Windows image backup

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  1. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    hallo i have a dual boot windows. 7 x64 and 8 x64.
    When i go from windows 8 to make a system image i take this:

    system image.jpg

    It selects system reserved and c: but windows 7 is in f: how i will make a system image that is full?

    d: is a hard drive with movies. (i dont want it )

    system reserved , c: , f: is in one hard drive.


    Also if i make a system image in wn8 i need reapir disk of windows 8? or i can use a repair disk of 7 also?
    Thnks for yr time
    Boombastik.
     
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    boombastik Registered Member

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    i can create a system image in both windows 7 and 8.
    If i create a system restore image in 7 for both partitions i will need windows 7 repair disk or it will work with repair disk windows 8 also?


    also i want to ask in windows 8 the os partition has the letter c , when i boot from windows 7 the windows 8 partition has the letter f.

    In simple words if i make a system image from windows 7 for both partitions and then use windows 7 recovery console and restore this image will both windows will work? It is better to make a full system image for both partitions from inside windows 7 or windows 8?
    And last can i recover a system image that was created in windows 7 from the recovery console of windows 8 or it will work only with windows 7 recovery?

    thnks for ur time
     
  3. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Some ideas: Don´t mess with Windows image backup, consider using Macrium or other "standard" imaging program. In principle, you should backup the whole disk.

    If you post a map of your disk and partition configuration, or describe it exactly, possibly you will get specific recommendations.
     
  4. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    extension d is a physical drive and i dont care about it.
    system reserved, c, and f are partitions of the same physical drive.(c:windows 8 and f: windows 7)
    Now i want to make them a system image in a usb hard drive.
    if i choose system image and tick to system reserved , c and f i am ok?

    I ask it because if i login from windows 7 c is the partition name for windows 7 and g for windows 8 .
     
  5. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi boombastik

    Heed Robin A's advice and forget Windows imaging for your setup. Go with Macrium, and I'd recommend Standard over Free. Windows Imaging leaves a whole big lot to be desired. Also I found it slow as death whereas Macrium is very very fast, yet reliable.

    Pete
     
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    boombastik,

    Windows Imaging is free but it is the worst of the free imaging apps.
     
  7. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    ok I made a boot disk with macrium (macrium PE), i ticked the three partitions i needed (in the same physical disk) and i made an image of theese three partitions in an another hard drive.
    It was easy .
    Also i found tha i can restore whatever partition i want in the original hard drive.
    Lets hope it will work when i will need it.
    Thnks for ur time.
     
  8. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    That last statement is a recipe for disaster. If an when you need it you will be under stress. That is not the time to find out how to restore your setup and if it will work. Protect you data, and then test restore. Practice and learn it, so when you need it you will know what you are doing.

    Pete
     
  9. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    I tried it , i restored the three partitions all worked.
    thanks
     
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