Windows 10 - System Image

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  1. tharealgc

    tharealgc MDL Novice

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    I am sorry if this was already asked and answered somewhere (I didn't find it)...

    Is there a way to make a Windows 10 System Image without including other HDDs?
    In my case it adds the drive with "games" which makes the "Image" around 1300GB heavy...
    So is there a way to make an image of Only OS Drive?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Normally the "create system image" option only includes "system" partitions and c:\, did you changed a setting which made the "Games" partition a system partition?
     
  3. tharealgc

    tharealgc MDL Novice

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    #4 tharealgc, Nov 23, 2015
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    I dealt with Acronis in past and I don't really want to go back to it not to mention it costs and Win Backup option is not really an image isn't it?..


    I didn't change anything there is only steam and origin on that drive containing games and those are installed there...
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That's why it's including that partition.
     
  5. tharealgc

    tharealgc MDL Novice

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    Is there anything I can do to make it turn a blind eye on those? (I know I can probably disable the drive and make the image and plug the drive back in when I am done, but...)
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That's difficult for me to forsee, you could do what you suggested or hide the drive but it's possible the backuptool sees it as a spanned drive.
     
  7. imadlatch

    imadlatch MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using ghost32 for me is the best
    Lenovo OKR one key recovery the best ever but for system drive only
     
  8. tharealgc

    tharealgc MDL Novice

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    Well it is a separate piece of hardware, so I can unplug it... that might do the trick I guess...
     
  9. tharealgc

    tharealgc MDL Novice

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    I got no trust for Lenovo and Acronis proven to be better than ghost back in the day for me... Still I just want to do it with windows and no extra hustle... I guess I will just have to unplug the unwanted drive for the backup time...
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    What about the nice backup settings (or whatever is acalled in english versions) link in control panel?;)
     
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  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I think he/she already uses that option and it automaticly includes a partition he/she doesn't want and windows doesn't allow to uncheck that partition.
     
  12. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Use wim config when capturing with dism
    Add the directries to exclude
     
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    eric33 MDL Junior Member

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    or if you want to doit with Windows

    Open Admin Command Prompt:
    Enter:
    wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: -allCritical –quiet

    Replace “F” with your target drive (Where you want to save your image file).

    and You can restore your computer using a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc
     
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    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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  16. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #18 lobo11, Nov 23, 2015
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    I've used Acronis True image for years, it lets you choose which partitions to backup, your not doing something right. :D

    You have it set to backup entire system instead of a partition.:D
     
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