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How does system image of Windows installed along ubuntu work?

Q: How does system image of Windows installed along ubuntu work?

I plan on dual booting Ubuntu along my Windows 7 system. The only thing I am concerned with is how would I go about making a system image of Windows 7 and restoring it if I have to...with Ubuntu already installed? Would I have to wipe my hard drive of both OS and reinstall Windows 7 with my back up image or is there ways to install the windows 7 image without affecting Ubuntu or both?

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A: How does system image of Windows installed along ubuntu work?

Ubuntu has the buzz but from personal experience I'd recommend Madriva One 2011 esp. if you have broadband internet connected via a network card.

Easus image backup free:

Best free data backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery freeware. Hard Disk image freeware.

with this program and an external drive you can back up the entire HD or particular partitions.

What I would do:

Burn the Boot CD for Easus ToDo. Make sure your system will boot from it and you can see your HD and external drive before doing anything else. If the restore on the Boot CD can't see the drives try a different program. Another is Macrium Reflect Free:

In case of disaster you have to be able to restore the image using the Boot CD.
The image back up tool is only as good as the Boot CD with the restore. If you can't see it, you can't restore it.

Use the Back up entire disk option before you start altering partitions. Be able to get back to square one if anything happens.

Then once you have Windows and Linux peacefully coexisting and booting correctly, use the back up option to make an image of the individual partitions. If Linux breaks, just restore the Linux partition. If Windows, just the Windows etc..

Both Easus and Macrium are very easy to use. There are others also.
Take a look on Free Programmers' Resources, Free Webmasters' Resources, Free Security Resources
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A:Installed Ubuntu, now mouse doesn't work in Windows 7

Well, I'm an idiot. I thought the pairing button wasn't working, but it turns out I just wasn't holding it down long enough. I could've sworn it used to work with just a press.

Time to play some vidya games.
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A:Creating System Image with Windows 7/Ubuntu dual boot


It doesn't sound like Ubuntu is causing the problem, as long as you're booted into Windows okay.

Try saving the backup in a different location. You may also test the drive you are saving to: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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Important addition: I could very well be the biggest computer-noob you've encountered thus far. So talk to me as though I am 4 year old

A:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '
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Hello im planning on making a system image of my windows 7 hdd(365gb partition). I currently have ubuntu installed on another 100gb partition, and the bootloader is grub2.

When i make the system image will the fact that ubuntu's bootloader is being used instead of win7, affect how the system image is made? If i restore it will it boot properly?

also ive read that windows system image is unreliable. Is this true? if so, does anyone have any better suggestions on how to backup my whole win7 drive?


A:System Image with Ubuntu Dualboot?

First of all, Ubuntu's boot loader is ONLY being used to boot Ubuntu; it can not boot Windows -- only the Windows boot loader does that. GRUB hands off control to the Windows boot loader.

Second, if Win7 came preinstalled on your PC, there is likely a small partition containing the Windows boot loader files. IF that's the case, when you make an image backup, be SURE to include that small partition, as well. You need that partition in order to boot Windows.

If you later restore Windows using the same tool that you used to image it, then no, that is not going to affect Ubuntu in any way.

I don't use Windows System imaging; instead, I use Macrium Reflect -- the FREE version will do image backups and restores.

And finally, MS insists on using the word "drive" when they actually mean "partition". You don't have a Windows 7 "drive" -- because if you did, there would be no partitions on that "drive" containing anything else. Instead, you have (likely) a Win7 boot partition, and a Win7 OS partition.
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A:Had xp, installed ubuntu, now missing operating system

thanks for the quick reply

ONLY problem is i have no cd drive on the dell d400

I could get hold of an external next week but id prefer to leave that as a last resort (so i can maybe learn something)
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A:I installed the Ubuntu Operating system on my computer by mistake.

Do you have everything backed up? If so, you could do a clean install which should get you back to the day you bought it. Do this as a last resort if no one else comes along to help out.
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A:I installed the Ubuntu Operating system on my computer by mistake

try using sfc /f

if that fails then wat i would try next is a repair install.

Run a repair install of windows 7 from a windows 7 cd. just make sure it is the same version.
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A:Windows 7 system image will this work?

I never used that option, but it seems like it would do just what you expect.
Check with Acronis Support to be sure.
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A:Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the WIn7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until WIn7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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A:Netbook With Windows 7 & Ubuntu Installed

Hi. Startup repair should do well. And now you don't have to compile your drivers any longer, heh heh.

Run it as much as 3x times consecutively if necessary.
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A:Installing Windows 7 (can't see HDD) (has ubuntu installed atm)

I guess the 15 GB is the disk space in which ubuntu is installed . Do you want to keep ubuntu or not ?

