Image for Windows

Image for Windows

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 65 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.92
  • Total Downloads:
    36,477
  • Date Added:
    October 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    14.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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3 stars

"Works GREAT on Windows XP, but....."

March 31, 2013  |  By yeshuafollower

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.80

Pros

Been using and loving this product for years on my Window's XP machines. Unfortunately.....

Cons

This program is a bust with Windows 7. Keyboard locks up when trying to select a USB location to restore from.
Tried on two different W7 machines, different keyboards, different ports. Tried their "knowledge" base suggestions but with no success. They better fix this bug soon or they'll be losing customers real fast.

Summary

5 Stars for Win XP; 0 Stars for Win 7
I want to continue using this once great product but I won't recommend it if they can't get this big bug resolved.

Updated on Apr 1, 2013

Okay, so after finally getting the Image for Linux to work, instead of the Image for DOS I'm so used to, I did get farther into the restore options. I was even able to start the restore process and all was looking VERY happy.... until the end of the restore: Something like "Can't resize volume. check file..." What I was trying to do is restore this image onto a smaller hard drive; never a problem with Win XP using IFW. Meanwhile, a very short reply from someone named David telling me to go to the knowledge base for USB issues. Had he read my first email, he would have known I've already been there. So customer service is lacking.

Anyway, in a nutshell, if you have Windows XP or older, you'll LOVE this program. If you have Windows 7 or newer, don't bother.

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5 stars

"Fantastic product. Flexible and inexpensive"

February 25, 2013  |  By garbage911

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.79

Pros

works with windows server at no extra cost

livecd recovery images or recovery in live production environment

well supported; regular updates; active forum for support

INEXPENSIVE.

Cons

none really.

if you want, it has a lot of customization options that can get confusing. However, I have found it to work with a simple wizard / go interface.

Summary

So, after trying acronis, trueimage, and various linux cd's; this program was the best of the bunch. The other products; especially windows' built in imaging; has VERY rigid criteria on restores.

Inexpensive and runs in Windows server 2003/2008 at no extra cost. Works with my raid 5 hardware array. I have used this program to migrate all my workstation drives (8) over to SSD's as well.

What can I say, this program saved me when my server went down and I had an image up. Restored to my raid array (hardware) quick and simply when I was sweating buckets.

BECAUSE it runs in windows, I now image my server every week as an additional backup option in addition to the database backup

Fantastic product.

Updated on Feb 25, 2013

I wrote this review as my server went down on July 2012 and even though I lost a lot a sleep; this product really saved my bacon. This review is being written in thanks.

people talk about driveimage, acronis, easus, etc... I've used them. They aren't as reliable as this product at the same price point.

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5 stars

"Reliable, fast, cheap"

June 08, 2011  |  By gezley100

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.62a

Pros

Fast, easy to understand, and reliable. With full compression images are quite small. Very cheap as well. Highly recommended for backing up your system. Data should really be backed up the traditional way.

Cons

None that I am aware of.

Summary

Excellent program - been using it on and off for two years without a problem. I use it only for quick backup of an operating system, not for backup of data. A freshly installed and activated Windows XP with all updates applied and application software installed can be compressed to under 4GB and will thus fit on a DVD. Restoring the OS takes just a few minutes. I use the boot CD to do all imaging and restoring.

~gplally

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4 stars

"I have been using Image for Windows since 2007."

June 02, 2011  |  By ClearWatercolors

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.62a

Pros

Image for Windows has improved greatly over the last 5 years. There used to be issues with byte for byte verification and restoration of image files. I had to resort to using TBI View to tediouslly restore files. No more.

Cons

Phylock can take a long time and fail periodically. With Windows 7, however, I have not had nearly so many problems as with XP. I have both the Home and Professional Editions on two PC's in 64 bit.

