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Windows 7: Can Windows Backup create image for all drives?

17 Apr 2012   #1
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can Windows Backup create image for all drives?

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Windows Backup settings option "Include a system image" does not include all drives.
Is it possible to have Windows Backup take images of all drives, or is it better to just go with selecting other drives via the drive letter options?

2.
Perhaps a silly question.
Other than ability to recover from hardware errors etc, does Windows Backup have any other advantage(s) over System Restore?


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17 Apr 2012   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Hello Hairyscot,

When you select include a system image it will back up your c: drive and system reserved if you have one. Basically any drive which is needed for windows to run. You can select any drive to include in the backup if you want. When you do a restore it will restore ALL the drives that were selected in the backup, not individual ones.

When you do a system image restore it will restore EVERYTHING on that drive. It's good if you have a bad virus, malware and need to completely restore the windows drive. System Restore doesn't always (actually rarely) remove viruses, etc.
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