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Eassos System Restore 2.0.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Eassos System Restore 2.0.3

System backup, disaster recovery and data protection.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 66 (63%) 38 (37%) 76 comments

Eassos System Restore 2.0.3 was available as a giveaway on July 10, 2018!

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Powerful and easy-to-use software for system backup, disaster recovery and data protection:

  • Back up Windows to protect PC against damage and get OS back when things go wrong
  • Multiple Restore Solutions: Incremental Backup; Multiple Restore Points; Various Restore Methods
  • Compatible with GPT/UEFI

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System Requirements:

Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP (all editions, x32/x64)

Publisher:

Eassos Ltd.

Homepage:

http://www.eassos.com/eassos-system-restore.php

File Size:

24.2 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#18

Hi,
I was hoping that this GOTD software would be able to solve my current dilemma, with it being a 'system restore program'.
But it seems that this is NOT the case, so my 'dilemma' continues, with no end in sight.
Maybe there will be a 'clever' GOTD user that can help.
With view to 'back up and restore software/actions', I wonder if there is any GOTD user that can help.
A few weeks ago I did as instructed and updated my W10, I followed ALL of the on screen instructions, about waiting and NOT switching off etc, etc, etc, etc.

After waiting for around an hour or so I decided to go to bed and let the update 'do its thing'.

The following morning the laptop had a notification on the screen that the 'update has completed, please restart your system'.

I restarted the system, however the 'system' failed to restart.
It begins the process, then goes to a 'blue screen' with a small wheel type moving circular icon near the bottom of the screen, which just just keeps continually going round and round, but the laptop fails to progress any further with the start up procedure.

I have tried to use the 'W10 back up' which was added to a USB stick, with NO success.

I have gone into the ,start up options, when the laptop is starting by pressing the relevant 'F' key and made sure that the USB stick is selected as a 'bootable option', trying it as both the 1st and 2nd 'bootable drive'.

Still NO progress.

Like one of the previous 'GOTD' users I am a 60+ year old so 'technology' is just 'gobble-de-gook to me', but the 'modern day' approach to almost everything requires that you have some way of connecting to the WWW.

As I am NOT very PC savvy I am now at a complete loss as to what the next steps to take are.
I assumed that as the USB stick contained the same 'full version' of my W10, this would either do a 'system repair' or a 'complete NEW full install' of W10, obviously I assumed incorrectly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, however, please keep any relevant instructions 'as simple as possible' as I am NOT very PC savvy, as previously advised.

I just like to press the power button and away we go. I had the 'FULL VERSION of W10, put onto the USB stick for ease, just in case I hit a snag that the 'go back to restore point' would not fix.(this is my usual way of sorting out any issues as that has in the past always seemed to do the trick, but as this instance is NOT letting me get to any stage to use this option I am completely stumped).
I have also tried the Ctrl, Alt, Del triple button press to activate the 'task\repair' options list that comes up in the middle of the blue screen, but even this is NOT working, which means that I am unable to use this 'option'.

All and ANY help would and will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

Paul

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Paul: I've only just seen your message, marked by GOTD as a "just now" post. The time here in the UK is 11 am on Wednesday July 11.

The situation you describe isn't one for a GOTD giveaway comment thread but for a computer help forum. There are too many out there to count but two are especially helpful: Bleeping Computer, located at bleepingcomputer.com, and Windows 10 help forums, located at www.tenforums.com. Both of those have members and experts who can give you step by step guidance on what to do.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Paul, This might help - you say I have tried to use the 'W10 back up' which was added to a USB stick, - If this is a backup it still may not be a bootable usb. If you are reading this you have a working computer so Try the back up usb in the working computer to see if it is bootable or look at the files on it does it have a boot folder?
Make another bootable usb thus : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzuCgm7dIEc make sure it works in the working computer then try it in the broken computer. If the broken computer still won't boot then do this: http://www.boot-disk.com/boot_priority.htm
If it does boot then read https://www.howtogeek.com/235474/how-to-roll-back-builds-and-uninstall-updates-on-windows-10/
Hope it helps

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Is anyone having problems in registering this program.
I typed in my name, email address and the serial number and clicked on On-Line registration. All I get is a green icon moving below where I typed the serial number. It's been like that for over 1 hour.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

To me the problem is not so much with the product but instead, the support available, should you need it.

