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Windows 7 Partitions


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#1 Thoughtful Skeptic

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

I recently bought a new computer that has Windows 7 and I want to create a new partition to store data and programs, separately from the operating system. The reason is that I want to create an image of the operating system with all current updates so that I can restore the system at a later date, without having to reload Windows from scratch.

I cannot create a new logical partition because the computer came with 4 primary partitions (the maximum number permitted by the architecture). Instead, I used the Windows 7 disk management facility to create something called a “simple volume” on the C: partition. My questions are:

1. Is this simple volume the same thing as a separate partition? Could I format this separately from the rest of the C: drive? Can I assign
a drive letter to it, as the other partitions have?

2. Is it possible to create a back-up image of just the remainder of the C: drive (that contains the operating system)?

3. I plan to use a program such as Paragon, Clonezilla, PartImage or Ping to create a back-up image on an external hard drive (or a bootable DVD,
if I can make the C: partition small enough to do that). Do you know of a better way to do this?

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