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Windows 7: system image a few questions

23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
system image a few questions

Hi all
When i create a new system image on the same drive as an old one am i right in thinking the old one is overwritten because when i try to restore from an image i only have the option to recover from the lasest saved image.If this is the case why is there an option to delete older system images to save space on your disk.Ithought it would work more like system restore and use date stamps to restore ur system
Any help gratefully recieved thankyou

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23 Aug 2010   #2

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Whenever I do a system image on an external hard drive I always rename it to include a date/time. Otherwise, if I create a new system image it will overwrite the previous default WindowsSystemImage. If memory serves, on the occasions I forget to rename an earlier image I'll get a prompt that older images might be overwritten, do I want to proceed.
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23 Aug 2010   #3

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

If you are making the image on the same drive as the previous image, yes the old is replaced.

This is what I do

I make an image from a new install or one that I know has no problems, put it on an external and forget about it.

Once a week/month, make an image on the same hard drive as my OS.

Problem, I have a current one to use. If my hard drive goes or I get a virus, I can use the one that I put away.
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