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Create a System Image Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Create a System Image" Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
16 Sep 2010
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How to Create a "Create a System Image" Shortcut in Windows 7

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This will show you how to create a Create a System Image shortcut in Windows 7.

To be able to use this shortcut, you must be logged in as an administrator.


EXAMPLE: Create a System Image
Name:  Example.jpg
Views: 3490
Size:  77.5 KB




OPTION ONE
To Download and Setup the "Create a System Image" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Create_a_System _Image.zip

download
2. Click on Save and save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the downloaded .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) all of it's contents to your desktop.

4. Right click on the extracted Create a System Image.vbs file, click on Properties, General tab, and click on the Unblock button if available.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on.

5. Right click on the now unblocked Create a System Image.vbs file, and click on Cut.

6. Navigate to C:\Windows in Windows Explorer, then right click on a empty area of the window and click on Paste to move the .vbs file here.

7. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue and Yes.

8. Right click on the extracted Create a System Image shortcut, click on Properties, General tab, and click on the Unblock button if available.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on.

9. You can now assign a keyboard shortcut, place in Quick Launch, or move this Create a System Image shortcut to where you like for easy use.



OPTION TWO
To Remove the "Create a System Image" Shortcut
1. Delete the Create New Backup shortcut.

2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the .vbs file below, right click on it, and click on Delete.
C:\Windows\Create a System Image.vbs
3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
That's it,
Shawn






17 Sep 2010   #1
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks! As you know I've been creating numerous images over the last several months in order to make comparisons with the system image option to other imaging wares where this will be quite useful.

Once again the results have shown the 7 tool takes the lead for the main drive while others work for secondary drives. And for anyone making frequent images on a regular basis this will be a plus as well.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2010   #2
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Was speed a factor in your comparison?
I tested Windows built in imaging and Macrium Reflect. The speed of creating an image was a huge part in my decision. Macrium was incredibly faster and I'm not using a RAID configuration or a Solid State Disk.


What about doing a system image recovery?

I also tested replacing an image or doing a recovery. Although, Macrium again killed Windows in terms of speed, Windows was simpler and more user friendly.


Credit to Windows for how far they've come and for listening to users! Sorry for getting off topic.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2010   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That would be something to consider for a separate discussion rather then the guide here for examing comparisons made with different programs. I was simply reflecting the convenience the shortcut will be rather then the extra steps made each time it was time for a new image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Sep 2010   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Once again the results have shown the 7 tool takes the lead for the main drive
Oh... I see. This may have been interpreted the wrong way.

Forgive me,
Eldin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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