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Make Windows Backup use entire drive

Q: Make Windows Backup use entire drive

Hi,

I use Windows 7's built in back up feature to backup my libraries and a system image every week. I partitioned my external hard drive so that the backup files are stored seperately from my other files on the drive.

Windows 7 gives me 2 options of how to manage the space. Either 'Only store the most recent backup' or 'Let Windows manage my space (Max 60GB)' (See screenshot)

I would like to know if there is a way to set it to use the full 200GB of the partition. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance,
Caleb

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A: Make Windows Backup use entire drive

Hello Caleb,

By default, the maximum size will only be up to 30% of the total free space on the HDD or partition that you have the system image saved to. Unfortunately 30% of 200GB is 60GB. The only way to have more space available is to increase the size of the partition.

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Hi! I have a Microsoft Update problem: Error code:80072EFD. Have decided to backup entire drive. Then, reinstall from Hp recovery manager recovery discs i've just made. Then, with automatic update working, one hopes, to reinstall the rest. Now, it is this "rest" that is the problem. Vista Home Premium backup, it seems is selective, neglects program files, etc.. I want to take all of my C drive, software too, and put it on DVD-Rs. Maybe the D partition as well, though the HP Recovery Manager may have already done that with the Recovery discs i've just made. If done within Vista, will running programs, OS, etc., vitiate total transfer of files? What would be the best freeware utility for the task? Thank you.

A:What is the best way to backup the entire C drive, software, too, onto DVD-rs?

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Originally Posted by derritrane


Hi! I have a Microsoft Update problem: Error code:80072EFD. Have decided to backup entire drive. Then, reinstall from Hp recovery manager recovery discs i've just made. Then, with automatic update working, one hopes, to reinstall the rest. Now, it is this "rest" that is the problem. Vista Home Premium backup, it seems is selective, neglects program files, etc.. I want to take all of my C drive, software too, and put it on DVD-Rs. Maybe the D partition as well, though the HP Recovery Manager may have already done that with the Recovery discs i've just made. If done within Vista, will running programs, OS, etc., vitiate total transfer of files? What would be the best freeware utility for the task? Thank you.




Hi -

Error code 0x80072efd has to do with Internet connectivity issues dealing with the Microsoft servers for Vista installation activation. This is most likely the reason for Microsoft Update problems.

You cannot back up the entire Vista OS c: drive then simply copy it back after using the HP OEM Vista recovery DVDs. It will never work.

You can only back up files in your user profile folders - documents, pics, music, etc... ALL programs will have to be re-installed after you re-install Vista.

The HP recovery manager is among the worst piece of software that you can ever use for file backups - even those from the user profile folders. I can show yo... Read more

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Should i make a backup every month or every week? I think if i backup to much i will backup the virus or malware that caused the problem. if i have a problem.

A:how often should i make a backup image of my windows 7 drive?

for what you want to backup it?? if you have problem with win 7, you can Repair Install

i suggest to backup your data, because some of the hard disk can be broken, you know that's the common electronic nowadays and prone to failure and getting old every single/month/year.

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All:I am trying to include the entire contents of the C drive minus the program files, and windows folder in my capture data task sequence..It seems to be including just the "typical" file extensions, txt, doc, xls, etc... Could someone assist me on this one?Here's the code I have below in my "miguserspecial.xml" file






  <!-- This component migrates user files with known extension--> 

    <component type="Documents" context="System">  

        <displayName _locID="miguser.userdata">User Data</displayName> 

        <role role="Data">  

            <rules> 

                <include> 

                    <objectSet> 

            <!-- <script>MigXmlHelper.GenerateDrivePatterns ("* [*.*]", "Fixed")</script>--> 

             <pattern type="File"> C:\* [*] </pattern> 

 

                    </objectSet> 

                </include> 

                <exclude> 

                    <objectSet> 

                        <pattern type... Read more

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Synctoy was suggested to me on a previous thred of mine for easier backup of files without duplications. So I used synctoy to backup my documents, pics, and music to external drive with ease.

But I would also like to backup software such as my operating system-
Windows Vista, my HP printer software, Mcafee ect using synctoy.

I did backup up my entire drive when I first got my backup drive. But there have been software updates since then and some software additions.

Is it possible to use synctoy to backup the above types of software. If yes, any help on how to do that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: synctoy v2.0-backup entire drive?

You would be better off using Acronis True Image.
 

