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    Windows 7 Backup & Restore

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    I'm trying to create an image as I did with Norton's Ghost in XP and later when I used Norton's Save & Restore in Vista where the entire contents on my C: drive was backed up.

    In Windows7 Backup & Restore it's a little ambiguous where it saves in steps. I've viewed all options which are:

    I selected " Create an Image" on the left side of the first dialog box. This gives me these selections which are pre-selected and can not be changed:

    System (System)
    (C System
    Recovery (D System

    In choosing "Set Up Backup" I get.....

    1. Let Windows Decide

    All Users
    System Image

    2. Let Me Choose

    Backup Data for Newly Created Users (which there aren't any)
    LEELORD Libraries
    Computer (C

    Maybe it's me but I'm not sure which option to choose. I don't want to do incremental backups where data is added automatically later. All I want is a one time only backup which creates an image of my entire C: with... Program Files, Registry, System Files, Boot sector, Partition table, etc... everything!

    Any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciate. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leelord View Post

    I'm trying to create an image as I did with Norton's Ghost in XP and later when I used Norton's Save & Restore in Vista where the entire contents on my C: drive was backed up.


    I don't want to do incremental backups where data is added automatically later. All I want is a one time only backup which creates an image of my entire C: with... Program Files, Registry, System Files, Boot sector, Partition table, etc... everything!
    leelord,
    Hello.... This is only my opinion.. and usually take a "wompin" for saying so ...but hear goes... "Windows Backup" Is "Clunky" and "Clumsy". You can download a free program called "Macrium Reflect", It works with "Vista" and "7" 32 and 64. It "kicks the pants off" the windows offering both in ease of use, and tools ...Once you use it you will never again consider using the "Windows Clunk Miester" (unless your a confirmed masochist) Macrium Reflect Free Regards Fred
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    Amen

    Could not agree more with Just Plain Fred (no wompin from me!).

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    I just checked it out and it seems not too difficult to backup. The only thing I'm concerned with is the rescue disk using Linux. Wouldn't one have to know Linux somewhat to decipher how to use that disk? I hope that's not a dumb question.

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    Actually No, the Linux boot disk boots directly into the program so all you ever really see is the Macrium Reflect program.
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    If I might, Acronis True Image Home also beats the pants off Win 7 Bckup and Restore. Unfortunately it generally is not free as Macrium Reflect but works very well. I actually prefer Acronis to Macrium Reflect, but that is only my opinion. They are both excellent apps.
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    Thanks guys... I appreciate the help!

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    I installed Macrium and have used it successfully. Great program. Simple and does exactly what I want it to do. Thanks.

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