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  1. #11


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    My apologies, pparks, I didn't intend to come across as condescending, or a know-all. Sorry if it seemed that way.
    What I meant was, most people I speak to, or whose machines I work on, seem never to have heard of it. It's saved
    my bacon a few times. But, as I said, I'll be trialling Aomei, and I'll see how that goes.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderful Wenda View Post
    My apologies, pparks, I didn't intend to come across as condescending, or a know-all. Sorry if it seemed that way.
    What I meant was, most people I speak to, or whose machines I work on, seem never to have heard of it. It's saved
    my bacon a few times. But, as I said, I'll be trialling Aomei, and I'll see how that goes.
    No need to apologize, I was simply stating why we sometimes use other tools. I didn't feel your post was any trouble.
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I use Acronis True Image. But, you need the current 2013 version for Win 8.

    I make full hard drive (all partitions) backups to a separate drive. Restoration if a drive fails, can be done easily and fast. I recently did a firmware upgrade to my SSD for Win 8. I made a full backup, then did the firmware upgrades which removed all data from the drive. Then restored the drive in less than 30 minutes from the backup. Acronis has a procedure to make a bootable rescue disc, boot with that and do the restore.

    Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis


    Hi there
    Just to remind you folks out there that Acronis 2013 stand alone restore now also supports UEFI boot and protected UEFI boot -although for protected UEFI boot you have to switch the protection off in the BIOS to enable the boot from the USB / DVD. switch it back on again after the restore if you want to. -- Done in the BIOS.

    (Enter the 4 digit number prompted on the BIOS screen -- you won't see anything oin the screen when you enter the number but enter with the keyboard and hit ENTER when finished).

    Machines like HP Envy series now come with Windows 8 pre installed on a UEFI protected boot.

    cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Trashed my system today after trying to run scandisk and it froze at 27% for over 3 hours. Restored with my Acronis True Image 2013 Backup and within 30 minutes I was up and running, no problems. Whew
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