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Old 10-05-2012, 6:23 PM
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Default Cloning my laptop to bootable DVD

Hey fellas,
Can one of the tech gurus point me to some software that'll backup my entire laptop to bootable DVDs? I'd like to create something similar to the recovery DVDs that I made for my desktop that allow me to completely restore my system using 4 DVDs.
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Old 10-05-2012, 8:23 PM
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Acronis

http://www.acronis.com/
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Old 10-15-2012, 8:38 PM
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Acronis Drive Image

To expand, it will make a copy/image of your drive as it is now and put it into chunks that will fit onto DVDs if you wish. You can not boot from them as they are just backups but you can boot from THEIR boot disk and rewrite the drive or partitions and be right back to where you were when they were made. I have used Acronis on many systems. LAtely though when they failed to support windows 7 I made a switch to Macrium reflect and it worked fine also. Acronis was a notch simpler to use though. Now they are back on top.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:01 PM
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I have never had a problem with Windows 7 and Acronis, but I don’t buy any of their home products either… I use their business / enterprise products and they give you additional features not typically found in the home versions.

I recommend Acronis Backup and Recovery Workstation with the Universal Restore option…

On top of that you are entitles to updates of the software based on an annual basis when you purchase their product.

Bootable media can be setup in various ways, PEX boot, USB, CD/DVD…

Store options include SMB or FTP network shares, USB flash drives and external HDD, CD, DVD, HD-DVD and BluRay, various other removable devices, and cloud storage...

Universal restore allows recovery to a system with dissimilar hardware and even a virtual machine…

Its extremely flexible and powerful software, which has saved me on more than one occasion…
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Old 10-17-2012, 4:21 PM
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Aronis is great.


I've also used driveXML in the past, but it may not do exactly what you need.
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