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Following a hardware upgrade we reinstalled software and attempted to restore data from the old drive now housed in an external caddy. Everything was able to be accessed apart from payroll backups.

The backup payroll files, indeed all the files within the payroll directory can not be moved even using Windows Explorer...the error message "Access Denied Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use" keeps appearing. No other files on the drive seem to be affected.

Is there any way we can change the access rights to this directory? The software in question is Sage Payroll (current version).

A:Access denied to entire directory on backup drive

Hi Dalwhat and welcome to TSF !

Try to take ownership of the folder and see if it helps :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

If you're using XP Home you'll need to restart the computer in safe mode and log as the administrator for the security tab to appear.

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i just bought a new computer running windows 7 home edition. my question is, can windows 7 make an entire image of my hard drive including (and this important) the recovery partition? If It can can anyone please tell me how. i need to have a complete backup of my hard drive in case of hard drive failure. Your help is greatly appreaciated.
elcoppo

A:backup entire hard drive including partitions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by elcoppo


i just bought a new computer running windows 7 home edition. my question is, can windows 7 make an entire image of my hard drive including (and this important) the recovery partition? If It can can anyone please tell me how. i need to have a complete backup of my hard drive in case of hard drive failure. Your help is greatly appreaciated.
elcoppo


A better backup program than Windows backup is Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download It backups whole partitions. You just need to tell it which ones to backup and on what schedule and it does the rest. I have restored my partitions several times and have never had a problem. A large portion of the members here use Macrium. You need a large HDD for the backups as it makes an image of all of your partition on each backup, not incrementals unless you use the pay version of it. I bought a 500 GB drive that I use for only backups and delete the older ones every few weeks. I think you will like it.

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** Admin/Mods: I cannot find my original thread! If found, I will gladly update that thread and ask that this thread be deleted.**

Backup/Restore Procedures (as done by RolandJS)

Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI (Acronis) or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x(ddd)C, data partitions S0x(ddd)D, x being computer number (1 2 or 3), ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty(*), the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. WDE1, WDE2. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. (* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.)
Before beginning backup routine, I plan to test explorer & ext HD ... Read more

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Backup/Restore Procedures (as done by RolandJS)
Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI (Acronis) or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x(ddd)C, data partitions S0x(ddd)D, x being computer number (1 2 or 3), ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty(*), the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. WDE1, WDE2. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. (* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.)
Before beginning backup routine, I plan to test explorer & ext HD operations by a quick-copy into & out of attached ext HD, if bi-direction copy fails, the backup or restore will fail, it's time ... Read more

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I have a bootable windows installation Thumb Drive. Can Macrium make a backup of this thumb drive so in the event of this thumb drive going faulty, I could make another Thumb drive with the backup image.

A:Can Macruim Reflect make a backup of Bootable windows Thumb drive

Originally Posted by sam9


I have a bootable windows installation Thumb Drive. Can Macrium make a backup of this thumb drive so in the event of this thumb drive going faulty, I could make another Thumb drive with the backup image.



Why not just save the media from which you created the current one?

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Changing entire ownership of entire hard drive any risks etc ?

I am using method of

Right click entire hdd

Properties
Security
Advanced
Change owner
Advanced
Find now

Name - In Folder
Users - Computername(mine is for example Furkan)
Ok this makes me even able to enter inside of System Volume Information folder

Can this cause any problems in future?

For example if i format windows can i still access these harddisks without any problem ?

Are there any details, detailed information, article about ownership of files / folders on windows 8 ?

ty very much

Windows 8.1 x64
Also changing windows having driver - boot driver ownership from Trustedinstaller to user would cause any problem ?

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When I took ownership of C:\ There were numerous popups saying it was unable to take ownership of various folders & subfolders.

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I recently got a new computer with windows XP and I want to make a backup copy of my hard drive. I've been using win 98se in the past and always backed up my drive using the "Drive Copy" software and that always worked just fine. I tried using it to copy my new Win XP drive and found that it has a different format called NTFS. My Drive Copy doesn't seem to work with the new drive. Any suggestions? Do I need to reformat the new blank drive I want to copy to?
RBG
 

A:How To Make Backup Of Win Xp Hard Drive

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I have an external USB drive attached to my PC, and would like to use it to back up my partners PC. We share a home network (both linked to Broadband Router). I am sure that it should be possible, but I have tried Homegroup (doesn't seem to do what I want) and I have created a folde on that drive and tried to make it shared with Everyone - that also seems not to work as I am asked for a user name and password when using the Network link in File Manager.

