chrishoffman at May 22nd, 2014 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/189452/8-backup-tools-explained-for-windows-7-and-8/
Backups on Windows can be confusing. Whether you’re using Windows 7 or 8, you have quite a few integrated backup tools to think about. Windows 8 made quite a few changes, too.
jb80120 at May 22nd, 2014 10:40 — #2
This article is a perfect example of why you should NOT ever rely on Microsoft tools for backing up. Notice in this article how often Microsoft changes it's mind about how to backup or what tools are available through them to do so. They have a long history of changing the backup tools regularly, often leaving the user in a lurch when moving to a newer version of Windows. Find a stable tool like Macrium Reflect, do local full image backups and sleep better at night.
kirkdavis666 at May 22nd, 2014 11:26 — #3
No backup article seems to want to mention the use of Windows Recimg utility. It recovers everything, including installed Desktop programs. The image file size is only 20% or so of a full "normal" backup image.
raphoenix at May 22nd, 2014 15:29 — #4
fossskev at May 23rd, 2014 03:50 — #5
I do wonder why no one ever mentions the fantastic backup tool, Casper 8...I have been using Casper for years now...once the backup is done 250 gig in 42 mins..USB3, and then I do the incremental backup 4 times a day on each of 2 drives...the inc. Backup takes 2 minutes..this backup can be used as a perfect Clone of your C drive, so just swap the drive...nothing could be easier..the backups are fully accessible for someone to go to the backup to retrieve Thunderbird profile files or Firefox profile or what ever you want from the last incremental backup..it fully open and available just as C: drive is
Or put the Casper start-up disk in and boot PC and then when Casper loads, copy the backup Drive to C Drive and you are good to go with a perfect clone of your C drive
rogmichael at May 27th, 2014 04:05 — #6
I use a NextStar dock with a hard drive in it for backups, it works just fine
system at June 1st, 2014 06:40 — #7
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