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Thread: System Imaging on UEFI based Windows 7 machine

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    System Imaging on UEFI based Windows 7 machine

    Any one have any experience at all doing imaging on a Win7 machine with EUFI?

    I've found out that Acronis TrueImage 2012 is still working on getting imaging on GPT disks it right.

    Any pointers appreciated.

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    Till date I have never tried taking system Images of windows 7 machine. Hence unable to answer. Hopefully someone else does

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    Why dont you try the default Windows System Image tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avibky View Post
    Why dont you try the default Windows System Image tool.
    A very good suggestion, avibky!

    That's exactly what I eventually did earlier today.

    Frankly I don't like it. But then I'm quite spoiled after using Acronis TrueImage.

    However, I know that the WIB system image can be successfully restored on this laptop (according to Sony). So, there it is for now.

    What I don't like about WIB (Windows Image Backup):

    • Wouldn't let me backup the image to my friends external WD USB HD (it's FAT32, not NTFS)
    • Very limited configurablility (but that makes it simple and more useable for most people)
    • Windows does not want you to even view the folders the system image is stored in (I suspect it won't like it if I want to move it.)
    • Thru a back door method, I saw that there were a large number of files within the folders for the image, a single file that's location independent would make me happy.
    Last edited by jelson; 14-06-12 at 10:33 AM.

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    You have to adjust with it. OR like if its a gigabyte based Mobo you get XpressRecovery2. I dont know what you get on sony though. I know that all HCLS do have a system snapshot tool which takes your snapshot everytime you boot and deletes the old one.

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    What the he*l are UEFI and GPT?

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