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  1. Joined : Mar 2016
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    w10
       26 Mar 2016 #1

    Image backup.


    Trying to do an image backup in W10

    "The drives that are required for windows to run will be included by default."
    The os is on disk drive c
    Another internal disk drive, H is classified by w10 as a system disk and also has to be backed up by default.
    Both C and H are ticked and cannot be un-ticked.
    I don't wish for this disk H to be backed up ( not enough space on the ext. backup disk).
    How can I make windows stop seeing H drive as another system disk
    so that I can just do an image backup of the C disk drive?
    Cheers
    J
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,552
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       26 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi, if you're having problems with the in-built system image program - which I assume is what you are using- try Macrium Reflect (free) or Aomei Backupper (free).

    These - esp. Macrium- which many here recommend- are considered more reliable and much more flexible.

    They also offer incremental and in the case of Aomei differential imaging, which is faster and creates smaller images once you have a base image.
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  3.    26 Mar 2016 #3

    jayjayuno said: View Post
    Trying to do an image backup in W10

    "The drives that are required for windows to run will be included by default."
    The os is on disk drive c
    Another internal disk drive, H is classified by w10 as a system disk and also has to be backed up by default.
    Both C and H are ticked and cannot be un-ticked.
    I don't wish for this disk H to be backed up ( not enough space on the ext. backup disk).
    How can I make windows stop seeing H drive as another system disk
    so that I can just do an image backup of the C disk drive?
    Cheers
    J
    Are you sure it's trying to backup the entire H drive or maybe just the 500MB or so, of the System Reserve.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 8
    w10
       26 Mar 2016 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    Are you sure it's trying to backup the entire H drive or maybe just the 500MB or so, of the System Reserve.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    I dont wish to back up anything on drive H.
    I will try Macrium and Aomei
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Mar 2016 #5

    If you post a screenshot of disk management, we can tell you why Windows thinks H: drive is necessary:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

    Make sure to expand the columns so we can see all the info in them.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 8
    w10
       26 Mar 2016 #6

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    NB this is taken whilst trying Reflect
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,956
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Mar 2016 #7

    You probably installed some program(s) in H: and/or having a service setup to run from H: then Windows Backup will consider it as part of the System backup.

    Third party software such as Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper Free Direct Download won't have that restriction.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 8
    w10
       26 Mar 2016 #8

    topgundcp said: View Post
    You probably installed some program(s) in H: and/or having a service setup to run from H: then Windows Backup will consider it as part of the System backup.

    Third party software such as Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper Free Direct Download won't have that restriction.
    You're quite right, there are a few programs installed on H.
    Macrium has done now done an image backup of C without any trouble.
    My only uncertainty now is whether I should be doing an image backup of cloning the disk.
    ?
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       26 Mar 2016 #9

    whether I should be doing an image backup of cloning the disk
    Can you clarify what you mean by that.
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  10. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 8
    w10
       26 Mar 2016 #10

    whs said: View Post
    Can you clarify what you mean by that.
    Sorry typo.
    Whether to do an Image backup OR clone the C drive?
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