I first heard about this product from a different "free" offering website a couple years back. I liked the concept, and decided to give it a try. The product version was 2.0.2. I didn't have any problems with it, but I also never got to test it out to see how well it could "restore" the system.

The problem I had was when I needed to re-partition the main C: drive, which Eassos System Restore had used to create its own partition for when it would be needed. There was plenty of space at the end that I needed to move up and merge it with the main C: partition.

The partition software would allow me to specify all the changes I wanted to make, then when I initiated the process, it seemed to start out just fine, but after a few minutes, it reported that it had encountered a problem, and therefore could not continue. I checked the drive with the standard Windows utilities, plus several 3rd Party tools, but the drive seems to be just fine.

I had several other partition utilities, so I tried each one, but in turn each one reported the same problem. I could do partition readjustments on any other drive, not just the one with Eassos System Restore. I had not expected that installing the software would interfere with any future partitioning. I do not know what it could have done that would prevented the disk from being re-partitioned, but since it does have its own partition requirements, I am guessing that is something not thought of by user and maybe developer.

Even though the "free" edition I had did not have support, I decided it was worth a try asking. I explained the situation, but there was no reply at all.

Finally, I had to give up on partitioning the hard drive and had to replace it with a larger drive.

Since the version I tried was 2.0.2. and this is 2.0.3, I am not expecting there to be a lot of changes.

I would like to know if anyone else has been able to perform a partition re-sizing, moving, etc., on a drive that has Eassos System Restore. Anyone willing?

If I ever decide to try the software again, it will be only after I am assured that I will have access to decent support by purchasing.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

Unfortunately these type of programs can only be tested for effectiveness when you are facing a true emergency. No one is willing to put their system at risk to find out how well a product will restore their hard drive. So it comes down to trust. You need to use a product you feel comfortable with and can place your trust in.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

dadams, Why not take a backup and test it by restoring it to another PC?

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

dan,
That may be a nice idea. But if I had another computer as a backup, why would I need this type of program?

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have a test machine to make sure my backup does what it supposed to do, in case my primary PC totally craps out due to hw issues. This way my personal files & installed programs are ready to go.

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

dan, .....test it by restoring it to another PC?....Then go back to the factory settings, resulting in your own programs lost.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

dadams, It's called a Virtual Machine - VirtualBox, VMware Player, VMware Desktop (Trial), Microsoft Hyper-V etc and you can use an eval or unactivated copy of windows, Linux, etc to test this type of utility without additional hardware.

Reply   |   Comment by JH  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hadrianus, I have no idea what you are saying. When I restore a PC with a backup all my personal files & programs are part of the restored PC and I am ready to move on.

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

After limited testing & use I've found Eassos software generally works, though it often doesn't have the same level of features as the competition. The reason I keep it handy is that Eassos software also generally doesn't add & use drivers, which means it can be used without performing a full installation. IMHO this is most useful for or with their partitioning software, and looking at an older version of Eassos System Restore on my hard drive, a few keys have to be added [merged] to the registry for activation, so System Restore is not quite as portable.

FWIW I use Macrium Reflect Free and Paragon Backup & Recovery [both free & paid] because those are the only brands where the bootable USB sticks work with all of our Windows devices. Macrium Reflect Free is feature limited [it is free] and their paid version is a bit pricy, but it's faster -- I use it mostly on those devices that don't have lots of files or data to back up, like the miniPC we use with our TV, where less features don't matter. Paragon Backup & Recovery 16 has a registration / activation setup that's annoying -- I have to free up licenses & reactivate whenever there's a win10 version upgrade -- so 1/2 the time I wind up using their old v.15 from GOTD. I backup regularly, & neither Macrium nor Paragon have ever failed.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

mike, if you had to choose between the three mentioned, it sounds like Macrum would prevail? It has enough features and isn't a hassle like Paragon.

