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Windows 7: complete system backup to dvd

30 Jan 2010   #1
toppergraph

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complete system backup to dvd

a friend has win 7 installed on a 40G hdd and has a 200G external drive i want to swap the drives, is it best to backup to 5 dvd`s(est) or partion the external drive and restore from that?.
any advice appreciated .


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30 Jan 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums toppergraph:I would use the drive myself. fabe
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30 Jan 2010   #3
theog

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30 Jan 2010   #4
toppergraph

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

how do i partition the external drive using windows 7?
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30 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toppergraph View Post
a friend has win 7 installed on a 40G hdd and has a 200G external drive i want to swap the drives, is it best to backup to 5 dvd`s(est) or partion the external drive and restore from that?.
any advice appreciated .
I think that you may find this information interesing. There have been several posters, inaddition to myself, who were not able to use system image to back up to DVD's. In every case, the process froze on the 3rd DVD. In may case, I actually had to unplug the powwer supply (desktop) to stop the process.

I am currently in the market for a good external HD, but cannot find one with reviews that indicate that it will last for more than a few months, but I digress.

Bottom line, back up to the external HD.
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30 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toppergraph View Post
how do i partition the external drive using windows 7?

TY so much for the rep. I left to find the link to partition wizard. I have not used it myself, but many posters swear by it. Free software to partition your HD. Look it over if interested download and give it a try.

Partition Magic Alternative - Partition Wizard is a magic partition software for Winidows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 Server and Windows 7.
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