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    Question Windows 7 Backup

    I tried to use Win7 backup and ran into an issue that I haven't found a way out of. I have XP installed (factory delivered with the computer) on drive 0 (boots as C: . I did a full install of Win7 on drive 2 (separate empty 80 gig disk, viewed as N: on XP), and Win7 put in its boot manager. Thus, my Win7 comes up as C: on drive 2 while disk 0 (the XP drive) comes up as N:.

    When I select the first backup, I requested a full image and that ALWAYS give me drive 0 and drive 2. I cannot deselect drive 0. When I do the non-image backup, I can choose what I want but only data files, not the system files.

    How can I make an image backup of just the Win7 drive alone?

    Why is Win7 backup putting drive 0 into the drive image backup?

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    I believe it is because you have a dual boot setup. Windows 7 backup and restore FAQ says a system image include the drives needed for Windows to run. With a dual boot setup you need both drives to boot Windows 7.

    Joe

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    Win7 Backup

    I decided to forego the use of Win7 Backup as it is not as useful as it sounds. I fell back to my XP tool, Acronis True Image. However, with two bootable operating systems on the computer, I will have to re-think by recovery strategy (probably a bootable CD that can be used to recover the full environment).

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