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Windows 7: Can someone claify this from the image restore tutorial ?

02 Oct 2010   #1
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Can someone claify this from the image restore tutorial ?

I have multiple HDD's and External USB drive/partitions on my system. When doing a system image restore...should I exclude all my drives as indicated in the following jpg ? I certainly do NOT want to reformat anything but the current C: drive for the image restore operation ?

6.
Check Format and repartition disks, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)

7. Click on Finish. (see screenshot below)

Thanks....TR




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02 Oct 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Is your objective to backup and be able to restore your C drive?
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02 Oct 2010   #3
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well what that Check mark says to me is, it is going to wipe all drives it finds and image the system according to the restore file.

So, yeah I would be careful. I would also click the Exclude Disks if you can and make sure all other disks are excluded.

If however, it is refering the the drives as part of the restore image, then you should be OK.

But, I always say,, rather be safe than sorry. Disconnect drives you are not wanting to be affected.
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02 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Tepid,

The checkmarked item is misleading.


Don't worry, Win 7 is not going to go out and reformat and repartition every hard drive it finds on you system.

The statement is misleading.
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02 Oct 2010   #5
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

So,, similar to Acronis, it is only referring to the drives that it has backed up in the image?
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02 Oct 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes.
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02 Oct 2010   #7
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

OK guys...thanks to all...I got to that point in the image restore process but the Format and Repartition Disks was grayed out and not possible to click...??...does this me the restore is simply overwriting my C: drive...or did it automatically do a format first before beginning image restore ?

TR
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02 Oct 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And just think. In a matter of minutes, the restore will be finished and you will have your answer.
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02 Oct 2010   #9
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Yep...your'e right...the system seems to be restored to the image date state...which did solve a MAJOR problem with my HP printer/fax..etc.

But not being very tech savvy tho...I still don't know if the image overwrote the C: drive...or if indeed the system also formatted the C: drive before image restore ?

Also if I don't restore the data files backup in the initial pop up window after restart...can I later add them...some or all...if I find something indeed is missing I need them...?...and where will they be stored ?

Thanks...TR
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02 Oct 2010   #10
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The imaging process does not just overwrite a drive.
It should have formatted the drive first automatically and then write the image to it.
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