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Windows 7: Sudden refusal to make a System Image

01 Jul 2015   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Make images manually and separate from your data/file backups. MS confuses this.
Consider other imaging software (eg. (free) Macrium Reflect which I and many others now use most of the time). Windows inbuit imaging is quite restrictive in many ways.

Make an image before installing Windows updates and after an install of paid software.

Know that images are different to file/folder backups. Use Windows here if you like plus other software if you like plus old drag and drop.

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02 Jul 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

After some experimenting I have found a simple and reliable way of locating the automatic System Images made by Windows Backup and Restore routines, and how to preserve one of them:

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04 Jul 2015   #13

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Just be aware that making multiple images using MS uses "differencing vhds". A form of differential imaging as far I can see.
It involves parent/child images and I still feel more confident in single standalone images. Make as many as you like on as many drives as you like.
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