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Windows 7: Best way / possible way to create a Win7 restore image

14 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Best way / possible way to create a Win7 restore image

There was a System restore partition on the hard-drive of my PC, but this was for Vista. I have since upgraded to Windows 7 and in the process, the recovery partition was removed.

What I want to do is get everything installed on the PC that I need...Drivers, Updates, Windows 7, Office, Anti-Virus have a working system. I then want to create an image / clone / recovery file that can be extracted onto the C: drive and restore it back to this position.

I looked at creating an image file using software that was mentioned on here, but it was going to take approx. 12 DVD's to complete!

Appreciate that storing the image on an external drive may be / is best, but I need to make sure it's going to be easy to do and then restore. Moreover, how does the image get restored?

Sorry for the questions.


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14 Oct 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there ... The Links below will show you how to achieve this ....

Image your system with free Macrium

System Image Recovery
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20 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi Duncs,

Have a look at this Windows 7/8 - OEM Recovery Partition Creator

Purpose of this software
  • Create a recovery partition to allow easy and fast recovery to a working state of Windows 7/8
  • This is similar to the OEM recovery option used on brand name computers like DELL, HP or Compaq.
  • This IS NOT a backup software. It should NOT be used to backup a full install of Windows 7/8 with your personnal files.
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