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  1. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       25 Apr 2015 #21

    This is the beginning of the image process on 8.1:

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
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    C:\Users\rrkurtz>wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: -AllCritical -quiet
    wbadmin 1.0 - Backup command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    Retrieving volume information...
    This will back up SYSTEM_DRV(EFI System Partition) (260.00 MB),Lenovo_C(C:),(\\?\Volume{9698531e-6b61-4349-9991-c1cd0a8d83ff}\) to F:.
    The backup operation to F: is starting.
    Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup...
    Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup...
    Creating a backup of volume SYSTEM_DRV(EFI System Partition) (260.00 MB), copied (0%).
    Creating a backup of volume SYSTEM_DRV(EFI System Partition) (260.00 MB), copied (100%).
    The backup of volume SYSTEM_DRV(EFI System Partition) (260.00 MB) completed successfully.
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (0%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (2%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (3%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (5%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (6%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (7%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (9%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (10%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (11%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (13%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (14%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (16%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (17%).
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       25 Apr 2015 #22

    I have this little 11.6" Asus laptop with W 8.1. The good thing is that I paid only $99 for it - on Black Friday. The bad thing is that it has only 30GB of disk storage on an eMMC. After the recovery and the EFI partitions that leaves only 20GB for the C partition.

    I obviously try to avoid installing any unnecessary programs. That's why I resorted to Wbadmin for imaging and it works all the time. I already did one restore which worked perfectly.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       25 Apr 2015 #23

    This is the end of the image process:

    Code:
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (98%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (98%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (99%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (99%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (99%).
    Creating a backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:), copied (100%).
    The backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:) completed successfully.
    Creating a backup of volume  (450.00 MB), copied (99%).
    The backup of volume  (450.00 MB) completed successfully.
    Summary of the backup operation:
    ------------------
    
    The backup operation successfully completed.
    The backup of volume SYSTEM_DRV(EFI System Partition) (260.00 MB) completed successfully.
    The backup of volume Lenovo_C(C:) completed successfully.
    The backup of volume  (450.00 MB) completed successfully.
    Log of files successfully backed up:
    C:\WINDOWS\Logs\WindowsBackup\Backup-26-04-2015_02-25-28.log
    So as far as wbadmin is concerned, everything worked correctly. Now to try and mount C:.

    Just noticed the sizes. They seem awful small to me:

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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       25 Apr 2015 #24

    The middle VHDX is not small. It is 90GBs.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       25 Apr 2015 #25

    Same error trying to mount any of the three vhdx files.

    Will see hoe Win 10 works as soon as it finishes.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       25 Apr 2015 #26

    Did you ever run sfc /scannow. It looks like you got some system bug.
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  7. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       25 Apr 2015 #27

    I think I figured it out. Even though I was getting an error, the vhdx was being mounted but no driver letter was assigned. I assigned Z: and I was then able to browse it.

    I detached the mounts then this time I use Disk Management as your tutorial said and it worked fine, no errors and I can browse it in Windows Explorer. Previously I had been right clicking on the vhdx file and selecting Mount.

    So the real problem was I didn't follow directions!
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       25 Apr 2015 #28

    LOL, I am glad you got it sorted. I should have made it clearer that the mount comes without a drive letter. My bad. I added a Note to the posting.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NYS
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 & Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18
       27 Apr 2015 #29

    How To Schedule Windows System Image Backup


    Became intrigued with WBadmin and found the attached link. While it is a step-by-step for Windows 8.1, it works with Windows 10 Build 10061. Was able to mount the image and did a restore. Thanks for sharing.

    http://pureinfotech.com/2013/10/24/s...-image-backup/

    Rich (another one)
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       27 Apr 2015 #30

    Thanks for sharing the link. You can, of course, make it fancier with a scheduled task. But my intent was to keep it simple.
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