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Windows 7: Best way to do a backup?

14 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 64 bit
Best way to do a backup?

Reason I ask is that I tried to resize my Win 7 partition and it failed and couldnt find any version o windows on it. I attempted a restore and repair etc but thsi didnt work.

Eventually I did a fresh install of Win 7 64bit to get me back up and running but want to ensure if thsi happens again it doesnt mess up.

What is teh best procedure to do this. Does it copy the entire win 7 partition which is 270gb which seems a waste of space or is there some other way of doing this.

If there is a way of just creating a restore image just for the Win 7 files can someone let me know

Mnay Thanks


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14 Dec 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Afaik, all 3rd party imaging apps. will create a compressed image containing only the used space of the partition(s) you select to backup.

Macrium Reflect (free edition) is excellent:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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