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Windows 7: External pick?

14 Jan 2011   #21
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

OMG doesnt sound like a very smart teacher...QUESTION everything he teaches you!! LOL
thehappyman>>that is nice specs you got there buddy no wonder you call yourself thehappyman, I'd be happy too with all that powa!


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14 Jan 2011   #22
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrBejar View Post
how do I do this "image disk'? and how does it work in case of a super nasty virus hits me or something happens?
An image is a complete copy of a partition or disk. Windows 7 has a built in program but a lot of us like Macrium Reflex which has a free version and works great. I image my C: partition which contains my OS and programs. I also image other partitions as need but I use SyncToy by MS for my pics and video since they change a lot.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Jim
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14 Jan 2011   #23
DrBejar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrBejar View Post
how do I do this "image disk'? and how does it work in case of a super nasty virus hits me or something happens?
An image is a complete copy of a partition or disk. Windows 7 has a built in program but a lot of us like Macrium Reflex which has a free version and works great. I image my C: partition which contains my OS and programs. I also image other partitions as need but I use SyncToy by MS for my pics and video since they change a lot.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Jim

I downloaded Macrium Reflect and I'm a noob, have no idea how to do it.
I think I missed the tutorial
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14 Jan 2011   #24
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

First things first.

What do you want to back up??

Your Windows installation?

Your mp3 collection?

Your tax returns?

Your term papers?

More info needed. Macrium may be a good or bad choice, depending on what you want to back up.

How many partitions do you have on your main hard drive?? If you look in Windows Explorer, do you see only C? Or do you also see D or E or F?
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14 Jan 2011   #25
DrBejar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
First things first.

What do you want to back up??

Your Windows installation?

Your mp3 collection?

Your tax returns?

Your term papers?

More info needed. Macrium may be a good or bad choice, depending on what you want to back up.

How many partitions do you have on your main hard drive?? If you look in Windows Explorer, do you see only C? Or do you also see D or E or F?

Just want to backup windows, just incase of a catastrophical situation.
I can save all my mp3 songs in my external when it comes in.
No taxes for my for a while.
I can save my term papers in my flash drive.

I have C and (D and E are dvd dives)
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14 Jan 2011   #26
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I have three external hardrives totaling 3750 GB and all my media is stored on them and none on my internal hd ,
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14 Jan 2011   #27
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This should help out spme from whs https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ies.html?ltr=I
Fabe
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14 Jan 2011   #28
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrBejar View Post


Just want to backup windows, just incase of a catastrophical situation.

I have C and (D and E are dvd dives)
Ok.

Macrium is an excellent choice for that--probably the best choice.

It has a built in "wizard" that walks you through the process.

You would make an image of C only and you would have to save it on some other drive--your new external would be the most likely spot. The image file would be quite large---roughly half the size of the occupied space of your C drive. Just make a folder called "Macrium images" on your new external and save the Macrium image to that location.

I assume your personal data is on C also.

But you should be prepared for imaging to not work. What would you do if you had a catastrophe and Macrium did not rescue you and you have therefore lost both Windows and your valuable files?

You would go to Plan B--reinstalling Windows from your discs and restoring your data from your backups.

If you don't have discs, your first priority (before Macrium) would be to make some.
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14 Jan 2011   #29
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Take your time, read the tutorials.

The first time using Macrium Reflect it will take a while to do what you want, after a couple of backups it will take a couple of minutes to set up then it will depend on the size of the backup for how long it takes.
The third time will be easy.
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14 Jan 2011   #30
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote:
I can save my term papers in my flash drive.
it would be a good idea to do several copies in different locations including external hd as a flash drive can be easily lost ,broken etc ,also the school sever would be a good place to store work another foolproof method is to email them to yourself via yahoo (unlimited emails) store them in a folder on yahoo call it course work .
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