how can i create exact system backup or image or whatever.


  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
       #1

    how can i create exact system backup or image or whatever.


    i am going to install windows 8 consumer preview.but first i want to create system

    image or backup whatever its called so if i didnt like the new window so i can turn

    back to where i started.i dont want to lose any of my data and programs installed.i

    have 160 GB HDD with only one partition on which windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit is

    installed.is this even possible?if yes please help me out.Thanks
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  2. Posts : 72,021
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Masoomsahib,

    For what you are wanting to do, you really need to have a second physical internal or external HDD to save the system image on to be safe.

    You don't want to have a system image saved to another partition on the same HDD as Windows is installed on. If that HDD fails, you lose everything.

    Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks brink to coming to me so fast.actually i have a external HDD of 500 GB on which i am willing to save the image i just dont know how to do it and how to Restore it.i have some software called Macrium Reflect.Thanks again
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  4. Posts : 72,021
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    No problem. The tutorials below can help show you how to. :)

    To create:
    Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

    To restore:
    System Image Recovery

    For Macrium Reflect instead:
    Imaging with free Macrium
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