Seeking a *special kind* of imaging program

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by bellgamin, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I am seeking an imaging software that:

    1- Can image to an external HD

    2- Provides for making a boot floppy disk (3.5) that will enable restoring the image from an external HD

    3- Is simple enough for use by a 9-year-old

    Any & all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Bellgamin,

    I am not sure if all of your criteria can be met here, but bits du jour is offering Image for windows at half price today.
    http://www.bitsdujour.com/software/image-for-windows/

    I am using Shadowprotect on my main rig and am happy with that but will grab this copy for one of my other pc (and to test). Maybe someone else can chime in and already tell you how good this one is.
     
  3. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

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    Imaging is an adult process and should not be undertaken by a 9-year-old.:rolleyes:

    A 9-year-old should just enjoy the computer and may wreak their OS and software in the process.:p
     
  4. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Paragon Backup and Recovery Free is what I use. It has incremental and full backup capabilities, its simple, its fast, and it works with external HD's (this was a big part for me).
     
  5. ameyap

    ameyap Registered Member

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    i too would have recommended paragon but i don't think it supports 3.5 floppy disk. it does support a bootable cd image though.
     
  6. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    IFW is excellent, but not for a 9 years old I suppose.

    Other simple-to-use solutions are :
    Keriver Image
    Macrium Reflect
     
  7. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    I'm confused(still).
    Don't most of the imaging programs have the ability to restore from external hard drive after using the boot cd/dvd?
    Why the need for the floppy?
    Also, Shadowprotect is rock solid but I would not recommend it for a child unless you feel that he/she is advanced for their age.
    Hugger
     
  8. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    the old dos Ghost
    is still amazing
    it's updated (drivers) Norton Ghost 11.5.1 Similar to Drive Image (with usb/scsi support)
     
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  9. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    i forget Drive SnapShot 1.40, it can make a boot disk

    but does Drive SnapShot 1.40 boot disk have a gui ?
     
  10. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

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    The use of such discs is not recommended; it is warez and illegal. Please do not suggest that here.
     
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  11. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    sorry man i got it

    did not know is not legal , i thought it 's a collection of freewareo_O


    sorry again my stupidity
     
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