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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

22 Aug 2015   #680
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ron,

Q1) No. A system image is a image back of all system drives. You can't just copy it back.

Q2) Yes, you can restore the system image on another computer as long as the hard drive is at least as big as the one the image was created from. You may also have issues with the drivers included in the system image on a different system.


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22 Aug 2015   #681
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks! I'd give you rep but I can't since I already did it.

That's what I was worried about: drivers. I thought it didn't install any specific drivers if it was in audit mode.

Anyway, will try it See what happens.

Thanks again!!
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22 Aug 2015   #682
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Ron. Please let us know how it went.
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19 Jan 2016   #683
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If there is no partition on the 3TB HDD then there is no drive letter and the program cannot id the HDD. Make a partition of the right size and it will work.
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19 Jan 2016   #684
gordon55y

windows 7 pro
 
 

Please ignore this post.
This system is not fully patched yet.
That could explain the problem I am having with image backup.
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11 Feb 2016   #685
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Q2) Yes, you can restore the system image on another computer as long as the hard drive is at least as big as the one the image was created from. You may also have issues with the drivers included in the system image on a different system.
Really? That kinda sucks.... I wanted to swap out my current HDD for a new SSD.... I JUST reinstalled Win7 on a 750GB HDD and was thinking of creating & using an image (as per method #2) instead of resorting to a clean install on the new 500GB SSD. Is this not possible???
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11 Feb 2016   #686
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Only if the SSD is as large as the HDD. Otherwise the image won't fit on it.

You should be able to use Macrium Reflect to create the image with instead for this though.

Imaging with free Macrium
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11 Feb 2016   #687
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I used Macrium Reflect to do this. However, If you're not familiar with Macrium and you want to move quickly and painlessly then this $20 product may be worth considering.
Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview

It is worth the effort eventually having a look at (free) Macrium Reflect.
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11 Feb 2016   #688
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Macrium free can restore to a smaller partition size as long as the used space fits.
Just need to drag the image to the new partition.
I had the same issue, and whs explained it in post #3 here:
Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?
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11 Feb 2016   #689
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Macrium free can restore to a smaller partition size as long as the used space fits.
Just need to drag the image to the new partition.
I had the same issue, and whs explained it in post #3 here:
Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?
Brink and I have already said this. Paragon Migrate is a very cheap turn key solution if the OP wants to get going quickly without playing too much with Macrium initially. It's just another quick option!
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