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Windows 7: Windows Image Backup

30 Jan 2013   #1
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows Image Backup

Hello Forum,

I am just enquiring as to whether or not I could extract the data from Windows as I have three computers - which seem to have each a Windows Image Backup.

I do not know much about these files and how they get created.

Does Windows create them when you do a restore or back up?

Seagate is now recommending that I use that as a part of a back up




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30 Jan 2013   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Hi Melissa. If you are interested in learning how Backup and Restore works, have a look at this tutorial by Brink and at the related links at the end of this tutorial.
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30 Jan 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would, and do, recommend turning off Windows Backup and use the free and reliable Macrium Reflect for backup duties.
Imaging with free Macrium Macrium can also restore a backup or clone a drive too.
Other backup tuts are listed at the bottom.
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30 Jan 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are talking about extracting the user files from an image, that is easy. All you have to do is to mount the image VHD - in Disk Management > Action tab (it's called 'Attach'). Then you can open the image in Computer.
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