Windows 7 Back Up

  Pine Man 10:02 09 Nov 2009

I am running W7 32bit Home Premium.

For some time now I have been using Acronis True Image 2009 and it always seems to work ok with W7 as far as making back ups and validating them goes BUT when I tried to do a restore it wouldn't work. I think there might be compatibility problems at the moment according to their forum.

Has anybody tried the W7 back up facility which also makes an image like Acronis?

  anskyber 10:12 09 Nov 2009

I ended up upgrading to Acronis 2010 which is the only version stated to be W7 compatible.

  Pine Man 11:27 09 Nov 2009

Thanks for that. I suspect that I might have to bite the bullet as well.

I just wondered what W7 back up was like but if nobody has tried it yet maybe I'll carry our a couple of tests.

  sunnystaines 11:49 09 Nov 2009

i use the w7 to back up the c drive but never done a restore yet, read on other forums that it works ok

  Pine Man 12:03 09 Nov 2009

Thanks for that. I believe it backs up an 'image' like Acronis.

  sunnystaines 13:29 09 Nov 2009

click here[2]=Backup Restore

this article will show you how to back up and has a link to show you how to restore

  john bunyan 13:48 09 Nov 2009

Waiting to receive ATI 2010 before installing W7 as earlier versions dont work with w7

  Pine Man 13:57 09 Nov 2009

Having done a bit of research I have downloaded and installed Acronis True Image 2010.

I have used every version so far and, apart from trying the older version with W7, it has never let me down.

Many thanks for your input.

  sunnystaines 14:14 09 Nov 2009

does ATI supply a boot disc, I have not used it before.

  Pine Man 14:41 09 Nov 2009

Depends a lot on how you buy it.

If you get it retail with a disc then you can use that disc to boot your system and restore back ups.

I download mine from their web site and install it then have the option of preparing a bootable disc for restoration purposes etc.

It really is an excellent bit of software.

  sunnystaines 16:37 09 Nov 2009


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