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  1. 95Viper

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    I just read about this software in PC World and it is free, so I have not tried it yet...If you have post your thoughts...

    From there site:

    "Absolutely free! No strings! The only free XP and Vista compatible disk imaging software with BartPE and Linux based recovery options.
    Create a disk image whilst running Windows using Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
    Image to Network, USB, FireWire drives and DVD.
    Built in scheduler.
    32 bit and native 64 bit versions.
    Industry leading compression levels and speed.
    Linux based Rescue CD with Network access and full GUI. Only 6.5MB in size!
    Built in CD/DVD packet writing engine. Supports packet writing to DVD DL media with Windows Vista.
    HTML log files."

    Get it here:http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

    I use Acronis and it ain't let me down, yet, but free can't be beat!:)

    Free Drive Defragger:http://www.qdiskdefrag.com/

    Free Vista Services optimizer from UniBlue:http://smartpcutilities.bravehost.com/servicesoptimizer.html

    Free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows:http://infrarecorder.org/

    Edit: 9/3/2009 Macrium Reflect version update to v4.2.2076
     
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    Its true that this software does the job .... did not test it ...
    but even ACER laptop technicians , promote it under the table . :laugh:

    The point is that it needs a big learning curve ... and most users feels negative about starting from scratch the new learning curve .


    Acronis make me to become fun of it , due the fact that it does " boot record " copy ,
    useful for laptops with special boot record functions as " hidden boot loader for recovery events ) .

    I will play with it , if i find some spare time .
     
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    It will work only with Seagate drives ... thats a minus .
     
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    Where does it say that? I've used it on WD drives before..?
     
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    The Seagate and Maxtor versions I encounter only work when you "physically" have one of their HHD's installed so otherwise it won't work.
     
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    Version update...And still a free version; for all those who like free.
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    / i need this in my cp
     
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