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Windows 7: WINDOWS 7 Backup with Ghost

19 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

did you clone just the windows partition? because windows 7 actually creates 2 partitions during install C: and system reserved, witch is your boot partition.

Also why not just dump your disk to image on the other drive? dumping to image takes the same amount of time as the clone and dumping back to disk takes about the same amount of time that you spend swapping the drives...

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19 Nov 2009   #12

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP

Im doing the same thing kinda but makiing backup of my fresh clean upgrade install to win7 so that i dont have to reformat everytime then do the whole upgrade process again...

well in the last week i have tried almost all the well known good drive imaging or backup software and well... So far even checked with pcmags top list of them and well so far i have come up with either Genie backup manager or trueimage or even better. Shadowprotect desktop.
I also just download Ghost and well.. you did get version 15 right ?? as 14 doesnt work with win7

Im actually waiting on a backup to be done right now to test it out but...

Im not sure if im going to go with Ghost or not or one of the above.

but on yours it should be working if you used the correct version.. also 15 supports 14-12-11 etc versions files.
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20 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ubuntu XP
Ghost backup

Many thanks to all who have taken time to reply to me.

I have found over the years that the quickest for me at least is to make a total image on another hard drive so if anything does go pearshaped then I just swiftly unplug one and plug in the other and away we go. As I say Ghost has just worked fine over the years with XP VISTA AND ME.
I will check out those free programs that were left for me { thanks } and see what is next. The Acronis free trial has worked so I do have a backup of the Windows 7 now.

Again thanks to all

Ken Baker
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21 Nov 2009   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Your welcome.

If have these HDs in your system, you can get a free version of Acronis from both WD and Seagate:

Seagate DiscWizard.

Acronis True Image WD Edition.
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22 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ubuntu XP
Windows 7 Backup

Dave 76

Thanks for the info but unfortunatly I don't have those makes. OH WELL never mind.

Thanks again

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20 Jan 2013   #16

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I have used Ghost for quite some time and never had any problems restoring an image to a different volume or partition so long as the volume or partition is large enough.
Perhaps it works differently with a cloned drive.

At least I have learned one thing from this thread and will now take a close look at Seagate Disk Wizard.
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