How can I keep multiple copies of System Images on Windows 7?

Jack June 6, 2011
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How can I keep multiple copies of System Images on Windows 7? It seems when you Image your hard drive, the old Image is replaced.

  1. Anonymous
    June 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    If you have an existing system image for a computer and are creating a new one
    for the same computer, the new system image will overwrite the existing one. If
    you want to keep the existing system image, you can copy it to a different
    location before creating the new system image by following these steps:
    Navigate to the location of the system image System image files are stored in the folder C:WindowsImageBackupPCName. Copy the
    WindowsImageBackup folder to a new location.

    You can try acronis true image and give different name for each imagehttp://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/index.html

    Macrium Reflect
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

    If you have a Seagate or Maxtor hard drive, (internal or external), you can use
    either Disk Wizard or Maxblast
    Also for western digital there is acronis true image free version.

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    June 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I don't use Windows System Imaging, but I imagine simply renaming the image should do the trick. For example: WindowsImageBackup to WindowsImageBackup 6_6_11 in [DRIVE LETTER]WindowsImageBackup[PC NAME] (i.e C:WindowsImageBackupMyComputer)

    Windows will still recognize it as being an image backup and will still work the same.

    I use third party tools to create images for me and then I burn them to a disk.

    More information here:
    - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/save-multiple-copies-of-system-image/0d2ebd92-db7b-4741-9c91-8e712c35132a

    - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-can-i-save-multiple-copies-of-a-system-image/f5e34ee8-2e86-4e1e-af90-7201ae3eef38