Dell Backup and Recovery Manager

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

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  1. valnar
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    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
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    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:

    http://forum.storagecraft.com/Community/faq/
  3. Fajo
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    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
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    philby Registered Member

    Macrium Free will do it.

    philby
  5. lodore
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    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
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    valnar,

    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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