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Windows 7: Backup Laptop including OS

03 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Backup Laptop including OS

Hi,
I want to backup my laptop in such a way that even if I install a new OS I can still get everything back including the OLD OS itself.


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03 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Backup Laptop including OS

Hi,
I want to backup my laptop in such a way that even if I install a new OS I can still restore everything again including the OLD OS.
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03 Feb 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

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03 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Create a system image to an external HD. Creating a system image is a built in function for Win 7. Then you can use the system image to restore your computer to that exact state.

There are other programs that will create system images as well:
Backup and Restore - Windows 7 Forums

Just be sure that the HDD that you back up to has the same capacity or larger than the drive you are copying. I.E. your daily use HD is 500Gb your back up HD must be greater than or equal to 500Gb.
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