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Windows 7: Restoring sytem image when number of partitions changed

28 Feb 2010   #1
Jolan42

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Restoring sytem image when number of partitions changed

Hello,

I have a question concerning the recovery of a system image made with windows 7. When I made the backup image, I had 3 partitions on my disk. But, since I didn't need anymore the third partition, I merged my system partition with this third partition thanks to the disk manager utility of windows 7. So now, I have only 2 partitions : system partition and data partition.

So my question is, if I want to restore my backup image, is it a problem if the number of partitions has changed ? In what state I will find my system after restoring the image ?

Thanks.


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28 Feb 2010   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jolan42 View Post
Hello,

I have a question concerning the recovery of a system image made with windows 7. When I made the backup image, I had 3 partitions on my disk. But, since I didn't need anymore the third partition, I merged my system partition with this third partition thanks to the disk manager utility of windows 7. So now, I have only 2 partitions : system partition and data partition.

So my question is, if I want to restore my backup image, is it a problem if the number of partitions has changed ? In what state I will find my system after restoring the image ?

Thanks.
Welcome to Sevenforums, Jolan42!

An image is just that - a true copy of the disk at that time. I once tried to get rid of the manufacturer's junk by doing something similar to what you describe, and when I restored the image, back came the partitions I had deleted.

I would recommend doing another image of the system now that it is configured the way you want it.
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01 Mar 2010   #3
Jolan42

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for your help TheSchaft !

I'll do another image of my disk.
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01 Mar 2010   #4
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

Using software like Acronis to image drives is much more flexible when restoring Images to partitions that have changed. Not free but awesome software.

Complete hard disk recovery solution, backup, drive copy, clone and image computer software

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