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System Image - Create in Windows 8

  1. #60


    Brink-Sorry not to have let you know how I got on using Macrium.My laptop is away for repair,I think the HDD has packed in.When I get it back,I will try Macrium.I am thinking of getting an SSD so I will have to try Macrium then.

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  2. #61


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    No problem Citroen.

    I'm sorry to hear that your HDD may be dead.
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  3. #62


    brink

    not got a PrtScn keyon the laptop, will any other key combination work?

    just found the key its the insert key
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  4. #63


    brink
    screen shot addedClick image for larger version

    hoping this helps, now know how to post a screen shot.
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  5. #64


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    Yep, you just don't have enough free space on D for all of the others.

    A system image is a snapshot of the all system drive/partitions, and any you include in it. For this reason, you should really only save a system image to a separate physical hard drive than the one you are creating a system image of. If you don't and the HDD fails, you will loose Windows and your system image. If you save the image to a separate HDD, then you will still be able to use it to restore to a new HDD if your Windows HDD fails.
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  6. #65


    brink

    do you think if i used partiton wizard 7.7 to shrink "c" dowm to 100gb I will have room. i have read that w8 puts MFT files at opposite end of the partitons from other files which may cause the problems trying to shrink the partition. Not sure even if parition wizard will do the trick or foul up the whole laptop.
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  7. #66


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    No. The size of the HDD doesn't matter. It's the amount of space used on the HDD that does instead. Shrinking it would make no difference since the amount of used space would still the same.

    The problem is trying to save the system image to a partition in the middle of the same HDD/partitions that you are including in the image.

    It should really be saved to a separate internal or external HDD instead.
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  8. #67


    brink
    thanks will look out an old sata drive and plug in via usb. still lost on the w8 logic but understood your advice thankyou.
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  9. #68


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    Your welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  10. #69


    brink the create a disk option at th end of the imag will it be just one dvd i need?
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