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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

06 Aug 2011   #121
sunnystaines

vista xp w7
 
 

I have windows7 starter edition on a samsung nf110 netbook. it only has a single hdd split into 2 partitions C&D would I be able to use w7 backup image to create an image of C and keep it on D?

or do I have to get a external dvd drive or hdd.

[I have used w7 image on a desktop with ultimate copying C to a secondry hdd and on two occasions used restore a backed up image via the w7 dvd and its been first class and quick too]


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06 Aug 2011   #122
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With Macrium you could do that - provided the D partition has enough room. D is usually the recovery partition and is small.

I would, however, recommend you get an external disk (e.g. 500GB). They are very cheap these days. Imaging on the same disk will not be of any help when your disk breaks.

I cannot answer the question regarding Windows7 imaging. I never use it. It gave me nothing but problems.
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06 Aug 2011   #123
rumpelstilzchen

Vista32 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rumpelstilzchen View Post
i guess i should give up with my efforts :-(
done!!!! :-)))
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07 Aug 2011   #124
sunnystaines

vista xp w7
 
 

WHS

thanks for the reply, waiting now to see if anyone replies on w7 image question.

can a laptop be booted up from a cd on a usb cd/vdv drive?
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07 Aug 2011   #125
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunnystaines View Post
WHS

thanks for the reply, waiting now to see if anyone replies on w7 image question.

can a laptop be booted up from a cd on a usb cd/vdv drive?
1. It depends on what the d; partition is. In most cases it is a small recovery partion, in which case it will be too small and you also need it to recover your system if anything goes wrong. So no I think you will need an external USB HDD for your backups.

2. A laptop can be booted from an attached USB DVD drive provided the BIOS supports it.
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07 Aug 2011   #126
sunnystaines

vista xp w7
 
 

kado
what do i look for in the bios to see if it supports an external dvd player please & usb hdd
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07 Aug 2011   #127
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunnystaines View Post
kado
what do i look for in the bios to see if it supports an external dvd player please & usb hdd
I don't really know on your system. On my HP laptop I was able to get at the boot menu on startup and see that I could boot from HDD and USB sticks and once I got an external USB DVD drive (my internal one was playing up) it was just there for selection. On some systems I know you have to go into the bios first to set the boot order but I don't know your laptop. Maybe a read of your manual will help or perhaps someone else will be able to give you advice.
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07 Aug 2011   #128
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As kado says, if you go into the boot order, it will be pretty obvious. Unfortunately every mobo has a different function key to get there and on an HP it is the ESC key to tap when you power-on. But it should be mentioned on the BIOS splash screen.
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07 Aug 2011   #129
sunnystaines

vista xp w7
 
 

thankyou both for the advice
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07 Aug 2011   #130
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome. I hope you get it sorted.
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