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Windows 7: Backup and Restore Question

03 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Backup and Restore Question

I recently built a new gaming PC, and I have everything set the way I like it.

I used the "Create System Image" tool however there is a discrepancy that I am unsure about. The current amount of used hard drive space is 39GB however, when I make the image it is only 12GB? Is this normal?


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03 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

Welcome to the Seven Forums! MLavore

That would be about right for the small amount of drive space your main installation uses. The image compresses data into an archive. This is why you will see that smaller in size.

Once you start adding more programs, files, etc. you will notice the size of any newer image growing in size as well. For 375gb in taken on a 1tb drive here the latest image was seen at 320gb. It would have been smaller then that but some files are not able to compressed as much as others.
(video and certain other file types mainly)
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03 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Awesome, Thanks! I redid the image and it said "May take up to...." which is my used space but winds up a lot smaller.
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