|19 Nov 2012||#3|
| || |
1) I install Windows 7 last month on drive ( C: )
2) I decide to create a system image on the same day
3) I have finished creating an system image and have had it created on another partition but on the same Hard Disk Drive ( D: )
4) A week after creating a system image I decide to do some work and I save a word document in the "My Documents" folder
5) I decide to restore the system image that I had created last month.
Now when restoring the system image does that mean I will have to backup the word document (step 4) as I had created & saved it AFTER step 3?
Surely when I restore the system image it will erase all my documents etc... and then restore w/e was in the my documents folder before I had finished creating a system image?
|My System Specs|
|19 Nov 2012||#4|
| || |
Yes, in your case you would need to backup any data created or changed after the backup image was created, before you restore the image.
You would then need to restore these data files after restoring the backup image.
I'm assuming all your data is stored on the C: partition.
Most tech enthusiasts keep data on a different partition than the C: (OS + Programs) partition.
This approach allows restoring the C: partition independently from restoring or keeping any data.
Imaging is the best option for backing up the OS partition, but is not the best option for backing up data.
It's also recommended to store backups on more than one Hard Drive (or media).
That will allow recovery from a Hard Drive crash.
Also, I prefer Acronis or Macrium over the Windows Backup program.
These programs are easier to use and have more flexibility.
Some stickey threads you should take a look at:
Image your system with free Macrium
There are also some SF tutorials for Backup and Restore.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: system image?|
|System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image||Tutorials|
|Managing a backup from a previous image (eg. deleting system image)||Backup and Restore|
|System Image Recovery cannot find system Image (W7)||Backup and Restore|
|Creating system image of HDD for re-image to SSD||Backup and Restore|
|System Image Not Found on External USB HDD with Image as Root Folder||Backup and Restore|
|System Image - Multiple Drives Only Want to Image one of them||Backup and Restore|
|how to replace my vista system image with a windows seven system image||Backup and Restore|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 PM.