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Windows 7: How to store a computer system image file on another computer

27 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
How to store a computer system image file on another computer

Hi All,

I need your help to resolve my issue.
I m having 2 laptops at home, I want to create system image file of laptop1 onto laptop2.
Since the data is large i cant take the hassle of creating sytem image on a DVD as it will require more DVD's to do it. So m planning to store it on Laptop2. I m thinking of connecting 2 Laptops with a LAN cable and then create the sytem image on other laptop.

Is it possible to do it the way i m thinking? or is der any other way to do this??
Your help is appreciated.


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28 Mar 2012   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Very easy; I do it myself.

If you don't have a router, use a crossover network cable between the two laptops. If you do have a router, use a wired connection from each to the router. Either way, make sure you share a folder on the destination laptop for the source laptop to stash the image.

I use the free version of Macrium Reflect for my images. You can either connect the laptops and run the image directly, or do what I do and store the image on the source laptop and then manually copy it over to the other laptop.
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28 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit

Hi profdlp,

Thanks for your reply, will give it a try

Thanks Agian,
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28 Mar 2012   #4

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

You will need to use a third party imaging solution such as Macrium Free. Your version of windows doesn't support imaging over the network with Windows Backup.
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28 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 pro 64-bit

I use DriveImageXml (free) through UBCD4Win. Works very well. If you have an external usb, you can take backup to that.

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