Not sure from your description quite what you did there - you may have made a system image and also backed up your user files.
I would agree with Jimbo here.
You will probably be better off using something else.
There are a couple of excellent free apps.
Macrium Reflect (free) . You can make and restore images of any partitions or combination you choose. Good choice of compression levels- and it is the by far the fastest you can get. You can also schedule , and mount the image to copy back chosen files - if you don't want to restore the whole image.
It can back up at a rate of about 2gb per min. - on the High Priority setting - double the cpu usage of the Paragon - but at double the speed, that's pretty good.
Much better than the Windows one - and extremely efficient. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
There is also the Paragon Drive backup and Recovery 10. Huge range of features for a free app., including scheduling and differential imaging. It doesn't have a High speed setting - and on my system backs up about 1gb per minute of used space - pretty decent for a normal priority setting.
It is low on resource usage, too and doesn't run a load of services in the background. Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition - Overview
I have tested several of these backup apps on my system , including ATI 11 - the least efficient , but that may not bother you - see which you prefer.
Quote: Originally Posted by hoyrm
Does that mean that by letting Windows Decide what to backup, it will:
- Take an image of the C: drive, which I my case is everything, system + apps + users data.
- Take another image of just the user data
If that the case it's backing up user data twice, that makes it 336.9GB which is near to 320GB of the first backup. Maybe I shouldn't go with the recommended settings.