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BuckSkin 18. Nov 2017 08:42 PM

Better Option for System Restore in Windows 7 ???
I currently have four Windows 7 machines and the system restore points and restore function has always been plagued with problems; and, according to my searches regarding the subject, I am far from being alone in this.

Is there a free program that will perform the same task and actually work as it should ?

Thank you.

Burn-IT 18. Nov 2017 11:48 PM

It is called a disk backup. There are many programs to do this.

BuckSkin 19. Nov 2017 01:03 AM


Originally Posted by Burn-IT (Post 122658)
It is called a disk backup. There are many programs to do this.

Thanks for replying.

Maybe I am confused; I thought disc backups took a ton of hard-drive space, whereas system restore points took very little.

I have AOMEI Backupper and Macrium Reflect; maybe one of those has what I need.

Burn-IT 19. Nov 2017 02:12 PM

It depends how you do it.
If you just back up the used portion of the disk and ignore the EMPTY space......

Anupam 19. Nov 2017 02:22 PM

I don't trust system restore. It might work, it might not. It's best to use the imaging software like Macrium Reflect and AOMEI Backupper, both of which I found quite good.

Personally, I also do regular backup of my data on an external hard drive, solely reserved for that purpose.

BuckSkin 19. Nov 2017 02:37 PM

Thanks to you both; I guess I need to polish up on my AOMEI skills and set it into motion and just forget this system restore business.

I just did a system restore on one of our machines that is exhibiting system problems; it went through the motions and said that it restored successfully, but the problem is still there, so I don't know whether it actually went back in time or not.

I use Synchredible to backup all of our files to external disks.

Anupam 19. Nov 2017 04:43 PM

Not all problems can be solved by a system restore. Depends on the problem you are having.

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