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EaseUS Todo Backup Free Will Image Your Hard Drive
Posted 25 months ago on 9/2/2019
Take Away:

This is a free software utility that will image your disk easily and reliably so you can restore everything and have it look and function exactly the same on a replacement hard drive. It runs on a variety of Windows operating systems.


I recently went on a computer repair engagement on the other side of town for a new customer. The company was still using an old Windows XP desktop computer to run a variety of software applications, which were not easy or even possible to reinstall on another hard drive. The customer said his hard drive was down to 12% available space and he wanted to transfer everything to a larger hard drive he had already purchased. He wanted everything to look and function exactly has it did on the old hard drive. Well, in my mind that could only mean one thing – IMAGING THE DISK.

Now, here’s the thing. Since it was Windows XP, I did not have the luxury of doing a SIB (System Image Backup) from within the Windows Control Panel. That was available in Windows 7 and newer versions (maybe Windows Vista??? not sure about that….). So, I had to look for a good, reliable software utility that would image a Windows XP disk. And you would think this would be “easy peasy” what with all the utility software out there today, right? Well, not so fast.

I started looking for utility software that would image a Windows XP disk. I downloaded several brands that were supposed to be good and was I disappointed! They wouldn’t install, or they installed and were slow as mud or didn’t run to completion or just something to let the air out of my balloon! Then as my hopes were starting to dim, I discovered EaseUS Todo Backup Free. And I was pleasantly surprised as it installed easily and reliably ran through to completion. No problems, no surprises – it just worked!

Of course it took a while since I was imaging 203 GB on a 232 GB hard drive, but the progress was steady and consistent during both backup and restoration of the disk image. I have seen this “chest puffing attitude” before whether it is regarding disk imaging software, malware scanners, email spam blocking or any other genre of software. Everyone claims to be the best and number one and the only thing you will ever need, but only a handful deliver the goods. Like the saying goes, “It all comes out in the wash….”.


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