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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

26 Aug 2010   #380
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Mike.

It should, but if it doesn't, then it may just need to be initialized in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) before it will be able to be formated. If this happens, then sometimes it will prompt you to initialize the HDD when you open Disk Management. If not, then you can just right click on the Disk # (see boxed in red item below as example) for the HDD and see if it has a Initialize or Online option to select.

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27 Aug 2010   #381
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks Brink.

My first time to install a second HD on a system.
I wasn't sure on what to expect.
Now we wait on UPS.

Mike
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27 Aug 2010   #382
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hopefully it will arrive soon and go smoothly for you.
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27 Aug 2010   #383
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
Thanks for the tip there on the "initialize" / "online". Do you happen to know why some end up with the problem of the disk not be initialized? Just for my general edification.
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27 Aug 2010   #384
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Helllo Karl,

It just depends on the drive manufacturer and if they boxed the drive already formatted or raw. If raw, then it will need to be initialized. I believe most ship formatted these days.
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27 Aug 2010   #385
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
Thanks. Now i know one more item to have someone check when he/she says that the drive is not recognized.
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27 Aug 2010   #386
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Karl.
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07 Sep 2010   #387
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
If you have renamed the WindowsImageBackup, then

you must rename that system image backup to WindowsImageBackup

in order to restore the image.

Karl
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07 Sep 2010   #388
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Karl,

Yes, that would be correct.
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04 Nov 2010   #389
GranPaSmurf

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Brink,
I am re-installing Win7. This is a clean install on reformatted drive. For the earlier installation, Win7 Home Premium, I purchased the anytime up-grade. When re-install is done, I will activate with the upgrade. I read in this thread that restore disk needs to match the installation. So, If I understand correctly, my original MS installation disk will not work, I must create a restore disk after the upgrade and use my home-created disk for problem solving. Do I have that right?
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