Problem creating System Image

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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

    Problem creating System Image

    I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 a couple of days ago, and now that it's all updated and tweaked to my liking, I'd like to make a System Image. I have a 1 TB external hard drive that I use for the purpose. The drive has plenty of free space on it (over 500 GB). I have been making System Images for years with this arrangement, and have never encountered the error I encountered today:

    I tried it with system protection off for the external drive, as I've done for years. I also tried it with system protection on, and plenty of space allocated.

    Any ideas what might be going on?

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  2. Posts : 166
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Did some searching and found that the problem was with the System partition not having enough room on it. I put the boot stuff on C: and got rid of the System partition - problem solved.

    This also explains why I didn't have problems before: I never had a System partition, because I had always installed into a prepared formatted partition, and didn't let Windows set it up the way it wanted.
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