win 7 image backup

  henry2 12:39 11 Jan 2011

Hi guys,
I want to know how to create an image of my system, incase i get any damage,then i use it to restore everything back.
Thnx a lot.
May be the i did not com up with a better subject but i hope this explains it better.

  Strawballs 12:41 11 Jan 2011

Acronis true image click here

  henry2 13:21 11 Jan 2011

thanks strawballs but can i get a free one but very good.

  robin_x 13:32 11 Jan 2011

Or use W7 itself.
Click Start, type backup. Click Backup and Restore. Create a system image.

Note: Cannot compress images and mounting is a bit of a faff (you'll need to Google) should you ever want to do that. W7 Home cannot image over a network. OK to USB ext HDD.


Use Easeus Todo or Paragon Backup and Recovery Free

If you have a Seagate anywhere on your system you can use a cut down Acronis which is Seagate DiscWizard

click here

Acronis is widely considered the best.

  GaT7 13:33 11 Jan 2011

The free Macrium Reflect click here?

However, from click here:

"The one big gotcha with Macrium Reflect is that it cannot restore an image to a hard drive smaller than the original....."

Macrium Reflect video instructions: Creating an image click here, & (the all important) Restoring an image click here.

Comparison between the freebies & Acronis TI click here. G

  hastelloy 15:26 11 Jan 2011

If you have a Seagate or Western Digital HDD you can download a FREE version of Acronis True Image from the manufacturers website (i.e. Seagate or Western Digital). click here for Seagate click here for WD

  Strawballs 19:41 11 Jan 2011

That was the most Peace of mind £25 I ever spent!!

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