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Windows 7: Testing my image backup?

14 Jul 2011   #11
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I think you can restore to a larger partition with Macrium Free. I use the pro version and you definitely can there. However if you do the test with a small partition the whole operation can be done in half an hour and it will make sure that the recovery disk can see all your real drives. I know it is not the same as restoring a full OS but but you just have to take some things on trust and Macrium is very reliable. It is just the Linux boot disk that can be a problem on some systems. I have restored the full OS with Macrium so I know it works.


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14 Jul 2011   #12
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I just tried booting through the Win7 disc, chose to repair, recovery image... I can finally see the backup image on the external Maxtor/Shipwreck City (Y:/). But now I don't see how I can get that to install onto (Z:/) since it contains an image of (C:/). Can I? I thought I'd be able to basically pop this open (without destroying the real C:/) and check out to make sure it's all correct.

If not, I suppose this is pretty good anyway. I know I can access the backup images no problem!
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14 Jul 2011   #13
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't know enough about windows image restore to give an answer on that one. I think you can but I am not sure. perhaps someone else will know. The main thing is that since you can boot into the recovery environment and see your backups you have a very good chance that the rest will work..
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14 Jul 2011   #14
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Good enough for now. All future backups will be with this Macrium though. Looks awesome. =) Thank you so much for all your help! Even your older post helped me a lot. ^.^"
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14 Jul 2011   #15
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Miranaova. Got to grab some shuteye now. It's been a long day.
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