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Windows 7: Back up onto partion

05 Jan 2010   #181
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjmiles23 View Post
I have a related question. I'm about to install 7 and I want to create a backup partition for system image files. I read in another post that you make the second partition primary. Why do you do this instead of making it a logical partition? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
Backup IMage partition formatted primary so the Win7 Backup utility will discover it as a "drive" like another HD to store image.

Be sure to copy image from partition to external in case HD fails. It will need to be placed in the root of the external by same exact name to be detected by DVD or CD Repair console>Recover Using an Image.


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05 Jan 2010   #182
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I wasent going to stop it plus 30mins it's taking and post #114 is Boit Internet. I diden back up coz o started be 4 u told me whoops
Sorry Post 174.

What do you mean you didn't back up?

Did you do the steps in Post 174 to resize Win7 and Backup with Partition Wizard?

What is going on right now?
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05 Jan 2010   #183
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I don't know pc turned if the. Dident tuen back on. Turn on self blank screen. Tryed again said it was missing something and I needed to repair
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05 Jan 2010   #184
gregrocker

 

Place the DVD in the tray, reboot, select Repair my computer on second screen, then Recover Using an Image, let it discover Backup Image in partition, have it reimage HD in 15 minutes.

See why having the Backup Image is important?

So you are pretty sure that when Partition Wizard rebooted to run in boot mode to resize the partitions, that computer got turned off?
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05 Jan 2010   #185
pjmiles23

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjmiles23 View Post
I have a related question. I'm about to install 7 and I want to create a backup partition for system image files. I read in another post that you make the second partition primary. Why do you do this instead of making it a logical partition? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread.
Backup IMage partition formatted primary so the Win7 Backup utility will discover it as a "drive" like another HD to store image.

Be sure to copy image from partition to external in case HD fails. It will need to be placed in the root of the external by same exact name to be detected by DVD or CD Repair console>Recover Using an Image.
So if it's a logical partition, windows backup won't recognize it as a valid location to store the image? Is this because logical partitions aren't bootable? Also, how large should I make the partition. My hard drive is 500gb, and I won't have many apps or media on it.
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05 Jan 2010   #186
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Last time I check partion wizard was at like 98% I did the startup repair and it worked. the got message from wizard
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05 Jan 2010   #187
gregrocker

 

What message? Did Partition Wizard resize the partitions, or did you interrupt it?

What exactly is the status of the partitions now in Disk Management? Post a screenshot if possible?

When I give you the exact steps to resize partitions with PW, why would you interrupt it and not let it run until it is finished?
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05 Jan 2010   #188
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

here a picture of disk management[IMG]file:///C:/Users/DIDOMI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]

and still the extended disk volume is grayed out

Do you think you know whats wrogn when i put it to sleep?


I dident interrupted it, it just turned off


dident get time to read, it said that it dident resize i think


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05 Jan 2010   #189
gregrocker

 

Open Partiton Wizard

Right click Backup partition, select Resize, slide partition as it is over onto the unllocated space to its right. OK.

Now right click Windows 7 partition, slide its left border all the way over to left side of HD, then slide its right border all the way over to Backup parttion. OK

Then before applying steps, make a screenshot of full Partition Wizard drive map and post it back.
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05 Jan 2010   #190
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i dont know if its right


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