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Windows 7: is there a way to clone the windows?!

30 May 2011   #1
DaYiM

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 
is there a way to clone the windows?!

Hello,
is there a way to make a clone of windows;
with all my settings, programs & there settings!
[ everything i have changed & added to windows,
drivers & gadgets; SIMPLY EVERY THING ]
* then save it in External Hard Drive,
& lets say i have formatted my windows,
then restore this clone: as of nothing happened.
Thanks & Best REGARDS


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30 May 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

There is, as this tutorial shows: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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30 May 2011   #3
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

+1 ... the best and cheapest way .
Though , to be save you should keep it in an external HDD ,
and a system repair cd " right after you make windowsImageRecovery"
it wil ask you to do so .
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30 May 2011   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Some people prefer 3rd party software over the built in Windows 7 backup utility. They give more flexibility and functionality.

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Overview

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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30 May 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Some people prefer 3rd party software over the built in Windows 7 backup utility. They give more flexibility and functionality.

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Overview

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Hello DaYiM.



Here's an excellent tutorial to go along with Macrium, at the link below; I too suggest 3rd party software over the default Windows 7 backup, it seems more reliable.

Imaging with free Macrium
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30 May 2011   #6
truckinguy

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

I bought a WD hard drive for short change and an external hard drive case with esata over power and WD's web site has a free Acronis program that's great. Cloneing is just one thing it does well. Catch is you have to have the WD on the system one way or the other to get Acronis working.
Also Seagate has the same thing from Acronis for Sea Gate drives.
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31 May 2011   #7
DaYiM

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks alot guys.
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31 May 2011   #8
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A sound piece of advice: it's best to keep multiple system image back-ups, no matter which software you use.
I make back up images at least weekly & before any major changes to system, should it go awry.
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31 May 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks alot guys.
You're very welcome. I'll mark the thread as solved.
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