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Does Macrium Reflect Redeploy actually work?

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Hopefully, you all are doing your daily redundant backups! And hopefully there are others out there using Macrium Reflect.

I've been using the free version for awhile now after throwing in the towel with Acronis. I'm considering getting the paid version of Reflect, but I had a question about the "Redeploy to dissimilar hardware" feature.

1.) Does it actually work?
2.) Efficiency-wise, can it replace a "fresh install" of Windows for a new build? Or is it more of a "it sort of technically works, but its messy and can't replace a retail-box fresh install."

I know there are always companies out there who have trademarked features to their product... however this seems "too good to be true." If I can get away with never having to Install Windows, and all my other stuff, again... I'd be a happy camper. Acronis promised a lot of things in their software too but unfortunately none of it ever worked. I couldn't even get it to actually remember my backup scheme properly.
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Before you pay for macrium, take a look at URbackup. It's far superior and completely free.
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I appreciate the advice, I may give it a go. I skimmed through their site, at a cursory glance it seems solid.

But I'm curious, I assume you personally use URbackup, why do you feel that it is superior to other backup utilities? It looks powerful and I gather that based on the lack of GUI. I'm OK with that, but I also can't help but wonder--is it difficult to use?
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