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    Question about image backup program

    Hello, I was thinking about purchasing this program for my computers. This will allow me to restore each one from the external hdd that I used for windows 7 correct? Thanks! Acronis True Image 2015 For PC & Mac - 3 Devices -

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    a lot of people have issues using acronis true image.. (I did Too) (backs up ok, but restore fails)

    Macrium Reflect is a better choice although is it a little slower and the file a little larger then acronis

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    Thanks, I think I'll go that route then.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I prefer the Standard version of Macrium because of its' boot time recovery environment.
    The free version is good too.

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    I downloaded the free version for now made a backup image, created a rescue disk, booted up with it and verified the image with the option offered hope it works if I have to try it.
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    List of the top image backup software: Acronis, Paragon, EaseUS Todo, Macrium, Retrospect etc.
    the detail you can visiting the page:Best Disk Imaging Software to Backup Your Entire Hard Drive -
    Yeah, I guess every tool has own advantages and disadvantages, you could try it's free version, and choose the favorite one.
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    Windows 8

    you can consider backup those image to image uploading and storing sites such as Imgur, Flickr.
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    I used to use ATI Home years ago, and then one day, I REALLY needed to do a system recovery from a backup -- and the restore failed claiming something to do about not be able to assign a drive letter! I switched over to using MR and have never regretted that move.

    Also, I've read comments on other forums about Acronis really "dumbing down" ATI 2015 from previous versions. They did that same thing years ago when they had a pretty good tool in Disk Director and then came out with a "new" version which basically removed all of the "advanced" features from their previous versions.
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    I also removed True Image 2015 from my list of good backup solutions. With version 2015 it has become unreliable and thus worthless as a backup software. Now I use Paragon Hard Disk Manager which has worked flawlessly so far.
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