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Windows 7 Image backup

By clwyattjr ·
I have tried to create a restore image on a new system with Win 7 Pro 64 bit after installing all of my software. The image burns to my LG DVD drive and spans 2 dvd's. I then tried to test the image by booting from the repair disk and then inserting disk 1 of the image. It searches for an image and says it cannot find one. I have created this 3 times with the same results. If I do a basic image of windows without any other software, the image is 1 disk and that is not a problem. Any ideas? Any ideas on the problem with spanning disks? I have tried to create these 3 times with the same results and I have also tried different machines (I run a computer shop). Thanks for any help!!!

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I found something that works and I'm sticking with it.

by luv.laff.lern In reply to Windows 7 Image backup

I tried everything. I bought software, used free software and tried dd with Linux. They all had problems.

Now I do all my backups over my network to an external hard drive. I backup all flavors of Windows including 7, plus Linux, Unix and Sun. Restores are easy and relatively quick. I doubt if I use anything besides PC Backup Pro by DT Utilities unless I wind up investing in cloning hardware.

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Not practical for me

by clwyattjr In reply to I found something that wo ...

Thanks for the reply. Since I am a shop selling systems, it is not practical to do it that way. You can also make a backup using a larger flash drive and they are getting pretty cheap. I tried paragon software and it worked good, even across a span. Guess MS blew it again!!!

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Windows 7 Image Backup doesn't on 32 bit either

by fredkratt In reply to Windows 7 Image backup

I had the same problem trying to restore a hard drive after a hardware problem was fixed. Windows could not find the restore image (I had 3 on an external drive). Microsoft software would have to improve to be crap..

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Resubmit as 'Q&A'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Windows 7 Image backup

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