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Windows 7: Windows backup sees two "System" drives

19 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

The gregrocker advice will solve your problem.
The reason why Windows imaging requires both C: & F: is because you are booting your OS on C: through F:. In addition to the MBR F: contains all the boot information normally on the 100MB system reserved partition. Windows always images this (now on F: along with the OS (your C: partition).

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20 Nov 2010   #12

Ultimate 64

Thanks gregrocker! That was much easier than I thought! I sincerely appreciate the help. Good karma on the way...
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18 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP-1

I've been trying to resolve this problem for years, where C: and E: both want to be included in System Image. Tried so many things with diskpart.

I followed the exact steps that gregrocker said but that has not solved my problem. Windows's System Image still wants to include C: and E: when I do a System Image. Before I did the steps that gregrocker descrived, I successfully got E: to not show as System in Disk Management (see first pic).

How can I make E: think it not a System partition? Disk Management does not show it but System Image says it is. See second pic.


With PC in above situation
1. Deleted E: partition
2. Ran Windows Backup including System Image. It obviously only did system image of C:
3. Created and formatted E: partition
4. Nowhere is it being reported that E: is a System drive AND Windows Backup does not try to take image of it when doing a System Image.

So it needed one successful backup when only C: was available.

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