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Windows 7: Disk Imaging

24 Dec 2009   #1

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Disk Imaging

Now that I have my system up and running again, I would like to make an image of my hard drive. I have Acronis True Image 10 for win 7. I have 640 g hd. I am using only 30 g of it on 1 partition of 300 g and only 15 g on the other 300g partition. What do I use as media to put this image on. I have blank DVDs available.

Thanks

Claude


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24 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rilians View Post
Now that I have my system up and running again, I would like to make an image of my hard drive. I have Acronis True Image 10 for win 7. I have 640 g hd. I am using only 30 g of it on 1 partition of 300 g and only 15 g on the other 300g partition. What do I use as media to put this image on. I have blank DVDs available.

Thanks

Claude
The best place is an external hard drive
second best is flash drive, if that can be done with acronis
third is dvd

Worst is the same hard drive that you are copying. If you havd HD failure, you lose everything. Merry Christmas

Just came back with another thought. In addition to acronis, make a system image with the appl in cluded with the OS and store that on your hard drive. You have 2 safety nets.
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24 Dec 2009   #3

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Hi
With the info I gave how much space will I need. Do the apps compresss the image so it will fit on a dvd, etc.

Thanks
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24 Dec 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rilians View Post
Hi
With the info I gave how much space will I need. Do the apps compresss the image so it will fit on a dvd, etc.

Thanks
I have mine on 3
dvd 4.75 gb each

On start up it says may take 4. I have 45 gb used on my hard drive.

Hope this helps
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24 Dec 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You said TI 10 for Windows 7, but that version is not compatible with Windows 7. When I tried to install it, the OS popped a dialog and blocked the installation. I think that I have read where some people have used TI 11, but as far as I know, only TI 2010 is specially stated to be compatible with Windows 7.
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24 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Honestly, I would simply use Windows 7's own imaging tool. It's really pretty good. It's all most people need.

I love using it. I have restored many times and it works great!

FYI

Have a good holiday season
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24 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

It is the 2010 version

Thanks everyone for the help..

Merry CHRISTmas
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24 Dec 2009   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Honestly, I would simply use Windows 7's own imaging tool. It's really pretty good. It's all most people need.

I love using it. I have restored many times and it works great!

FYI

Have a good holiday season
Probably user error on my part, but I couldn't get it to work. After it froze part way through the imaging several times, I broke down and bought the new version of TI 2010.
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24 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Honestly, I would simply use Windows 7's own imaging tool. It's really pretty good. It's all most people need.

I love using it. I have restored many times and it works great!

FYI

Have a good holiday season
Probably user error on my part, but I couldn't get it to work. After it froze part way through the imaging several times, I broke down and bought the new version of TI 2010.
Weird...I have had problems with other imaging tools but never Windows 7 or Vista Ultimate's tools. They don't have as many features but seem to work every time. (probably user error on my part)
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24 Dec 2009   #10

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TI 11 works ok.

It wouldn't be my first choice - but if you already have a copy - may as well use it.

You can get a crippled version of TI 11 free d/l if you have Seagate/maxtor drives from the Seagate website.

Manual partition imaging and restore, plus drive/partition copy - no scheduling / differential - but it's better than nothing.

If you have WD drive - you can get their version.


If you want a freebie that works on 7 with more options, check these out:

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
You said TI 10 for Windows 7, but that version is not compatible with Windows 7. When I tried to install it, the OS popped a dialog and blocked the installation. I think that I have read where some people have used TI 11, but as far as I know, only TI 2010 is specially stated to be compatible with Windows 7.
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