Any Imaging Program for Win64?

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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    I am using Image for Windows on one PC (XP) and it's working very well. I am now looking for a program that can do imaging on a 64bit machine (XP). I notice that Terabyte seems to advertise only 32 bit - anything else out there that is reliable, preferably not too expensive and can operate on 64bit (XP)?
     
  2. Brian K

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    Excellent Brian - should have looked at the second page - got confused by their statement on the Main Page about this being a
    - thanks for this clarification.
    Happy to use this on the second pc too.
     
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    They are very reasonable when it comes to licensing. Just one of the many reasons I love them. I have yet to be required to pay for upgrades and I have had a license for a couple of years now :)
     
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    Windows has it's own and it works quite well.
     
  6. Palancar

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    I like Acronis and use it often on my 64 bit setup. Never misses a beat and restores are sure fire all the way!!
     
  7. ellison64

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    Active@disk image
    http://www.disk-image.com/req.htm
     
  8. Divenow

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    Well.. Image for windows runs on 64 bits windows.. haven't tried XP.. only W7.. but it does not matter, what you want to make is 32 bits WinPE / BartPE and then run it from there.. i think its very stupid to run it from windows itself.. how will you restore the image if the system crashes and you cant even boot into windows.
     
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    You can use IFW in a WinPE as you mentioned but most folks use IFD or IFL boot disks. Each product can restore images made with the other two products.
     
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    I use windows 7 built in imaging on x64 and i find it works perfectly.
     
  11. Brian K

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    It does work fine although it has many features missing compared with dedicated imaging apps....

    It doesn't image FAT/FAT32/Linux partitions. Since most (? all) Dell computers have a OEM Diagnostic partition (FAT16) this won't be included in the image and if you have to restore the image to a new HD (due to HD failure), the Dell Diagnostic partition will be missing.

    The images aren't compressed and are roughly double the size of images created by other imaging software.

    It can create differential or incremental images but no-one is sure of which type. Probably incremental. The extra image is added automatically to the base image and you only find out about it when you try to restore as you see a series of dates.

    There is no option for scheduling image creation. Images must be created manually.

    There is no option for resizing the restored partition.

    You can't restore into a smaller partition (eg if you want to transfer your OS to a SSD).

    The images can't be Validated/Verified.
     
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    I use either Paragon backup and recovery or Windows 7 in-built imaging. Both work very well.
     
  14. treehouse786

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    if its free you want then DriveImage XML is a solid one. you can run the plugin version from any live cd or use hirens boot cd (hirens has drive image xml already installed)
     
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