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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

06 Nov 2009   #120
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I could be wrong - it wouldn't be the first time.
No you were right

Thanks.


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07 Nov 2009   #121
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Will doing this be able to create an exact clone of whatrever is on my hard drive?
For example. If I have a 1TB hard drive using Windows 7 OS with 300GB full, and the rest free. And I would like to copy everything from my 1TB hard drive into an empty 500GB hard drive. Thus I can take my 1TB hard drive out of my PC, and put the 500GB hard drive in. So that all the information is there exact.

Thank you.
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07 Nov 2009   #122
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Crimson,

Yes, that would be correct. A system image backup will restore everything (drives and partions) that was selected when the image backup was created exactly the same way to the drive you restore it to.
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07 Nov 2009   #123
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Thanks!
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07 Nov 2009   #124
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Crimson.
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15 Nov 2009   #125
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Wait I'm confused by the word 'restore'. I have a 500GB drive with about 300GB of information in it. I'd like to put the entire 300GB of information into an empty 1TB drive. That way, I could remove the 500GB hard drive from my PC, and put the 1TB drive in so that it will function exactly the same way. Is that what this is for? Thanks.
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15 Nov 2009   #126
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No, you are talking about a Copy.

System Image makes an Image file.

You could make an image first, then restore the image to the other drive - it would have the same effect.

Easier and quicker to use an app. that has a Copy partition /disk function.

Hope it helps
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15 Nov 2009   #127
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
No, you are talking about a Copy.

System Image makes an Image file.

You could make an image first, then restore the image to the other drive - it would have the same effect.

Easier and quicker to use an app. that has a Copy partition /disk function.

Hope it helps
So the tutorial of this thread will only put an image file onto the other drive? But it won't clone all the exact data onto the empty drive?
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15 Nov 2009   #128
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

This tutorial is about creating an image.

It should be possible to then restore that image to anther drive. It is not clear to me how that is done with Windows System Image function.

Much quicker and easier to do a copy/clone with an app. for that purpose.

Looks like the free Partition Wizard will do it - check the Help file first:

Free Download Partition Wizard

I would use Paragon Partition Manager/Drive Backup - ( not free) , but they will update bcd and do scheduling.
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15 Nov 2009   #129
FyrmnJ

Dual Booting Windows Vista32 bit And Windows 7 Home premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Macrium reflect free is great for imaging:
Paragon have an new imaging freebie - it is a bit too new yet - that will probably be the best freebie soon.
I have used BOTH the Paragon BACKUP & RESTORE and the Macrium Reflect to do backups and have done restores and they have both worked as they should have.

FyrmnJ
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