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    Using Backup or Restore your files tool

    On my Win7 HP 32-bit SP1 Acer ICONIA Tab W500 I created a System Image with Win7 built feature onto my external hard drive. It created a WindowsImageBackup onto the external hard drive so that looks fine to me

    I also ran the Backup or Restore your files as I saw the contents will contain files in libraries and personal folders foe all users and system image. This procedure also created WindowsImageBackup; however it created another folder DAD-PC. Upon checking out the DAD-PC folder it reported Choose an option below for the selected backup, Restore my files from this backup, Restore files for all users of this computer and Manage space used by this backup
    >>> Does this mean itís beneficial to run the Backup or Restore your files since it appears to me it creates a System Image as well as providing options for the selected backup?

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    It creates a system image, usually by default, but it's entirely up to you to check
    your settings closely. WindowsImageBackup is NOT intuative.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Good point Clint. I also save my data separately in case I should run into a serious problem. I have another Win7 computer on which I use Macrium Reflect and I have tested the backup when I did the original backup. Maybe I'll eventually swing over to MR on this tablet pc but I want to experiment a little on how the Win7 system works because I suspect it will be helpful for me to have at least an idea of what to look for on someone's else's computer when applicable.

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    Don't forget about making a Windows 7 bootable repair disk, and
    ensure that your image includes the recovery partitions too.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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