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Windows 7: Windows Pop-Up Says I Have A Hard Disk Problem

10 Dec 2014   #11
RogerR

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And if C: is your OS drive, be sure and include an image with your backup (to a different disk). Might save you a lot of time with your next install.
I don't really understand what an Image is. If I have a total system backup of the machine please explain what an Image is, how I make an Image and why I need that in addition to the total system backup.

Thanks for your help!

Bill
I recall the default backup option includes a system image, but sometimes (to save disk space) users elect only to backup data files. A system image is a 'replica' of all your installed programs, configuration, preferences and data. That image can be transferred to your new hard drive and you will forgo the pleasure of re-installing windows and all your programs from their installation disks.
If your new drive arrives before the current one fails, you can simply mirror to the new drive then remove the old one without any software re-install at all.


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10 Dec 2014   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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I don't really understand what an Image is. If I have a total system backup of the machine please explain what an Image is, how I make an Image and why I need that in addition to the total system backup
Bill, please refer to this tutorial:

Imaging with free Macrium

A system image is a snapshot of the entire disk as it is, including all data and installed programs. The idea behind an image, is that you can restore it to a new hard disk, without all the hassle of going through reinstalling all your programs.

You will find using Macrium Reflect far easier than the native Windows imaging program.
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