I feels that this should be easy, but I cannot seem to find out how to do it.

Any suggestions, anyone?

A:Make USB Drive available for backup to other PC on home network

Hello,
If your modem/router supports a usb connection then you maybe able to share storage from there.
What is it's model and make.

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hi,
My hard rive at the moment it making random sounds sometimes and is poretty much faulty so I am getting it replaced. What I was qondering is that is there any program that will backup my whole hard drive onto another hard drive I have and then when I get my new one all my settings will be the same.
by the way I am aware I can just use my other hard drive as mine but I need that for anyther computer later
 

A:How can i make a complete backup of my hard drive?

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Help Help Help Help!!!!

If i
1) Delete System Reserve
2) Convert my all partitions to Fat32, i have 250gb Hard Disk

Can i use Old version of Norton Ghost 8 or 9 (not latest version), or can i make backup of c drive and restore it with old Norton Ghost?

A:can i make backup of c drive and restore it with old Norton Ghost?

Hello Siraj, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you're just wanting to create an image backup, then you could use the free Macrium Reflect instead that's up to date if you like.

Imaging with free Macrium

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Current configuration: Win 7 Pro 64-bit, C: (Windows) drive is 500G, backup drive is 1T, (E Games drive is 2T. I have Backup set to include a system image during execution.

A while back I downloaded a game from Steam onto my E: (Games) drive which I've done for years now (never my C: drive).

That game installed a copy of .NET onto the E: drive. Seeing that there already is a copy of .NET where it is supposed to be (C, I deleted the folder. However, ever since Backup wants to make a system image of both the C: and E: drives. Seeing that the backup drive is only 1T, Backup fails.

I opened disk management and checked to see if the E: drive was flagged as a system disk, which it's not, but it's also not marked as 'active', just 'health/primary partition'.

The only way I can get around the backup issue is by shutting off the PC, removing the E: drive, and rebooting. Then Backup only sees the C: drive. However, this is getting old-hat and sometimes produces weird results such as leaving the E: drive icons with the default picture, not the game title picture, after reinserting the E: drive after a successful backup.

Making a long story short, I've looked in the registry for a windows backup parm that reflects both drives but cannot locate anything. Is there anything else I can look at/change to eliminate the E: drive 'system image' so I don't have to mess with removing/reinserting the E: drive?

Thanks.

A:Backup attempting to make a system image of my E: drive

I tried all the links: marking the partition inactive and starting backup, trying to create a system image (where the selection boxes for C: and E: are grayed out and not selectable.

So, is there a parm in registry that I can search for that shows both drives or is there another procedure I can follow?

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Folks I'm new to Win7. I used the Windows 7 Backup utility to backup the entire primary drive to a new bigger drive [basically 'cloning', so I thought]. As I suspected, it put most of the files there, but its not bootable.
Error "BOOTMGR Not Found"

So two questions:
1. Do I need to use a third party utility? or can Windows 7 Utility make a bootable image?
2. Can the current image on the backup drive be fixed/added-to/bootable??? or do I wipe out and start over.

?
 

A:Solved: Can Win 7 Backup Utility Make Copy Drive BOOTABLE??

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After lots of failures trying to make an image backup of a Lenovo Yoga 2  1051F by booting from a flash drive, I finally figured out a way to do it using a Y connector with two USB ports. If anyone has any interest in the specifics of what I did, I'd be happy to supply the details.

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These files (both in Word and as a pdf) have embedded color images. Is there any way to make them all BW globally? thanks
 

A:Make entire Word or PDF black and white

Why? you can select the output color of greyscale, on-screen b&w ?
 

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I just picked up a new laptop with windows 7 on it. It didn't come with any discs and I'd like to make a backup a copy of the OS for re-store discs. Is it possible?

A:How to make a backup of Windows 7 OS

No.

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Hello, folks! I want to back up my ENTIRE PC to an external HD. By entire, I mean the whole XP Pro OS, settings, programs, every last byte and bit.Is there a freeware backup program or a reliable software program with a GOOD track record which anyone can recommend?Thanks!Sandy GerliEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Backup ENTIRE HD, What Software??

The best disk imaging software is Acronis True Image, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

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I have 2 HD.

I would like my second drive to be an exact copy of my main drive.

