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Windows 7: Does Win7 Backup also create a system image

28 Oct 2014   #1
JackPollack

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Does Win7 Backup also create a system image

Subject pretty much says it all!

Does Win7 Backup also create a system image, or do I need to create an image separately?
Thanks


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28 Oct 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you went to "Create a System Image", then yes.


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28 Oct 2014   #3
JackPollack

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks for your reply, but still not clear.

I know about the manual "create system image" button. What I am asking is, is it redundant to create the manual system image if you are already doing a backup (ie in addition to backing up libraries, etc. does the backup ALSO create the image?)

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28 Oct 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A data backup does not create an image. An image is the copy of everything on the partition that you image - not just data folders. For imaging I recommend to use free Macrium and not the Windows facility. It will save you a lot of headaches.

Imaging with free Macrium
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30 Oct 2014   #5
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

By default the widows scheduled back includes an image. If you just want to run a data backup you need to go through the "change settings" routine and uncheck the box.

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BTW I also recommend Macrium for creating images.


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