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Windows 7: Image Backups - Win 7 - Manage Image files?

03 Mar 2011   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Thanks Shawn.
Anytime Keith. I just hope that it may help the OP.

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03 Mar 2011   #12

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

I keep forgetting that it was your tutorial that pointed me in this direction
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03 Mar 2011   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

You may want to try Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Its has a free version and works great. You can have multiple copies of images and move them around with out a problem.

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03 Mar 2011   #14

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I use that too but you must check that the linux recovery disk works in your environment. Some people including myself have had problems with it finding the backup drive.
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03 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

FWIW, a lot less aggrivation than renaming windowsimagebackups is to use a commercial product that is
pretty cheap and works. Acronis true image. It works and is available at the user group store at if
your a member of a user group.
I don't have any financial interest, just like good reasonable software. best $25 I have spent in a long time.
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04 Mar 2011   #16

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I have never had a problem renaming or moving WindowsImageBackup. I've done this many times, just don't play around inside the folder. I don't suggest you move across partition boundaries because then you are performing a physical move. The other changes are simple directory changes.

I find the following convenient. Rename images by date:
Then in the same partition (or folder) create a file Images.txt
Here I annotate by date and time any significant changes that were made eg.
SP1 installed 23/2/11 8pm
Simple but effective.

If by chance the Macrium linux boot disk doesn't work then Hiren's boot CD v13 has a mini XP with the Windows Macrium pe built in. I have restored a full system (x64) using this without problems.
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04 Mar 2011   #17

Windows 7

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