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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

25 Feb 2010   #240
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Buzz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that would all be correct. However, you will need to have your RAID drivers on a USB flash drive, formated as FAT32, to load the RAID drivers to be able to restore to the RAID drive.


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25 Feb 2010   #241
Buzz

WIN 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ah indeed, thx for reminding me.. i bet i would have forgotten about them till i got to the screen
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25 Feb 2010   #242
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly for you.
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13 Mar 2010   #243
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
System Image vs Backup

Could you please clarify if the product of "System Image" is exactly the same with that of "Windows Backup" + "Include a System Image of Drives"?
Do both deliver a full disk clone (incl. programs, settings, files etc.)?

As far as I have understood from the tutorial, the second option ("Windows Backup" + "Include a System Image of Drives") can use the full capacity of an external backup disk, instead of 30%.
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13 Mar 2010   #244
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Abax, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, this is the same as the "Include a System Image of Drives" option in Windows Backup, but it only creates a System Image backup of the selected disks instead and uses less disk space.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Mar 2010   #245
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Shawn,
thnx for fast reply.
Just to be sure (as I face problems that can lead to reinstall and these backups are crucial for me):
both methods deliver a fully restorable disk clone (as the late Norton Ghost did) that can be loaded in a new disk (through right options in W7 installation disk) and get your disk and system back (programs, program files, settings, user files etc included)?
How can I save different System Images (I understood that each time you use System Image it overwrites the previous backup)?

Cheers
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14 Mar 2010   #246
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Abax,

The best method is to create only a system image backup for that purpose. The only way to keep multiple image backups is to save them to different drive locations, or create a new folder on the drive and move the entire WindowsImageBackup folder inside the new folder so that you can create a new backup on that drive.

A good free program alternative that will allow you to do this easier is Macrium Reflect.
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14 Mar 2010   #247
abax2000

w7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Brink,

thnx again, got that.

I have a series of reported errors "event id 11". So far they were sourced to Device\ide\ideport2. I had also some BSOD's that seemed to damaged the file system, but I repaired through standard repair functionality on W7 and the W7 installation disk.
I changed all my SATA cables (as I have found that this a common reason for this error).
It was ok for 1 or 2 days but then I had again sporadic instances of the same fault and one BSOD again.
And now I got "event id 11" sourced to Device\cdrom0.

Any ideas?

I have my drives set to AHCI (mobo is P5W DH Deluxe with chipset 975X). When I originally installed W7 (4 months ago) I did not use any intel software (chipset software and/or matrix). Just used the default w7 drivers.
Do you think that I should update the system with Intel software?
If further systems details would be needed, I will be happy to provide.
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14 Mar 2010   #248
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
or create a new folder on the drive and move the entire WindowsImageBackup folder inside the new folder so that you can create a new backup on that drive.
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It's my understanding, which came from another thread here on Seven, that the only folder that needs moved/copied to elsewhere is the one inside of the folder which has ones user name and is prefixed with Backup. Is that incorrect?
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14 Mar 2010   #249
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Greg,

It's just easier to copy the entire folder to avoid accidentally not copying over a needed file, but yes you could still copy only the subfolder with the computer name on it instead though.
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