Windows 10 complete hard drive back up

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  1. sadf_th

    sadf_th Notebook Guru

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    Hi everyone,

    I just got a new laptop and loaded it with my programs, files and adjusted all settings to my liking. Everything is working as I like.

    Question:
    What software can I use to create an Exact Complete restore point of my hard drive to my QNAP NAS?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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  3. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'll definitely second Macrium Reflect.

    I use it to do infinite incrementals every weekday (keeping last 30 incremental images before it starts merging) to a Synology DS211+. Works great.
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    I use Acronis True image. This can be run from OD, or USB stick or from the computer itself. It's paid version but well worth the bills it is printed on.
     
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    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    I used to use Acronis, but switched to Macrium. They both worked fine I ended up liking Macrium more. I guess if I had a 2nd computer I might use it instead of buying another Macrium license.. hah
     
  6. RecTech

    RecTech Company Representative

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    If you want free software for this purpose you could try the excellent OpenSource, you can setup a bootable USB drive to do this using TUXBOOT
     
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    Macrium Reflect is very good indeed, the free version does the job.
    Just make sure you test any USB rescue media you make.
     
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    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    Forgot to add Windows 10 now has the backup image feature that was standard on Windows 7 so you can make a image of your newly created drive and restore it from there without any other software. I done that to my family computers that installed Windows 10 then they can recover it to the custom settings and not the factory setting. Which has all the software ready to go without having to restore them.

    This is another option if you don't want to install unneeded software to restore your system back to your customized version.
     
  9. Primes

    Primes Notebook Deity

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    I've been using Clonezilla to do some backup and cloning operations lately, works great.
     
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    Several back up options,,I use the Windows 10 backup which is a holder over from Windows 7 it works and prefer it as native to Windows 10-dont have to add a program, I have used Clonezilla, Macrium and so forth they work well.
     
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