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Windows 8 system image backup move to another disk

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1 x64

    Windows 8 system image backup move to another disk


    I have the following issue. I have backed up drive letter C; which has windows 8.1 on it using recovery-> system image backup and selected partition Gthe same HDD). I then realized that I am running out of space on that partition. Right click on WindowsSystemImageBackup folder (partition G-> Properties => show 0 bytes. But that partition has some very little space after backing up. So I think that the backup image is not 0 at all. If I double click it it ask me to provide admin permission...

    So, my question: How do I move the backup to an external HDD. Can I just cut+paste it? Or it will now work anymore? Also, if I have other pc (same configuration) will I be able to restore it on that pc using my extrenal HDD.

    Thank you in advance.

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  2. #2

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

    I suggest you try - Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download - {The Standard version}
    It's so much easier than what you are doing.

    Someone here will probably come along with advice on how you are doing things.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21

    Firstly you must make sure if you have successfully backup windows system with Windows built-in "backup and restore" Then you can freely move the backup copy to another partitions or another disk through copy+paste. Certainly, why not extend D: size and don't move the backup files. You can resize partitions as the video guide.

    BTW, I always heard of the complain about users can't successfully recover the windows system from the system backup with the windows built-in backup&restore on sevenforum. You can try some others tool like EaseUS Todo Backup etc...
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