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  1. #11

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    So I do a backup where all my personal files from the libraries get stored onto an external HDD. If I was to create a system image and place this on the external HDD and lets say the computer completely crashed and wasto plug in my HDD would the system restore be able to find the system image on a External HDD? I know seems to be a silly question but I have never completely lost a windows operating system yet (knocking on wood as we speak).
    Unless you have encrypted the external drive with bitlocker then yes it can see it. I made that mistake but luckily had another system image on a drive that wasn't encrypted.

    Why not try it? You can boot from your recovery drive and see if it can see it - you don't have to restore.

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  2. #12

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    If you use Macrium just remember to create the boot environment.

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  3. #13

    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Yes, for 3rd party programs, create the bootable disc. A Guy
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  4. #14

    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Appreciate the information, I am currently using easeUS TODO Backup and I will test out the "create disc image" tonight.
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