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System Image - Create in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    That is odd then.

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  2. #11


    What's the average size of a system image? Or should I say the rough compression %?
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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Lucas,

    There's not an exact percentage since it varies on what is being included in the system image and if the files in it can be compressed anymore or not, but it's very roughly around the 50% range. Your millage will vary.
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  4. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    Thanks for another great tutorial Shawn! I am glad to see that Windows 8 has kept the system imaging program, because I use it frequently in Windows 7.
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  5. #14


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    Thank you Jay. Same here.
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  6. #15


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    Windows 8 64 bit


    Hello Brink, I've recently got Windows 8 (on Saturday) and want to set up a system image before doing anything else, like installing software.
    I follow the tutorial to create the image onto DVDs, but I receive this error:

    The backup failed.
    The drive cannot find the sector requested. (0x8007001B)

    This is quite worrying as the laptop is brand new. Any solutions to this?
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  7. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Carpet Man, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Could be some issue with the DVD. Personally, I would recommend backing up to either another internal or external HDD instead. It would be much more reliable than DVDs.

    If that is not an option, then you might consider using Macrium Reflect Free to see how it works for you.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #17


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    You mention in your last post an external HDD, I take it then I could plug an external hard drive into one of my USB ports to do the backup, I have 2 USB3 and 1 USB2 ports on my Notebook.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Joan,

    Good to see you. Yes, you sure could.
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  10. #19


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Thank you Shawn, glad to be here typing from my Windows 8 Notebook.
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