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Anybody else have a good working computer ?

  1. #21


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Hmm..is there any problem in doing that - can we do the image restore properly?

    Does Macrium free version has this?

    Edit:
    @David Bailey: I didn't mean - to be sarcastic, just curious how did you do that? Didn't get a good smiley to express that in my mobile app , Sorry if that upset you
    Last edited by visruth; 28 Jul 2014 at 04:53.

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Hmm..is there any problem in doing that - can we do the image restore properly?

    Does Macrium free version has this?
    I can't speak for the free version.
    I have the paid version.
    I've never had a problem restoring from my highly compressed images.
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  3. #23


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Sure.
    I don't have any of that, but thinking of making a image backup with aomei. Will check if macrium free has this function.
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  4. #24


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    I can match all the above on my Vista and W7 installs (which at the moment are just Acronis backups having moved to W8.1). I can also say hand on heart I have ZERO failed updates on both. My W8.1 installations are absolutely fine too although my Enterprise test bed has a driverless webcam. Action centre whinges that I have updates set to notify only but that's my choosing.


    As to malware, I just use (used) MSE on Vista and W7 and never had an issue. Folk (on other forums) said I was deluded and that there would be nasties there and that it was MSE that didn't pick them up. I challenged them and using a disk image I uninstalled MSE and ran free full trials of ESET and FSecure and Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware etc . The system was 100% clean.


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  5. #25


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Sure.
    I don't have any of that, but thinking of making a image backup with aomei. Will check if macrium free has this function.
    AOMEI backupper works well (I'm using it on my Enterprise install) but it has a "glitch" which I've reported to them. When you restore an image your Windows Update history is wiped clean. The updates themselves are unaffected, its just the history list. I couldn't understand what was happening at first but proved it to be AOMEI by imaging and restoring. The list at any given point is wiped on the restore.

    For my main W8.1 install I use Acronis TI2014 paid for version and always do daily incrementals on a weekly cycle together with month end full images. I keep those on an external HDD.
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  6. #26


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Sure.
    I don't have any of that, but thinking of making a image backup with aomei. Will check if macrium free has this function.
    AOMEI backupper works well (I'm using it on my Enterprise install) but it has a "glitch" which I've reported to them. When you restore an image your Windows Update history is wiped clean. The updates themselves are unaffected, its just the history list. I couldn't understand what was happening at first but proved it to be AOMEI by imaging and restoring. The list at any given point is wiped on the restore.

    For my main W8.1 install I use Acronis TI2014 paid for version and always do daily incrementals on a weekly cycle together with month end full images. I keep those on an external HDD.
    I have to have an EHDD solely for system image backup, isn't it?


    Which is the best among free versions with no glitches felt?
    Any problem in having the Windows updates list washed out after aomei restore?
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  7. #27


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    Win 8.1 Update x64


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  8. #28


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth;408467/

    I have to have an EHDD solely for system image backup, isn't it?


    Which is the best among free versions with no glitches felt?
    Any problem in having the Windows updates list washed out after aomei restore?
    As a backup and restore tool it works really well (if a little slow compared to paid for versions) The free version also allows incremental backups to be created which is handy. Its easy to use too.
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  9. #29


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    @Mooly

    How do I go ahead with calculating the size of ehdd or flash drive needed for image backup? System image backup external drive can be used only for this right, after formatting? Any particular way of formatting to be kept in mind?

    I going to do it for the first time, that's why all these doubts, it may be some dumb questions.

    My c: is 60Gigs, d: is 20Gigs
    WinRE is 400 or 600mb like that.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    @Mooly

    How do I go ahead with calculating the size of ehdd or flash drive needed for image backup? System image backup external drive can be used only for this right, after formatting? Any particular way of formatting to be kept in mind?

    I going to do it for the first time, that's why all these doubts, it may be some dumb questions.

    My c: is 60Gigs, d: is 20Gigs
    WinRE is 400 or 600mb like that.
    For size, take off no more than 25% than total size of disk you are going to back up. Disk could be used for anything else,all you get for backup is one file that eventually can be mounted as a disk. The rest of space you can use for other backups or whatever. Normal NTFS format is enough. Fat32 can't be used because of 4GB file limit.
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