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Windows 7: Win 7 System Image Utility

02 Jun 2010   #1
odatkid

7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Win 7 System Image Utility

Hi All,
Not sure if I'm in the correct discussion but I made a disk image of my "C" drive using Windows 7 built-in utility onto another hard drive. My "C" drive is using 27.4GB of data but the Image size is only 12.9GB. Could I have done something wrong? I thought the image size would be at least as big as the used space on the "C" drive. I'm concerned that I didn't get all my programs,files and settings backed up correctly.

Any thoughts?


Thanks............Tom

P.S. I tried to do this last night using DVD's for backup but decided to abort after 9! Dvd's were burnt and it still was not completed.


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02 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome,
I do not know if you did it right, but the image is compressed and should be smaller.

https://www.sevenforums.com/performan...t-include.html

I tried to put it on DVD, basically it does not work.
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02 Jun 2010   #3
odatkid

7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply Rich.

I think I did it correctly. Here's hoping I never have to use it.


Tom
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02 Jun 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

TY so much for the very kind words and rep. Very generous of you.

Wait I have something else for you.

Read this my post number 2

https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...same-time.html
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02 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Read above post, I added some important information.
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02 Jun 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I tried to put it on DVD, basically it does not work.
With the built-in "system image" utility, you really cannot copy and move it from one device to another...or even to a different folder. For many people who would back up to an external USB drive..this wouldn't be that big of an issue...but for others it can be a real "show-stopper"
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02 Jun 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I tried to put it on DVD, basically it does not work.
With the built-in "system image" utility, you really cannot copy and move it from one device to another...or even to a different folder. For many people who would back up to an external USB drive..this wouldn't be that big of an issue...but for others it can be a real "show-stopper"
I agree, but when I first installed 7, it says you cannot save image to a finger drive, but can to a CD, well does not work.
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