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Windows 7: Recovery d drive storing program files (86) and is almost full.

22 Nov 2011   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sharon, two things:

1. Get a couple of DVD-R's to burn the recovery disks. They cost pennies.

2. For imaging, I recommend not to use the Windows7 imaging. Too difficult to handle (e.g. for multiple images) and not reliable if you do not know exactly what you are doing. I suggest you use free Macrium. That is straight forward, has more options and is very reliable. Here is a tutorial I made by which you can go: Imaging with free Macrium


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22 Nov 2011   #32
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sharonyoung View Post
Your advice has been invaluable. Thanks to everbody who has helped me to figure all this it. It's greately appreciated

Sharon.
It's not a problem.

We would rather tell you a hundred times and get a right result than tell you once and get it totally wrong.
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22 Nov 2011   #33
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If you decide you would rather use Windows Image backup, there is a good tutorial written by Brink. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Edit: Not to step on your toes, WHS. Just wanted her to know since some users on here seem to prefer not installing third party software to do things Windows is able to do.
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22 Nov 2011   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If you decide you would rather use Windows Image backup, there is a good tutorial written by Brink. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Edit: Not to step on your toes, WHS. Just wanted her to know since some users on here seem to prefer not installing third party software to do things Windows is able to do.
That's OK. But many members had problems with the Windows imaging - and others love it. All I say is that there are better solutions than Windows Imaging - especially for those that are not very geeky.
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22 Nov 2011   #35
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I 100% recommend. I 100% standbehind, I use, exclusively, Windows Backup.

Windows Backup is marvelous.

An idiot can always mess up the most wonderful piece of software and we see our fair share of them.

The tutorial referenced is excellent. Any questions you may have regarding using Win 7 Backup and Restore tutorial will be promptly and accurately answered by Brink.

There can be nothing simpler than 1 click to choose system image backup and then responding to the prompts.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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22 Nov 2011   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Karl, it is beyond me how you can be a fan of such a piece of crummy software. But everybody is entitled to his own opinion - and I respect that.
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22 Nov 2011   #37
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I am a a great fan of a great piece of software.

You do not do yourself justice by bad-mouthing products.
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22 Nov 2011   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I am a a great fan of a great piece of software.

You do not do yourself justice by bad-mouthing products.
I am really never badmouthing good products. After 35 years of software development under my belt, I think I can tell good software from lesser products.

And as far as Windows imaging goes, besides all kinds of problems I encountered myself (and I have really been trying hard), the product has very few function and is difficult to operate if you want to do anything but the very basic function.

If you take Marcrium, Paragon, Acronis, Ghost and a lot of others, they are far superior - and I have tried/used most of them.
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22 Nov 2011   #39
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't like to brag but I've got more than 35 years.

Knowledge is one factor.

Incidentally, I've used all of the products you mentioned.

Have a nice day.
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