easy system snapshot software?

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I have my system where I want it and need to make a snapshot. But I need something easy to understand and able to save to a cd. I am not all that concerned about speed, easy to understand is more important. It does not have to be free either, although that certainly is a bonus.

    Also, after my last fiasco Paragon does not seem to work on my computer and I am a bit afraid of it considering what happened last time (stopped a defrag and lost some important file to MS Outlook).

    Any ideas?

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  2. Brian K

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    Another extremely easy to use app is Image for Windows. I bought the Special Bundle. It works out a few $ less than SnapShot and the TeraByte partitioning software is awesome.

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/index.html
     
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    I checked them out. Image for Windows looks like something I could handle alright. I'll probably give it a try. Thanks.
     
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    To restore an Image for Windows system partition image: There are 3 ways

    Image for DOS

    BartPE plugin

    BING

    The first is the quickest. Boot to the CD and follow the prompts.
    The BartPE plugin is the easiest because you are working with the Windows GUI.
    Using BING is an acquired taste.
     
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    Understand Bing is imaging app among other things but a little outdated as compared with Acronis,Paragon and Shadow Protect,sure very reliable and trustworthy but when time is money sure you bet on the other ones.
     
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    DriveImage XML might be another one to consider, fairly straightforward to understand, but I cannot comment on its reliability, which really should be ahead of "easy to understand" in a priority list.
    http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm
    Also as has been mentioned before, if you are running either Maxtor or Seagate HDD, they offer a variant of ATI for free.
     
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