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#1 Dave Clark

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:26 AM

Hi,

 

Is system Backup as good/better than Cloning?

If I do a system image on another drive and also make a Repair Disk will I be able to restore my computer to it's original state, including programs etc if the event of HDD failure and will it restore the backup to any new HDD or SSD that I install?

 

Just wondering as If it can do what I ask then I think I would prefer to go with MS rather than a 3rd Parties software especially when it seems so simple.

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:49 AM

Hi -

I have made "Recovery DVDs" for my Toshiba Satellite, and it took 3 DVDs to do this -

Toshiba also provides "Recovery DVDs" for a small fee -

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:04 AM

Hi To make a recovery disk for Windows 7 just takes an ordinary CD disk.

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:27 AM

This article at the Windows website has information you may find useful.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

I vote for cloning on another disk... I use Acronis and Parted Magic depending on which OS I'm cloning.

 

Your current disk breaks, you stick in the spare and off you go. 5 minute job and no tears. Admittedly it is more expensive than DVD's initially, but sooo much easier.

 

You'd need your data after the clone backed up though.






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