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Windows 7: System Image ... new

12 Sep 2010   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
System Image ... new

Hi people If I want to create a new system image on my external hard drive, will it overwrite the old one, I made months ago? I'm using the free version of Macruim.


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12 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

According to this, you can name the image. If that is the case, give it another name and you will not overwrite the old.
Macrium Reflect is a Free and Easy To Use Backup Utility - How-To Geek
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12 Sep 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jacee.





You can create separate folders in the target location to put images in before you create them.

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13 Sep 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks to both of you!
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13 Sep 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jacee, glad to be a help and thank you!
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14 Sep 2010   #6
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

<<You can create separate folders in the target location to put images in before you create them.>>

I have a couple of images on a external drive and they're not in folders. If I create folders and drag them in, will they be 'found'
when, or if, I come to restore them? or is it best to leave as it is?
I'll certainly make folders in advance for future ones.
Macrium used.
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14 Sep 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello kenC.





I haven't used Macrium much as I have Paragon so I'm not sure but I would think if you can point the restore function to the newly created folders for the restore it would be ok; have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it's covered there.

Imaging with free Macrium



I wouldn't drag them though; I'd use the "Move To" function listed in this tutorial.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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14 Sep 2010   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenC View Post
<<You can create separate folders in the target location to put images in before you create them.>>

I have a couple of images on a external drive and they're not in folders. If I create folders and drag them in, will they be 'found'
when, or if, I come to restore them? or is it best to leave as it is?
I'll certainly make folders in advance for future ones.
Macrium used.
Unlike Windows images I pack Macrium images neatly away in folders and I am able to browse to them in a restore process. BUT I haven't actually restored fully with Macrium since Windows has been my first choice and works for me.
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14 Sep 2010   #9
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

BFK - thanks, I'll check out the Macrium link.

mjf - yes, I use Macrium and the Windows imaging. Good to know Windows works.
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