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Windows 7: paragon and system reserved

06 Apr 2010   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
paragon and system reserved

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I have installed Paragon backup & recovery 10.1. Paragon asks for more options for selecting partitions than Windows system imaging and I need advice on what partitions to select. I have:
17.5 GB - PQ Service (hidden partition)
100 MB - System reserved
457 GB - C: (Operating system & applications)
457 GB - D:
I don't want the image to include D: so have been selecting the 100MB system reserved and C:.
What would Windows be imaging?
Should I be including the 100 MB system reserved? and does Windows imaging include this bit as well?

Appreciate any comments.




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06 Apr 2010   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Paragon is not my backup of choice, but I'm sure that it is okay, just that I'm not as familiar with it. If it were me, I would backup any critical partition, i.e. PQ service, System reserved and C:, but I would do them separately, so that I could pick and choose among them later. Actually, I would do the same with D:...depending on it's content.
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06 Apr 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

@seeker. What is your choice back up. Macrium?

MJF Just back up the OS and any drive with personal documents. Make sure that you have a compatible boot DVD.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can actually delete the system reserved partition, if it makes things any easier: System Reserved Partition - Delete
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06 Apr 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
@seeker. What is your choice back up. Macrium?
No. Acronis TI 2010.
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06 Apr 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
You can actually delete the system reserved partition, if it makes things any easier: System Reserved Partition - Delete
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if he is upgrading from Vista OEM to W7 OEM, is it not possible that the system reserved partition contains data that might be necessary to reinstall Vista, before reinstalling W7?
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06 Apr 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Not the 100MB partition. The recovery partition is separate.
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06 Apr 2010   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hiya,

The point is you can choose which partitions to back up, where to store the backup images, and where to restore them to.

You don't get those options with Windows backup.

If you have the storage space , you can back up the whole lot once. If there is a major disaster - restore the whole thing to a new HD.

After that ( or if you don't have the space) just backup the 100mb "system" partition and "boot" partition ( the windows 7 partition ).

You can either then set up differentials of the Windows 7 partition at regular intervals, or just make a complete new Windows 7 partition backup when you feel there have been major changes.

If you prefer, you can Make the Windows 7 partition both the "boot" and the "system" partition, as has been suggested - then you don't need the 100mb at all.

That makes the backup and restore process simpler.

Short of a hardware failure - you are most likely to just want to restore the Windows 7 partition.

You can do that without damaging any of the other data on the drive.



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I have installed Paragon backup & recovery 10.1. Paragon asks for more options for selecting partitions than Windows system imaging and I need advice on what partitions to select. I have:
17.5 GB - PQ Service (hidden partition)
100 MB - System reserved
457 GB - C: (Operating system & applications)
457 GB - D:
I don't want the image to include D: so have been selecting the 100MB system reserved and C:.
What would Windows be imaging?
Should I be including the 100 MB system reserved? and does Windows imaging include this bit as well?

Appreciate any comments.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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