Download Partition Wizard Bootable CD , burn it in a disk . Boot from the PW disk , you will see the rest as unpartitioned space . Format it as NTFS primary partition (if you want to keep ubuntu, otherwise you may format the entire disk as NTFS primary using partition wizard ) .

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A:Windows 7 can't boot after Ubuntu installed

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Give me your system info and specs. Have you had any other problems with the computer? Is it even a desktop? We're going to need more information. "I broke something, fix it!" doesn't get you closer to the fix.
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Does the computer hang at this point or does it expect some input?

The correct command after chainloader +1 would be "boot"
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A:Ubuntu installed inside windows 7 missing boot entry after 7 repair

Hi Sub,

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A:System image installed on another partition...backup OS install?

Here's the idea I had:
C partition (primary Windows 7 installation)
D partition (secondary Windows 7 installation, basically an image of the C partition)
E partition (documents and picture storage)

NO, back up should not be on the same HDD.
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A:which drives data will be erased when installed with system image

When going to restore a full system image backup of the main drive if that was the only drive included in the image you select the drive it will be restored to. The drive selected will be wiped clean in order to unpack the image there and not touch anything on any other drive.

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A:How to Switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7 cannot get it to work

Delete all partitions using the Drive Options shown at bottom right in your screenshot and in Steps 6/7 of Clean Install Windows 7 .

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A:System Image Won't Work

Use this freeware instead: Macrium Reflect Free , Macrium User Manual
Watch the videos on the bottom page of the Manual on how to use it.
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A:System Image does work

Great news Robin.

Just to help clarify to avoid confusion for others with the technical terms, "Restore points" and "System Restore" is different than a "System Image" and "System Image Recovery".
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A:how to replace my vista system image with a windows seven system image

Hi bigboi1972. Well this should be fairly straight forward. (I stress the should).

Firstly, a system image is out (and your definition is correct by the way thats exactly what a system image is). That drive is waaay too small to make a system image of your C drive.

However if you get some more storage, a system image can be made from Backup and restore centre in Windows 7.

So to remerging it with your drive. Can you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management Screen? go start right click computer, and click manage, then go to Disk Management. that will help to see whether what you want to do will be possible using Windows own inbuilt tools or whether you need a 3rd party app
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A:Can't format USB drive in windows or ubuntu and no tools work

Inset USB into your computer,

Open disk management (Right click "My computer" > choose "Manage" > Disk Management):

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Do you have the option to "Restore to factory settings"?
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Hello dmcrose, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Doing a system image recovery will restore your complete computer back to the exact same state it was in when you created the system image.

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Hmm... If I am following you correctly, you're trying to create an Image of your drive using a built in tool with Windows 7, but yet its spitting out an error each time? Well, there are many great disk imaging programs, both commercial and open source, that have a proven track record.

There is an excellent discussion here: System Imaging as Additional Protection

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it tells me my partition size is 0MB

Your HDD may have failed. On another computer, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on your OS drive. This may solve your problem, but if either test fails, this drive may need to be replaced.


i put in my windows instillation disk

You may need to reinstall from the DVD.
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Users have (at least) two ways to go to overcome those unforeseen problems that occur.
a.  Make clones of the hard drive reflecting the O/S.
b.  Use backup software which creates a file which can be restored, item for item.
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Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download -
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Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


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I registered just to bump this post.

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I've installed ASUS Wi-Fi USB adapter (model USB-N13) for LAN. There is Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Through control panel I see that adapter works normally and the drivers are the latest. However my PC doesn't see the adapter - the ASUS utility notices me "ASUS Wireless LAN card is taken apart from your desktop PC".

I have the same Wi-Fi adapter at another my PC with Windows 7 Home Basic, and everything works nice. Of course I changed these adapters between my computers. Conclusion is both adapters are working good. The same models, the same drivers. Actually I don't understand where is the mistake?

If this matter was already discussed here pls give the link. Or what are your ideas about this trouble?

Thank you.

A:Windows 7 installed Asus Wi-Fi adapter. However it doesn't work.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As the USB adapter is seen on a different computer, but not this one one, you may want to check you have the correct chipset drivers, as they are needed for the USB controllers.

You haven't given us any of your computer specifications so I can't advise you where to look.

Even the computer make and model would have helped.
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If someone has the time and kindness to help this old computer illiterate soul, it would be greatly appreciated. In return, if you need advice about your car, I am a Certified Master Technician and would glad give advice.


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Hi Vinnie Welcome to Seven Forums ... You can find the Driver for your Card Reader in the Link below ..
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Never mind. It works.

Ignore this post.

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You could post here for others to assist you further.
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