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#1 shinmarwan

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:59 AM

i have a windows 7 with the latest updates and a lot of Apps

 

it is running perfect without issues 

 

i want to make a backup of the current system with all the updates and Apps on a dvd or flash memory so i can be safe

 

how can i do that ??

 

 



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#2 sikntired

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:32 AM

Once I tweaked things to the way I wanted I created a System Image using DVD. It's relatively simple and I update about every month. Creating System Image will require several DVD's and I've been using DVD+rw 4x 4.7GB.
 
Here is a good instructional link: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-windows-7/

 

Others will post their preferences and will afford options for you.

 

Hope this helps

 

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:13 AM

My first backup I gave up after 6-7 CD's and enough time to go out for lunch, I bought a remote a Roswill, I already had a spare drive.  Considering the time and effort of getting it "Right" a remote and spare drive are darn cheap insurance, you can redo a system in minutes not hours.  Drives espcially spinner are quite cheap as are remotes.

 

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:28 AM

Go to http://www.tuxboot.org and download Tuxboot.  When you extract it, it will show Clonezilla as the package you are wanting to install on a USB pendrive.  Click on "Current" and it should switch to "i486".  Once Clonezilla is installed on a USB Pendrive, then you can boot up with the USB device, and just follow the instructions to clone your drive to a DVD or Network drive.

 

I would choose Clonezilla over anything else out there.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:57 AM

Go to Control panel/Back and Restore/Create a System Image. It's in the top left hand corner.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

First of all you can make a backup using the built-in Backup and Restore feature. It appeared in Windows 7 and it works rather fine.

Se full instruction how to perform the backup here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-files#1TC=windows-7

 

Also I would recommend you to give a try to a special backup software that has more custom features that could supply your needs better. I prefer Acronis True Image among them. You may take a free trial of it in order to decide whether it suits you. More information here: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/trueimage/index.html#overview



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

Go to Control panel/Back and Restore/Create a System Image. It's in the top left hand corner.

That has not been working properly, since Microsoft screwed something up in the past year.  Better to use a third party application like Clonezilla, so you can clone the drive in an "Offline" status.


First of all you can make a backup using the built-in Backup and Restore feature. It appeared in Windows 7 and it works rather fine.

Se full instruction how to perform the backup here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-files#1TC=windows-7

 

Also I would recommend you to give a try to a special backup software that has more custom features that could supply your needs better. I prefer Acronis True Image among them. You may take a free trial of it in order to decide whether it suits you. More information here: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/trueimage/index.html#overview

Actually Acronis has screwed something up with their software.  When I contacted their software engineers about the problem, they even stated that there was a known issue with Acronis, that causes it to crash the computer at various times.  They suggested of course to go with an older version of their software, not the latest.

After I found out about Clonezill, no other backup/restore software out there compares to it.


Edited by Greg62702, 15 February 2014 - 04:31 PM.





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