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Windows 7: What is the best way to backup these things?

24 Nov 2017   #11
crystaldrone

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
I'll usually STOP there, and get out my Ghost 11.5 DOS boot disk and boot up my PC, which takes me into the Ghost Backup program. Then I will use Ghost to make a compressed Image File of my C: drive and save it to either a second internal HD or an external USB drive.

That gives me something to go back to, if during the rest of the setup, something goes sideways and I have to do a RESTORE. (that's a C: drive restore, not just a System Restore.)
Hi,

Thanks for your reply and sharing your experience. Your suggestions do give way for a few questions in my mind. If a System image of the C: drive contains everything on C: drive, why do I also need a backup of C: drive?

When you say 'that's a C: drive restore, not just a System Restore', I really don't undertand the difference between the two here. Can you please tell me?

This is what I was thinking -

A SYSTEM IMAGE of C: drive after installing OS, drivers, personalizing.

Next SYSTEM IMAGE after installing softwares.

Finally a BACKUP of the other drive, the D: drive, on which I store images, videos, ebooks etc.

But what I am wondring is, do I need a SYSTEM IMAGE for the D: drive? Do I need a BACKUP of C: drive?

Thanks again!


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