Creating a windows 7 Backup
Posted on 2012-03-17
I have a 32bit windows 7 laptop which I have dedicated a partition for a backup. I have setup windows system image recovery backup to be directed to this spare partition.
The backup is completed and I reboot the PC and am able to recover fully the C partition via the F8 boot menu and repair my computer.
Now that I know this works, I have a fleet of the same laptops which I have tried to ghost the original machine including the backup partition.
The annoying part is that once the machine is ghosted, I am unable to run the system image recovery as it is asking me to create a boot CD - because I cant boot off the main drive and recover the same drive.
This is rubbish as I know this works and still works on the template laptop.
If I take one of the image dlaptops and boot to windows and manually create the backup, then reboot, go to F8 and recover - this works!
So there is a problem when I am ghosting which causes something to go outof whack but manually doing this backup seems to work.
Any ideas how I can get around this issue?