How to image a program drive?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Georgey, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Georgey

    Georgey MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    All my programs are installed on a distinct partition P:\
    'Advanced' software for disaster recovery images, e.g. AOMEI Backupper, Macrium Reflect, offers different options for system and data drives. Which should I choose:
    - system, because P:\ is in fact an extension to Windows' Program Files and Program Files (x86)
    or
    - data, because Windows itself is not installed on P:\

    I would also appreciate some explanation on the difference between these methods. Earlier I used DriveSnapshot which does not make such a distinction.

    Thanks.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  3. urie

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    #3 urie, Oct 14, 2015
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    @ Georgey, sorry to say there is absolutely no advantage of having programs installed on a separate partition unless they are truly portable or you also backup system partition and P partition. most still need windows system files and registry entries to run. Data is a different you can store that on different partition. Also have a look at Acronis-True-Image-activation-patch and DISCUSSION - Disk imaging software for Windows