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what is the best backup program for windows 8?

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#1 computerfunguy


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:26 PM

i have a windows 8 laptop.  I am looking for a free program that will allow me to do a full backup of my system?  any reccomendations?  thanks. 

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

I have used Macrium Free and it has not let me down yet. It also lets you create a Windows PE boot disk (small download) in order to recover your system if it is unbootable.


There is also Aoemi Backupper which is similar but I do not have experience with it.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:25 AM

A great Free and Open Source one is Clonezilla.  Get it here.

It can be a pain to learn how to use, and with windows you must save it to a External Drive or Partition.  But, it will save EVERYTHING. 

Joshdew made a great video using Windows 8 on using it.  Watch this first before you use it.  Click here.


Also windows backup and restore does a good job, but will not grab all your files.


good luck

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