Windows 10 disc imaging any good? Or should I use Macrium?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by tantalus, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. tantalus

    tantalus Limp Gawd

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    I used to make disk images of my Windows 7 install with Macrium. Now I've moved to Windows 10. It has a native disk imaging tool, though the image it makes is not a single file but several (as I just discovered).

    Is this tool any good or should I use Macrium? I've googled around and can't find anything. All the websites talk about the best imaging software and none mention Windows itself.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Monkey34

    Monkey34 [H]ardness Supreme

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    AFAIK, this feature is only present in builds up to 1709, and has limited options. If your rig still has it, and all you need is a single full backup go ahead and use it.

    I use third party software for the advanced options like scheduling, and using a combo of full, incremental, and differential backups.
     
  3. WarriorX

    WarriorX [H]ard|Gawd

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    I use the free version of macrium to make my regular images for backups of my boot drive. The free version doesn't seem to have any advances features(at least that I can figure out) so I just do full images once a month on average. Works good enough for me.