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Windows 7: help me in the confusion to creat system image

24 May 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit
 
 
help me in the confusion to creat system image

he friends...pls make me clear as much as u can
1. when i create system image disc then is it necessary to backup in external drive?cant i back up in d or e drive while creating the system image of system and c drive? there are two check marks in system and c drive so i will not put check marks in d and e drive and want to back up in my d or e drive.
2. will this system image can re install my window or i have to create system repair disc too along with system image? i mean to ask u .. they are complement of each-other while re installing the window or they have their separate use.
3. if i want to make system repair disc of c drive only then while re installing the window my d and e drive data will be formatted or not,?


plz help me to distinguish the main difference between system image disc and system repair disc and the case i use them and the drive they erase while re installing,



regards

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24 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

A system image is a complete backup of your computer and should always be stored on an external drive. If you you use a partition on your internal drive for backup purposes and the drive fails, you lose everything including your Windows installation and you system image backup. If your drive has more than one partition, just select the partitions you want to include in the backup.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

A system repair disc is entirely different to a system image backup. A system repair disc is a bootable disc that allows you access the Windows 7 recovery environment. You cannot install Windows with it, but you can use it to repair your computer's operating system.

System Repair Disc - Create

You will also need the system repair disc so that you can boot into the recovery environment to restore your computer using a system image backup created earlier.

System Image Recovery
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24 May 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

If you use Windows 7 backup the whatever partitions you select to save in the image will be reimaged onto the HD or it's replacement in the same offset (location).

If you want more flexibility in where you can reimage, use free Macrium - Image your system or the premium Acronis free imaging/cloning app which comes with any WD or Seagate HD in the mix.
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24 May 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit
 
 

thanks both of u but if u dont mind then plz make me further clear, i have theree internal drive c d and e so i wnt to make the image of c drive only not of d and e drive. so in this situation can i backup my c drive in d or e drive?? and one more questions to u both gurus that when i creat the system image of c drive only and tried to re install with this image them will the data of d and e drive will be lost or not.? (not i have the image of c drive only) or whether i make the backup image of d and e or donot make , the data of d and e will be lost at all cost? plz reply

regards
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24 May 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

If your able to choose C only then Windows imaging app will restore only C to exactly where it is now, and you'll be given the choice to keep your other partitions.

I would not store my image on the same HD in case it dies. Use an external HD or another internal HD. If you don't have one then until you get one you can store it in a Primary partition on the same HD knowing the risks.
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24 May 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit
 
 

it means to make the image of c drive i can choose d or e drive??? not clearly understood what u mean to say fren
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25 May 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

If D and E are separate HDD then yes you can store your backup image of C on either of these drives and if you restore your C drive then D and E will remain the same.

Jim
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25 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dare2winn View Post
he friends...pls make me clear as much as u can
1. when i create system image disc then is it necessary to backup in external drive?cant i back up in d or e drive while creating the system image of system and c drive? there are two check marks in system and c drive so i will not put check marks in d and e drive and want to back up in my d or e drive.
2. will this system image can re install my window or i have to create system repair disc too along with system image? i mean to ask u .. they are complement of each-other while re installing the window or they have their separate use.
3. if i want to make system repair disc of c drive only then while re installing the window my d and e drive data will be formatted or not,?

regards
Please actually read the info from the links you have received.

That links give you the answers to each and everyone of your questions.

Let those that have eyes see.
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25 May 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dare2winn View Post
it means to make the image of c drive i can choose d or e drive???
Yes.

You can store the image of C on D or on E.

But it not wise to do that IF D and E are partitions on the same drive as C.

The best idea is to store the image of C on a separate hard drive, internal or external.
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25 May 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit
 
 

my frens plese dont get irritated by my questions,,,,,i have read all that u have said and i have attached pic of my computer drives. please see that . my drive have been displayed there so in this situation can i back up my c drive into d or e drive of my pc shown in pic?or it will create the problem ,.
i didnt understand the meaning of having have hard drive in same or different hdd.
in fact i have not any hard drive which contains that much space for back up. hope this time i will be clear.

regards


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