BTW, it's worth visiting GOTD to read your insightful comments and learn tech info you often present. Kudos...

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tony S, Leo Notenboom, of the excellent long-established "Ask Leo" computer advice site, mentions in his articles on system backup that he himself uses Macrium Reflect, so presumably it is pretty reliable.

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

BAW30s, thanks for your input.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony S  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Hmm, do i really want to trust all my data to another Chinese software company? Why bother hacking into peoples' computers around the world when you can do it through sales or giveaway of backup software? If you create a complete backup using this software could you tell if all that data with all your personal details, etc. was being transferred quietly in the background to their servers somewhere? And, hey, i'm not paranoid .... no way, not me.

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#12

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Installed okay on Windows 7-64 on old 2400 MHz x2 PC.

Nice that it offers to build bootable USB thumb drive, and offers to create a pre-boot [ F3 ] key to restore from Eassos's own backup.

However, when trying to perform my first Eassos backup, I got this cryptic Rube Goldberg challenge:
__________

The program can't perform the backup, because no partition is
available to save backup file. The system backup can be carried
out only when your computer partitions meet the following
requirements:

1. There is at least one non-system partition whose free space is
larger than the used space of the system partition, or there is
unallocated disk space that is larger than the used space of the
system partition.

2. If only the free space of system partition is larger than it's used
space, the number of primary partitions on the disk must be less
than four, or it must be next to the extended partition.

3. The disk where system partition stays can't be dynamic disk.
__________

Nope, I'm not gonna rebuild my PC to meet whatever unfathomable standards they expect just to have a Plan B restore feature -- that's no benefit to me.

I can't even figure out what they are demanding in PC configuration, so how would I know I am hitting their target as I rebuild and test their backup, then rebuild and test again?

Not gonna happen.

Next.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Peter Blaise, As I said below "PS you need external hard drive to be sure." maybe I should have added the word large but most are these days.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

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[ D Murphy ],

An external hard drive is not included in today's giveaway.

Most external hard drive kits come with their own backup software included, Eassus not needed.

Microsoft Windows comes with it's own free restore feature, it's own free "last known good" feature, and it's own free RoboCopy and free XCopy command programs, which I use to copy my own creations and additions -- my document files and my pictures and my supplemental installation files -- to backup locations, either USB thumb drives, external hard drives, network-attached drives, and I can always email a copy of critical in-process documents to my web mail to make cloud backup copies, and Google, Shoebox, and others have automatic picture file uploads to the cloud for backup copies.

Sadly, everyone fails to see the inappropriateness of today;s offering, unaware that it makes a time-consuming-clone somewhere, and then supposedly reinstalling that entire clone after giving up troubleshooting a crash, again, time consuming ... time, time, time, this software promises to waste a lot of it.

I can only imagine using this to refresh dead computers, such as public kiosk computers that are not intended to store new client document, and may need to be "refreshed" to their original stasis point for ongoing service to the next walk-up customers.

Not even that, since Windows can be locked down to deny changes and additions when used for such public kiosk computers.

If I have an external hard drive as a resource to be used in an emergency, why not have it be a live clone that I can physically swap on demand in minutes ( rather than wait, wait, wait for Easus's painful endless complete file-cluster-by-file-cluster restore ) ... and then, on the fly, rebuild the swapped-out corrupted drive to be the new backup clone drive, automatically continuously updated with my new stuff ( sans temp files ), ready and waiting to be swapped back in at the next can't-boot emergency?
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

This software was very good, but dont work with new (actual) Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by István Dombai  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

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[ István Dombai ],

I Google-searched for the meaning of computer industry jargon, and could not find a definition of:

"... new (actual) Windows ..."

Could you please explain what you mean -- thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Peter Blaise, Eassos System Restore 2.0.3 dont work with my Windows 10 64 bit (actual) version. I command: backup ... enter etc. ... my computer restart and Eassos Backup dont start... but start my Windows login window.

