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Windows 7: 10X Bloated Win 7 System Image

24 Jan 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Disk management looks normal, providing no clues why Win7 backup imaging is behaving this way.

If it proves to be moving Program files or User folders to J drive causes Win7 imaging to treat it as a System drive, then this is important information so please let us know how it resolves.


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24 Jan 2011   #12
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Greg, Wishmaster- Thank you so much for your help! I have very good news to report!After I moved all but 3 files from the J partition including moving a folder which I had been running .exe programs from I rebooted the computer and now Windows 7 no longer considers the J partition a System drive!

Consider this case solved by the Windows 7 Forum Wizards!

~Maxxx~
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24 Jan 2011   #13
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I couldn't call it a night without showing you the properties window of the new slim 24 GB System Image I just created as a result of all your help in making it possible!

~Maxx~
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24 Jan 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Nice work, and rep to Wishmaster for breakthrough information that will help many others as well!
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24 Jan 2011   #15
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Greg and Wishmaster- You of both deserve a heartfelt Rep for helping to straighten out was what a frightening System Restore problem of having to deal with storing and restoring a 239 GB System Image in Win 7! I have moved 170 GB of Music and Videos back on to the J partition and everything seems fine it seems to have been some .exe programs I was running from there that were causing it to be recognized as a System Drive.

~Maxx~
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24 Jan 2011   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it all worked out
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25 Jan 2011   #17
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Glad you got it all worked out
So am I! I had plenty of space to store the 239 GB System Image that would have been created the way it was before you and Greg stepped in, but I was truly dreading the thought of how many hours it would have taken to Restore it!

~Maxx~

PS- My 1,000th post here on the Windows 7 Forums
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26 Jan 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
PS- My 1,000th post here on the Windows 7 Forums
Congrats Maxxwire!
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