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26 Apr 2013   #1011
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, as a science experiment I restored an image to my SSD only and it worked just fine. I left the HDD attached too with the image on an external eSATA drive in an enclosure.

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26 Apr 2013   #1012
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Gary, I have no idea why you would need this HDD if the image is properly restored on the SSD. There must be some catch 22.
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26 Apr 2013   #1013
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe I said that wrong Wolfgang. I have the OS on SSD, Users folders on a HDD. I left both attached to the motherboard.
The image I restored is on an external eSATA HDD. I successfully restored only the SSD OS image. I didn't need the HDD but was trying it since it was said the HDD should be disconnected. No BIOS changes for boot priority, the SSD has been first.
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26 Apr 2013   #1014
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, understand.
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21 May 2013   #1015

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just spent 6 hours installing my updates 1 by 1 since my OCD kicked in and had to successfully install all the updates. Question. I'm currently backing up to an External HD. If I need it, can I restore from this and be to where I am currently? With all the Updates installed successfully, IE10, etc.
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21 May 2013   #1016
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Just spent 6 hours installing my updates 1 by 1 since my OCD kicked in and had to successfully install all the updates. Question. I'm currently backing up to an External HD. If I need it, can I restore from this and be to where I am currently? With all the Updates installed successfully, IE10, etc.
Yes, that is the purpose of n image. I assume that means you are making an image.
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I'm currently backing up to an External HD
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21 May 2013   #1017
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Maybe I said that wrong Wolfgang. I have the OS on SSD, Users folders on a HDD. I left both attached to the motherboard.
The image I restored is on an external eSATA HDD. I successfully restored only the SSD OS image. I didn't need the HDD but was trying it since it was said the HDD should be disconnected. No BIOS changes for boot priority, the SSD has been first.
So are you saying that the HDD wasn't the original source of your image that contained the OS? If so then I guess I wouldn't expect a problem. Your HDD contains your user folders?

What I do is still keep my user libraries on my SSD but simply have user data folders on an a couple of internal HDDs. I back these up independently. These contain things like videos and a large photo collection. I see no great value in libraries as opposed to standard folders. Now I'm sure I'm overlooking some advantages of libraries but I don't simply need to use them.
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21 May 2013   #1018
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Michael here is my layout:

SSD - Windows 7 and programs
HDD - Users, (Docs, Video, Music, Picture),Temp browser files

I used Reflect to make an image of each drive separately and these were stored on a 3rd, external HDD. I really don't know where my Libraries (junction points) are stored, I think on the SSD C:\ though.

I did finally find a good use for libraries by creating one for a single file I keep images in for graphics work. That way it shows in the file tree and it opens without drilling down through a lot of folders.
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21 May 2013   #1019

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Michael here is my layout:

SSD - Windows 7 and programs
HDD - Users, (Docs, Video, Music, Picture),Temp browser files

I used Reflect to make an image of each drive separately and these were stored on a 3rd, external HDD. I really don't know where my Libraries (junction points) are stored, I think on the SSD C:\ though.

I did finally find a good use for libraries by creating one for a single file I keep images in for graphics work. That way it shows in the file tree and it opens without drilling down through a lot of folders.
This tells you where they are stored Libraries Under the Hood
They are NOT junction points!
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21 May 2013   #1020
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
This tells you where they are stored Libraries Under the Hood
They are NOT junction points!
Do you always have to rudely use exclamation marks!?! Your link told me nothing.!
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