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Windows 7: Backup problem

15 Sep 2011   #41
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Interesting. B and C are Fat32 for Win95. D is not officially assigned and is not recognized as a valid type by Win 7.

What software can safely be used to backup/restore/move such partitions I do not know. I do not know if Partition Wizard would correctly handle a Type D partition.


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22 Sep 2011   #42
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Can I just merged my 100g unused partition back to it's initial drive?
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22 Sep 2011   #43
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

read tutorials in this forum on Partition Wizard
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23 Sep 2011   #44
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I tried to extend my initial drive to include the 100G unused partition, this message came up:



So I clicked yes, and then this came up:



And it won't let me extend it..?
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23 Sep 2011   #45
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

xChase,
What are we going to do?

We give you the same instructions we have always given to others and you go off on your own path.

We didn't say one word about converting a basic disk to a dynamic.
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24 Sep 2011   #46
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Well I don't know how to merge the unused partition with the initial disk; that's the entire goal of these 5 pages.
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24 Sep 2011   #47
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
See the Note.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Extend
One of those will get you to where you want. you can also do incremental backups in which only new/changed files are added.
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25 Sep 2011   #48
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

It won't let me do it, it still returns the error I pasted in a previous post.
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25 Sep 2011   #49
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You need to move the contents of the 'D' partition, your Wii games.

What did you use to put the files there?

D/L Partition Wizard and see if it will identify your 'D' partition and possibly move it.
I have not used it to move this type of files, you need to have a backup of this partition before you begin or risk loosing it.

Use the Bootable Flash Drive or CD, read the information on this tutorial: Use the Bootable Partition Wizard CD to Make Changes to the Windows Partition Structure

Use Macrium Reflect, as mentioned previously, for your backups, it will give you smaller backup files.

You are going to need more HDDs to be able to do what you want, your backup files are too big.

The best way to proceed is to re-structure your partitions.
Keep your OS in a 60GB partition, move all data to the remaining 405GB partition.
Since all your HDDs are too full you will need a staging Hdd to do this.
With this setup you can keep separate backups of OS and Data, not duplicating backups of your data over and over.

Let us know your progress.
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25 Sep 2011   #50
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Alright I can't merge the partition in any of the methods I've tried, but Macrium has completed a backup for me, which is all I wanted anyway. Is there any tips/trick or anything like that to Macrium? And do I need to install Macrium on each computer I want to install the image on? Thanks!
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