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how to create backups-recovery disks?

nikolo
Level 7
hello until know i have a sony vaio.sony's laptops include a software to cerate backups called vaio care.is there any similar software to rog series like G751 JY which i'm interesting?
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Gps3dx
Level 12
nikolo - enter asus's support page HERE, under utilities-> download and install "ASUS Backtracker", which is asus's solution for the creation of a restore BD-disk/multiple DVD to the state the g751 comes in the 1st place.
Note that during the disk creation process, it will create a ~15GB total, multiple files + the process can take ~hour.

I my opinion - this is a waste of time and bytes on your HDD as it will (as I understood) always format your HDD back to the state it was as you 1st bought it( C drive is larger then you will ever use it ), then it will restore windows with a ton of a bloatware - a gesture of bad will from asus.
My suggestion - download and save a fresh copy of windows latest installation disk - LOOK HERE for more details about how to obtain it.
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nikolo
Level 7
thanks i mean if this software backtrucker is preinstalled...comes with laptop?

Piola
Level 7
You have to download it from the Support Site

Clintlgm
Level 14
Yes However you might want to take look at Macrium Reflect Free will create images of your hard drive and restore it to the condition the image was created. You won't have to reinstall all your hardware and software.
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

clockworksatan
Level 7
I had a bad experience with Backtracker as I created a backup on a USB stick when I first got my G751 and it seemed to complete the backup successfully. However, when I actually tried to use Backtracker to restore my system, it completely erased ALL of the data on my drives, then failed to do the restore, leaving me to have to install Windows 8.1 and all of the drivers completely from scratch.

As you can imagine, I'm going to avoid Backtracker like the plague now and would recommend using Windows own built-in system image creator to create a backup. It just works. Information on that can be found here.
Asus ROG G751JT-T7115H
17.3" IPS, Intel i7-4720HQ, 16Gb RAM, NVidia GeForce GTX970m, 256Gb M.2 SSD + 1Tb SSHD

Yes Backtracker is designed to put your notebook back where it was as shipped. It will format your hard drives note I said drives is you have 2 drives it will format both drives. So that part was normal. Not restoring the original Image is a failure. We have seen a few failures with the G751 and backtracker. Macrium Reflect not so much seem to be near 100% successful. Acronis claims successful restores also and Paragon. I found it took Acronis a few years to solve the glitch's in there software Ver 2014 still had failures to restore a booting UEFI disk. That was where I moved to MR.
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

I might give Macrium a go, it looks good!
Asus ROG G751JT-T7115H
17.3" IPS, Intel i7-4720HQ, 16Gb RAM, NVidia GeForce GTX970m, 256Gb M.2 SSD + 1Tb SSHD

Yep follow directions and it 100% success and free
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

nikolo
Level 7
some questions :1)i plan to install several games and softwares ,but i'm concerned if the capacity is not enough.can i install games and softwares and run them to internal HDD also??
2)can i replace ssd with larger capacity? and cloning all preinstalled softwares to the new ssd?i;m asking because my brother,
try to do thiw replace sandisk ssd with a new one(samsung 840 pro) , but can't clone anything.does occure that the samsung's software
support windows 8 and my brother try to do with windows 10?
3)can i clone ssd after upgrading from win 8/8.1 to win 10?
4)for preinstalled ssd(san disk). san disk has reelased any optimization software for ssd?and how can download it?in preinstalled softwares i can s ee some asus softwares but not something for optimization ssd/hdd