Express Recovery 2 - Gigabyte


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Mickey Mouse

Forget about the Gigabyte website re Xpress Recovery2, It's inaccurate and
misleading.
check out the previous posts as suggested by Anna.
For more functional and advanced backup/imaging you should try to learn
Casper or Acronis,
these, in the long run are the much better choice.
Xpress Recovery2 is criticized by many due to it's recovery partition being
on the same drive as
your system, but isn't that the case when you buy a pre loaded off the shelf
system?
Best advice anyone can give you is don't buy a system unless you get the
appropriate motherboard disks.
For the non-technical user not wishing to spend time on Casper or Acronis,
having a recovery
partition in the same drive is better than no recovery partition at all.
Although I not aware of the problems setting it up with RAID, I do know now
that XR2 is very easy to set up,
once you know the rules.

Mickey
 
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Anna

Mickey Mouse said:
Forget about the Gigabyte website re Xpress Recovery2, It's inaccurate and
misleading.
check out the previous posts as suggested by Anna.
For more functional and advanced backup/imaging you should try to learn
Casper or Acronis,
these, in the long run are the much better choice.
Xpress Recovery2 is criticized by many due to it's recovery partition
being on the same drive as
your system, but isn't that the case when you buy a pre loaded off the
shelf system?
Best advice anyone can give you is don't buy a system unless you get the
appropriate motherboard disks.
For the non-technical user not wishing to spend time on Casper or Acronis,
having a recovery
partition in the same drive is better than no recovery partition at all.
Although I not aware of the problems setting it up with RAID, I do know
now that XR2 is very easy to set up,
once you know the rules.

Mickey

Mickey:
Mickey writes...
"For more functional and advanced backup/imaging you should try to learn
Casper or Acronis, these, in the long run are the much better choice."

"Learning to use Casper" will take even an inexperienced user about five
minutes (if that!). It's really that easy. That's why I've consistently
stated that there's virtually no "learning curve" re using the program. And
it probably takes about 30 seconds to *install* the program after the
executable file is downloaded from the developer.

But I do agree with your statement that both Casper & Acronis are much
better choices in terms of a comprehensive backup system for the great
majority of PC users.

The fact that OEM machines have, for the most part, a so-called "recovery"
or "restore" partition on the installed (boot/system) HDD does not in any
way negate the need for a user to establish & maintain a *practical* backup
system for his/her machine. On the contrary, it practically forces the user
to do so since "restoring" a system through those means is woefully
inadequate as I'm sure you know.

That it's "better than no recovery partition at all", I won't argue with.
But when all is said & done I wonder whether it's more of a curse than a
blessing to the average PC user since it gives him or her a false sense of
security. Woe to the user when he or she learns to their dismay that all
that "recovery" or "restore" apparatus does is "restore" their system to
what it was when it left the factory. And that all their programs & data
installed since they began using the machine are "gone with the wind". And
if one wants evidence of that let him or her peruse this and similar
newsgroups for a few hours and see the "tales of woe".
Anna
 
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(Sorry for my limited english):cry:

The answer is simple: XR2 is not compatible with the structure of an NTFS partition of Windows 7. That is not surprising since the program is coded in Linux and strange things often happen with that platform.
How did I come to that conclusion?

I used for my tests a new motherboard AMD Gigabyte E350N (Sep-2012), a 160 GB hard drive and its own Xpress Recovery 2 (Ver. 1.01.111212, most recently).

1. - I did a clean install on Windows XP-SP1 leaving unallocated 15 GB: XR2 worked perfectly.
2. - I did a clean install of Windows Vista-SP1 leaving unallocated 15 GB: XR2 worked perfectly.
3. - I did a clean install of Windows 7-SP1 leaving unallocated 15 GB: XR2 not work. The error message 400 was shown: " NOT ENOUGH HD FREE SPACE
FOR IMAGE BACKUP".

Remember that Vista and 7 differ in some things and one of them is that W7 aside a little space for the system files on a partition too small. Apparently the disc structure causes problems for XR2.

The solution is strange but it works: Start with a Vista disk and prepares the partition. After canceling the installation and start with the W7 disk for installation on existing partition

Greetings from Mexico.
Gerardo.


What am I doing wrong?
Purchased new system

4 gig ddr800 ram

EG43m-S2H mobo

300gig seagate HD

I'm having trouble with creating the Express Recovery2 backup.
I've partioned the hard drive to C: appx 480 gig (Primary) leaving the rest
as Unallocated.
The Unallocated space appx 19gig is much more than I really need for the
Express
recovery backup.
When I run Express Recovery 2 it tells me " NOT ENOUGH HHD FREE SPACE
FOR IMAGE BACKUP"
I've had similar trouble with this in the past with other system and know
I'm doing something wrong. Can anyone experienced with Express Recovery help
out?
P.s Before I have a breakdown!

Basically, for Express Recovery2.
1. Partition your hard drive leaving enough unallocated space usually about
10gig.
2. Load system and drivers
3. Install Express Recovery2 and created backup.
Simple aye, apparently not!

HELP!

Mickey
 

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