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Windows 7: Can't create backup ( Windows 7 x64 )

20 Feb 2012   #1
lackoo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Can't create backup ( Windows 7 x64 )

Hello.

I would like to install OpenSUSE on my computer , but before i do that i wanted to create a backup from my Windows, so i can do a system restore if anything goes wrong with the GRUB .

Unfortunately Windows can't let me to do a backup on my second hard drive ( on partiton I ) . I got an error message ( sorry , using Google translator for this one ) :

Quote:
The images are not saved to disk in a drive that a computer system at boot time, and where Windows is installed
I have two hard drives .

Disk 1 : Samsung HD103UJ Ata Device ( online )

partitions :

C ( it contains the OS , active, primary partition )
D , E , F ( logical drives )
G ( primary partition )

Disk 0 : WDC WD10EALS-00Z8A0 ATA device ( online )

partitions :

I (active , primary partiton )

I see BOOTSECT , bootmgr files on both partition C and I . They also both contain a boot folder .

EasyBCD

Windows Boot Manager : partiton I
Windows Boot Loader : partition C

Now i'm confused .




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20 Feb 2012   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It's not an answer to your backup problem which you need to get sorted but have you considered using VirtualBox to create a VM with OpenSuse. I have and it works well. https://www.virtualbox.org/

If you do don't use the suggested virtual disk size it is too small use 30GB.
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20 Feb 2012   #3
lackoo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It's not an answer to your backup problem which you need to get sorted but have you considered using VirtualBox to create a VM with OpenSuse. I have and it works well. https://www.virtualbox.org/

If you do don't use the suggested virtual disk size it is too small use 30GB.
Isn't any OS slow in VirtualBox ?
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20 Feb 2012   #4
kado897

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It is slower than running native as it shares CPU cycles and allocates memory from the host but is usable for occasional use.

This is an image of my openSUSE VM which I created last week.

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20 Feb 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. My Ubuntu runs just as fast in Virtual box as nativ. Just give the vBox enough RAM - e.g. 2GB. The beauty is that I can run Windows7 and Ubuntu in paralell - that means that I can use some of the Win7 tools when in Ubuntu (e.g. Snipping Tool)

2. If Windows 7 Imaging gives you trouble, use another imaging program - e.g. this one: Imaging with free Macrium
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20 Feb 2012   #6
kado897

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I've used Ubuntu too and that also runs well. I changed because I absolutely hate the Unity desktop.
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20 Feb 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Keith, what's wrong with the desktop. I just changed it.


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20 Feb 2012   #8
lackoo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

2. If Windows 7 Imaging gives you trouble, use another imaging program - e.g. this one: Imaging with free Macrium
Can you restore / repair the boot sequence with the free version ?
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20 Feb 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The boot sequence you can change with EasyBCD. An imaging program cannot do that.
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20 Feb 2012   #10
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Keith, what's wrong with the desktop. I just changed it.
The latest version of Ubuntu doesn't give you any choice unless you also install the Gnome 3 desktop in which case you get a Classic option which is similar except it doesn't have the System dropdown. You have to dig through the applications to find the functions.

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