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    Backup and Restore Problem

    I have Windows 7 Pro on Drive 0. I have Windows 10 Pro on Drive 2. If I use backup and restore on Windows 7 Pro the Windows 7 check box is checked and greyed out. But I can uncheck Windows 10 so it only does an image of Windows 7. The problem is when I run back and restore from Windows 10 Pro Both check boxes are checked and greyed out. So I can't run just Windows 10 image. Any Help?

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    Windows Backup will backup both the Windows drive and the boot drive (if different). A third party imaging application like Macrium Reflect or Easus To Do will give you more flexibility.

    Jerry

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    Or Aomei Backupper.

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    Use the free version of EaseUS todo backup.. I have used this and it works well..

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    Why would thet both be greyed out only on Windows 10?

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    I can't answer your last question, but think about this:

    Imagine having this kind of problem when you are relying on being able to restore a backup. It happens.

    That is why others - and me - strongly recommend using one of the 3rd party disk image applications for a more secure and flexible backup regime. I happen to like Acronis but there are many others that simply work - the Windows native system is not simple and sometimes doesn't work; that's not what you want in a backup system !

    You might conquer "today's issues" but there are plenty of others to haunt you later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harley51 View Post
    Why would thet both be greyed out only on Windows 10?
    Because as I stated earlier, Windows backup requires both the boot drive and the Windows drive be imaged. You don't have a choice so they are checked and greyed out.

    Jerry

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