Reply   |   Comment by István  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

Don't trust this program. upon installation and registration, it made the computer restart, then not boot up. It should have offered the option to create a boot up device to protect the user before the first run. System restore didn't fix it either when I ran it from my istallation DVD in the repair attempts. It took my original OS DVD to get the computer to run again. Fortunately I would not upgrade to Win10, so I had the working DVD to repair the damage.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Baker  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

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[ Dave Baker ],

No, it offered to restart, and you clicked [ yes ] with all undue trust and no Plan B -- ooops!

I suspect that you had some other problems in your PC, and now that you have reinstalled Windows fresh and clean, try reinstalling Eassos and see how it really behaves.

However, I agree that Eassos -- and ANY program -- should be able to inspect the environment in which it lands in order to advise that your PC is appropriate or not for it's use.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Dave Baker,

IF that's a fact I'd be really P***ED if something REBOOTS that I didn't tell it to..........and then I couldn't restart the system.........What about those that don't have a "startup disk" or can't even get to "Safe" to undo the screwup?.

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Dear Sirs, I wonder if you could help me an elderly (85 YO) user. Some time ago I was told by a real geek friend to change over to Linux Ubuntu, which I did and was very happy because my geek friend helped when I was in trouble. Unfortunately he has gone back to his home in Finland and I now have nobody to help with this system, so I decided to go beck to Windows.
Could you please help with this? And how much would you charge as I am a very low income pensioner.
Your help would be most appreciate.
Kindest regards Bela Yorke IG10 1QE

Reply   |   Comment by Bela Yorke  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)

Bela Yorke, Here is a disposable email address I made so if you email me there asap with somehow I can reach you I will try to help. I'm a mature windows users from the beginning, familiar with LINUX, so I think I can assume what help you may need or at least where you can get it. eluzerf4@1dmedical.com

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

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[ Bela Yorke ],

Any local PC shop can reinstall the manufacturer's Windows for you for cheap, and there are used Windows PCs everywhere for cheap, both solutions allow reinstallation of Windows ( to repair misbehavior ) via using a pre-boot keystroke or a boot CD.

No problem is so big that you cannot run from it -- all Windows problems can be resolved by replacing Windows or by replacing the Windows PC altogether,

Also, by keeping your own creations -- document files and picture files -- on removable USB thumb drives and external hard drives, they can be used anywhere anytime, Windows, Linux, Mac iOS, a PC at your local library or via a friend's or relative's computer -- in other words, get out of your own way, and separate the OS operating system from YF your files.

No charge for that.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Bela Yorke, IMO.
First be very careful as there are a lot of fraudsters out there who will offer help - ask for passwords - and if you do online banking you will unexpectedly lose a lot more than you expect.
Second This is not a good site to ask for that sort of help if I were you I would go to somewhere like this https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29 (thats not to say there are not fraudsters there as well)
Third You would do well to ask specific questions and give basic info (Like: I have a xxx PC and have a copy of windows 10 with a valid license . how do I delete Ubunttu and install windows 10 from scratch. etc The first part of the answer would be back up all your data to an external hard drive

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Bela Yorke, This is not the place to ask for help. There are many places to go for help even on the internet. This problem you have to have someone right there with you. There has to be someone where you live that can help you. Usually when you go back to Windows you have to wipe your system and then install Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Faye  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Bela Yorke,
Do you now have a PC/laptop with Windows ?
What versions of Windows ?
I am in Australia (76 years old), and would offer to help for free.
I would be remoting in to your pc via Teamviewer
But as others point out, how would you know that I am not a scammer ?
I reckon your Finnish friend, should be able to Teamviewer in to help you with your Linux system.
If that is not possible, then give us the information, I asked above, and i will direct you to a site (forum) where people ask all sorts of questions. You can judge the credibility, of responders, by their reputation (etc).
Rob
PS Others reading this might want to explore the Seagate Disc Wizard. It is free, provided it can see a Seagate Drive somewhere.
I never create images whilst Windows is running. The Seagate Disc Wizard can be installed into one of your PCs, and you can immediately get it to create a bootable CD (or USB).
From then on you only use the CD to create images, or restore images (The Seagate Disc Wizard does not need to be installed into those PCs)

