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  1. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #670

    Brink said:
    Hello betaupsilon,

    That is correct. The Vol Shdw service needs to be enabled and running to create a system image. :)
    Should I have gotten the error message at the time of the system image creation instead?
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  2. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #671

    That would be more helpful, but it often will try, then fail at some point.
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  3. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #672

    Creating a SYSTEM IMAGE from WIN7 boot disk?


    Hi Shawn,
    Another curiosity question about the WIN7 backup utility:
    To create a system image is it ABSOLUTELY necessary to have fully booted into WINDOWS? The reason I ask is that you can do a SYSTEM IMAGE recovery by booting from a WINDOWS CD. Can an image be created as well, but the CMD prompt is probably the only avenue to do so. I do not know if the necessary commands exist to execute this task.
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  4. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #673

    Hello betaupsilon,

    Yes, you should be able to create a system image in a command prompt at boot. The link below is a discussion on this that should help. :)

    Wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:L: -include:C: -quiet


    Wbadmin from cmd of a recovery disk
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  5. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #674

    Brink said:
    Hello betaupsilon,

    Yes, you should be able to create a system image in a command prompt at boot. The link below is a discussion on this that should help. :)

    Wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:L: -include:C: -quiet


    Wbadmin from cmd of a recovery disk
    I read the thread you linked to above & it seems to me that this would not work from a recovery CD or DVD, but the WinPE disk probably can. I have one of those. Perhaps I will give it a shot.
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  6. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #675

    Please let us know how it went if you give it a play.
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  7. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #676

    Well I tried it & got the message "START BACKUP command is not supported in Windows Recovery Environment." I thought my disk was a WinPE disk, perhaps not.
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  8. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #677

    Hello betaupsilon,

    Yeah, you'll need to create the backup from within Windows.
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  9. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
       #678

    Brink said:
    Please let us know how it went if you give it a play.
    Brink said:
    Hello betaupsilon,

    Yeah, you'll need to create the backup from within Windows.
    May as well use the BACKUP utility if I am in WINDOWS. I would have thought there might have been some demand to use the CMD prompt to create an image outside of booting into WINDOWS itself.
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  10. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #679

    Hi! This has been really helpful. I have done it in my computer twice.

    Have 2 question though.

    1) Would it be the same if I just backup the Windows partition after installing and then copying it back to a clean partition or disk whenever I want?

    2) Can I use the backup (this method or backup partition) in another computer than the one I created it with?


    Thanks :)
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