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Windows 7: Problem Creating Image with Win7

13 Feb 2010   #1
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Problem Creating Image with Win7

Hi all.

I'm trying to create an image with Win7, however, from some reason Win7 wants to create an image from my C: partition (so far so good) and also from my E: partition (WTF?!).

C: and E: are the same physical drive, however, that last time I created an image with Win7, it didn't auto-check partition E:.

I don't have system files on that drive. I did relocate my special folders (e.g., pictures, documents, videos...) to partition E: but it didn't rise an issue the first time I made my image.

Can anyone help me with this?


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13 Feb 2010   #2
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, if you're using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center to make this image, you should be given the choice of drives to back up in a check list, which you can choose from.
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13 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think that if you start to create an image, and read each window carefully. At about the 3rd window you will be given the choice of what to back up. Hope this helps.
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13 Feb 2010   #4
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No I can't choose. Otherwise I would ask for help.

Look at the image:



I can't choose which partition to backup. It takes both C and E
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13 Feb 2010   #5
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Automagically then.

Right click My Computer, then click Manage. There select disc management from the list on the left. Post a screen of what you see.
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13 Feb 2010   #6
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Automagically then.

Right click My Computer, then click Manage. There select disc management from the list on the left. Post a screen of what you see.
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13 Feb 2010   #7
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well then, the only thing I can think of is that pointing your libraries to the D: linked the C: with it, so that when you try backing up it wants to back up both to save your documents.
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13 Feb 2010   #8
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Well then, the only thing I can think of is that pointing your libraries to the D: linked the C: with it, so that when you try backing up it wants to back up both to save your documents.
When I connect my external drive (N:) it still links C: and E:. the destination doesn't matter.
But I can't seem to figure out why the hell Win7 wants to make an image out of my E: partition
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13 Feb 2010   #9
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I said D:, I meant E:, sorry 'bout that.
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13 Feb 2010   #10
Gil

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So no solution?
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