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

For full system (OS) recovery I have been using Macrium free and for file backup I use FreeFileSync. Both of which have never failed to do the job (once you have learned how to set it up correctly which is not too difficult). However Macrium free is a very light and does not allow restore of individual files - its all or nothing which is time consuming but its nice to know you can restore if the need arises (God forbid it should). So I will give this a go and if it is faster than my current solution I will let you know. PS you need external hard drive to be sure.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

You are incorrect about Macrium and restoring individual files. You can mount the image and browse the files and copy and paste from it.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Schmoe  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Joe Schmoe, Yes for Macrium the paid up version but I have never been able to do it with Macrium-free version.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

D Murphy, It is "Macrium Reflect Free" that you are referring to? Just verifying before I try it. Thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

jboy,
Yes, Macrium is Macrium Reflect free. Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

jboy, Yes "Macrium Reflect Free" Thats the one I have used very successfully for a long time. After obtaining it I used it to make a cd/dvd and more recently usb stick with a built in windows boot environment. (a boot medium). Then I set my bios to look see if there is a boot disc or USB disc connected to the computer so that if I put the boot cd or usb in and restart I get a message saying to boot into windows PE environment press a key in a set time about 30 seconds. If you press a key in that time the PC boots using the medium rather than your operating system and this allows you to make a full copy of your O/S disc (or any other) (without the need for shadow copy which I find does not always work). As I said you really need an external hard drive (storage medium as large as your PCs hard drive to hold the copy) and after the invention of ransom ware viruses I would suggest to keep your hard drive with the copy unpluged from your computer when not in use.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

jboy, Oh yes and I forgot to say that I have twice had occasion when I messed up my PC could not sort it and rather than spend massive time trying to sort it I have re-formated my hard drive (C:) booted up on the macrium disc and restored everything back to the point where I last backed up. I don't advise anyone to test it for no reason but I can say it worked (saved my bacon) at least twice.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

D Murphy, Thanks for the reply, I will try it. I am having a problem on that the built in System Restore in Win 10x64 results in an "0x80070005 did not complete error" whenever I try to restore. I can create restore points, just not restore back to them. After much research, I have discovered that System Restore is missing from the services.msc and think that may be the reason. Was going to try a factory restore to see if that fixed the problem but I will check out Macrium as a possible workaround. Thanks again!

jboy

P.S. Thanks to you as well, Susan!

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Here's a 4 minute video on how to use it....https://malwaretips.com/threads/eassos-system-restore-a-working-version-of-rollbackrx-for-windows-10.72401/

Reply   |   Comment by Kenny Miller  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

Eassos System Restore est un rès bon logiciel nécessaire pour le pc, simple et efficace.

Permet la sauvegarde et la restauration des fichiers.

MERCI.

Reply   |   Comment by ali  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

English translation:

Eassos System Restore is a very good software needed for pc, simple and effective. Allows backup and restore of files. THANK YOU.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

Fantastic piece of software that I use daily and have on all my, my family's and friends' computers and would recommend to literally everyone in the world and their dog. Great for editing my vacation photos and burning them onto a floppy disk.

Reply   |   Comment by Joek  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-131)

Joek, So how do you do that it's backup software not photo editing, and still burning to 'floppy, how modern. Obviously a troll without a clue.

