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Windows 7: What is the diference between disk image and copying?

29 Apr 2010   #1
blakenowazdi

Windows 7
 
 
What is the diference between disk image and copying?

Thanks for your help in advance. I know I requested a lot of help today so this will by my last post for a while


I am creating a disk image of my C drive what I don't really understand what it is I am doing.

I already have my photos,music and documents saved on my external drive and now I am saving a large disk image to that same drive. Am I just doing the same thing twice?

Thank you.


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29 Apr 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

A disk image creates a literal copy of the disk, allowing you to not just restore your data, but your exact install from before.

~Lordbob
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29 Apr 2010   #3
blakenowazdi

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
A disk image creates a literal copy of the disk, allowing you to not just restore your data, but your exact install from before.

~Lordbob
sounds good to me! thank you for the explanation.
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29 Apr 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

No problem.

~Lordbob
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29 Apr 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

disk image is storage image, such as other setting device included for backup or recovery purposes to prevent losing your data after fatal failure.
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29 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is a thread on another forum where I tried to give a definition. That was more than one year ago. If you have the time and leisure, it may give you more insight. My original posting is followed by a lively discussion which may give you additional clues.
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30 Apr 2010   #7
blakenowazdi

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here is a thread on another forum where I tried to give a definition. That was more than one year ago. If you have the time and leisure, it may give you more insight. My original posting is followed by a lively discussion which may give you additional clues.
gracias, senor
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