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Windows 7: backup on partition ?

26 Feb 2012   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
backup on partition ?

hi i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on? thanks (please don't email me your reply 'cause it doesn't work)


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26 Feb 2012   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yes you can create a back up of your C drive to the D drive. Of course you should have the D partition first to be able to save the backup.

See this tutorial: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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27 Feb 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
hi i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on? thanks (please don't email me your reply 'cause it doesn't work)
You don't need a SEPARATE partition, no. You can put the backup on D, anywhere you choose, assuming it will fit.
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27 Feb 2012   #4
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
hi i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on? thanks (please don't email me your reply 'cause it doesn't work)
You don't need a SEPARATE partition, no. You can put the backup on D, anywhere you choose, assuming it will fit.
I tried doing what was suggested and here's the snapshot: I always use the free Macrium Reflect for Backup OR Imaging.


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27 Feb 2012   #5
marsmimar

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
hi i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on? thanks (please don't email me your reply 'cause it doesn't work)
You don't need a SEPARATE partition, no. You can put the backup on D, anywhere you choose, assuming it will fit.
I tried doing what was suggested and here's the snapshot: I always use the free Macrium Reflect for Backup OR Imaging.
I'm not an expert in anything but it looks like you're trying to backup/image the contents of the C: drive onto itself (destination = C:\).
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27 Feb 2012   #6
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

You don't need a SEPARATE partition, no. You can put the backup on D, anywhere you choose, assuming it will fit.
I tried doing what was suggested and here's the snapshot: I always use the free Macrium Reflect for Backup OR Imaging.
I'm not an expert in anything but it looks like you're trying to backup/image the contents of the C: drive onto itself (destination = C:\).
That is correct. You cannot store an image on the drive you are backing up. I don't see the D: drive you mentioned in the screenshot.
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27 Feb 2012   #7
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
hi i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on? thanks (please don't email me your reply 'cause it doesn't work)
You don't need a SEPARATE partition, no. You can put the backup on D, anywhere you choose, assuming it will fit.
I tried doing what was suggested and here's the snapshot: I always use the free Macrium Reflect for Backup OR Imaging.
Dear friends,
That's the point i wanted to make! When Dinesh said that you do need another partition to backup,the following post which i've quoted above,sort of contradicted by saying that you "don't need a SEPARATE partition,no". Just wanted you folks chipping in and giving the @OP ,the answer which does not confuse,but clarify!
Regards,
sreedhav
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27 Feb 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The OP said "i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on".

The answer is no. An image of C can be stored on D, which has already been made. There is no need to "make a partition first".

Sreedhav: I don't know what you have done. Obviously an image of C cannot be stored on C, but that it not what the OP asked about.
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27 Feb 2012   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
hi i want to make a back up of my os c:drive, on to my d:drive so do i have to make a partition first to put it on? thanks (please don't email me your reply 'cause it doesn't work)
When you backup, it needs to be on a different hard drive than what the C drive is. Putting your backup on the same HD will not help if it gets corrupted.
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01 Mar 2012   #10
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Unless I'm reading the screenshot wrong, it looks like "D" is your optical drive.
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