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Win 7 Backup Restore Question


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#1 PCrepair101

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:33 PM

I have 30 Desktop computers (identical machines, hardware) that I have to install windows on.

I would like to be able to setup 1 machine with windows updates and drivers in place and then image that to all the other machines.

I am considering Windows Backup/Restore to create an image.

 

1) Can I use an external HDD to save the image?

2) Will saving the image to the external HDD overwrite the files and folders that are already on the external? (1TB free space).

 

3) Any suggestions for reliable/easier ways to do this?

 

Thanks!



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:58 PM

Since temporarily there are no Mod privileges in this section -

 

Moved from Win 7 to 'Backup, imaging, etc.'

 

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#3 PCrepair101

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Chris. Sorry for posting in the wrong section.



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 09:27 AM

I recommend Macrium Reflect Pro; much better control over all backup and restore operations, cloning and clone-planting operations.  Obviously, take care of drivers and have product keys handy.


Edited by RolandJS, 17 December 2015 - 09:28 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)





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