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Windows 7: backing up my C drive

30 Dec 2012   #11
whs
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[QUOTE=flogit;2234181][QUOTE]The Linux CD is not very good, it sometimes does not find the backup drive. The WinPE is much better. WHS has created a pre-built WinPE ISO that you can just burn to disk. The link is in a note to this tutorial. Imaging with free Macrium
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So are you actually telling me to burn another disc with ''the WinPE''.

Am I correct in thinking so.???I'm getting a bit confused

Thanks.
Keith is absolutely right. You should burn the WinPE CD. Here is the direct link for the .iso on my Skydrive.


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30 Dec 2012   #12

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What would be the best way to test it ??
I'm not very pc techy
Thank you.
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30 Dec 2012   #13

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Once you have burned the CD you need to boot your PC from it. How you do that is different for each make of PC. On my HP you press Escape during the boot to get the BIOS menu and F9 to go to the boot selection screen where you can select the device to boot from but you need to read the manual for your own. Once the disk has booted you can browse to the image. you want to make sure you can find it but probably don't need to go much further. There is a link to a restore video I made in the tutorial I posted above.
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31 Dec 2012   #14

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Hi.I'm back.
Must say thanks all for all the support on this matter,Tried it out last night and good news all is well.

Many thanks once again.
Happy new year to all.
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31 Dec 2012   #15

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That's good to know flogit. Thanks for posting back.
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