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

    Apr 25, 2006
    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.

  2. Monkey34

    Monkey34 [H]ardness Supreme

    Apr 11, 2003
    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

    Nov 18, 2006
    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.