moderated Re: What program is best when it comes to making a system image?

Chris Hill

Have you ever tried to restore that?  Frankly, I don't think you are getting it all, that sounds like a nice way to back up all the files on the system, but that isn't the same thing as an image.


On 10/12/2021 08:44, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
When I make a system image, I boot to a talking WinPE either on CD or USB, and zip it up with 7Zip.
There are two files that don't need to be zipped when doing this, because they are just windows temporary files, and they are typically as big as the amount of RAM your system has.
They are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys
They are both in the C: root, and cannot be deleted while your version of windows is running, but if you boot to WinPE you can delete them, and then proceed to make an image of the C: drive.
Then when you reboot, windows will recreate these files.
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Subject: What program is best when it comes to making a system image?

Hi list members, i want to make a system image, but i’m not sure which program that i should use.  Are there any accessible programs that are built in that we could use to make a system image?  I want to use this for my c drive.  What program is built in that does this with accessibility for the blind built in. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning this question.

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