Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Page 10 of 70 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 1,939
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
       #90

    Does this compress files before it creates the image?


    Does this compress files before it creates the image? If so, anyone know at what ratio? Or does it tell you somewhere during usage how much space you need or how many DVDs you need?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #91

    Hello Darryl,

    The system image is placed into a VHD (vitual hard drive) file, so there's only a small amount of compression. I'm not sure how much, but it's not much.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7
       #92

    Hello Brink !

    Thanks for your tutorial, very clear, no problem here.

    Richwa
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Oct 2009 at 10:50. Reason: edited
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #93

    You're welcome Richwa. :)
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #94

    Partitioning vista for 7 backup


    Hi I have just put a new hard drive in for win7 so I can keep vista just incase now I am thinking of partitioning the vista drive to use as a backup for win7 . 2 things is this a good idea and how much space is needed next to how much in on the main win7 drive to do a backup
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 15,184
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #95

    I think you will find Windows Image backup demands the same amount of space on the target location as the used space on the source.

    The image will ba alitt;le smaller than that, but not much.

    It is a good idea to make an image of your Vista partition.

    For better compression and flexiblity, you might look at using a free 3rd party alternative to the windows one.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...tml#post324736


    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 1,939
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
       #96

    Brink said:
    Hello Darryl,

    The system image is placed into a VHD (vitual hard drive) file, so there's only a small amount of compression. I'm not sure how much, but it's not much.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Shawn:

    If it stores the image as a vhd file, can that be opened by using Virtual PC?
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #97

    Darryl Licht said:
    Brink said:
    Hello Darryl,

    The system image is placed into a VHD (vitual hard drive) file, so there's only a small amount of compression. I'm not sure how much, but it's not much.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Shawn:

    If it stores the image as a vhd file, can that be opened by using Virtual PC?
    Hi Darryl,

    Even easier.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 2
    Win 7 HP64bit
       #98

    One thing I don't understand. What I'm seeing in the Backup & Restore center is that only the default data file folders are backed up along with the system image. It also does not backup program files since "these can be restored easily from the original disk" or something similar. I'm not quite understanding this. Does this mean the backup is not quite complete?

    With Vista I was able to do a full backup, get a new hard drive, and restore the full backup (the entire C: drive -- I lost nothing, no matter what the folder and I never had to go searching for a manufacturer's disk). Is this doing the same thing as that backup did, or am I misunderstanding something?

    Many thanks.
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #99

    Hello Ben, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    I think you mean you are seeing what is in this tutorial instead of the tutorial on the first page of this thread.

    A system image creates a clone of the hard drives or partitions that you select, while a normal backup only backups your user and system files instead of a clone.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My Computer


 
Page 10 of 70 FirstFirst ... 8910111220 ... LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02.
Find Us