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#1 sikntired

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

Hello to all,

 

My OS is Win 7x64 and some time ago I created system image recovery disks. I have looked for tutorials on how to update the disks to

 

to keep current and have not had much success. What do I need to do to update the disks I previously made? As always, help from any

 

and all will be greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

I created system image recovery disks

System image and recovery disk are two different things.

How did you go about to create whatever you have question about?


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:43 AM

Hi Broni,

 

Thanks for responding. Sorry, should have been more explicit. I created system image disks ( at suggestions received from this forum) to use as a system restore tool

 

as a safeguard against an infection that would leave me with no alternative other than to wipe system clean and reverting to original factory settings. It took four

 

disks to create this image and did so to have a backup externally in addition to having a computer backup. With an external backup it was my hope that if my system

 

was ever infected I wouldn't have to lose files and settings and only perform updates from the time system image was created. Do I have to create a new set of

 

these or is there a way to update the ones I previously created? Hope this answers your question.

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:03 AM

Were the disks CD-RW (Compact Disc-ReWritable)?

If not, you cannot reuse the disks.

 

If it is in your budget, the better image storage solution would be an external hdd.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

Hi buddy215,

 

The disks used are DVD+RW which are ReWritable. I know that they can be erased and used again after formatting. I was hoping to find a way to update the disks

 

previously made instead of having to create a whole new set. Is there a way to do that?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

I know of one Linux distro that allows saving changes to settings and storage to be made to a DVD (Puppy Slacko) but I don't

know of any program that would perform that for a Windows OS. Especially Windows and other program updates.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

You're not saying which program you used tom create an image but if it was some free program they all will allow you to create just one image.

You can create as many images as you want but there is no way to update images.

 

If you use some paid for imaging program like Acronis it'll let you create one full backup (image) and then you can create consecutive differential or incremental images.

For that purpose however the best solution would be an external hard drive not DVDs.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

@Broni,

 

The program used to create system image is a Windows Program by going to START < CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM AND SECURITY > select > BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER > left side of screen displays CONTROL PANEL HOME > underneath the option to > CREATE SYSTEM IMAGE > select > WHERE DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THE BACKUP > then you are presented with two options: 1) To a hard disk  2) To one or more DVD's. Selecting 2 shows > DVD RW (Drive (D:).

 

I also have created a system repair disk. From what I gather so far it is not possible to update system images. Windows states the following:

 

  • 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 programs, system settings, and files are replaced with those on the system image.

Before starting, make sure that the removable media that your backup is stored on is available, if applicable. Also, make sure that the disk that you're restoring the backup to is the same size or larger than the disk that you backed up.

  • 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 programs, system settings, and files are replaced with those on the system image.

Before starting, make sure that the removable media that your backup is stored on is available, if applicable. Also, make sure that the disk that you're restoring the backup to is the same size or larger than the disk that you backed up.

  • 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 programs, system settings, and files are replaced with those on the system image.

 

Before starting, make sure that the removable media that your backup is stored on is available, if applicable. Also, make sure that the disk that you're restoring the backup to is the same size or larger than the disk that you backed up.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:04 PM

it is not possible to update system images

You're correct. You can't with Windows tool.

 

There are paid programs which will let you you create the image and then they'll let you update it.


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