My goal is to be able to use my second drive as my main drive in case my main drive fails.

Is there any software that allows such a backup? Free if possible.
 

A:How to backup entire disk?

Vista and 7 (I believe) have a native backup utility. But they do not copy system files. For that you need a third party solution.

Since this is not a Windows Vista / Windows 7 issue, it would be more appropriate in a different forum. Click the Report link and request to have it moved.
 

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I am trying to find a program that will back up my entire computer to the littlest thing. I am planning on refomatting my hard drive but I dont want to lose anything. I am a pretty big gamer and I am trying to not lose any of my saved games, characters etc. Is there a way to do this? Thanks a lot.

I am running XP Pro, SP2
 

A:Backup entire computer

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So I'm headed off to college next year and have started looking at ways to save my files in case something happens. I purchased a 4 yr Crashplan+ plan, which I now use to automatically backup my entire user folder. I also automatically backup the same info (pics, music, and docs mainly) to two external hard drives onsite. I really want to know if that is all I need to back up? Should I worry about backing up the entire hard drive, if so whats a good free program to do so? Thanks for you help.

A:how to/ should i backup entire disk?

So I'm headed off to college next year and have started looking at ways to save my files in case something happens. I purchased a 4 yr Crashplan+ plan, which I now use to automatically backup my entire user folder. I also automatically backup the same info (pics, music, and docs mainly) to two external hard drives onsite. I really want to know if that is all I need to back up? Should I worry about backing up the entire hard drive, if so whats a good free program to do so? Thanks for you help.And your operating system is........?

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I,ve heard about some software that can make a complete windows backup and burn itself to a dvd or two... Then I can install run dvd right away if my windows ever gets corrupted...

What is the name of the software...? And will it backup my complete data or just any data in windows folders like windows, program files and etc...?

A:how to make a backup of my complete windows xp

What version of xp are you running? xp pro has a built in backup utility that allows you to do a "system state" backup. You can also do it in the home edition but you have to manually install the utility from the xp installation media. I wouldn't recommend backing up to dvd's unless you have a very small amount of info to backup. You could be looking at quite a few disks. You may want to consider backing up to another hard drive. Here's a good article on xp backup options- How to use the Backup utility to back up files and folders in Windows XP Home Edition

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I need to replace my mobo. The problem is I don't have a bootable Windows disk. If I use my recovery disks it will try to install the original mobo's drivers. Is there a way to make a bootable Windows XP mce disk from the files on my hard drive?

A:Need to make a backup windows disk

XP MCE is an OEM Version, there were no Retail versions. This means you can't legally transfer the license to a new PC.
Replacing the motherboard is considered a new PC unless:It's the same model as the original
The original model is no longer available, and it's the model the manufacturer would supply as a warranty replacement
Unless one of the above applies, you'll have to purchase a new copy of XP.

If the Recovery disk is the kind that restores an image, it may not work in the case of the 2nd situation; it will depend on how different the new board is.
The PC manufacture may be able to supply you with a OS Re-install disk, rather than a Recovery disk in that situation.

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I am getting an external HD any minute and I want to backup my entire pc to it. programs, data, music, files, folders, registry etc. Basically an exact copy of my current system but I want it to be bootable just in case I mess up the reinstall. Is this possible? If so what is the easiest way to go about it?

A:How do I backup entire pc to external HD then Reinstall

Take a look here:

System Image Recovery

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Hello everyone this is my first post in the forum.
I was just wondering if you can suggest a tool to backup my entire computer , i have a lot of programs installed and it ll take me days if not weeks to find them all again in case something wrong happens .
also i d like to know if the configurations of the programs can be saved .
thank you

system info :
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Édition Familiale Basique , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2806 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1275 Mb.
 

A:A tool to backup my entire computer .

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Hi there!

I'd like to backup my entire System or at least most of it onto a seperate Computer/NAS but as the size of what has to be transferred has gotten quite big in the meantime ( 4TB+ ) so I'm running into a problem concerning the time it takes to do this.

Let me get some facts about me:
Right now I consider myself a Noob when it comes to networking 2 PC's together mainly because I'm not working with it that much.
Other than that I can solve pretty much any other computer problem in the blink of an eye.

