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Backup and Recovery to New Computer

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#1 Mr Fixit eh

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 08:50 PM

Hope I've got the right forum.


I'm currently backing up and creating a drive image using the built in tool in Windows 7.  I am concerned about the scenario where computer crashes and I have to move everything to a new computer.  Is the Paragon Adaptive Restore CD the only solution?



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:13 PM

Can't answer your question, but I use Macrium  Reflect.

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:02 PM

I use Acronis True Image 2015.  Any good quality image backup/restore program should be able to restore onto another HD in another computer.

However, be forewarned

- if your restored image onto another computer includes Microsoft "blue-disk" OS, better have its Product Key handy, it might ask for it

- if your restored image onto another computer includes OEM OS, you're going to have a problem, your OS will be declared "invalid" or "inauthentic" or whatever, and it may or may not work very long in said new computer.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.


Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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