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Windows 7: Win 7 backing up old drive

16 Jun 2010   #1
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Win 7 backing up old drive

I first installed Win 7 Pro 32-bit on one SATA drive to see how I'd like it. After running good for some time, I installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit on another SATA drive in dual-boot mode. I ran in 64-bit mode for several months making sure all my games and applications would work and then re-formatted the old 32-bit drive to use as a page file.

All during this time, Win 7 backup would backup my user files on 64-bit and also system images of both the 64-bit and 32-bit OSs. Now that I've essentially got rid of the 32-bit OS, I reformatted and renamed the drive. However, backup still wants to do a system image of the 64-bit OS and, now, my storage drive.

How can I get 64-bit to recognize that there's only one OS to make a system image of?


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16 Jun 2010   #2
theog

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You will need to reset your backup options.
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16 Jun 2010   #3
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Resetting backup options

I tried resetting the backup options, regedit, task scheduler, so that I would have to start from 'No Backup Configured'. However, when I choose to decide what to back up, the panel still shows that an image will be made of my 64-bit drive and my storage drive.

There must still be something in the registry that I'm missing. Any ideas?
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16 Jun 2010   #4
rzn6jw

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You will need to reset your backup options.
I tried resetting the backup options, regedit, task scheduler, so that I would have to start from 'No Backup Configured'. However, when I choose to decide what to back up, the panel still shows that an image will be made of my 64-bit drive and my storage drive.

There must still be something in the registry that I'm missing. Any ideas?
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17 Jun 2010   #5
theog

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