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Windows 7: can't do system image back up

05 Apr 2015   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamcrky View Post
Thanks gang, I tried both the Macrium and Boothupper and the boothupper was so easy to use...did the system backup which I assumed is the a system image restore? And the created bootable media....Now how can I tell if the boothable media does work?
I mean is there a way of testing it out?

I also notice that Macrium and Boothupper did not recognize my H external drive...when I went to disk management that drive was not showing active, so is that the reason.....and if so how would i make it active..............Thanks again Jim
Cloning is not a backup. You should be trying to make an image, rather than a clone.

What is Boothupper? Do you mean Aomei Backupper?

"did the system backup which I assumed is the a system image restore?" No. A system backup is not a system image restore. Restore is a separate operation.

If you want to test your bootable media, see if your PC can boot from it. Put it in your DVD drive, reboot, and access your boot menu and choose the DVD drive as the boot device. See what happens.

Re H drive not recognized by Macrium. I don't think not showing active would have anything to do with that. Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management. You can make drives active in Windows Disk Management, but you wouldn't normally want to make an external drive active.

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