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19 Dec 2009   #1

 
 
Windows 7 Backup Bigger than Hard Drive

Alright so my C: Drive is a new SSD and is 80GB in size, with only 30GB used. When I run windows backup though, it says that the system image is not on just the c: drive, but also the s: drive, which is where i store my steam games. When I add the size used on the s: drive and the c: drive, that is roughly the size of my backup, therefore I am assuming that it is backing up my steam games, which I could careless about.

I do not understand why my s: drive is being included in the backup. When I originally installed 7, I just had the SSD plugged in. Also, I cannot find any files that are related to the operating system on my s: drive. Just steam games. And yes I enabled hidden folders to be viewed.

Does anyone have an idea why windows would do this? I attached some screen shots.




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25 Dec 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabrams1987 View Post
Alright so my C: Drive is a new SSD and is 80GB in size, with only 30GB used. When I run windows backup though, it says that the system image is not on just the c: drive, but also the s: drive, which is where i store my steam games. When I add the size used on the s: drive and the c: drive, that is roughly the size of my backup, therefore I am assuming that it is backing up my steam games, which I could careless about.

I do not understand why my s: drive is being included in the backup. When I originally installed 7, I just had the SSD plugged in. Also, I cannot find any files that are related to the operating system on my s: drive. Just steam games. And yes I enabled hidden folders to be viewed.

Does anyone have an idea why windows would do this? I attached some screen shots.
Windows Backup is probably trying to backup the whole of that Hard Drive. You should try WindowsEasyTransfer. It lets you choose what to back-up.

Thanks,
ZeshanA
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25 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabrams1987 View Post
Alright so my C: Drive is a new SSD and is 80GB in size, with only 30GB used. When I run windows backup though, it says that the system image is not on just the c: drive, but also the s: drive, which is where i store my steam games. When I add the size used on the s: drive and the c: drive, that is roughly the size of my backup, therefore I am assuming that it is backing up my steam games, which I could careless about.

I do not understand why my s: drive is being included in the backup. When I originally installed 7, I just had the SSD plugged in. Also, I cannot find any files that are related to the operating system on my s: drive. Just steam games. And yes I enabled hidden folders to be viewed.

Does anyone have an idea why windows would do this? I attached some screen shots.
Take the S: drive out while backuping, that way, it cant back it up. Then just put it back when youre done
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25 Dec 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabrams1987 View Post
I do not understand why my s: drive is being included in the backup. When I originally installed 7, I just had the SSD plugged in. Also, I cannot find any files that are related to the operating system on my s: drive. Just steam games. And yes I enabled hidden folders to be viewed.

Does anyone have an idea why windows would do this? I attached some screen shots.
Hello cabrams1987, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Click the Start button and type: backup. Change your settings to exclude the S: drive:

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Cheers!
Robert


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26 Dec 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabrams1987 View Post
Alright so my C: Drive is a new SSD and is 80GB in size, with only 30GB used. When I run windows backup though, it says that the system image is not on just the c: drive, but also the s: drive, which is where i store my steam games. When I add the size used on the s: drive and the c: drive, that is roughly the size of my backup, therefore I am assuming that it is backing up my steam games, which I could careless about.

I do not understand why my s: drive is being included in the backup. When I originally installed 7, I just had the SSD plugged in. Also, I cannot find any files that are related to the operating system on my s: drive. Just steam games. And yes I enabled hidden folders to be viewed.

Does anyone have an idea why windows would do this? I attached some screen shots.
Take the S: drive out while backuping, that way, it cant back it up. Then just put it back when youre done
I believe it is "Backing-Up".........

That sounded WRONG

ZeshanA
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26 Dec 2009   #6

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeshanA View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabrams1987 View Post
Alright so my C: Drive is a new SSD and is 80GB in size, with only 30GB used. When I run windows backup though, it says that the system image is not on just the c: drive, but also the s: drive, which is where i store my steam games. When I add the size used on the s: drive and the c: drive, that is roughly the size of my backup, therefore I am assuming that it is backing up my steam games, which I could careless about.

I do not understand why my s: drive is being included in the backup. When I originally installed 7, I just had the SSD plugged in. Also, I cannot find any files that are related to the operating system on my s: drive. Just steam games. And yes I enabled hidden folders to be viewed.

Does anyone have an idea why windows would do this? I attached some screen shots.
Take the S: drive out while backuping, that way, it cant back it up. Then just put it back when youre done
I believe it is "Backing-Up".........

That sounded WRONG

ZeshanA
Sorry, but you get the point. Did it work?
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