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W7 creating an image

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rainforest123, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    W7 Pro, 32 bit
    NFTS
    Single HDD, SATA, 80 GB; single partition / volume on said 80 GB HDD.

    I want to create an image on DVDs

    Action Center > Backup
    I selected my DVD - RW [ as it is listed ] [ actually I have 2 DVD burners; each a Plextor pX 810 SA ]
    [ I tried each drive ]

    I am informed that the selected backup location does not support the creation of system images.

    I would like to know if there is an adjustment within W7 that will permit me to create an image as a set of DVDs.

    If not, are you aware of a 3rd party program available which provides me with the opportunity to create an image without installing the program? Why would I want to do that? Because I want to avoid the remote, but real, possibility of file corruption during /after the 3rd party program has been installed.

    I know how to clone my HDD using Acronis True Image. :)

    Thanks for your time.
    edit: No error msg is reported.
    Fresh, clean install; not upgraded.
    W7 has been activated.

    No programs have been installed.
    Only W7 & device drivers have been installed. :)

    RF123
     
  2. Rockn

    Rockn

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    Why is it important that the image go on a set of DVDs? Most of the software for making images are bootable. I always put my images on external media using Acronis.
     
  3. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    R:
    Because it is Monday?
    Because I like strawberry ice cream?

    I don't want to offend you, but I don't think it is mportant as to why; only how. ;)

    RF123
     
  4. rainforest123

    rainforest123 Thread Starter

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    EDIT!
    NOPE!
    W7's backup created an image.

    I turned off the PC
    I turned on the PC
    I ran the recovery.
    It didn't even put the desktop wallpaper back to the original.

    Oh well.

    So, the search continues.

    RF123

    Please disregard the following. ;)
    Solution:
    1. Place a writable DVD - R [ probably works with a DVD + R, but that variation is untested ].
    2. Select DVD burner drive.
    3. W7 will ask if the user [ me ] wants [ wanted ] to format the disk. I accepted.
    4. After formatting, the imaging to DVD occurred.

    RF123
     
  5. Rockn

    Rockn

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    Too bad you don't like to take anyone's advice or give any constructive feedback to solicit the desired advice.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Closing this duplicate, as it doesn't seem to be getting anywhere.
     
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