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Windows 7: Why is my D drive included (mandatory) in system image?

18 Mar 2012   #21
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sbrads View Post
Another thing that can cause huge backups is those useless Libraries. If you have a reference to another drive's data then that gets added to the backup, or at least it was when Win7 first came out and I stopped using Libraries because of it.
That is only the case if you change the default location of the folders. Not if you make new folders for Documents, Pictures, etc. on the other drive.


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18 Mar 2012   #22
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't really use Windows Media Center much but I recall including some music files located on another drive and Windows imaging wanted to include that other drive/partition.
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18 Mar 2012   #23
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I don't really use Windows Media Center much but I recall including some music files located on another drive and Windows imaging wanted to include that other drive/partition.
I can see that because in this case the location was system controlled. I am sure there are several of those cases that can get you into trouble.
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19 Mar 2012   #24
DeltaBlast

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
D and R are still marked ACTIVE so possible boot partitions. Mark them INACTIVE
Windows 7 has the nice option to mark something as active, but no option to mark them as inactive (as far as I know)... so how would one go at this?


@whs: ah yes indeed! It's plugged into a SATA3 port, I remember now. So, yay ^^

For the libraries: I don't use "My Documents" and such (I just have D:\Documents but it's not linked to windows' own stuff) but I did have the V drive for video mapped to WMP because I used to play the videos from an XboX360. But I don't anymore, so I probably should get rid of that indeed

Thanks for the advice everyone, it has helped me out tremendously! Really, much appreciated!
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19 Mar 2012   #25
mjf

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21 Mar 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeltaBlast View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
D and R are still marked ACTIVE so possible boot partitions. Mark them INACTIVE
Windows 7 has the nice option to mark something as active, but no option to mark them as inactive (as far as I know)... so how would one go at this?


@whs: ah yes indeed! It's plugged into a SATA3 port, I remember now. So, yay ^^

For the libraries: I don't use "My Documents" and such (I just have D:\Documents but it's not linked to windows' own stuff) but I did have the V drive for video mapped to WMP because I used to play the videos from an XboX360. But I don't anymore, so I probably should get rid of that indeed

Thanks for the advice everyone, it has helped me out tremendously! Really, much appreciated!
use DISKPART in elevated command prompt to mark a partition inactive
How To: Mark Partition As Inactive | TommyNation.com
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