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Windows 7: Windows 7 system image creation in less than 10 minutes?

13 Dec 2015   #1
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windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit (VM via VirtualBox)
 
 
Windows 7 system image creation in less than 10 minutes?

Usually when I do a system image backup (standard procedure from Start menu, ie type BACKUP) on my 140gb drive it takes around 2 hours, but today the operation took less than 10 minutes, although it said completed successfully. What is going on here as there are no apparent errors?


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13 Dec 2015   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Windows 7 backup uses incremental backups when creating a system image with file/folder backups. So it could be that it's only backed up the changes since the last full backup/incremental.
Did you check to make sure it included all the drives/folders for backup?
You can mount the system image to check this:

How To Extract Individual Files From a Windows 7 System Image Backup
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13 Dec 2015   #3
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windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit (VM via VirtualBox)
 
 

Thank you very much, Sir; I had completely forgotten that it was incremental. I did include both C and D drives.
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