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Windows 7: Scheduled backup of system image is not allowed on removable devices

12 Dec 2012   #1
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Scheduled backup of system image is not allowed on removable devices

I just upgraded from Vista to Win7 Home Premium x32. When I tried to set up Backup and Restore, I got the message "System image cannot be saved on this location." More Info gave me "Scheduled backup of system image is not allowed on removable devices." This seems to be a very strange message since external drives appear to be the most popular backup devices. Backup and Restore setup lists both the C: and the FToshiba external) drives but if I try to create a System Image, it does not list the Toshiba as one of the choices.

I have a Toshiba 500GB usb drive that I was working fine with Vista and Macrium Reflect. I now want to switch to MS Backup and Restore.


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12 Dec 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use free Macrium, then you won't have that problem. Imaging with free Macrium
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12 Dec 2012   #3
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Use free Macrium, then you won't have that problem. Imaging with free Macrium
Thanks, I have tried Macrium, Acronis, and others but I prefer the built in Windows version for my rather simple needs.
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12 Dec 2012   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Strange it wont let you an easy workaround would be to save on local disk and then copy to ext drive after image has completed
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12 Dec 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kgash View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Use free Macrium, then you won't have that problem. Imaging with free Macrium
Thanks, I have tried Macrium, Acronis, and others but I prefer the built in Windows version for my rather simple needs.
Just be aware that many times you cannot recover with the Windows 7 default image. Should that happen to you can recover with the procedure I have made: System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image

The reason I recommend free Macrium is because I know that it works 100% of the time - and it is easy to do.
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12 Dec 2012   #6
kgash

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have 2 other Win7 systems, one Home Premium 32x and one Professional 64x. Both have Windows Backup and Restore working flawlessly daily timed backups on external HDs.
I really want to find out why my third machine will not produce an Image file on my external HD.
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