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Windows 7: Scheduled Image Backup gives me strange warning before running.

09 Oct 2013   #11
derekimo

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There's nothing wrong with keeping multiple images if you want, it is not stupid.

Have a look at the yellow tip box for methods,

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup


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09 Oct 2013   #12
Salgado3d

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

This is what I had read before, this is why now I'm confused as Kaktussoft says one can choose what image to go back to which makes me think one can do that through the software? I don't know which way to go on this now...Sorry I'm a newbie.
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09 Oct 2013   #13
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salgado3d View Post
I tried you trick and the warning didn't come up anymore so I believe it worked

So let's say I want to go back to the original image i backed up when i first installed windows and its programs, how does one go back ?
secondly, if I've fixed issues I've had with memory paging, drivers etc. one month later and at some point I want to go back to that particular image, how should I know which one it was if they are all called the same? Should I write myself a note of the date that I made it so that I can keep track or? Sorry if this all may seem obvious but I'm confused about it. Thanks
http://oakdome.com/k5/tutorials/windows-7-disk-imaging/restore-windows-7-from-backup.php
And yes you have to make a note.

BTW the OEM partition and P are NOT in the backup. If you restore, the disklayout must be the same as at time of backup.... otherwise the disk will be cleaned and repartitioned the way it was. So OEM and P will be destroyed if you restore after moving/creating/deleting partitions.
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09 Oct 2013   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

This is a better version:
System Image Recovery
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09 Oct 2013   #15
Salgado3d

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I understand that everything in my P (music, pictrues etc.) will be deleted, I back those up manually on another HDD. About the OEM, after reading this thread to understand more,
OEM (Reserved) Partition -- What is it ??

is that not the same as the recovery drive (which is being backed up now anyways)? These are the only 3 partitions I can see (see my Screen above)
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09 Oct 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salgado3d View Post
I understand that everything in my P (music, pictrues etc.) will be deleted, I back those up manually on another HDD. About the OEM, after reading this thread to understand more,
OEM (Reserved) Partition -- What is it ??

is that not the same as the recovery drive (which is being backed up now anyways)? These are the only 3 partitions I can see (see my Screen above)
OEM, RECOVERY,OS, P
so 4 partitions.
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09 Oct 2013   #17
Salgado3d

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I see, any way to also include the OEM in the image Backup in case I'd need it?
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09 Oct 2013   #18
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Code:
diskpart
select  disk  0
list  part (what is partition number of 39MB partition? In this exampe I use 6. So replace 6 with actual number)
select part 6
detail part
exit
What is the type (as shown in output)?

Can't you select the OEM partition as well for image backup using Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup ?
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09 Oct 2013   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salgado3d View Post
I see, any way to also include the OEM in the image Backup in case I'd need it?
Inside the Dell Utility Partition

So OEM partition isn't that important at all.
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09 Oct 2013   #20
Kaktussoft

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So OEM partition isn't really needed. RECOVERY partition is just for "going back to factory defaults", so to go back to the state you bought it. That's not what you want!! All programs, documents, settings, patches will be be gone.

You make image backups instead, which is much better. Why keep RECOVERY and OEM?
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