|11 Jul 2010||#1|
Advice applying windows 7 image
Hi all, i have decided to create a system image of my machine as everything seems to be running well and i would be happy to return to this state should a problem occur. I have a program called macrium reflect but i think i will try the built in windows imaging program. I have 4 partitions, OS, Apps, Music/Pictures and Games. When i go to create a backup it automatically selects my OS and Apps partitions which is fine as they are the main 2 backups i would like. I am saving the image to my external 320gb HD my main question is how would i restore this image using my external HD? would i have to change the boot sequence to boot from an external device? Also once the image has been restored will it just overwrite the old OS and Apps partiton?
Sorry if i sound a bit silly its just i have never dome this b4
Thanks so much
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|11 Jul 2010||#5|
I am saving the image to my external 320gb HD my main question is how would i restore this image using my external HD? would i have to change the boot sequence to boot from an external device? Also once the image has been restored will it just overwrite the old OS and Apps partiton?
Yes, if you restore your OS and apps partition to your original hard drive, it would overwrite the old partitions--that's what imaging does.
But, you can always choose to restore to some other hard drive--not your original drive. If your original hard drive fails, this is likely what you would do.
I vote for Macrium as well. Easy to use and intuitive interface and fast. You will have to make a Linux rescue CD from within Macrium. You MUST use this Linux CD to restore an image.
I'd think you would want to make a separate image for each of your partitions, rather than one image for the entire drive.
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