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Question about system image

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#1 theprofessor


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:43 PM

First off, I am a new owner (3 days ago) of a Windows 7-64bit PC, and of course I got some questions.

I Googled and browsed alot of responses about the "create a system image" topic, and I (Mr. Nontechsavvy) am still confused if what I have done will work or not, in case of system failure.

I have a 1TB drive in my PC. I also have a 500GB external drive. I have already made the repair disc in Windows Backup and Restore. Then I created a system image of my 1TB internal drive, which was only about 64GB file placed onto my empty 500GB external. When I go to restore this image, will it work?

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:59 PM

Well, it should. No one should tell you it will with certainty.
One way to find out, though.
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#3 Allan


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:49 AM

Assuming it is a valid image yes, it will work. It's the size of the image that's important, not the size of the drive.

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