Sunday, February 6, 2011


Problem With Windows 7 Backup

Windows 7 Image Maker Failed: Tried to make image using windows 7 ultimate, 64 bit.

There is a problem with the backup included with Windows. I have tested it with USB disks and servers, both scenarios are broken. The destination storage for the Windows backup needs to be 1.5x larger than the system disk.  I am using Acronis for backup And I also heard from my friends that they use 7-zip which is free and use that to backup folders as at least it works.  It can run over night for a large job or in the background. There are other choices, but 7-zip is free.

Microsoft sadly has to offer such software as political pressure over included software has attracted a lot of criticism.


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James admin
February 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM delete

I’m a big fan of backup solutions such as Mozy and Acronis, and I recommend you Handy Backup ( It provides both backup software and online backup services. It's the best backup software for Windows 7 I ever used.