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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup Image Validation

21 Apr 2010   #1
Big Mal

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Backup Image Validation

I am using Windows Backup (Win7 Home Premium 64Bit) to create a System Image. How can I validate the image to make sure it is OK?


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21 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Follow this tutorial. If your system recovery works, then you're all set.

System Image Recovery

Personally, I use Macrium Reflect because I feel it's more reliable. But, if you like Windows Backup, then use that.

Tip   Tip
Make sure that you create your system image exactly where you want it to stay. Moving the image can cause it to not function correctly.
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21 Apr 2010   #3
Big Mal

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
Follow this tutorial. If your system recovery works, then you're all set.

System Image Recovery

Personally, I use Macrium Reflect because I feel it's more reliable. But, if you like Windows Backup, then use that.

Tip   Tip
Make sure that you create your system image exactly where you want it to stay. Moving the image can cause it to not function correctly.
The tutorial seems to take you through carrying out a system image recovery. How do you know that the image is OK before you start? What I'm trying to do is validate that the image is OK after I've created it.
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21 Apr 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What exactly do you mean by validating it?
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21 Apr 2010   #5
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote:
What I'm trying to do is validate that the image is OK after I've created it.
Macrium can do that and it's free.
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21 Apr 2010   #6
Big Mal

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
What exactly do you mean by validating it?
Verifying that if I use it to do a system restore it will restore OK and not fail part way through.
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