What I'm looking for:
- A system that serves as a backup for my entire current system which has about 4TB of storage housing - MANDATORY!
- A system that does the Copy/Move Process of the respective files fast - MANDATORY!
Waiting 11.65h to transfer 1 TB of files at ~25 MB/Sec over a GBit Network is an absolute no go.
If possible I'm looking for something that rivals the 150-200 MB/Sec from my internal RAID-0.
- A system that serves as a MediaServer for my Home Cinema System either directly connected to the TV or a PS3 - OPTIONAL

What I've tried so far:
I recently bought myself a QNAP TS-412 which transfers the files at speeds of ~25 MB/Sec not giving me a happy face.
Blame me for trusting the clerk at the shop where I bought it before reading through the specs.

What I could do:
Build a second PC from former HighEnd bits and pieces acting as a homemade NAS.
Question is will this give me the results that I demand or will it lack the same way as the NAS?

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A:Backup entire System ( 4TB+ ) the fast way. HOW?

You might want to check this tutorial on using Windows 7's Robocopy utility.

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

You'll get a fast file transfer with it, but its main drawback is that it copies folders, not individual files.

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I have a dual-boot system, Win-7 Ultimate and Windows-ME (needed for old software). Both operating systems are located on a single 80 GB IDE hard drive that has two primary partitions, one NTFS for Win-7 and the other FAT-32 for Win-ME. (Win-ME requires FAT-32.) All data files are on separate physical hard drives. My need is to be able to backup The ENTIRE Windows-7 partition including the system and all installed programs. As installed, that partition has some 30 GB occupied on a 42GB partition.

Windows-7 won't allow me to create an image of the entire drive because one of the partitions is FAT-32. I don't need to image the whole drive, only the NTFS partition that contains the installed Windows-7 system and software.

When I use Windows-7 backup (no imaging) to back up my Windows-7 system and programs it appears to run and complete but the resulting backup file is only about 1.7 GB in size. This leads me to suspect that everything (maybe most everything) did not get backed up. The size difference between the backup file and the space taken by the installed system and software on the boot disk is too great.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get a COMPLETE backup of all my Windows-7 system files and installed programs?

Thank you.

A:Need a way to backup entire Win-7 boot sector ONLY.

Windows backup files never show their true size as most files are hidden/locked, firstly try to open each folder and subfolders within the backup directory confirming access as you open each for the first time. After you have opened all folders (there aren't many) when you look at properties the true size of the backup will be revealed.
You can look inside the backup after it has been created heres the tutorial to do that
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

If that doesn't work I would try using a third party app like acronis to clone the disk but im not sure if it would definitely work or if it will allow you separate the fat partition from the ntfs so you may have to clone the entire drive

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When I make a remote desktop connection to my PC at work using Citrix, the screen appears small on my home PC monitor. It's basically a square box in the middle of the screen surrounded by a thick gray border on the left and right sides.

I was told that there is a way to get it to fill up my entire monitor by opening the remote desktop connection window, closing it, then re-opening it, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. I am probably doing something wrong.

I am using Windows 7 and when I go into the Remote Desktop Connection options, the Remote Desktop Size under the Display settings is set to full screen.

Can anyone please tell me how to get the RDC window to fill in my monitor's entire screen?

A:How to make a remote desktop connection fill in my entire monitor?

What is the resolution of the Windows 7 monitor? There is a known issue with monitors set to 1366x768. Assuming your monitor is set to this, try changing it then retry full-screen.

Also, please try pressing Cntrl+Alt+Break

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I hooked up an HP Deskjet 820Sce to Computer #2 on the network in the "Community Center" where I live. As I mentioned before, there are 10 computers all together on the network.

Now, I hooked it up with a parallel cable (to the parallel (printer?) port) to the computer. #2 is hooked up to the rest of the network, so in theory I should be able to get the rest of the computers to print to the 820Sce, right? I just need to know how, and so I need your help .

Now, there is a LaserJet hooked up to the network, but it's hooked up right into the "central port" (i don't know what it's called) into which all the computers are hooked. So, I can print to the Laserjet since it's hooked up directly to the network.

But the 820 I can't. Because it's only hooked up to #2. That's why I'm eager to find out how to make it printable from the rest of the computers.

And also, there are two scanners that are hooked up to two different computers, but aren't usable on the entire network. I might be able to make them usable on the " " once I find out how to get the printer to work on the " ". Thanks everyone.
 

A:Printer hooked up to one computer, want to make it printable on entire network.

