Where’s the system image backup feature from Windows 7?

martinp
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jimlynch
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How to Create a System Image in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-wind...

"The new backup utilities in Windows 7 are actually pretty impressive and creating an image will be possible in all versions. Today we take a look at creating a backup image of your machine without the need for a third party utility like Ghost or True Image.

You just just finished installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 on your computer and have it set up to your liking. One of the first things you should do now is create an image of the disc so in the event of a crash you will be able to restore it to its current state. An image is an exact copy of everything on the drive and will restore it back to its current state. It’s probably best to create an image when everything is clean and organized on your system. This will make the image file smaller and allows you to restore the system with a smooth running set up."

Christopher Nerney
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A systems image backup is "an exact copy of a drive," Microsoft explains here:

 

By default, a system image includes the drives required for Windows to run. It also includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard disk or computer ever stops working. When you restore your computer from a system image, it's a complete restoration—you can't choose individual items to restore, and all of your current programs, system settings, and files are replaced with the contents of the system image.

 

This page explains how to create a systems image backup in Windows 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create...

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