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Windows 7: how can i create exact system backup or image or whatever.


08 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 
how can i create exact system backup or image or whatever.

i am going to install windows 8 consumer preview.but first i want to create system

image or backup whatever its called so if i didnt like the new window so i can turn

back to where i started.i dont want to lose any of my data and programs installed.i

have 160 GB HDD with only one partition on which windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit is

installed.is this even possible?if yes please help me out.Thanks

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08 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Masoomsahib,

For what you are wanting to do, you really need to have a second physical internal or external HDD to save the system image on to be safe.

You don't want to have a system image saved to another partition on the same HDD as Windows is installed on. If that HDD fails, you lose everything.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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08 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

Thanks brink to coming to me so fast.actually i have a external HDD of 500 GB on which i am willing to save the image i just dont know how to do it and how to Restore it.i have some software called Macrium Reflect.Thanks again
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08 Jun 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. The tutorials below can help show you how to.

To create:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

To restore:
System Image Recovery

For Macrium Reflect instead:
Imaging with free Macrium
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