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I make 12 hour long videos on youtube. It's usually the sound of rain or crashing waves. Anyways, sometimes I have video of rain or crashing waves, other times I use a photograph and I add audio via an audio editing program like camtasia studio 8.4 or sony vegas pro 12. When making a video by using audio plus one photo for the entire duration of the video, is there a way I can create these videos with only one frame for the entire duration of the 12 hour video in order to save disk space? Is there software out there that can do that? I was able to use 1 frame per second in camtasia studio 8.4, which came out to about 1.5GB to 3GB in size (otherwise the size comes out to just over 20GB, which is a bit much when it comes to uploading to youtube), which is very manageable for 12 hour long videos, but unfortunately camtasia keeps crashing on me, multiple times per day, and thus far I have not been able to figure out why. It works fine on my laptop, but keeps crashing on my desktop. Naturally, my laptop isn't exactly powerful enough to render 12 hour long videos in a timely fashion, but my desktop is, as long as camtasia isn't crashing. Any ideas regarding software that could either render videos, or convert videos after rendering, to either 1 frame per second, or ideally, one frame for the duration of the entire 12 hour video? Alternatively, what could be causing camtasia studio to crash so often? How do you troubleshoot something like this? How do I find out which piece or hardw... Read more

A:how can i make a 12 hour long video with only 1 frame for the entire length?

 
I make 12 hour long videos on youtube. It's usually the sound of rain or crashing waves. Anyways, sometimes I have video of rain or crashing waves

You mean this.
youtu.be/mQ9OWMsJBTk
 
I am a huge fan of those When I cant sleep I pop 1 on and few mins latter.

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I only ask because I was looking at some blank DVDs on Amazon, and there was a graphic on the page of one of them listing the format and application, and under application, it only lists "PC backup" for DVD-RW and DVD+RW .
 

A:Solved: Can I make a Windows 7 backup using any DVD format (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD

Nevermind. I just read somewhere that only DVD-R and DVD+R are acceptable for Windows Recovery Disc Creation program.
 

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i just bought a new computer with windows 8, is it possible to make a backup of my windows 8 then format and put windows 7 on it until i finish my course and then reinstall windows 8? (because my school books are based on windows 7 and it would just be easier to follow exercises)
thx

A:Make backup windows 8 format to windows 7 and back to win8

If you burn your recovery disk set for windows 8 and you can use that to go back. You should get a prompt to do it when you first set it up. You could also use a Windows 8 DVD to do it, if you have or can borrow one that matches your installed version. It should automatically detect the OEM embedded product key in the BIOS and then do an automatic activation. Burn the recovery disk set before you install Windows 7 because once you do you may not be able to access the hidden recovery partition. If the utility that launches it on boot up is tied to the boot loader on the disk, it may not work when Windows 7 overwrites the boot loader.

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Does the following make sense to use for a backup strategy?
Like most people I am terrified of losing my data and I have 75,000 photos on my 2TB C: drive. What I am considering doing is adding a second internal 2TB drive and running Rebit to back up to that drive. Then adding an external 2TB external USB drive and also backing up to there with Rebit.
I would also run the backup program that is part of Win 7 Pro and weekly create a system image and also save it to the new internal 2TB drive. Then once a month create a system image with the Win 7 backup program and save it to the external USB drive.
Currently my C: which is a WD20EARX has 755 GB in use. Not sure if this makes any difference but I am running Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) in Enhanced Mode and have a Crucial SSD running RAID 0.
BTW, I know that Rebit is always backing up. Can that be a bad thing?
Any opinions on the above will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Zack S

A:Does this backup strategy make sense? Rebit, 2 drives and Win7 backup

A few random thoughts:

It sounds like your data (photos) are on the C partition. You might find that putting your data on a separate D partition on that same drive will make your backup strategy a bit simpler. Not a requirement, just a suggestion.

I would not rely on an image as a backup for data. If your data is on C, any image of C will of course include the data, but imaging is not foolproof and can go bad for unknown reasons.

I have never even heard of Rebit and assume you know it to be reliable. I don't know if it is a file by file backup program or an imaging program.

Copying the photos to another internal drive is a good idea. As is the idea of copying the photos to an external. The more backups the better. But you might consider some type of offsite backup in case of fire or theft.

I'd probably do this:

Temporarily move all data from C to some other physical drive--internal or external.

Then shrink C considerably to the size needed to hold Windows easily--maybe 100 GB.

