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Windows 7: WINDOWS 7 Backup with Ghost


18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ubuntu XP
 
 
WINDOWS 7 Backup with Ghost

I hve just installed Windows 7 on a new hard drive. No problems all went OK. Now I have always made a total hard drive copy of my O.S. so if anything went wrong I could just slide the back up drive into my machine via the withdrawable front drive bay. I have done this with Windows 7 and it seems that the system is installed to a specific drive only and copys made like I have done will not work. It comes up with unrecognisable item !!! I use Norton Ghost as always.
Any suggestions please?

Ken
Wakefield.

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18 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I havent used Ghost for years.... I use Acronis True Image Home 2010 and have never had a problem backing up or restoring an image file.... That being said, Im not sure why you're having such a problem... Are you having a problem with Windows that you need to restore, or are you just testing?
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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ubuntu XP
 
 
Backup

Hello and thanks for your reply.

Everything is working great but I have always made a full backup about once a month so if anything does go wrong I can get swiftly back on and it has saved my bacon many times over the years. With this being the first time I have done this on Windows 7 I thought I would slip in the backup disc and make sure that it worked OK. It does seem that windows 7 installs to a particular drive and when a backup is done onto another drive it wont see it.


Ken
Wakefield.
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18 Nov 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ken...Good policy! You may want to look at Windows 7 native imaging feature... Brink has written an excellent turotial -=> here
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenbaker View Post
I hve just installed Windows 7 on a new hard drive. No problems all went OK. Now I have always made a total hard drive copy of my O.S. so if anything went wrong I could just slide the back up drive into my machine via the withdrawable front drive bay. I have done this with Windows 7 and it seems that the system is installed to a specific drive only and copys made like I have done will not work. It comes up with unrecognisable item !!! I use Norton Ghost as always.
Any suggestions please?

Ken
Wakefield.
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We will need to know what Norton Ghost you are using, (ie v12, v14, v14.5)
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18 Nov 2009   #6

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenbaker View Post
I have done this with Windows 7 and it seems that the system is installed to a specific drive only and copys made like I have done will not work.
Welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure what you are trying to say here.

"it seems that the system is installed to a specific drive only"

Do you mean Ghost is installed to a specific drive?
Or the backup is saved to a specific drive?
Or?
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ubuntu XP
 
 
Backup

Hello ,

No I mean that when using the Ghost backup { total h.d. copy} it only works when the two discs are of identical make/type.

I have downloaded the trial version of Acronis True Image Home and that works 100% so I suppose I better shell out another 30 plus and upate to the full version. These changes of O.S. cost a fortune !!!!


Ken
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18 Nov 2009   #8

vista xp w7
 
 

have you tried ghost ver 15 its out now
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18 Nov 2009   #9

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Acronis True Image is a great program. I've used TI2010 for all sorts of things including convert Acronis images to Windows .vhd images and even booting them. But the latest build (6029) has some serious issues for some: Build 6029 hangs Windows 7 | Forums
Hoping Acronis gets things straightened out soon.
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19 Nov 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Here are a couple free proven Backup and Restore programs.
Both are very good.

Macrium Reflect

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition


A long list of free programs that will work With Windows 7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7
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