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Windows 7: How can i take backup of my drivers and windows 7 on a CD?

19 May 2012   #1
Khalka

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How can i take backup of my drivers and windows 7 on a CD?

Hey. I'm in currently a need, where i have to take backup of all my drivers and my Windows 7, like i don't loose it as i did last time. Here's my question:

1. How can i take backup of drivers+windows 7 to a CD?
2. What CD Do i have to use, to burn it into?`

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3. What CD Can i use, to burn games on ?


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19 May 2012   #2
Arc

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Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Imaging with free Macrium

The choice of the brand of removable media is on you, you are the user But Sony or MoserBear are good .
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19 May 2012   #3
kado897

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The strong recommendation is that whatever backup solution you use you should backup to an external HDD not DVD as these can be problematic.
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20 May 2012   #4
Khalka

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok, then what CD Do i have to use to burn .img? i mean.. games
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22 May 2012   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Khalka View Post
Hey. I'm in currently a need, where i have to take backup of all my drivers and my Windows 7, like i don't loose it as i did last time. Here's my question:

1. How can i take backup of drivers+windows 7 to a CD?
You can't. Win7 is much too large to be backed up to a CD. You would need to use DVD media, and even then, probably more than one DVD.

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2. What CD Do i have to use, to burn it into?
Don't understand the question -- do you mean what Application do you use? If so, for doing the image backups, strongly recommend using the FREE version of Macrium Reflect -- which you download and install from their website. Also, others have used Acronis True Image -- but I don't know if it is free.

For burning DVDs, you can use ImgBurn -- which is also free, and you download from their website.

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3. What CD Can i use, to burn games on ?
If you mean games that you have installed -- you can't. Why? Because apart from the game software and any other files that have been created, the game undoubtedly created Registry entries as well. So basically, you're not going to be able to make a backup of a game that you can then use to restore it.
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