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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:42 PM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:05 PM
Users have (at least) two ways to go to overcome those unforeseen problems that occur.
a. Make clones of the hard drive reflecting the O/S.
b. Use backup software which creates a file which can be restored, item for item.
I have done both at some time...right now, I prefer making a clone of my O/S (dual-boot) partitions...while backing up data files on extra hard drives I have lying around. User preference determines whether a user backs up...or creates a cloned image.
You might take a look at Macrium Reflect, a program that seems to do each pretty well.
Those ISO files of Windows 7...are covered by this pronouncement here at BC: Recommending ISOs of Windows Recovery Discs or pre-made ISOs of WinPE-BartPE - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic382841.html .
In addition to being illegal...those .iso files...or any file NOT obtained from a legal, authorized source...are subject to reflect code, errors, malware...or something else that the user has not bargained for, IMO. If I were a malware misanthrope...that would be my favorite vector...giving an unknowing public something "for free" that they have no desire to legitimately obtain.
Edited by hamluis, 20 March 2013 - 01:07 PM.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:45 PM
Actually I have software I wrote that I use for incremental folder/file backup to external hard drive. Works very well, is fast, & I have a backup of all of my files (about 15GB of stuff).
Windows 7 has image backup & restore functionality. If that functionality works well, why would I need a program from a 3rd party?
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:21 PM
When creating the system image, by default, the System and the System Reserved partitions will automatically be selected.
Can I also select my D partition which has not only all of my files but also some software that I installed here rather than on the C drive?
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