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How do I tell if my disk is a system backup or an Image


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#1 allstock

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:36 AM

Hello, contemplating a full restore of my win7. I can't tell which disk has the image and which is just the backup. Is there a tell tale way of looking and finding out? Thanks



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:05 AM

Okay, I did some digging around and found that I had a true system Image saved on a Hard drive. And it does have a "backup file" with Icon and a BIN file along with a folder that named Windows Image backup. Now to see how to actually use it....



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:13 AM

So do I use the system repair disc first then use the external media with the image I am presuming?  Anyone?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:29 AM

If either/both...boot when properly connected...that should be evidence of a successful backup.

 

If you used backup software of any kind...please read and follow the directions on restoring the backup which are provided by the software developer.

 

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