Then make a new D (data) partition from the free space now available.

Move all data back to the new D from wherever you temporarily moved it.

Use an imaging program thereafter to make periodic images of C alone, storing the image on either the new internal or an external.

Use a file by file backup program to make periodic backups of D alone to the new internal and the external.

I'd probably just use a single partition on the new internal and the external and separate stuff by a folder struct... Read more

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Hi there
This is just a note to people who think it's too much hassle to backup their systems.

Just recently I needed to swap from a SAMSUNG 830 128 GB SSD to the newer 840 250 GB SSD on my laptop.

Plugging the new SSD into a USB2 (not even USB 3) slot I restored a previous system image that I'd backed up to a bog standard external passport drive. Time taken for restore -- 17 Mins for 54 GB. This system had Office, Photoshop and quite a few other applications installed.

This laptop was only an i3 powered device but I like it because it's really portable and powerful enough for my requirements - especially when used with a decent external monitor so more powerful machines will complete the operation faster than the 17 mins mine took.

Opened the computer and swapped the SSD's -- Booted fine first time (and faster SSD too) -- although the old one wasn't that bad either -- I'm now using the old one as my Windows to Go system !!.

If I'd have to restore Windows again and all the applications I probably would have spent the best part of at least half a day -- certainly several hours -- plus probably some time on re-installing updates for the OS and the applications - SP1 for office 2010 contains a LOT of fixes !!! if you have to do it again.

So there is really NO EXCUSE for anybody to avoid backing up their systems --keep the OS and applications separate from your USER DATA -- separate partitions or preferably on separate drives.

I used Acronis 2013 but any type of decent... Read more

A:To Backup Haters - 17 Mins for restore of entire W8 system

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there
This is just a note to people who think it's too much hassle to backup their systems.

Just recently I needed to swap from a SAMSUNG 830 128 GB SSD to the newer 840 250 GB SSD on my laptop.

Plugging the new SSD into a USB2 (not even USB 3) slot I restored a previous system image that I'd backed up to a bog standard external passport drive. Time taken for restore -- 17 Mins for 54 GB. This system had Office, Photoshop and quite a few other applications installed.

This laptop was only an i3 powered device but I like it because it's really portable and powerful enough for my requirements - especially when used with a decent external monitor so more powerful machines will complete the operation faster than the 17 mins mine took.

Opened the computer and swapped the SSD's -- Booted fine first time (and faster SSD too) -- although the old one wasn't that bad either -- I'm now using the old one as my Windows to Go system !!.

If I'd have to restore Windows again and all the applications I probably would have spent the best part of at least half a day -- certainly several hours -- plus probably some time on re-installing updates for the OS and the applications - SP1 for office 2010 contains a LOT of fixes !!! if you have to do it again.

So there is really NO EXCUSE for anybody to avoid backing up their systems --keep the OS and applications separate from your USER DATA -- separate partitions or preferably on separate drive... Read more

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Hi all,
Due to my dell inspiron 14" 7447 have problem after use with window 10 for few month, (get kernel security check failure) cannot fix easy, so I have recover  from win 8 (dell ssd build in  and them update to win10 again) , everything work fine, but when I try to make a new backup , it always show as follow, then crash even time. How can I fix it?
Tks all.
H

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Hi,
I have a drive that was using PGP that has become damaged and will not boot despite trying 3 days of different fixes and repairs. I have a complete drive backup that will restore but when I try and boot after my PGP password I get 'Missing operating system'. Again I have tried decrypting and fixing but to no end.

I have another disk with a working and booting install of Win7 (same architecture etc) on. I have the entire contents of the non-booting system disk that I can access from the image of it.

If I booted into something like Windows Recovery or Live Linux environment, can I copy the entire contents of the non-working Win7 drive over the working one and expect it to work and then boot?

Aside from a fresh install of Windows and all apps and settings I am at a loss and hoping something like this will work!

Thanks

Ant

A:Copy entire system from backup image over bootable fresh install?

Better to try Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

After disinfecting and attempting boot repairs there are steps for copying out files at boot which should bypass encryption since the OS is inert. Then you can restore your image or Clean Reinstall following best practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

I would not use any Norton or Symantec product.

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Hey any help would this would be GREATLY apprciated.

