Solved partition backups on windows 7

May 30, 2012 at 10:08:01
Specs: Windows 7 Profuessional
I want to be able to backup individual partitions from drive 1 to partitions
on Drive 2. I want to be able to restor these partitions from bootup.

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May 30, 2012 at 19:27:54
Windows 7 back up is capable of making and restoring a disk partition image and restoring it. If you use Windows 7 back up to make your image, also make a Windows 7 Repair Disk when you are finished so you can use it to access and restore it. The Repair disk is also a good tool for a few other functions/repairs including Start Up Repair and System Restore for when the built in restore is not accessible or not working. Definitely back up to another distinct drive, internal is my preference but external works well, just slower.

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May 30, 2012 at 10:58:42
Not a good idea to backup on the same drive you are backing up.

Proper method is to use a clone software to image your partition then burn that image to a bootable DVD

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May 30, 2012 at 11:29:24
I prefer backing up documents to cloud storage. It costs more and it takes longer, but you have someone to sue when recovery goes horribly wrong.


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May 30, 2012 at 12:52:23
Partimage or clonezilla or Acronis or Ghost or g4u or dd or ntbackup should all work.

Agreed that the idea might be better to get a usb drive or some other drive/location.

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Windows 7 back up is capable of making and restoring a disk partition image and restoring it. If you use Windows 7 back up to make your image, also make a Windows 7 Repair Disk when you are finished so you can use it to access and restore it. The Repair disk is also a good tool for a few other functions/repairs including Start Up Repair and System Restore for when the built in restore is not accessible or not working. Definitely back up to another distinct drive, internal is my preference but external works well, just slower.

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