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Windows 7: Cannot backup using Windows 7

17 Dec 2009   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Are you positive you are trying to back up only the C partition of your primary drive? Or are you trying to back up an entire 500 GB drive (both partitions) onto another 500 GB drive?


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18 Dec 2009   #12
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Just to add to thsi thread - I have exactly the same problem as described.

New 1.5tb drive formatted fine, can save to HDD and then when try to do a backup it says the same message as the guy says. The backup it is trying to perform is 50gb so why it doesnt have space i DONT KNOW
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18 Dec 2009   #13
Kenrolli

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kwack View Post
Just to add to thsi thread - I have exactly the same problem as described.

New 1.5tb drive formatted fine, can save to HDD and then when try to do a backup it says the same message as the guy says. The backup it is trying to perform is 50gb so why it doesnt have space i DONT KNOW

Yes this is exactly what I am saying all along, I have a new 500Gb formatted for NTFS and when I try to do a backup of my complete C drive it just says I do not have enough space!!
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18 Dec 2009   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know it seems like a lot of trouble, but have either of you tried a Repair Install?
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18 Dec 2009   #15
Kenrolli

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Johnathan and thanks for the idea but it seems a bit extreme to me as I only built this thing 2 months ago and I didn't think I would have any problem backing up in this way? I don't really fancy going through all that but if all else fails I may have to, thanks again for your comment, cheers, Ken.
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18 Dec 2009   #16
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

What would a repair install do as I do not have a image or backup to use?
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18 Dec 2009   #17
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you have a copy of the installation media (thumb drive, DVD, files on the hard drive), you can do a Repair Install. Just run setup.exe.
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18 Dec 2009   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

A repair install, using the Win7 DVD, is basically an upgrade. Any corruption or problems that have been introduced to your OS, will be corrected. You do not lose any personal documents, pictures, etc
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18 Dec 2009   #19
kwack

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok got it - what about programs will they still work or will they need re-installing
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18 Dec 2009   #20
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

They will still work.
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