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Windows 7: Unreasonably big size of WindowsImageBackup

25 Sep 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Unreasonably big size of WindowsImageBackup

I have restored my Windows 7 system from a WindowsImageBackup which was 80GB. The system was updated with Windows Update (>100 updates from last around 12 month period), a few minor programs and data files, and a new system Image Backup was created resulting in a WindowsImageBackup of 192GB. What makes this happen and what can I do to get a 'normal' size ?
The backup's are taken with standard windows 7 utility (Control Panel, Create a SystemImage Backup) and directed to the second HDD.

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25 Sep 2016   #2

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

A disk management screenshot would help. Make it a full screen capture.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Also, What partitions does Windows want to include in the system image.

Possibilities: either your additional data and programs are larger than you think or else a system file now exists on another partition.

Once you have sorted this you may want to consider (free) Macrium Reflect for system imaging. It's very well regarded and does image compression as well.
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26 Sep 2016   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

192 GB

Is that including your original 80 GB image ?
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04 Oct 2016   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Hi, you were right, I didn't observe a virtual disk (90GB) which was forgotten to be rempved from the desktop
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