Dell Backup and Recovery Manager

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by valnar, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. valnar

    valnar Registered Member

    I bought a new Dell Vostro laptop and it came with this program called Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. The laptop is preinstalled with Windows 7 Home, 64-bit.

    Anyone know if this thing is any good? I performed a backup with it, but I'm reluctant to test the restore capability since my laptop works fine. I'm not aware of any program out there that backs up Win7-64 perfectly (unless I've missed some of the later talks between Paragon and Acronis).
  2. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

    I can't comment on the Dell software.

    I use Shadow Protect and am very happy with it. The only gripe I've ever read about it on this message board is the price (not cheap!). I use it on XP and Vista (32 bit), but according to their website, it works with Win 7, 64 bit:
  3. Fajo

    Fajo Registered Member

    I use Paragon on Windows 7 64Bit and have absolutely no issues with it. Done a few restores with it all has went fine.
  4. philby

    philby Registered Member

    Macrium Free will do it.

  5. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    the bultin windows own iimaging software works fine.
    control panel,system and security,create a system image or use the setup backup option so it creates images for your automatically.
  6. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist


    Off topic but could you look in Disk Management and let us know which is the System, Active partition? I've looked at a few Win7 Dell Desktops and Win7 is NOT the Active partition. This will make an image restore interesting.
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