Windows 7 Backup (a different thing to system restore)is good, it will backup both Data and the whole System. However I prefer Acronis which will get you out of a problem even if you can't boot your machine and is well proven. It has saved my bacon many times.
Windows 7 has a complete disk backup system, much the same as ATI 2010 built into the OS. I myself however use ATI as I have used it for a few years and know it works for me, I haven't used the Windows 7 one for backups so can't comment on it's effectiveness.
I trialed the Win7 backup prog for a couple of months. It's good as rawprawn mentioned, so much so that I've not bothered upgrading my Aconis. Win7 backup has got me out of several problems (self made) with no trouble at all. You do need to create a System Repair Disc though (look in Start/All Programs/Maintance folder)incase you have start up problems. Save your money.
I have heard that W7image backup takes VERY much longer than Acronis, can you confirm this? Are ther any other snags with the W7 version, as you have now experience of both backup systems? Thanks David
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