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Windows 7: drive image

22 Sep 2009   #1
rich77

Windows 7
 
 
drive image

Hi

I want to do a drive image on my Windows 7 laptop, i bought an external USB hard drive to do it.
can you surgest how to do it please?


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22 Sep 2009   #2
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rich77 View Post
Hi

I want to do a drive image on my Windows 7 laptop, i bought an external USB hard drive to do it.
can you surgest how to do it please?
Did you say Drive Image?? The software? or another like Acronis??

You need a recovery cd. Is your image on external drive? Can your Laptop see usb connections? If so than you boot with recovery disk and you will be able to go to usb drive and revover image. I don't know if your laptop like mine needs drivers for the drive.

That is, if we are talking Acronis.

Maybe you should clear that up a bit please.
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22 Sep 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You could try the built in system image utility.

Right click on your C drive. Properties, Tools, click on backup. In the upper left, indicate that you want to create a "system image". This can backup to your external hard drive as long as it's attached.

To restore, simply boot off your Windows 7 install media, choose repair, and pick restore from a system image. It should find it automatically on your external drive as long as it's attached.

Pretty simple and works well.
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22 Sep 2009   #4
rich77

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry
i want to make an image of my hard drive, and put it on my USB drive.

Thanks fr the help.
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22 Sep 2009   #5
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I'd use Acronis True Image ... But Windows 7 can do this as pparks1 said...
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22 Sep 2009   #6
rich77

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You could try the built in system image utility.

Right click on your C drive. Properties, Tools, click on backup. In the upper left, indicate that you want to create a "system image". This can backup to your external hard drive as long as it's attached.

To restore, simply boot off your Windows 7 install media, choose repair, and pick restore from a system image. It should find it automatically on your external drive as long as it's attached.

Pretty simple and works well.
If I do this, Will it ccreate an .ISO file
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22 Sep 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rich77 View Post
If I do this, Will it ccreate an .ISO file
No, it does not create an ISO file.

Instead, it creates a folder called WindowsImageBackup on the device. Inside of that folder would be a subfolder for the machine being imaged. Inside of that folder are subfolders containing catalogs, .vhd files and other XML files.
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