Reply   |   Comment by Controlled Chaos  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)

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[ Controlled Chaos ],

Not obvious at all, very, very subtle ... it wasn't until the "... everyone in the world and their dog. Great for editing my vacation photos ..." that I got the parody of GOTD favorable reviews -- spot on, [ Joek ], I might add -- thank you!
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Controlled Chaos, Joek is an anagram for Joke.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephe  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Joek, WHAT! A floppy disk they do not even exist anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Me  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Joek: I'm not sure which is funnier, your post or the 98 downvotes (and counting) you've earned for it: must be a GOTD record. In all seriousness though -- seeing as how so many computer experts seem to be reading this thread -- might I ask what particular brand of floppy disk did you advise the dog to use to store several gigabytes of holiday snaps? I need to be careful what I recommend to my cat. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

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[ Stephe ],

My original Sony digital camera stores images on floppy disks -- still works fine ... and some of my old but still working PCs have internal floppy disks, and I have an external USB-attached floppy disk that I can use anywhere, even to reinstall Windows 98 using the original 64 floppy disks ... swap ... swap ... swap ... swap ... swap ... swap ... swap ...
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Me,
Well they do.......wish someone would buy the 8-900 I have from back in Win3.1 days with hundreds of pgms and data I've copied to a 2TB for who knows why - all REFORMATED.........optionally one day I'll have to just THROW them away......darn.

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Coincidentaly, I was just cleaning out my desk and found an unopened box of 3.5 floppy disks. If you;d like them, let me know, I'll sell them to you verrrrry cheap! :P

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

MikeR,
I want to know what kind of a floppy disk you can "burn" to!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Me, you can still buy floppy disks, both sizes. I saw them for sale once when I was browsing to buy blank DVD disks, and the readers to utilize them.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter Blaise, I have two Windows 8.1 PCs with an FDD connector on the motherboard.
1) An old Fujitsu-Siemens cabinet (with a new motherboard ,where Windows 98 can also be installed ) with a place where a diskette drive can be placed. That place is now used by an SSD, (+ a 1TB HD).
2) the second PC on that motherboard has an FDD connector but no place for a diskette drive.
....original 64 floppy disks....That was a long time ago a hassle to get Windows 98 installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Susan: I'm not sure of the brand name, but they have a diameter of 52 feet and are made of iron.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Oh gosh, hi guys. I was anxious to look back at this, because I knew I'd get hate - but ONE PERSON got it, thanks Peter! You guys literally made my day, thank you so much. I've had a great laugh and hope you did too. Also, older physical storage formats are awesome! so are those early digital-fdd cameras :)

I didn't mean to troll, it was simply poking fun at the suspicious reviews we often get here.

Reply   |   Comment by Joek  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

GAOTD is a great source but they don't always get to roadtest the products submitted for distribution.

It seems doubtful that this program will do much beyond what Windows' native System Restore is capable of - but do your own due diligence in this regard by visiting the authoring company's own web page and read the reviews in detail. Of particular interest to me were some of the rather dire comments relating another of their offerings, "Partition Guru".

I suspect that there is a common thread of quality control issues and that their products are mostly rewrapped code.

Much as "EASSOS" seems aimed at piggybacking the reputation of "EASEUS", perhaps?

Verdict in a nutshell: No, Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by mwagrp  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)

mwagrp, That's pretty much what I thought at first glance. There has to be an intentional motive to use EASUS"s reputation for questionable reasons.

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

beans,
I've tried all the herein mentioned software's for the.last 3 2TB drives I've bought trying to get a "good" copy of my primary drive operating system.........no luck so far........wonder if this MIGHT change the game. The Acronis, etc crap that supposedly comes with the 2 brands drives has yet to give me a working copy........even a "sector by sector" all day project and "nothing"......

