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Windows 7: 2 problems with System Image Disc creation

05 Feb 2017   #1
creid145

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
2 problems with System Image Disc creation

I have tried creating a 99GB System Image Disc on a 128GB USB flash drive on my WIN7 laptop and my wife's WIN10 laptop. Each time I start the process it gets to a certain point and tells me to insert media with at least 1GB of available space. Knowing the 128GB flash drive has more than enough space I just click on ok and the process starts all over until it gets to that certain point and the same thing happens. This happened several times and I finally gave up and decided to create the image on a 1TB USB hard drive.

Using the USB hard drive the process completed but when I tried to check the image I could see it using file manager but the backup and recovery program would not recognize it so even though it was there I could not use it to repair my computer if it did crash.

Any help with either of these problems would be appreciated very much as I have 4 other machines that need images created.

Clyde


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05 Feb 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Most of us use free macrium reflect for system image creation and recovery and not windows
Imaging with free Macrium

Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube

The winpe recovery = do not forget to create it and it can be on a regular cd or smaller flash drive the file is very small less than 500mb's.
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05 Feb 2017   #3
creid145

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the information ThrashZone. I will get macrium right away and I will make sure I create the winpe recovery as you mentioned. Would be a crying shame to have the image disc and not be able to use it.

Also, if I use one of my 1TB USB external hard drives can I create images for multiple machines on a single drive or would it be better if I stick with the 128GB flash drives and use one for each machine?

Thanks again,
Clyde
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06 Feb 2017   #4
pippox0

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by creid145 View Post
Thanks for the information ThrashZone. I will get macrium right away and I will make sure I create the winpe recovery as you mentioned. Would be a crying shame to have the image disc and not be able to use it.

Also, if I use one of my 1TB USB external hard drives can I create images for multiple machines on a single drive or would it be better if I stick with the 128GB flash drives and use one for each machine?

Thanks again,
Clyde
Hi,
I think you should make two backup.
One for OS (as small as you can) and one for datas.
To Manage a 100gb image is not an easy and painless task !
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06 Feb 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Flash drive have a higher failure rate than external hdd's so I personally would lean towards an external hdd
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