Create recovery image on External HDD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by treacherous_hawk, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. treacherous_hawk

    treacherous_hawk MDL Junior Member

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    Hello,

    As from the last time, i have got i system fixed and they have reimaged my hdd. Now that i want to make a recovery image to my HDD, there is problem. The program is saying that it would wipe everything from external HDD to start with. Now, i am here asking for help to understand if there is anyway i can do it without wiping anything on External Data on my HDD?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Odd. What program are you using?
     
  3. treacherous_hawk

    treacherous_hawk MDL Junior Member

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    the one that comes by default in windows 8. Also tried Acer Recovery tool but that too triggers the windows default program for the same.
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    You can not copy the files from the external HDD to internal HDD and then move them back after it has finished putting the recovery on it?
     
  6. treacherous_hawk

    treacherous_hawk MDL Junior Member

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    i wish i could, but the external HDD is 1TB and almost full, system doesnt have that much space. Another question. As in Computer management, there is recovery partition of size 400MB but is 100% free it shows. As in this thread : http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/21978-Windows-7-8-OEM-Recovery-Partition-Creator. As far as i understand it can help create recovery partition while windows are being installed. Is there a way to create a recovery image like that in that partition after windows are installed?
     
  7. ashmicro

    ashmicro MDL Junior Member

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    Maybe I've misunderstood something here above (and if so I apologise)


    I back up my C: and D: partitions to my external drive (Y) thus:

    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:Y: "-include:C:,D:" -allcritical


    This creates an image in a WindowsImageBackup folder (which it also creates automatically), as normal. I have restored from it with no problems. I don't get any prompt that my external HDD is going to be wiped.
     
  8. MrKaon

    MrKaon MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks
    You are good to go :drive1:
     
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