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Windows 7: Use whole Disk for Images?

26 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Use whole Disk for Images?

I have 1TB MSD attached and my computer drive is only using 279gb, yet windows always tells me that the drive is to full to backup. I tried changing the settings, but my only option is to keep one backup or allow windows to manage, but in brackets it says maximum 279gb. How can I change the setting so it will back up to the entire drive and delete the oldest backup when full? Currently the Backup program even recognizes that free space of 652.11GB exists.

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27 Jun 2012   #2

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Hello triplecore and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows Backup will only allocate 30% of your disk for images. There is as far as I am aware no way to change this. The only way you can get around it is to take single images and to rename before backing up again. See this tutorial. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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