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Windows 7: Win7 backup not allowing choice of HD to image on dual boot system

08 Sep 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium 64- bit(6.1,Build 7600) SP1
 
 
Win7 backup not allowing choice of HD to image on dual boot system

Dual boot system with Windows 7 on C:/ and XP on D:/

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I want to create an image of D:/ so that I may install a bootable XP system on a new HD, should D:/ fail.

I'm trying to use Windows 7 Backup to make the image. It will not allow me to chose JUST the XP drive to image. It has both C:/ and D:/ checked and I can't uncheck C:/.
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Is there anyway to specify which HD to image with Windows 7?



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08 Sep 2011   #2

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As the the boot files are on C: you will need to backup both drives.
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08 Sep 2011   #3

Windows Home Premium 64- bit(6.1,Build 7600) SP1
 
 

So that single image would contain both drives. If I needed to restore from that image would I have to restore it to a single drive? I'm not sure how I would restore it and keep the dual boot as I would need 2 partitions.
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08 Sep 2011   #4

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If you have two Hd Drives, you need to Restore back to two Hd Drives.
If you have two partitions , you need to Restore back to two partitions.
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08 Sep 2011   #5

Windows Home Premium 64- bit(6.1,Build 7600) SP1
 
 

Would I save the image to one hd, then restore it to 2 drives?
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08 Sep 2011   #6

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You would make a backup image of one & two Hd Drive's, on HD Drive three.
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08 Sep 2011   #7

Windows Home Premium 64- bit(6.1,Build 7600) SP1
 
 

But if hd 2 fails I would want to restore the xp system to a new hd 2, like it is presently.
I just don't understand how I would make one image of two drives and then restore that image to a separate partition or drive.
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