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Windows 7: Q-Making a backup on a external HD thats in use

23 Jul 2011   #1

window 7 64b SP1
Q-Making a backup on a external HD thats in use

I never made a backup in 7.Im sure its pretty straight fwd once I go through with making a backup.
But my question is,If I make a full backup on a external that has music,games etc in it.Would I run into any trouble?It has no OS files in it.

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23 Jul 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello mate.

You would have a better time using Macrium instead of Windows backup, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Imaging with free Macrium

To answer the question, you can store an image externally though be sure to create a separate file for it, don't just let it "go where it wants" to go.
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23 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1

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