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Windows 7: System Repair

01 Mar 2014   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
System Repair

Hi all was about to upload my system repair folder to dropbox but then i thought is this safe to do ? ...... or is the better way to do this ?


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01 Mar 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What exactly is your system repair folder?
Please explain what problems your computer has and what you are trying to do.
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01 Mar 2014   #3
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

sorry should say system image ..... I made a system image saved on separate internal hard drive but wanted to save to a cloud based thing for want of better words but didn't now if this was safe to do ?
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01 Mar 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To me anything in a cloud is subject to bad things happening to a larger degree than keeping your image in house.
On my computer I do as you have done. Save it to a separate drive.
If you have access to the internet with just that computer a image in a cloud would not help.
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02 Mar 2014   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

While you might be able to save images to a "cloud", even if you could do a restore from the "cloud", I would advise strongly against it -- as any drop in network connection would cause the restore to fail. You want to run a restore from something hard-wired to your PPC, preferable, an external drive or another internal drive.
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02 Mar 2014   #6
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I wouldn't restore from a cloud site just save the system file there I was asking is this safe to do ?
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03 Mar 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Each cloud has it's own security. As far as I know nobody know which one is safer than the others.
Whether it is safe or not is always a question.
I know for sure it is safer on a separate hard drive that you have position of.
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03 Mar 2014   #8
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
I wouldn't restore from a cloud site just save the system file there I was asking is this safe to do ?
Any "cloud provider" is going to say YES -- after all, they want your business.

If external drives cost a fortune (which they don't), or using them to do backups and restores was really difficult (which it's not), then I could see using "the cloud" as a cheap, simple solution.

But personally, I'm not will to trade the security of keeping my valuable data local to me, for the convenience of transferring it across a network to a sever farm over which I have absolutely no control.

But ... that's just my choice.
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03 Mar 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yje cloud is as safe as the cloud owners made it. But why on earth would you want to put your whole system there - including passwords, product keys, etc.
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03 Mar 2014   #10
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yje cloud is as safe as the cloud owners made it. But why on earth would you want to put your whole system there - including passwords, product keys, etc.
Finally a answer but did u just say that, or do u know that ????? surely u cant hack it like looking in windows from that file ????

pss when things have gone bad in the past ive been asked for a network drive or network save ect isn't this the above like thing ???
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