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  1. mjf
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       #530

    PeterAstle said:
    OK, here's the screenshot you asked for.
    You might realise from my disk names that I keep lots of photographs and backups!

    The screenshot is illegible. I suggest you use the Windows snipping tool and follow
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  2. Posts : 14
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       #531

    If you click on the screenshot once it opens in a new window. Click on it again then you can enlarge it and it becomes clear and legible.
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  3. Posts : 70,208
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    Thread Starter
       #532

    Peter,

    Other than you moving your user profile to be on the A drive, I don't see any reason why anything other than your C drive would be included in a system image.

    Was there a reason why your D drive is marked "active"?

    Could you also post a screenshot of system image showing what drives will be included in it like under step 6?
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       #533

    Gosh. I feel really bad for intruding on this current discussion, and I do apologize for changing the subject, but I need to know how quick this procedure is as opposed to any other cloning procedure such as Macrium, Norton Ghost, etc. I was just getting ready to clone my HD but need to make sure I have the time set aside to do so.

    Thank you,

    Donna
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  5. Posts : 70,208
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       #534

    Hello Donna, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    No worries. It really depends on how much you have included in the system image for how long it will take. However, I'd say at least 20 minutes to be safe, but you do not need to be present once the process of creating the backup has started (step 8). You can leave the computer running, and come back when you like to do step 9 and 10.

    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
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  6. Posts : 163
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       #535

    Hi Shawn,

    Thank you for the welcome! :)

    Yes. It helps tremendously. I've never been comfortable walking away while performing such a task, so thanks for including that little tid bit. I do have a 250GB HDD and it has nearly 80% free space so I should be good to go.

    Again. Thank you!

    Donna :)
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       #536

    You're most welcome Donna. :)
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  8. mjf
    Posts : 5,969
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       #537

    PeterAstle said:
    If you click on the screenshot once it opens in a new window. Click on it again then you can enlarge it and it becomes clear and legible.
    It does now.
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  9. Posts : 14
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       #538

    Brink,

    Here's the screenshot showing what happens when I use Windows to create a system image.

    The only reason I can think that my D drive is set to active is that it was originally my C drive with Windows and programs until I installed my SSD. I cloned my OS onto the SSD which then became C drive. I then reformatted the old C to use for backup data and it became D. Should it be set differently and how do I do that?
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  10. Posts : 70,208
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       #539

    Since you have the OS on the active C now and boot from it, you could mark D as inactive.

    Well, we know that C is on there obviosly since it's where Windows is installed.

    A is on there since you moved your user accounts to be saved and open from there.


    What do you have on B?
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Nov 2012 at 09:43.
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