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  1.    10 Mar 2016 #1
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    First system image backup: is this right?


    I have just upgraded and am backing up my system image to an external drive. I've noticed that the path showing is
    Control Panel> All Control Panel Items> Backup and Restore (Windows 7). I don't understand that path, when I'm dealing with Windows 10. The path is what Windows Backup set without any action from me.

    Am I doing something wrong?
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  2.    10 Mar 2016 #2
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    That's OK. You are fine. You didn't do anything wrong.
    There is another way to do the same thing..............
    Control Panel > File History.
    Both Backup and Restore (Windows 7) and File History lead you to the same place...... to run system Image backup.

    By the way, you system image backup is store in the ext hdd under WindowsImageBackup folder.

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  3.    10 Mar 2016 #3
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    Thanks for reassurance and info.
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  4.    10 Mar 2016 #4
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    By the way, soon you will have people recommending 3rd party programs such as Mcrium or Acronis.
    They have better features to offer.
    If you like, give them a go.
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  5.    10 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipwood View Post
    Thanks for reassurance and info.
    You are welcome.
    If you do not have further questions, please mark your thread as Solved.
    Thank you.
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  6.    10 Mar 2016 #6
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    It is easy to make an image with Windows - it is another matter if you want to recover from that image. Therefore I recommend to test the recovery. Nothing is worse than an image that does not work in times of need. And Windows images often do not work. That's why most of us go with free Macrium or alike. Those are rock solid.
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  7.    10 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    It is easy to make an image with Windows - it is another matter if you want to recover from that image. Therefore I recommend to test the recovery. Nothing is worse than an image that does not work in times of need. And Windows images often do not work. That's why most of us go with free Macrium or alike. Those are rock solid.
    You can swear by Macrium all you want, but don't you ever question whether the built-in image backup will work or not.

    I have been using it since first day of Windows 7. I have been using it to restore my system many times. It NEVER fails me.

    Don't knock something you don't use.
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  8.    10 Mar 2016 #8
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    I tried to use Windows imaging many times. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it did not. I can't have that. Maybe I am to dumb and it was user error. But the end result was that I could not recover.
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  9.    10 Mar 2016 #9
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    Well, that's your problem with the built-in program
    That does not mean it happens to everyone else.
    You are writing it off just because it does not perform the way you want. You can do that privately, but don't do that in public.
    That is not fair, not to mention influencing others with biased opinion.
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  10.    10 Mar 2016 #10
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    This is a useless discussion. I recommend you reread what I first posted. Just a caution based on my own experience.
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