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    How can you keep multiple copies of System Images on Windows7?

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    Rename the latest directory from WindowsImageBackup to WindowsImageBackup-old (or whatever you like) just before doing the second image. Then, swap the names every time after (for keeping 2 copies).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkitc View Post
    How can you keep multiple copies of System Images on Windows7?
    Use 2 hdd's for your backups.
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    A system Image is just a condensed file. Just like any other file you specify where to place the Image, then save it. I use an ext HD for my Images and have dozens of then located in the same folders. Am Image is not a bootable copy of the OS the way a clone is. it is just another file to the PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkitc View Post
    How can you keep multiple copies of System Images on Windows7?
    jkitc,
    Hello... There is a "Free Imaging" program "Macrium Reflect" http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp With this program you can name and save as many (Also Compressed) Images that you want...to wherever you want..Its easy to use (small learning curve) and "Kicks the pants off " of the Windows flavor.If you have any questions about Macrium and how to use it ...you can search this forum as there are many users,or post another question ... Regards Fred
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    You can keep multiple copies provided that you have the HDD space on a separate directory and are not backing up to a network.

    I have not tried cws's "renaming" just yet, but you can also view images created by date/time stamp upon restore, but only upon restore.
    I also strongly suspect that the Windows 7 Backup and Restore imaging portion of the app does incremental backups to the same directory by default.
    I have not researched this out, but I strongly suspect it from my own image restore size. (I have 4 images, but they do not add up to 4 full images)

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