How to create a backup of win 7, that is pre-installed from store?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Fuse, Mar 26, 2014.

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  1. Fuse

    Fuse MDL Novice

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    Hello, i was trying to help my friend to create a backup of the windows 7 installed on his laptop but it turned out to be on 4 cds... :confused:

    Is there any tool(s) that i can use to create a clean windows backup with?


    Thanks in advance.

    Fuse :help2:
     
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    Well I have done it with the backup utilities of Hiren's Boot CD rebuilt.
    and I saved it to a separate partition on the hard drive that I created for the purpose.
    alternatively you can save it to a portable usb hard drive, I've done that too

    ...T.
     
  3. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    I do the same as what tonto11 said; use hirens boot cd to make a disk image and just store it on a usb hard drive.
     
  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #4 PhaseDoubt, Mar 27, 2014
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    I've used 7's built in system image maker and Acronis True Image Home 2010 ... both worked flawlessly for me. And yeah, if your OS's foot print is 15-20GB or so that's going to take 4-5 DVDs not CDs. The only really successful choice for me has been a hard drive ... internal and external. Wife's Windows 7 installation (including her user data) is over 70GB and growing. No way either of us are going to sit and nurse an optical drive through the process.
     
  5. Fuse

    Fuse MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys for the replies i will try them out. :)
     
  6. montwel

    montwel MDL Novice

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    What tool were you trying? CD? not DVD?
    DVD is better, and I suggest you try aomei backupper, which supports Image File Compression