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Windows 7: Need to Create and Restore System Image

23 May 2012   #1
CrispyVictim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need to Create and Restore System Image

I have a 40GB OCZ SSD as my C: drive which stores Windows and a few applications and a 1 TB WD green drive to store everything else. When I first installed Windows, I created a separate 5GB partition of my SSD to install Ubuntu. Now, my SSD is completely full, and I am not able to merge the two partitions without formatting them both.
My plan is to create an ISO image of my C: drive, store it on another drive, then load a linux disc, format C:, then restore the ISO. What's the easiest way to do this? When I use the utility built into Windows, it won't allow me to only backup the C: drive:



Thanks!


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23 May 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrispyVictim View Post
My plan is to create an ISO image of my C: drive, store it on another drive, then load a linux disc, format C:, then restore the ISO. What's the easiest way to do this?
Imaging applications generally don't create ISO files. They tend to use proprietary file formats, such as .mrimg in the case of Macrium, one such imaging app.

Restore to another larger SSD or what?

You want to get rid of the Ubuntu partition?
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23 May 2012   #3
CrispyVictim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrispyVictim View Post
My plan is to create an ISO image of my C: drive, store it on another drive, then load a linux disc, format C:, then restore the ISO. What's the easiest way to do this?
Imaging applications generally don't create ISO files. They tend to use proprietary file formats, such as .mrimg in the case of Macrium, one such imaging app.

Restore to another larger SSD or what?

You want to get rid of the Linux partition?
I'd be restoring to the same SSD, I just want to remove the 5GB partition and use it on my Windows partition.
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23 May 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CrispyVictim View Post

I'd be restoring to the same SSD, I just want to remove the 5GB partition and use it on my Windows partition.
I'd certainly think you can get rid of the Ubuntu partition directly, without resorting to imaging and restoration.

Generally, you need to delete the Ubuntu partition, turning it into "unallocated space" and then extend C into the unallocated space.

Take a look here:

Dual Boot - Delete a OS
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23 May 2012   #5
CrispyVictim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I actually loaded up an Ubuntu boot disc and figured that out just now. Thanks a lot for the help, guys.
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