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Old 02-07-2013, 1:42 PM
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Would anyone recommend me a good and easy to use imaging (disc cloning) software for Windows that is either free or inexpensive? TIA!

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Old 02-07-2013, 1:46 PM
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Do you mean image editing like Photoshop? They have a free, basic web tool
http://www.photoshop.com/tools

Or you could use GIMP, the open source Photoshop equivalent.
http://www.gimp.org/
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Old 02-07-2013, 1:49 PM
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Sorry, I should have been more specific. I meant a disc cloning (ghosting) software.

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Macrium Reflect has been working great.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

It was one of the first to be able to handle windows 7.
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In that case I second Macrium.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
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I've used this: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/...p-software.htm

Works well, but I felt it was slower than Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image; but can't beat free.
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Old 02-07-2013, 2:08 PM
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Thanks all! Will try Macrium.
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I like Clonezilla which is opensource and free.
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Would anyone recommend me a good and easy to use imaging (disc cloning) software for Windows that is either free or inexpensive? TIA!
If you are wanting to create an image of your boot drive and you run Win7 it includes a free image backup solution. Although Macrium is much more full featured!

Clonezilla is more intended for cloning a drive to many systems, or cloning a small drive to a newer larger drive as is the case when an upgrade is made!
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I like Clonezilla which is opensource and free.
Another vote for it. We use it for cloning our servers and laptops (when migrating to SSDs for example).
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Clonezilla is more intended for cloning a drive to many systems, or cloning a small drive to a newer larger drive as is the case when an upgrade is made!
Clonezilla Server Edition was designed to clone multiple systems through a network utilizing PXE while Clonezilla Live boots off removable media and works great on a single system.
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This is the best/free one, period. Very easy to use.

http://www.imgburn.com/
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Clonezilla Server Edition was designed to clone multiple systems through a network utilizing PXE while Clonezilla Live boots off removable media and works great on a single system.
Yes, which is why I stated that it is better suited to cloning a small (older) drive to a new (larger) drive.

The downside to using Clonezilla or Win7 for a backup system is that Clonezilla cannot do incremental or differential backups! So every new backup will be a full backup image which takes considerably more time that either incremental or differential backups.
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