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Windows 7: Differences between backup and system image

22 Sep 2014   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Differences between backup and system image

Hello,

I'm amazed what are the real differences between backup and system image. I've heard that system image stores all data plus programs (including operating system) stored on the Windows drive (say, C:\) and on the other hand, backup only stores data of Windows drive (C:\).

In this state, system image has more power to saves us from lacks of OS, apps and also data.
But in steps of backing up in Windows 7, there is some writing that says, "it also create a system image"! So in this status, backup is backup of data + system image, so has everything of the both in itself. Is it correct?




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22 Sep 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kurdman,

You are correct on the differences.

When you setup a Windows Backup, you have the option to also include creating a system image at the same time. They are still separate items though.

Backup User and System Files

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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23 Sep 2014   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thank you Shawn for the tuts. They were very complex!
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23 Sep 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. If you have any questions about them, then please feel free to ask away.
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