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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by maxvamp, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. maxvamp macrumors 6502a

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    One of the things that pisses me off about Windows is the missing apps that are actually usable. Mac OS X can play DVDs, has a great backup app ( Time Machine ) , often comes with iLife, etc. and so on...

    I recently upgraded my MacBook to Snow kitty and installed Windows 7. I immediately was able to backup my new snow kittly install, but hated the backup app in Windows7. Oddly enough, I don't mind Windows 7.
    After searching around, I decided on an app that gives Time Machine like backup to a disk that I kinda liked. The app started out as a bundled piece of software for GoVault, as reviewed on Tom's Hardware, , but I found the company that created the software has a version that works with any USB or hard disk.

    If you go to datastor.com, you can get the software, and I found a coupon for half off for the desktop products. Use FRIENDLY#HM when you check out. It is legit and ok to use according to their support people.

    I was able to get the version that does not directly backup Exchange or SQL for $25. I don't run either on my laptop.

    Sorry for the spammy sound of this, but I am a long time user, and I do like to promote something I think was a pretty good deal. That is why I push Mac, even when I have to use Windows. I think this could make bootcamp users feel a little better about protecting thta one program they actually need in Windows.

    Max.

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  2. CLuv macrumors 6502

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    Try Winclone. It's free and you can backup and restore your bootcamp partition within OS X. Works great. Used it to restore my Windows partition when I upgraded my MacBook's drive and resizing it is a snap.
     
  3. maxvamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure I would backup to the same disk. :)

    Do you have a URL? I would like to take a look ( although I have given up $25 already for dataStor and like it so far )

    I was looking for something like Time Machine where I can just pick a point in time and restore a folder or file system. I hate catalogs.

    I like free, I like CCC but I also like to forget about doing the task if possible.

    Not trying to be a downer, just honest questions. Still trying to figure out Windows7 and how to keep it from jumping in my way when I try to do anything. ( Pop Up Hell!! ) :D

    Thanks for the feedback. Looking for more programs that make Windows less painful.

    Max.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    http://twocanoes.com/winclone/

    You can dump your winclone image anywhere you want, including network drives, and you can even do incrementals.

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  5. maxvamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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