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Windows 7: Backing Up Dual-Boot Windows and Data Partition?

10 Jul 2012   #1

Vista Home Premium-32 bit and Windows 7-64 bit
Backing Up Dual-Boot Windows and Data Partition?

My HP G60-235DX has 4 partitions: Windows 7 (C), Vista (D), Data (E), and Recovery (F). I have used Windows Backup and Restore to create a backup and a system image on a WD Elements SE 1TB external drive - I want to verify that I completed the procedure correctly.
1. Does the system image contain the entire hard drive (all partitions), or simply one or both operating systems?
2. From what I have read the backup is incremental, so any folders and files that have not been modified between backups will remain as is and not duplicated, correct? I'm simply trying to conserve space. Also, how can I check exactly what has been backed up? My Data partition is the most crucial to me to backup (video and music projects, pictures), but I don't recall off-hand if it was backed up automatically with the two OS. Do I simply plug in the external hard drive, engage backup, and Windows will do the rest? I am probably making this more complicated than it really is, so any tips and suggestions are greatly welcomed.
Thank you in advance,

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