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Windows 7: Safe to delete Windows Backup [for disk image]I restore point?

27 Oct 2016   #1
rontokyo

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Safe to delete Windows Backup [for disk image]I restore point?

I want to keep the disk image for a possible future system restore, but if the restore point listed as Windows Backup is deleted, will I be able to restore Windows from that image? In other words, is the disk image reliant on that specific restore point in order to function properly? Thanks in advance.


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28 Oct 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Not that I`m aware of, an image and a restore point are 2 totally separate things.

You should be making frequent images.
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28 Oct 2016   #3
Eric3742

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Restore point do have limited size and number of restore point.

If the restore point use a small size.
When the new restore point is creating, and if the storage space size is less than the restore point, older restore point will be removed.

Image is create at the point of creation.

So as what @AddRAM mentioned, it is different between both.
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28 Oct 2016   #4
rontokyo

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Thanks to you both. As Windows automatically creates a restore point when a disk image is created, I wondered if the two were somehow connected.
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28 Oct 2016   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rontokyo View Post
Thanks to you both. As Windows automatically creates a restore point when a disk image is created, I wondered if the two were somehow connected.
I would not be confident that that are NOT connected, particularly if making an image results in an entry in the System Restore points list.

But I don't use and would not rely on Windows Backup anyway.

I do use and rely on System Restore points occasionally and have found them to be 98% reliable over time---but they aren't a replacement for imaging.
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28 Oct 2016   #6
rontokyo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
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Thanks to you both. As Windows automatically creates a restore point when a disk image is created, I wondered if the two were somehow connected.
But I don't use and would not rely on Windows Backup anyway.
Thanks for the input. Just curious, what imaging software would you recommend?
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28 Oct 2016   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Thanks to you both. As Windows automatically creates a restore point when a disk image is created, I wondered if the two were somehow connected.
But I don't use and would not rely on Windows Backup anyway.
Thanks for the input. Just curious, what imaging software would you recommend?
Macrium Reflect Free Edition or Aomei Backupper.

I personally use Macrium.
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29 Oct 2016   #8
rontokyo

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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give Macrium a try.
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