Time Machine equivalent?

bedouin

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My job has me working in Windows on weekends. After a couple months, I finally have everything the way I want it. On top of that, my employer has installed licenses for certain apps, and I’d rather not need to have them installed again.

What’s the closest thing to Time Machine in Windows, preferably something built in the OS itself? I don’t need constant backups, but something I can perhaps run when major changes are made

I’m running Windows 10 Professional with Bootcamp.
 

hajime

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Hi, I use time machine and ccc to backup and clone my MBP. For my thinkpad with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed, could you please let me know the best and most reliable way to backup and clone the system? Thanks
 

DeltaMac

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Hi, I use time machine and ccc to backup and clone my MBP. For my thinkpad with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed, could you please let me know the best and most reliable way to backup and clone the system? Thanks
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Take your pick.
 
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chscag

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I know but a short term trial may not reveal the stability of the program. Anybody has been using this product for more than 4 years?
How about 10 years? As I stated above, it has never failed me and has saved my bacon many times. I gave you lots of apps to choose from. Look them up and go over any reviews for them if possible.
 
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maflynn

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I know but a short term trial may not reveal the stability of the program. Anybody has been using this product for more than 4 years?
It will give you a taste of how it works, and whether it performs to your needs. I suggest you backup/restore your system on any of the trials so you can get a better understanding the apps and you can then choose the one that best fits your needs.
 

hajime

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It will give you a taste of how it works, and whether it performs to your needs. I suggest you backup/restore your system on any of the trials so you can get a better understanding the apps and you can then choose the one that best fits your needs.
Many years ago, Norton Ghost suddenly failed to restore. I lost all data. I guess it is better to use 2-3 backup software just in case.
 

hajime

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Use the 3-2-1 backup strategy.
3 copies of your data
2 media types
1 offsite
Perhaps manually drag and drop personal files to one external drive. Use Windows backup one another drive and if paranoid, use Acronis on 3rd drive.
 

maflynn

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Perhaps manually drag and drop personal files to one external drive. Use Windows backup one another drive and if paranoid, use Acronis on 3rd drive.
I would also mention some sort of cloud backup or OneDrive/DropBox. I have my non-personal files in both, so they're effectively on another server.
 
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