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  • I had trouble with Windows 7 Backup in Win 7 RC, and, though I will probably see if I have better luck in RTM, I plan to continue using Acronis. Is anyone using Acronis TI 2010 in Windows 7 RTM x64, and if so, which build? I've read some scary things on their forum about build 6029 (the current one).

    Sunday, November 15, 2009 5:23 AM

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  • I'm running TI 2009 build 9796 in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with no issues. No need for me to upgrade to 2010.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:30 PM
  • Running Windows 7 Professional x64 Final Build with Acronis 2010 without difficulties.

    However I use it only for drive images, not for backups on a file/directory basis.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 5:08 PM
  • A suggestion: I own both acronis and shadow protect.
    both have .iso image files to create boot cds.
    i prefer to run both outside of the operating system through their respective stand alone programs.
    both work well this way.
    in fact, last week after a very sloppy experience with live mail I re-imaged my win 7 64 system with acronis.
    perfect.
    i also did the same with win 7's built in image program.
    also perfect. 
    at this point I see no need for any other program than window 7's own.


    rboris
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 8:41 PM
  • ..... 
    at this point I see no need for any other program than window 7's own.


    rboris
    One reason NOT to use Window 7's backup program is if one purchases Windows 7 Home Premium. That version does not have the ability to backup to a network drive.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:28 PM
  • Hi PhoenixGTR,

    Acronis TI 2010 is compatible with Windows7 RTM *64.There are different builds which can be used for backup. As I feel, you can try using build 5055, 2160.

    Also,Windows Backup is another option for the backup.Please check this link.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/18/windows-7-windows-backup-overview

    Even if you face any network backup related issues ,check the below site which gives further details.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-the-Network-troubleshooter-in-Windows-7

    I would be grateful if you could let us know what error you are encountering with windows 7 backup.

    Thanks,

    Saraga Mala  

    • Proposed as answer by saraga mala Monday, November 16, 2009 5:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, December 9, 2009 5:51 AM
    Monday, November 16, 2009 5:02 PM
  • The errors I encountered in Win 7 RC 64 are detailed in this thread http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproinstall/thread/10da6181-21ba-45f5-bd8e-28e515d187b9. I have not yet had the opportunity to try it in Windows 7 RTM but I will and will report back.

    Sanga Mala, is there a way to back up only the system partition in Windows Backup, or does it have to do the whole drive eac time? This is one reason why I use Acronis; it gives the option to back up partitions as well as whole drives.
    I did get Windows backup to run to an internal drive in RC, it took a long time, though; I guess because it was imaging the whole drive.


    rboris, that is precisely what I did; installed TI 2010, tested it, made a Recovery CD, went back to square one and have been making my images outside of Windows, which I prefer. I will probably re-install TI eventually, so I can start restores from Windows if need be, and mount images. In my testing it ran without issue, but I only did the basic stuff, like tt.froelich. Perhaps those having issues are using the more advanced features...
    The only issue I ran into was after my test restore from a TI image made in Windows, the Windows log reported that the last shutdown had been unexpected, which it had not: I'm guessing that this is because the image was made with Windows running and it has no record of having been shut down properly when restored.

    Just FYI for those reading this thread, TI 2010 is supposed to have the ability to convert TI backups into Windows Backups, and vice versa...I have not tried it yet.

    I would like to know more about Windows Backup. Is there a detailed how-to somewhere (with more info than Help provides)?

    Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:38 PM
  • Hi ,

    The Windows backup will take the back up for the drive or patition, where the windows operating system is installed.For further information on windows backup please check these links:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/320820

    http://www.petri.co.il/windows-7-backup-restore.htm

    Thanks,

    Saraga Mala

    • Proposed as answer by saraga mala Friday, November 20, 2009 4:37 PM
    Friday, November 20, 2009 4:37 PM