    The Windows Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Like
    PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Thanks everyone.

    I successfully made 2 copies of the backup.
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