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 Post subject: How to create a bootable Windows 7 backup system
New postPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:21 am 

I have two internal HDD in my PC running Wingows 7 Home Premium.

HDD 1: Primary partition "System" 100 Mb Active=Yes
Primary partition C: (Windows 7) 190 Gb Active=No
Extended partition for programs, data .... 800 Gb

HDD 2: Primary partition 200 Gb for working space etc
Extended partition 500 Gb ues as backup for documents, photos, videos

On regular intervals, I would like to create a backup on HDD 2 for my Windows 7 , to be used when HDD 1 gets problems and Windows won't start. This backup system shall be bootable from HDD 2.

Any ideas on how to do it?


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 Post subject: Re: How to create a bootable Windows 7 backup system
New postPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:03 pm 

possible options/ideas in no order:
Option A:
Free Image maker tools are available commercially, some are free for personal use:
1. windows has built in imaging software, see backup applet.

Other exampleMacrium reflect free: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2. linux solutions free and nonfree
I'm thinking you could schedule backup imaging when computer not in use
local or cloud backup
Option B: , RAID striping, or mirroring... you would have to research
Edit: setting up a cheap software raid array is possible in Win7pro. Reference: How-to-Geek

set up an automated server (cheap computer) to do this when not in use.
Option C: cloud backup... a paid/free solution such as carbonite, or other 3rd party
Option D: backup changed data to blue-ray


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 Post subject: Re: How to create a bootable Windows 7 backup system
New postPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:35 am 

Thanks! I'll test your ideas


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