Moderated Re: create a system image.

Dave Durber

It is short for "Windows Preinstall Environment".
What program are you using to backup your system drive?

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Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:16 PM
Subject: Re: create a system image.

What is win PE?


I have bee able to back up systems before, but for some reason, I can't find the back up.





From: [] On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: create a system image.


Then this sounds like the best solution for blind people. unless you want automatic incremental backups that is.

On 4/13/2021 7:59 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:

If you can run Win PE, just use 7Zip for the image.

The system I am using now was zipped and unzipped onto a new drive with 7Zip and Win PE.

Note, you don't need to zip up pagefile.sys and hyberfil.sys in the root of C:, as windows makes those fresh when they are not there, they are just temp files, and each one equals the amount of RAM your computer uses.


----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:54 PM

Subject: Re: create a system image.


Will it run within Win PE?

On 4/13/2021 5:04 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 07:58 PM, Alan Lemly wrote:

I did need a bit of sighted help to restore

Which is true of the vast majority of backup/restore software because the restore process takes place without Windows itself actually being running, meaning there is no screen reader support.  

Most of my sighted clients have no idea how to do a restore even if they wanted to, but several have been very, very thankful indeed that they had a backup that they'd taken on a regular cycle when they had storage failure (whether HDD or SSD) but had to have me do the actual restore.  It sure as heck beats losing all the data one acquires over years on most computer systems!

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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