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Backup/Clone Software freeware

  1. #1


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Backup/Clone Software freeware


    I be a poor boy, not much extra cash. I suppose this question has been asked a million times. Well, here's the 1 million +1 asking. Can't use the search function, tried, doesn't work. Posted about that on another thread. I'm looking for one that is freeware, without a nag popup. I suffer occasional brainfarts. That make me go Click image for larger version at times. Not a pretty sight. Click image for larger version

    Something that is reasonably easier to use. Hate the steep learning curve programs. Backups will be made to a 128GB flash drive.

    Suggestions greatly appreciated
    TIA

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  2. #2


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


    Macrium works good-
    I assume you want a free program to make system images for backup-

    Macrium Reflect Free
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I just used Macrium Reflect Free to transfer Windows 8.1 from a HDD to a new SSD using image backups and can confirm it was very easy to use. I now plan to use Macrium Reflect instead of Paragon Backup I was using.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 21
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8.1


    Macrium is a great freeware and I have used it and it worked flawlessly. Don't forget to create the WinPE disk/iso.

    There are lots of freeware programs that work.

    Acronis True Image WD Edition Software
    WD Support

    Acronis True Image Seagate Edition Software (DiscWizard)
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/acronis_true_image_seagate_edition_software_(discwizard).html

    Also there are promotions that are slated year round. You might wanna check these out:

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager Backup & Recovery 15 Compact
    Register HERE for your license.
    x32 Download
    x64 Download


    AOMEI Backupper Pro
    Download HERE
    Use this License code AMPR-443TV-87Z90-5LWFT
    source
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    The Acronis software I used installed low level drivers which were not removed when the Acronis software was uninstalled. They were a real pain to remove - see Safe Removal of Acronis True Image Drivers

    I've used Paragon Backup but now prefer Macrium Reflect.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks all. I installed Macrium. It's doing the job. Now when I reboot I get asked what I want to boot with, Windows or Macirum. Have another question. Will this work the same if I decide to use an external drive instead of the flash drive? I'm looking at buying a 4TB drive and then using my 1.5TB drive for backups. TIA
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