Making multiple system image backups on windows 7

July 2, 2012 at 11:44:40
Specs: Windows XP to Win 7, Falcon Talon 3.1 GH
How can i make multiple system images on windows 7 pro, using the supplied windows 7 software. I want to save multiple images on a second hard drive.

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#1
July 2, 2012 at 11:49:39
You can create a system image of your windows 7 computer by going to back up and restore in the control panel, the option is located on the left in back up and restore.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#2
July 2, 2012 at 11:52:46
Usually it tries to overwrite the prior image so you need to move that set of files off.

Hang up and live.


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#3
July 2, 2012 at 15:54:58
Windows 7 will only overwrite a prior image is there is not enough room on the media for the second one.

Stuart


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#4
July 2, 2012 at 20:29:20
Actually, I have found that it will not allow a second image on the same drive. I have used a separate partition on the same drive to store a second image. If you make a partition just a bit larger than needed, you can save your original image there, and a newer image on the larger partition along with your normal back up files.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
July 3, 2012 at 06:29:44
My second drive is 500gb.
2 partitions
E: 400gb
F: 100gb
I'm using drive 2 (E:)
Also, when try to copy the original backup/Image to my
F: partition, I get a permission error.

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#6
July 3, 2012 at 08:42:29
That is a user security issue. Use an administrator level to move or copy it.

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#7
July 3, 2012 at 08:47:27
I am the administrator, how can I adjust the user security.

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#8
July 3, 2012 at 16:44:40
Just run the back up again but select just to make the drive image only and direct the new copy to the other partition. If you cannot move the original copy, then put the new one in the alternate location and make sure that any automatic back ups do not include the image also.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
July 4, 2012 at 04:04:57
All these suggestions avoid the claim that windows 7 will allow multiple image creations on the same partition.

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#10
July 4, 2012 at 05:36:16
Sorry, I only tried it once, then I decided on a different tactic. You or others may find a different way. You can search MS' site for similar questions and answers to them. Let us know if you find anything. Others may post additional information.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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