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Windows 7: 12GB USB Flash Card

05 Jul 2011   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
12GB USB Flash Card

I just purchased the Aspire One 722-BZ1967 with x64 C50 W7 Home Premium at Walmart which will be delivered tomorrow.

I reviewed the users guide on Acer USA as I was curios about creating a backup of the OS. I was surprised to see that there is a USB Flash Card method for accomplishing this process.

I intend to use this procedure with a 12GB USB Flash Drive, however, for confirmation I would request opinions pro/con if this is the best way to do it.

Thanks


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05 Jul 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
I just purchased the Aspire One 722-BZ1967 with x64 C50 W7 Home Premium at Walmart which will be delivered tomorrow.

I reviewed the users guide on Acer USA as I was curios about creating a backup of the OS. I was surprised to see that there is a USB Flash Card method for accomplishing this process.

I intend to use this procedure with a 12GB USB Flash Drive, however, for confirmation I would request opinions pro/con if this is the best way to do it.

Thanks
You may just barely be able to backup win 7 (which version? start, home, pro, ultimate) but far too soon y our win 7 partition will be too large to back up on 12 gigs.

My win 7 partition is 26 gigs (32 bit) atm so a more long term solution might be a better idea.
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05 Jul 2011   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
I just purchased the Aspire One 722-BZ1967 with x64 C50 W7 Home Premium at Walmart which will be delivered tomorrow.

I reviewed the users guide on Acer USA as I was curios about creating a backup of the OS. I was surprised to see that there is a USB Flash Card method for accomplishing this process.

I intend to use this procedure with a 12GB USB Flash Drive, however, for confirmation I would request opinions pro/con if this is the best way to do it.

Thanks
You may just barely be able to backup win 7 (which version? start, home, pro, ultimate) but far too soon y our win 7 partition will be too large to back up on 12 gigs.

My win 7 partition is 26 gigs (32 bit) atm so a more long term solution might be a better idea.
I entirely agree with ZigZag, with the price of portable USB HDDs so cheap ,It may be worth investing some cash and buying a decent sized one Using macrium to back up a disc image Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download :)
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05 Jul 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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05 Jul 2011   #5
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
I just purchased the Aspire One 722-BZ1967 with x64 C50 W7 Home Premium at Walmart which will be delivered tomorrow.

I reviewed the users guide on Acer USA as I was curios about creating a backup of the OS. I was surprised to see that there is a USB Flash Card method for accomplishing this process.

I intend to use this procedure with a 12GB USB Flash Drive, however, for confirmation I would request opinions pro/con if this is the best way to do it.

Thanks
You may just barely be able to backup win 7 (which version? start, home, pro, ultimate) but far too soon y our win 7 partition will be too large to back up on 12 gigs.

My win 7 partition is 26 gigs (32 bit) atm so a more long term solution might be a better idea.
As I stated in my question, this is a dual core x64 W7 Home Premium OS.

I'm not sure if I really need the SP1 because it will only be used for browsing & Email

If your partition is 26GB 32 bit to me that means 13GB 64bit.

I thought the same as you about the 12GB and originally entertained a 16GB Flash Card and I'll probably get it.

My other laptop is x64 W7 Home and it uses 11.2GB

Thanks
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05 Jul 2011   #6
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
A bit more read from Acer.

Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How can I restore my computer with the backup discs I created?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer

or from Windows.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files
Thanks for the info
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05 Jul 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It would be very foolish not to install SP 1 no matter what the intended use of the PC is.
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08 Jul 2011   #8
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It would be very foolish not to install SP 1 no matter what the intended use of the PC is.
Thanks

I just received this Acer and much to my surprise it has W7 HP SP1 installed.

After I fired it up I received another 50 W7 updates.

This netbook has a special recovery procedure whereby you can select between a flash drive or a external USB optical DVD drive. I bought a cheap 16GB flash drive which I used and the total backup was 8.7GB.

Since this my 1st adventure in the Netbook world I was confused by the operational changes they have versus normal laptop operations.

Now that I think about it, I don't remember seeing much about Netbooks in this forum or maybe I just missed them.
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08 Jul 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

NO we get alot, but NO Recovery Disks to work with.

Well done, you made the Recovery Disk.
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08 Jul 2011   #10
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
NO we get alot, but NO Recovery Disks to work with.

Well done, you made the Recovery Disk.
OK thanks

Case Closed
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