W7 creating an image

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rainforest123

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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
 
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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.
 

rainforest123

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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
 

rainforest123

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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
 
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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.
 

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