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Windows 7: Can't do system image, pics attached

21 Oct 2012   #11

win7 ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sablegsd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
"I wanted to show you that the HP recovery changed color again"

the amount of free space on the D drive changed
Why? It's randomly adding and subtracting from itself?

I still don't understand why it wont do the system image. It doesn't know I have about a hundred of these disks, what is it basing it's not enough space on?
it is basing NOT ENOUGH DISK SPACE on the size of the D drive (the HP recovery partition) as to why it's adding and subtracting ??? is your backup software set to use the D drive?

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21 Oct 2012   #12

7 64 bit Home Premium

Same as it's always been.

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21 Oct 2012   #13

win7 ultimate 32bit

control panel>system>system protection--make sure 'system protection' for D drive is set to 'off'
(since you've already spent a lot of time and money on DVDs--an external 250-500GB drive would cost less, be less troublesome, and all-in-all be better)

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21 Oct 2012   #14

7 64 bit Home Premium

Thanks for the suggestions. Here is a series of pics.

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21 Oct 2012   #15

win7 ultimate 32bit

to create the system image you desire would take approx 70 DVDs--you can purchase a Terrabyte USB external for less than the cost of the DVDs--also IF you ever want to restore your HD from the DVDs...imagine trying to insert them in the proper order--bite the bullet--buy a real backup drive.

am out
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21 Oct 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I use Macrium Reflect free version to make drive images, one never knows what the w7 back up is doing. Macrium does a fine job.
As others have said use an external hard drive to store images/back ups on. You'll need to buy another $100 stack of DVDs when you want to make a new image your way. A hard drive has room for several images and will make and restore them 10-20 times faster as well.

Our member WHS has made a video tutorial on the subject.
Imaging with free Macrium
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23 Oct 2012   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sablegsd View Post
E drive, disk

why wouldn't you want to image the recovery partition? I always have.
He said, "it's a very bad idea to image onto the recovery partition"

He never said it was a bad idea to image THE recovery partition, but ONTO it.
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 Can't do system image, pics attached

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