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Windows 7: Back up onto partion

05 Jan 2010   #71
gregrocker

 

Now copy your data into it, folder by folder.

Open your User file and drag each folder (Pictures, Videos, Docs, etc) over to the DATA Partition listed in explorer at left.

Do not copy Programs, Programs Data, Windows, etc as they will not work anyway. Just from your User account, those folders you use.


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05 Jan 2010   #72
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

okay there is one that takes about 1hr to move coz its a lot, so what is the next step while i wait for it to transfer?
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05 Jan 2010   #73
gregrocker

 

Mitch, it's important to drag these folders yourself so you don't waste space. Don't use Easy Transfer!

Find your User file. Mine is called Administrator since I run as that. Yours will likely be your name.

Here is what mine looks like:

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So just drag the Documents folder, for example, over to the tree on the left and drop it in the partition. Yours would be the DATA.

It should take a lot less than an hour that way. Easy Transfer is bloated mess.


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05 Jan 2010   #74
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

isent that what im doing



Anyway i will be back in 30mins


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05 Jan 2010   #75
gregrocker

 

So you dragged your whole User file? That'll work.

Now type Backup into Start search box. Select Backup and Restore at top from results.

In Backup Center, select Create a System Image.

Let it find the Data partition and see how much space is available for your backup image once your data is copied.

Then save the Image there. It takes about 15 minutes. If you can, only select the Win7 partition to image.

At any time, you can now reimage your HD in 15 minutes from the Win7 DVD Repair console.
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05 Jan 2010   #76
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Oh no, there is not enough space for the back up image, i think it need 134gb

oh and it doesnt give me the option just for vista
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05 Jan 2010   #77
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

what now?
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05 Jan 2010   #78
gregrocker

 

Right click Data drive in Computer then go Properties to see how much space remains.
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05 Jan 2010   #79
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

67.8 GB


How ever it will only let me do a image of both drives
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05 Jan 2010   #80
gregrocker

 

Do you want to use free Macrium Reflect to image just Win7 partition? It uses a Linux CD it will make for you?

It's up to you. A path back if needed.

Too frickin bad we can't use any more of that wasted Disk Space.
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