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System Image Won't Work

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    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    System Image Won't Work


    I have a 128 gb SSD with my OS and programs taking up only 35 gb of space. I've tried to make a System Image Backup to one of my other hd's with 100 gb of free space but Windows gives an error msg saying there is not enough free space on the destination hd. Does the destination hd free space need to be as large as the entire hd that I'm backing up? So I'd need at least 128 gb of free space on the destination hd? Could this the problem? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Use this freeware instead: Macrium Reflect Free , Macrium User Manual
    Watch the videos on the bottom page of the Manual on how to use it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Downloaded, installed, backed up and verified the image in just a few minutes. Didn't even need to watch the video, it has an option to "Create an image(s) of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows". About as simple as it gets. And it didn't try to install any bloatware. Great program. With this and Acronis I feel a little more secure now with an extra backup program.

    Thanks very much!
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Don't forget to create a Macrium Recue disk to a CD/USB in case you need to rectore.
    You can download the ISO from here Macrium WinPE .iso - OneDrive and use Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to create it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Will do! Thanks again!
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