Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30
As WHS said, you are in overkill. If you image the recovery partition you also will have all the factory bloatware, trial software, and general crap, like the HP tools which do what Windows 7 already has tools for.
The simple answer is image the entire drive, it will be highly compressed and may not be more than 100GB. I have an OS image which is 9.34GB, and the OS is a bit over 20GB.
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i know , thats why i tried to clean reinstall OS . but in case if we sell the unit to someONe who is not an IT related person, just he use to recover laptop by pressing f11 and no need for updated drivers
, then this scenario will prompt me to do this action . thats it . and hey i didn't know about less image back up size, how can we make image backup of OS up to 9.34 GB or even up to 20 GB or 30GB . because i donot wanna retain myself to keep highly big image size of these OS .
Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
Quote: Originally Posted by salluhassan
but where are the related threads to whom i was expecting some help to restore images so as to achieve the look of just like factory installed partitions .??
Find the Macrium tutorial by WHS. The MBR stores the partition structure so when you restore a recovery partition you just select the partition it belongs in (generally up the front).
If you can find the money then a little 500GB external HDD would be a good investment. I still think imaging recovery etc is a good idea but you would image your OS partition on a more regular basis.
Once you have recovery images you may want to convert your OS partition to logical and create 2 logical partitions - one OS and one data so that your OS image will always be quite small. This is something to think about down the track.
well i am not so prone to start regular basis scheduled back ups of OS , not very much case sensitive .besides i have not so much important data to worry about .and thanks , i will find the threads related to user whs . and if i need help regarding concepts of master boot record MBR related to partition and back up images then i will let you know .