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Best Free Back Up Programme for Win 7 64 bit


Joe G

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Hi all

I've got Macrium Reflect on my laptop and wondering whether to install it on my newish PC that I haven't backed up yet - or is there a better free programme out there nowadays or is the inbuilt Windows backup sufficient? Not needed to use Reflect to restore the laptop so no idea how good/easy it is compared to other programmes

Any advice most welcome!

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rdave13

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To be honest I went for Paragon Hard disk manager 12, paid for version. When it comes to working with hard drives I chickened out of the free versions as my personal data is very important to me and mine. Having said that this link should give you some info of free versions.

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Aitchbee

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Back in January, I used the in-built backup program [when prompted to do so] on my sister's new [windows7 64-bit] Acer laptop, the first time she switched it on. It was a very straight-forward procedure and required 3 blank DVDs for the backup. I also created a Repair Disk.

After downloading and installing service pack1, I repeated the above backup procedure (now containing sp1) on to another 3 DVDs.

Last week her laptop would not boot up (for whatever reason?)...fortunately, the restoration procedure was successful and I would recommend the in-built program that already comes with win7 64-bit.

ps. I use Ocster Backup Pro on my computers (all XP).

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rdave13

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3 DVDs. Blimey I'm lucky to use an image on an external. It gets expensive to reimage on to DVDs after a while. Then you need to store them, date them and file them where you can get them. I prefer imaging on to an usb drive or another data drive connected to the motherboard.

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Aitchbee

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rdave13 - That's exactly what I said to my sister and recommended a 320gb usb hard disk that Argos are selling just now at £40.

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