Windows 10: Macrium Backup restore: how reliable?

Discus and support Macrium Backup restore: how reliable? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; 1. All my docs, pictures etc. are on the internal spinning HD. I have made a Macrium backp of my C drive (its a 250 GB SSD) every week for years and I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Stevekir, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Stevekir Win User

    Macrium Backup restore: how reliable?


    1. All my docs, pictures etc. are on the internal spinning HD. I have made a Macrium backp of my C drive (its a 250 GB SSD) every week for years and I have a bootable Macrium startup DVD. I did two trial restorations a few years ago which were successful. However, after a crash in February my comp. technition changed my log on (startup) PW and re-installed Windows 10. He managed (I don't know how) to also restore most of my programs. I am able to restart the computer at will using that new PW. So far so good.

    2. However, having got the comp. working again I decided to restore one of my pre-crash Macrium backups using my bootable Macrium startu DVD (so that the comp would be returned to exactly as it was before the crash including all my programs.) After the restoration the computer started up and as normal asked for the PW. Both the old and the new PWs resulted in something like "not a valid PW" and the comp. refused to go any further. I therefore got my comp. terch. to re-install what he did before and I am using the comp as a result (on the new PW).

    3. Following the failure of the Macrium restore (para. 2) I can no longer rely on Macrium getting me out of trouble. That makes me nervous.

    Question 1: Why did neither of my PWs work with the pre-crash restore (para. 2 above)? Surely the old PW should have worked.

    Question 2: How can I get back to relying on my weekly backups with peace of mind?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Stevekir, Apr 19, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

      Macrium Backup restore: how reliable? [​IMG]
    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
     
    topgundcp, Apr 19, 2019
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  3. sumasage Win User
    Free hard drive backup/restore program?

    I am looking for a free (freeware) program that will back up and restore a hard drive. I'm looking to clone a few external hard drives. If the program will backup the used space instead of the whole drive this will be awesome! Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    sumasage, Apr 19, 2019
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  4. Kursah Win User

    Macrium Backup restore: how reliable?

    Reliable backup software for Windows 7?

    Can't say I've had an issue with it, but that's a great point to make regardless. That's where I'd look at Macrium, Easus, Comodo, etc. or other options that can. *Smile Macrium Backup restore: how reliable? :)
     
    Kursah, Apr 19, 2019
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