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Windows 7: Why is W7 Saying Not Enough Backup Space?

17 Aug 2011   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Windows 7 backup storage space problem 0x81000033 resolution

I had the same problem and nothing that I did fixed the problem. I followed all of Microsoft's fixes to no avail. Luckily I found a website that had the exact fix, links to the free software you will need and detailed instructions (including screen shots). I followed the instructions and now my backup works flawlessly. The link to the website is below. Good luck!

How to fix Error code 0x81000033 when using Windows 7ís Backup and Restore

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17 Aug 2011   #32

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Yes Lexie164 the system reserved should have always defaulted to a size greater than 100MB in the first place. If you want a system reserved when doing a clean install setting it to around 200MB is a good idea.

Your link to the use of PW to extend should be useful to others. But moving your OS partition like this is not without risk. I'm a bit surprised that a System Repair wasn't required after the move but apparently not.
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26 Apr 2015   #33

Win 7 Po x86/x64

This error is driving me mad when trying to create system images. I purchased Paragon Pro hoping that it would help but now I'm just going to ask them for a refund.
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