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  1. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #240

    Hello Buzz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Yes, that would all be correct. However, you will need to have your RAID drivers on a USB flash drive, formated as FAT32, to load the RAID drivers to be able to restore to the RAID drive. :)
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    WIN 7 Ultimate 64bit
       #241

    Ah indeed, thx for reminding me.. i bet i would have forgotten about them till i got to the screen :)
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  3. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #242

    You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly for you. :)
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  4. Posts : 37
    w7 Ultimate 32bit
       #243

    System Image vs Backup


    Could you please clarify if the product of "System Image" is exactly the same with that of "Windows Backup" + "Include a System Image of Drives"?
    Do both deliver a full disk clone (incl. programs, settings, files etc.)?

    As far as I have understood from the tutorial, the second option ("Windows Backup" + "Include a System Image of Drives") can use the full capacity of an external backup disk, instead of 30%.
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  5. Posts : 70,208
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       #244

    Hello Abax, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Yes, this is the same as the "Include a System Image of Drives" option in Windows Backup, but it only creates a System Image backup of the selected disks instead and uses less disk space.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. Posts : 37
    w7 Ultimate 32bit
       #245

    Hi Shawn,
    thnx for fast reply.
    Just to be sure :) (as I face problems that can lead to reinstall and these backups are crucial for me):
    both methods deliver a fully restorable disk clone (as the late Norton Ghost did) that can be loaded in a new disk (through right options in W7 installation disk) and get your disk and system back (programs, program files, settings, user files etc included)?
    How can I save different System Images (I understood that each time you use System Image it overwrites the previous backup)?

    Cheers
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  7. Posts : 70,208
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       #246

    Abax,

    The best method is to create only a system image backup for that purpose. The only way to keep multiple image backups is to save them to different drive locations, or create a new folder on the drive and move the entire WindowsImageBackup folder inside the new folder so that you can create a new backup on that drive.

    A good free program alternative that will allow you to do this easier is Macrium Reflect.
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  8. Posts : 37
    w7 Ultimate 32bit
       #247

    Brink,

    thnx again, got that.

    I have a series of reported errors "event id 11". So far they were sourced to Device\ide\ideport2. I had also some BSOD's that seemed to damaged the file system, but I repaired through standard repair functionality on W7 and the W7 installation disk.
    I changed all my SATA cables (as I have found that this a common reason for this error).
    It was ok for 1 or 2 days but then I had again sporadic instances of the same fault and one BSOD again.
    And now I got "event id 11" sourced to Device\cdrom0.

    Any ideas?

    I have my drives set to AHCI (mobo is P5W DH Deluxe with chipset 975X). When I originally installed W7 (4 months ago) I did not use any intel software (chipset software and/or matrix). Just used the default w7 drivers.
    Do you think that I should update the system with Intel software?
    If further systems details would be needed, I will be happy to provide.
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  9. Posts : 824
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
       #248

    Brink said:
    or create a new folder on the drive and move the entire WindowsImageBackup folder inside the new folder so that you can create a new backup on that drive.
    .
    It's my understanding, which came from another thread here on Seven, that the only folder that needs moved/copied to elsewhere is the one inside of the folder which has ones user name and is prefixed with Backup. Is that incorrect?
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  10. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #249

    Hello Greg,

    It's just easier to copy the entire folder to avoid accidentally not copying over a needed file, but yes you could still copy only the subfolder with the computer name on it instead though. :)
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