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

mwagrp, If GAOTD distributors did roadtest their products properly, this would result in far fewer complaints from Users.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#3

Installation and registration were straightforward. Attempted to make a back up of my system drive to a empty external drive. The system restarted and the Eassos boot screen appeared and after a few seconds it gane the error message that my system drive was not found and couldn't continue with the backup. Made another couple of attempts and got the same result. There is nothing on my system that would prevent the program from being able to detect my drive. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)

Further to my comment above I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and attempted to preform a backup again. This time I'm getting an error message saying that the backup can't be done because the destination drive has insufficient space. My system drive is 1Tb SSD and the backup drive is a 4Tb HD doesn't make any sense, uninstalled for good this time, backups should be easy and reliable, this just do the job. Perhaps the developer could explain why this is happening.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)

Robert, as you are probably aware, you cannot use ssd drives to do backups. They no likey. something to do with fragments. most if not all back-up apps tell you this but alas some don't, also not sure where you loaded the prog, but it shouldn't be on the same drive you're backing up. Hope this helps, I am So CUNFDUSed

Reply   |   Comment by mark dunbar  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ mark dunbar ],

Backups can be made from anywhere to anywhere -- the only qualifiers are whether the backup is intended to boot at all, let alone become the new OS operating system drive, but the data will be there nonetheless, accessible for review via any appropriate attachment scheme on any computer, via USB, IDE, or network.

SSD are no different that USB flash drives, data-storage wise; SSD can be mounted in external drive cabinets, or as NAS network accessed storage, and so on, many cloud storage providers are using SSD somewhere in their client backup systems.

Of course we can backup from our current working drive using a program on our current working drive.

Eassos offers to restore from any internal or attached device that is visible from pre-boot non-Windows, and restore to the current working drive, and ONLY before boot, before the current working drive loads it's operating system ( that is, using at most the resources of ancient DOS and HiMem caches and buffers 640 KB to 4 MB only, not full Windows unlimited virtual resources, cache, and hardware intelligent acceleration drivers, in other words, -s-l-o-w- ... you might as well order a new PC from any supplier and install it when it arrives, and that will be quicker than EASSOS restore ever finishes! ).
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

mark dunbar, I'm an IT technician with over 25 years experience under my belt and I can assure you that you can use SSD just as you would use a mechanical drive, but there are some things you should no to with SSD drives such as defragment them as this shortens their lifespan, you can use the trim function if you want but SSD drives don't need defragmentation of any kind because of the way the store data. You can store the program on any drive, including the drive you are backing up as windows has a shadow function that enables the drives to be used while backing up. The problem with this software is that it requires the drive to be used to make the back up on non-system partition on the drive or partition being used, the partition can be unallocated and the software will create a partition to store your back up on. This is a very unusual way of doing things and not one I would recommend unless you know what you are doing. There are far more effective backup programs around both free and paid.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

How long is the licence for?

Reply   |   Comment by Wee Jimmy  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#1

Portable also ?

Reply   |   Comment by shaul  –  12 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

shaul, According to their website:
" Create bootable USB disk to boot computer and perform OS restore if your PC fails to start."

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Trying 2 b Helpful, thank you

But I am looking for the full program which I can use without install it.

Reply   |   Comment by shaul  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

shaul, if you take a 128 - 256 gig. usb flash drive and format it to ntfs you can install it on that o.k.

Reply   |   Comment by mark dunbar  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

shaul,

"Portable also ?"
" I am looking for the full program which I can use without install it."

AFAIK there isn't a fully portable backup & restore app. Eassos System Restore *may* work without installation, but you'd have to record & then later add activation registry keys. Older versions of Paragon Backup & Recovery [e.g. v. 15 & older] may work portably when you move the app's files from the System32 folder to the program's folder, but without drivers it will be feature limited. AOMEI's backup app includes a folder with a portable version that's copied to a USB stick when/if you create one, but with the last several versions it will only run on WinPE and not regular Windows, so you'd have to find an older copy. You might be able to make something that works using software like Cameyo to make an app portable, or you could always use a bootable Linux Live setup on disc or USB stick.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

mark dunbar, ..... and format it to ntfs......FAST!

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

mike, The easiest way to have a safe & reliable backup is to use a Network Disk Drive that is bigger than your C partition. You also need to make 2 backups - 1 day your backup may not work, so you need a Plan B.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

shaul, Do you realise what a bootable USB stick is? By its definition its portable...

Reply   |   Comment by USB = portable  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

mike, thank you very much.
Do you recommend Cameyo ?

Reply   |   Comment by shaul  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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