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Advice on making System Image Backup

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    Posts : 6
    windows 8

    Advice on making System Image Backup


    I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from the Microsoft Store. Everything went well (so far)
    and I want to create a system image backup.

    I have a 1 TB external hard drive with plenty of space, but there are some mp3 files on it. I'd like to know if storing the disk image on this drive will affect the mp3's (i.e., are they safe?)

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Yes, an image is a bit for bit copy of everything on the system.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    A Windows System Image Backup creates files in a Folder and does not bother other data on the drive. Not sure what pparks1 is thinking of.
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  4. #4


    Ooops, I thought he meant he had MP3's on the computer and wanted to make sure that they would be a part of the image. My mistake.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    Thanks, that answers it. Just wanted to make sure.
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