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Dear Computers Unlimited

I am using windows 7 premium 64 bit genuine edition.

When I wanted to create a system image the only option available is on dvds only,  even though the hard drive option is shown. When I try to select the hard drive option, the  'next' button is faded.

I don't have external hard drive and I intend to save in the internal drive. How to activate this option?  The image is quite large, around 55gb and I don't want to use dvds.

Thank you. Reply and solutions very much appreciated.

Eddie

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Hi Eddie,
You cannot save a backup image to the same drive as you are backing up.

Also the location the image will be saved needs to be formatted NTFS.

This link maybe helpful to you http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-programs-system-settings-file

I do not recommend doing a complete system image. You only need to backup your personal files (documents, pictures, etc.).  I recommend using Syncback from http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbse.html. It has a lot more features than the option Microsoft provides with Windows.

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