One of the hard drives on my pc [250gb drive , drive E:\] has about 180gb of that data inside one folder. Today I went to open the folder and the pc locked up for a second and then said that DRIVE E:\ is not formated and asked if I wanted to format it. If I select no and try to access the folder again it does the same thing. I cannot risk loosing any of the data that is inside this folder on this drive. IF anyone could try and help me access the files inside this folder I would be so appriciative!!!

Someone please help....


btw...

All other folders on the drive open just fine...

A:Folder inside drive will not open - telling me to format entire drive..

It also says that there is 0 bytes in the folder when there should be over 110gb ...

Is there any sort of program that will repair something like this...

When I right click the drive in my computer and check properties it says used space 184gb...but then when I go into the E:\ drive and select all the folders and select properties it says there is only 74.2gb used ?

The other 110gb is in that folder that I am not able to access....

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I want to add parameters to the script, such that only a new folder is targeted, instead of every folder in the drive.

The script is at post #4 here.

strFirstDrive = "E"
strLastDrive = "N"
strSavePath = "C:\Test\Index.docx"
Const ShowDoc = True
Const CloseDoc = True

Only 1 drive will be read, so I can change first + last drive accordingly:

strFirstDrive = "J"..................."J:\FolderName" maybe???
strLastDrive = "J"
strSavePath = "C:\Test\Index.docx"
Const ShowDoc = True
Const CloseDoc = True
 

A:Modify a VBS script to target folder within drive, instead of entire drive.

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Ok after figuring out that I had a bad motherboard. I have now went to install my WD 120JB 8meg cache hard drive into the computer and format using windows 2000 (brand new out of the wrapper). When the bios boots it recognizes the entire 120 gig which is what I had expected, when I boot from the cd to format using NTFS filing system it says that there is only 114470 meg on disk, I ran WD's software on it with no luck and have already flashed the mobo's bios.

I figured that I would try to format with windows 2000 to see if it made a difference it didn't! it actually froze at 97 % complete. I reran the WD software but this time downloaded it fresh and ran the utilities on it where it said there were errors on the disk. when I finally gave up on it last night (@ 1000pm) to come home, I left it writing zeros to the full drive.

Any suggestions would be REALLY APPRECIATED at this point.
 

A:120 gig WD drive with 8 meg cache not finding entire drive space

The manufacture is figuring 1000 bytes=1 kilobyte, but your PC is figuring 1024 bytes per kb.

I'm bad at explaining things, this article does a better job:

http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=136
 

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This is a silly problem to be having. I have two operating systems in a dual boot system. Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, C drive, (where I am trying to run the backup from) and Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit (I drive).

It used to work fine, I think round about 4 weeks ago or so. I am not sure what has changed but it no longer works properly. Instead it identifies my data drive as being a system which needs a system image created for.

I tried using the Backup reset registry key from the tutorials section but that does not work either. They say a picture can paint a thousand words, so here are some screenshots.

I am not sure what else you need to know. Its Dell XPS 420 with a RAID 0 (striping) drive...that is to say two drives combined together in an array (as I understand it). So it acts like one big hard drive.

Any help would be most appreciated!

A:Windows 7 Backup identifies wrong drive as a system drive

Welcome to the forum,

From your screenshots I don't see the problem you're talking about, Can't you just select the partitions you want and go from there?

What does it show when you expand the top "Data Files" ?

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Hello all. This is puzzling me, my windows backup is also backing up one of my external drives (I have 4) as well as my 'C' drive (yes, the one I do want to back up). I am looking all over trying to find where I can stop this. I am backing up to an external drive, and no, its not the same drive that's being backed up. Here is my set-up... Primary Drive "C", external drive "F", external drive "G", external drive "H", external drive "I". The "F" drive is one of my external drives. As you can see in the screen shot, drive C and F are being backed up.
Now, I want to only back up my "C" drive to the "I" drive and have that set to do once per week. That is what I have it set for. I am allowing Windows to choose the files for me. Does someone know why this is happening and how to stop it? Thanks to all for your help.

A:Windows Backup is backing up an external drive as well as my C drive

Windows Backup works in mysterious ways.

That's one of the reason many avoid it. It's not intuitive or easily understood.

It has it's own idea of what needs to be backed up.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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i tried to make a disc image yesterday, then tried to backup my laptop (compaq w/ hp software and W7 home premium) and it comes up with an error saying its missing a "Volume Shadow Copy blah blah blah" its in the attachment. i want to create a system image.

help'd be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 can't backup or make disk images or system repair disk

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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