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Windows 7: Create A Bootable backup of running windows 7

12 Oct 2013   #1
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Create A Bootable backup of running windows 7

Hi all,
I am searching all over the web for want of a simple but harder me thing
That is: How can I make a bootable backup of winodws 7 H. Premium
Actually, I found a software named Macrium Reflect version 5.xxxx which may provide these facility.. But I don't know will it work.. !!!
Now I eagerly want to know, that how can I make a bootable backup (like windows disk)
If you know the better then please suggest me
Sorry for poor English.
Thanks...


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12 Oct 2013   #2
theog

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12 Oct 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Images are not bootable by themselves. They are used to restore a drive or partition. What is needed for a bootable backup is cloning to another drive. A cloned drive is a bootable duplicate of the original drive. Macrium Reflect does an excellent job of cloning.
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12 Oct 2013   #4
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Thanks for great post..
But my actual problem: I have Asus g75vw notebook. I feel the needness of making new partition after deleting the old partition. But when I delete all partitions & create new partition, the Windows 7 H.Pre will be gone..
Moreover, it is not possible to me to buy windows 7 H.Pre
So I have to save my windows & install later...
If you need to know more about my problem, then please comment below....
Tnx
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12 Oct 2013   #5
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Images are not bootable by themselves. They are used to restore a drive or partition. What is needed for a bootable backup is cloning to another drive. A cloned drive is a bootable duplicate of the original drive. Macrium Reflect does an excellent job of cloning.
Thanks for comment...
But I need one thing, that is: How can I clone my notebook's windows 7 ?
I have Asus g75vw notebook. I feel the needness of making new partition after deleting the old partition. But when I delete all partitions & create new partition, the Windows 7 H.Pre will be gone..
Moreover, it is not possible to me to buy windows 7 H.Pre
So I have to save my windows & install later...
If you need to know more about my problem, then please comment below....
Tnx
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12 Oct 2013   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Before going any farther, why do you feel the need to replace the original Windows partition?
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12 Oct 2013   #7
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Before going any farther, why do you feel the need to replace the original Windows partition?
Tnx for comment
My notebook has 4 partitions about 1 TB (the whole HDD in 4 partitions)
But I need 3 partitions in the whole 1 TB HDD...
I think about new thing:
"1st I delete 3 of 4 partition without C
Then it will automatically make unallocated space.
Then I shrink the unallocated space as I need"
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12 Oct 2013   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can use macrium to make a clone or an image. Most people use images.
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