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Thread: Dual boot backup suggestions?
2011-11-23, 15:30 #1
Dual boot backup suggestions?
I have XP and Win7 on different partitions but on the same drive. I have TI 2010 installed on both OS's.
1) Is it better to have True Image 2010 back them both up at the same time or would doing them separately be better??
2) Does it matter "for which OS" is better to backup from??
2011-11-23, 15:37 #2
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I have Win 7 and Win 8 DP in 2 partitions on the same hard drive. I have Acronis TIH 2011 installed in the Win 7 partition. When I create an Image I choose to include both partitions in the Image file. This way I can choose to restore either OS (Can only restore one partition at a time, but since it takes less than 10 minutes for my system, that's no big deal). I used to include my data drive in my Images as well, but since I back my data up much more often and by a different manner, I no longer include the D Partition in my Images.
I would choose to Image from Win 7 although I can not substantiate whether either is better than the other.
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2011-11-23, 15:50 #3
Thanks, I'll do the backup's from w7.
2011-11-23, 16:09 #4
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Hello... I would like to add a caveat...I have a "multi boot" PC. Sometimes when recovering one of them when it comes to booting back up the PC won't boot the newly recovered partition (drive letter mix up) .. The easy fix is i have EasyBCD 2.1 on all of my OS's ...So which ever one the PC decides to boot up i can easily repair it using EasyBCD... Just reset the newly recovered OS by setting the correct drive letter. Regards Fred
PS: the free download is way at the bottom of page...EasyBCD
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2011-11-23, 20:12 #5
Thanks for the info/link on EasyBCD, I was viewing the options.... nice!!