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Windows 7: Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?


11 Feb 2009   #1

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Why Backup user and system files fails to create system images to optical disc?

1. Open [Backup and Restore] center
2. Set backup settings and Select a optical disc as the location to save backup
3. An informaion pops up, says "System images cannot be saved on this device"

Click [Guidelines for choosing a backup destination] for help, and can find "you can't save a system images on a CD or DVD"

So, my question is why we can't do it, and it is ok to create system images to optical disc from the task of [Create an image backup].

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11 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You and me both. I don't know why they did this, maybe it will be sorted in one of the newer builds.
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13 Feb 2009   #3

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This test result is under Windows 7 build 7000, can anyone offer your information under other build?

Thank you in advance.
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08 May 2009   #4

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The Windows Backup allows only a single copy of System image on to a DVD, therefore you can't store multiple versions of System image on a DVD.
The Windows Backup settings sets the schedule for daily backup to a target. If you are selecting Image backup and the target is DVD, then daily image backups can't be taken to the DVD.
Therefore the Schedule settings allows only the file backups to a DVD, where you can keep multiple versions of file backups on a DVD.
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08 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If I remember right, it wouldn't let you create a system image with any option from backup in that build.
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09 May 2009   #6

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi all

Seems to work fine for Build 7100 (RC)

I tend to use 3rd party tools for this stuff (acronis true image) but I thought I'd try for the OP.

Allows you to save to Network disks as well.


Enc screenshot -- BTW I haven't tried the RESTORE yet which I'll get round to later --after imaging my system first with Acronis that I know works.

Cheers

jimbo


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09 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, it works in 7100. I was talking about 7000.
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09 May 2009   #8

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wangchangqiu View Post
This test result is under Windows 7 build 7000, can anyone offer your information under other build?

Thank you in advance.

Hi all

I was just giving the OP info that it does work under 7100.

Not trying to be critical or anything -- but I'm having to work today -- I'd much rather be going out to watch some footie.

Incidentally now it's well into May I'd suggest unless he has a particular reason to stick with the 7000 Beta now would be an appropriate time to install the RC -- especially since the MS servers aren't particularly loaded anymore -- good download speeds available.

Cheers

jimbo
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09 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I understand. well the OP's post is 3 months old. lol
He's probably on a later build already maybe.
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