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Windows 7: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

09 Oct 2009   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jdop, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing your drive layout? This can help determine what may be happening better.


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10 Oct 2009   #81
jdop

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Here you go.


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10 Oct 2009   #82
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The best answer is to use a different app. Try Macrium Reflect free - it is much faster, more flexible, etc.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

You do need to backup the 100mb system partition as well as C. If using Macrium, in Disk Management , rt click the 100mb partition and give it a drive letter. Tick both when selecting what to back up. It won't force you to backup D as well.

If you still want to use Windows to do it - try making sure nothing to do with Office is running. Look in Task Manager and stop it.

See if that helps.
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15 Oct 2009   #83
CosmicSurfer

 

I just attempted to create an Image, and it looks like it should have completed properly, BUT....

Whe I go look at the file size of the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder it reads 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes), Not the 50 GB I was expecting... BUT the available space on my Harddrive DID decrease by 50 GB... so what's up with this? Why can't I see the 50Gb in the folder properties? Is this normal? Did I sucessfully create an image????

Any explanation will be most graciously appreciated.

Confused,
CS
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15 Oct 2009   #84
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Probably not ... follow SIW2's advice...
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15 Oct 2009   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicSurfer View Post
I just attempted to create an Image, and it looks like it should have completed properly, BUT....

Whe I go look at the file size of the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder it reads 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes), Not the 50 GB I was expecting... BUT the available space on my Harddrive DID decrease by 50 GB... so what's up with this? Why can't I see the 50Gb in the folder properties? Is this normal? Did I sucessfully create an image????

Any explanation will be most graciously appreciated.

Confused,
CS
CS,

This folder will not show you it's complete folder size on the Properties page unless you have opened the folder and all subfolders and clicking Continue for each one to grant access. Afterwards, the size should show.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Oct 2009   #86
CosmicSurfer

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

CS,

This folder will not show you it's complete folder size on the Properties page unless you have opened the folder and all subfolders and clicking Continue for each one to grant access. Afterwards, the size should show.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn....

50.4GB.. exactly what should be there.. Guess it works after all.

Happy Now,
CS
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15 Oct 2009   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome CS. It's just Windows way of protecting the backup by hiding it.
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21 Oct 2009   #88
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
That's OK, thanks anyway and if you do find a way let me know. Here is the screen I have.
Why can't you disconnect the Vista drive until you've made the backup then connect it back?
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21 Oct 2009   #89
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I do believe Mr Grim is using a 3rd party app. for his backup and imaging .

I am sure he will correct me if that's not the case.
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