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  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Question about Macrium Reflect


    I have the free edition.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    I can only tell you what I do.

    I have external storage (USB and network storage drives) which I backup my program installation files and data/pictures to once a week using freefilesynch, all the games I play are through steam , so I can get those back any time.

    So the option I use is number 2 , so if anything goes wrong with the OS I can get most of it back.

    It all depends where you are going to store the backups and if you have copies of your other stuff anywhere else.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    I can only tell you what I do.

    I have external storage (USB and network storage drives) which I backup my program installation files and data/pictures to once a week using freefilesynch, all the games I play are through steam , so I can get those back any time.

    So the option I use is number 2 , so if anything goes wrong with the OS I can get most of it back.

    It all depends where you are going to store the backups and if you have copies of your other stuff anywhere else.
    I need to buy a 64 GB usb. Or 2.

    #1 only comes to about 56 GBs.

    #2 about 45 GBs.

    I'm not sure if there is a difference between #1 & #3.

    I already did a Bootable Rescue Media on DVD.

    I already copied my Recovery Partition to usb.

    I made Recovery disks when I bought the computer.

    I enabled Boot Menu for F-12 at startup.

    I have BootUI Tuner to automatically show the Boot Menu after Splash screen.

    I have all my program .exe files & serial numbers on usb.

    I'll wait for a few more responses.

    In the end I think I'll do #1 & #2.

    Maybe someone can explain #3.

    Thank you for your response.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    #3 is often used when you need to replace a disk which appears to be failing...it creates an exact copy of one hard drive onto another of the same size or it can be used to make a copy of a smaller drive onto a larger one with the partitions being resized in relation to the older one.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks for explaining #3.

    I'll go ahead & mark this as Solved.
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