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  1. #41


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    @Mooly

    OK, are you using compression for making 20gigs to 12gigs in aomei or is it like that when we normally make an image?

    Except for the Windows update history, there is nothing else should i bother about in aomei right?
    I'm using the default settings (as I do with Acronis). When you open AEOMI there is a one click "back up all that's needed to restore" option. Just give the backup a name (or leave it at the default name if you wish), tell it where to send the backup and then click start. Job done.
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  2. #42


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    When you have made a backup you can then add to that incrementally (or a differential) whenever you want. The incrementals are small and just give the changes since the last full backup.

    Its very good for a free product. Try it and have confidence in it.
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  3. #43


    Yes, you can partition it any way you like, no data loss in advance with something like my favorite EaseUS Partition Master - Best partition manager software just do yourself a favor and name partitions you have defined now with distinctive names so you don't confuse them while doing it. Name newly made partitions too, takes less guesswork later on.
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  4. #44


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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Disc back or system backup?
    Will it get restored properly with system backup alone without recovery partition?
    Which is advisable,
    N.B.: i have my recovery disks created but not yet checked if that works, (don't know how to do that )
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  5. #45


    As far as I'm concerned, only full system disk backup, together with all the partitions on it is real backup. That way you end up with completely same thing you stared with and you can do anything you did before backup, including recovery from recovery disks etc. In case of that system HDD failure or just change to a larger one there's no hassles, just change disk, restore the backup you have made and in short time you're ready to go.
    Considering that I don't have OEM windows or computer, no UEFI and factory backup partitions I made one backup with newly installed, virgin windows so I don't have to do contortions with activation and a fairly recent backup (once a month) of whole boot disk. I don't keep any data files on boot disk, I send everything to one of two other HDDS but they are also safely backed up again on other HDDs.
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, only full system disk backup, together with all the partitions on it is real backup. That way you end up with completely same thing you stared with and you can do anything you did before backup, including recovery from recovery disks etc. In case of that system HDD failure or just change to a larger one there's no hassles, just change disk, restore the backup you have made and in short time you're ready to go.
    Considering that I don't have OEM windows or computer, no UEFI and factory backup partitions I made one backup with newly installed, virgin windows so I don't have to do contortions with activation and a fairly recent backup (once a month) of whole boot disk. I don't keep any data files on boot disk, I send everything to one of two other HDDS but they are also safely backed up again on other HDDs.
    I have read some user reviews about not getting image restored to new hdd/ssd using certain restore softwares, i don't know if that applies to aomei too?

    Does this activation issue come up specifically for recent image back ups?

    I have just the opposite you have- i have factory installed partitions, oem windows, with product key in the BIOS, now what should i do? Will there be any problem while restoring?

    I have also created the recovery discs out-of-box when I bought this lap.
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  7. #47


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, only full system disk backup, together with all the partitions on it is real backup. That way you end up with completely same thing you stared with and you can do anything you did before backup, including recovery from recovery disks etc. In case of that system HDD failure or just change to a larger one there's no hassles, just change disk, restore the backup you have made and in short time you're ready to go.
    Considering that I don't have OEM windows or computer, no UEFI and factory backup partitions I made one backup with newly installed, virgin windows so I don't have to do contortions with activation and a fairly recent backup (once a month) of whole boot disk. I don't keep any data files on boot disk, I send everything to one of two other HDDS but they are also safely backed up again on other HDDs.
    I have read some user reviews about not getting image restored to new hdd/ssd using certain restore softwares, i don't know if that applies to aomei too?

    Does this activation issue come up specifically for recent image back ups?

    I have just the opposite you have- i have factory installed partitions, oem windows, with product key in the BIOS, now what should i do? Will there be any problem while restoring?

    I have also created the recovery discs out-of-box when I bought this lap.
    Not if you make complete disk backup, all partitions, all files, everything. Of course that if you change anything, like restore to factory state etc. you'll have to do same backup again. When you are sure that everything is in good order you just delete old backup file, don't even have to make another media (CD or USB).
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  8. #48


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    OK Mike, I'm going ahead with full disc image backup with aomei.

    I still didn't get the thing about activation issue you explained to me that may arise when going for a image restore in an oem lap, if you could please clear me out?
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    OK Mike, I'm going ahead with full disc image backup with aomei.

    I still didn't get the thing about activation issue you explained to me that may arise when going for a image restore in an oem lap, if you could please clear me out?
    No, with OEM windows and your setup there should be no activation issues at all unless you change MB. I, on other hand with "ordinary", (let's call it "store bought") Windows would have to activate them again if I did clean install. With full backup - restore I don't have to do anything else. That's main reason I backup first installation, I'm not adverse to install Windows, did it hundreds of times but this way it's more convenient.
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  10. #50


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Yes, you can partition it any way you like, no data loss in advance with something like my favorite EaseUS Partition Master - Best partition manager software just do yourself a favor and name partitions you have defined now with distinctive names so you don't confuse them while doing it. Name newly made partitions too, takes less guesswork later on.
    Hi there

    EASUS is not very good IMO -- download any Linux distro live CD - OPENSUSE for example and start GPARTED. If GPARTED doesn't exist in your version just install it from the distros package manager. Or download the Stand alone version of GPARTED -- works flawlessly for managing partitions and re-sizes them easily too. If you don't have a DVD / CD then create a bootable USB version - both the Linux live CD downloads and GPARTED have instructions on creating bootable USB devices.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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