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Windows 7: Best “technology” to back up (to take an image) for the entire “C:\” d

02 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Best “technology” to back up (to take an image) for the entire “C:\” d

Best “technology” to back up (to take an image) for the entire “C:\” drive,

My C:\ drive contains the installation of all my software in addition to the data. All what I need is a backup system that takes all the contents of the drive C:\ (software + Data) such that in case of failure on drive C:\ then format can be applied and both the software and data can be restored as they were before the format.

Is there such system?

Thank you



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02 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Jamal,

You could use the included System Image feature in Windows 7 to create a system image to do that. If needed, you could do a system image recovery to restore everything to how it was when the image was created.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup


System Image Recovery
In addition, you could use a free program Macrium Reflect to create and restore images with.
Imaging with free Macrium
Whatever option you decide, I would recommend to save the image to a separate hard drive.

Hope this helps,
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