Disk Imaging Application Bug on Surface Pro

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  1. mlknez

    mlknez Member

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    Microsoft has affirmed to me that their Disk imaging application in the Windows 7 recovery applet on Windows 8 does not work on the Surface Pro and they are looking into fixing it. I have successfully used both Acronis True Image 2013 and DriveImage XML to do this, however. What is everyone else using to get a backup image of their surface pro?
     
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    I want to image mine so when I do an exchange ot will work as I have it set now. Will both those programs do that? Are either of them free?
     
  3. mlknez

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    Both work, Acronis is on sale with a promo code at Newegg for $20 and DriveImage XML is free. The Newegg promotion even includes an 8GB usb memory drive to boot up your surface pro from for restore!
     
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    Sure you can image the drive, but has anyone been able to successfully boot up the system with a USB device to recover the image?
     
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    I am using Macrium Reflect, there is a FREE version for non-commercial use and it works great. There are 2 backup options with Reflect: (1) Clone backup which creates an exact image of the partitions to either CD/DVD or USB drives. (2) Image backup which creates compressed images of your partitions with the options to create deltas and incremental backups.
     
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    Good call on this one:

    Added for the Lazy masses: NeweEgg Offer | Knowledge Base Code

    Link to the place to add the code: Acronis True Image 2013 Software - Newegg.com

    I can confirm this code works as I just ordered one for myself. I don't love the file history stuff. Would prefer this method.
     
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    Did you ever successfully boot the surface using Macrium Reflect recovery media? And if you did was it CD or USB?
     
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    I just tried to buy the 2nd copy but you have to buy one copy at regular price. I already have Acronis 2013 and am not going to buy another copy at $50 to get a 3rd copy for $10.

    update:

    I just contacted Acronis support via online chat on their website and they gave me the family pack for 3 computers for an upgrade fee of ONLY $10!!!

    I have been a long time user of Acronis and already have True Image 2013 so they were very kind to me and gave me a tremendous price.
    Now I can ( legally ) install it on my laptop as well as on the Surface Pro when it comes ( supposed to be shipped from Microsoft on Mar 1 -- hopefully this year :) )
     
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    I created a Macrium USB boot disk yesterday, then backed up my Pro, booted from USB and restored it. No problems. I was using the standard trial version though, not the free.
     

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