|26 Jan 2013||#1|
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Backing up System
Just recently I did a fresh install on my friends system for him. It was a very nice install because you guys helped me with the details. Anyway I want to back his entire system to an external drive. The reason I want to do this is because the current drive It is installed to is a few years old and I want to be able to restore the system in case of hard drive or Windows failure. He has Windows 7 x86.
The primary drive is 465 Gig drive that is where Windows is installed on. His 2nd internal drive is 1TB which is used as a data drive. He also has an external drive.
So the plan would be to back up the current OS on the 465G drive to his external drive and in case of failure then restore it to his back to the TB drive should there be failure. Is it possible to restore to the TB drive even though it is a different drive and all?. Can you tell me what the best software is for this?
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|26 Jan 2013||#6|
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You'd only need SysPrep if you were changing to different mobo or other major hardware changes. Just a HD itself is usually not a problem when reimaging to it from either Windows 7 backup imaging or one of the other more favored apps like Macrium which is probably the favorite around here.
For many the fact that you can change the partitioning layout when using Macrium is enough reason to use it, since Windows 7 backup imaging requires you to keep the same offsets.
How it's run is in the Manual at the Download link Gary provided above.
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