Summary

The last several backups I have done with Image for Windows V2 have worked superbly. I have restored corrupted files with very few problems when necessary. I still back up my photos, videos, music, and slide shows on DVD's just to be sure I never lose them. But I think that makes sense. No program is foolproof. I still have to reload program files from disks or redownload them from their original sites, but that is not the fault of IFW. I just make sure I have all my key codes and passwords handy for that purpose. I have been using either Mac or PC's for over 20 years and it is getting tougher and tougher to reinstall programs. However, I lost my latest information on IFW and had to rely on 2007 key codes and an old e-mail address and was still able to reinstall IFW without any problems. Terabyte Unlimited has always been a company which is easy to work with. They keep their software up to date and functioning smoothly. Every new version is an improvement over the last one. You can use this program with DOS, Linux, Windows, and make a boot disk as well. I don't use Linux anymore, but it I did I would use Image for Linux in a minute. There are a lot of backup programs out there, but I have found them to be lacking compared to Terabyte Unlimited products. I don't like to use online backups. I don't trust having my information where someone can hack into it. Maybe that sounds paranoid, but I want my stuff kept as private as possible. Image for Windows allows me to back up to DVD, Bluray, or to an internal or external hard drive. I am not a professional, but I would like to be able to make a mirror image of my entire drive and also each separate partition OS and all. I don't know if that is possible with this program or not. I have been building my own PC's for the last three years, and have built them for other people as well. I am the type of person that learns by doing and not by the book. I have to refer to manuals for specifics, but the real techie stuff still eludes me. I suppose I could take a few courses on programming, but I would rather spend my time doing other things than going to school. If I were younger I probably do it, but I am retired now. I used to run a printing and publishing business; that is when I got into desktop publishing. If I were in college now I would pursue a degree in computer technology and probably go for a masters degree. But then I would probably be writing programs lilke Image for Windows instead of relying on them anyway. IFW is good enough for me even though I think I could master computer technology and eventually write my own programs. I keep myself busy doing the things I always wanted to do, lilke watercolor painting and playing the piano. I'll leave the other things to the experts.

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5 stars

"A totally reliable, efficient image creator / restorer."

April 13, 2011  |  By rjcunninghamau

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.62

Pros

I have used both Image for DOS and Image for Windows for Windows for about 10 years. They have never failed me and have they have helped me recover for some nasty failures.

Cons

None detected over the years used.

Summary

Thoroughly recommended.

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5 stars

"very satisfy with Image for Windows"

April 08, 2011  |  By dvdlee98

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.61

Pros

Owned product for about 1 year. Did not have the need to restore an image until recently. It worked perfectly. Easy of use, restored back up image to a new HD. Boot off a CD, restore backup through a USB drive that is connected to an external HD.

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

if you changed any local application or Window password since your last backup, make sure you remember them. A complete HD restore will reset them to the time you did the backup.

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5 stars

"Excellent - Works As Described!"

January 31, 2011  |  By corwing

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.61

Pros

It images a dual boot XP - OpenSuse 11.3 system using the boot CD with setting 2 parameters - Backup unused sectors & Ignore I/O errors. It captures both Mbr's on the hard drive and upon restore computer boots up as if it was original build media.

Cons

The interface is menu driven and has to use keyboard to move around (No Mouse Functions) in the program which is not big deal. This is the first paid program that images a dual boot computer and restore as if it was the original build.

Summary

This is the program that everyone should have if they have a dual boot computer. No others that I have seen on the market works as well as Image For Windows. There is also a version of this program for DOS and Linux and does not have to be installed in windows but works off a easy build boot CD. Images made on either version can be use between all versions of this software.

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1 stars

"Too complex and geeky."

December 04, 2010  |  By moorejack

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.60

Pros

Nothing at all. Wasted mega manhours of my time..

Cons

I like nothing about this product. Instructions and programs were techy and confusing to me.

Summary

The instructions were unusable for me - lots of geek words that can have several meanings. Tech support was essentially useless to me - I would email them and ask for detailed instructions about how to accomplish something, and in return I would get a reply of one or two short sentences from "David" that did not hellp me at all. All I wanted to accomplish was to completely clone/image my primary hard drive so that if it crashed I could run the image onto a new blank drive. All I succeeded in doing was completely wiping out my primary drive, and making it useless - it would not then permit me to reload the original system recovery disc onto it! Lost everything. I threw IFW away - I myself would not touch it again. (My brother went with TR 7 Pro imaging software, and loves it.) A.

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2 stars

""IFW is the BEST There IS" NOT !!i dont think so chum"

September 20, 2010  |  By toeringsandthong

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.60

Pros

PARAGON free advanced recovery and backup is the BEST THERE IS !!!! PERIOD !!!! and its 100percent FREE !!!!

Cons

NOT FREE,uses too much system resources !

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5 stars

"IFW is the BEST There IS"

September 17, 2010  |  By the78zinman

 |  Version: Image for Windows 2.60

Pros

IFW is the first and only program I have found in the last 5 years that can make a clean image of a DOS and WFW 3.11 partition and let me restore it to another computer.

Cons

None at all

Summary

Don't even think of buying another Image program. The interface is very intuitive and clear in the instructions. I had a couple of questions and Technical Support was quick to respond with the correct answer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.92
Version 2.92 has a number of changes since 2.82
General
Publisher TeraByte
Publisher web site http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/
Release Date October 14, 2014
Date Added October 21, 2014
Version 2.92
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.19MB
File Name ifw_en_ifdgui_trial.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,477
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, doesn't include various scripts
Price $38.94

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