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Windows 7: Back up onto partion

04 Jan 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

Can you fit your files on a CD? It holds 700mb. A DVD holds around 4.7 gb


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04 Jan 2010   #32
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

well i did have a DVD +R, but it never worked so i decided to get 2 CD

The shop dident have any DVD -R
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04 Jan 2010   #33
gregrocker

 

Suggest you not use the backup center for file backup because it wastes a lot of space with files you don't use.

Just drag and drop your files via explorer into the CD.

Once you get the files backed up on CD, then you don't have to worry about them.

Spend as much time as you need to make sure you get them all.
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04 Jan 2010   #34
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

My sister is coming home this week, but i dont know if she will bring her external... i dont want to ask her, coz she is a bit like my brother.

So i would rather use partion to back up or just some how use CD's
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04 Jan 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

Whose computer is it that you are using?
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04 Jan 2010   #36
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Im using my computer that my brother build
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04 Jan 2010   #37
gregrocker

 

OK well sleep on it and decide what you want to do.

I would also strongly consider making the backup image. You have a huge amount of space on that drive so if you can't get an external you could store the backup image in its own partition.

That way if your clean install doesn't work out, you can just reimage your current installation back onto the HD.

I've got a backup image on my computers in a primary partition and on external.

Gonna hit the sack here. Late now.
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04 Jan 2010   #38
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

well i would probable prefer to do it on a partion
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04 Jan 2010   #39
gregrocker

 

After you do Disc Cleanup and Defrag, how much space will Disk Management shrink that Vista partition?
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04 Jan 2010   #40
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
Im using my computer that my brother build
It's a personal choice really, but in the real world, important backups should be stored offsite. That is not on the system.
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