[QUOTE=roadworker;2716847]Aomei Backupper is freeware,can do incremental backups and has a bootcd,in case of a non-bootable system disaster.[/QUOTE]
Sounds decent wonders how it compares to Acronis??? Here some more info about dual boot with Aomei problems from their support
About this problem I felt sorry. Currently this version can not ensure that backup multiâ€”boot system, and then every OS could boot after restoring. It can only ensure the current OS (which you are running to do the backupï¼‰can boot after restoring. We have the plan to optimize this function in the next upgrade. So if you want to do a schedule backup, this version can not achieve your goals.
If you just want to make a backup of the original disk, you can start from the original disk and then boot Windows 7, install AOMEI Data backuper on this OS and then make a system backup of your Window 7, then restore it to the new disk (select the corrupt Windows7 partition as destination, to replace it).
In addition, we are upgrading this software. If you have any quesitons or suggestions please feel free to let us know.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Aomei Technology Support Team
Did read some reviews where users had problem booting from USB/DVD boot for Aomei. So not sure if it was limited to the board or bios/UEFI or what might be the cause of not booting from those devices. If that is a problem would not be a good thing for Aomei as I used Acronis DVD boot-setup disk to do my imaging and re-imaging and so far ver. 2013 hasn’t failed me yet in imaging my drive.