Recover through system image

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  1. meridius10

    meridius10 New Member

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    I am not sure how to recover through a system image.

    Will I be given options to create new partitions (C and D drives) if this is necessary and then individually allocate my backup system image partitions to the partitions of my choice?
     
  2. mikie

    mikie New Member

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    Think if windows made a 'system image', it didn't include your D drive.
    Windows system image default will save the boot & windows drives along with the partition tables for them.
    Wise to restore them booting from the System Repair Disc it suggests you make ... or the repair option on a Windows7 dvd install disc.
     
  3. meridius10

    meridius10 New Member

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    I am pretty sure that I made a system image of both the C and D drives.

    So if I wipe the HDD the partitions with free space will automatically be created by the Windows System Image disk coupled with the Repair Disk? What happens if I put in a larger HDD. Will it still create the same partitions with free space automatically?

    I don't intend to do this now at all. This is 'just in case' something like this happens in the future and I am unable to do a system restore without using the system image disk.
     
  4. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    If you need (and at some time most people do) to rely on recovery from an image I would strongly recommend Acronis True Image. You can get full trial download, it is not expensive and IMHO is the most comprehensive and reliable imaging system:

    Backup software for data backup and recovery | Acronis
     
  5. meridius10

    meridius10 New Member

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    Thanks. I will test it out...
     

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