[BCAB] Windows 7 system images

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Tue May 13 11:32:20 BST 2014


hi phil.

once you've got an image for windows backup image, how do you go about 
restoring it? for example if windows isn't working would you have to get 
sighted help for the restoration?

Mo.

On 13/05/2014 11:28, Agent Orange wrote:
> The Win 7 backup and restore applet is accessible, and it generally works.
> However, as backup and restore packages go, I do not find it to be
> particularly intuitive.  For instance, it is not possible to store different
> images in subdirectories on your chosen external disc.  Once you have
> selected a hard disc on which to store your backup files and/or your images,
> you cannot create your own directory structure - everything goes in the
> root.  And the naming convention adopted by this utility is itself rather
> awkward to navigate.  The control panel applet which controls the backup and
> restore utility also suffers from some rather sloppy design.  For instance,
> the distinction between file backups and complete system images is rather
> blurred to the point where it can be confusing whether you are creating /
> restoring a file set or a complete image.
>
> I would urge consideration of something like Image For Windows which is both
> fully accessible with JFW and (in my view) more intuitive to use.
>
> Phil
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Léonie
> Watson
> Sent: 13 May 2014 11:18
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
>
> Morning,
>
>   
>
> My computer routinely needs flattening and reinstalling. This time I’m
> thinking about using the Windows 7 system image feature to create an image
> of my hard drive, just after I have a basic setup in place.
>
>   
>
> If anyone has any experience of using this tool, and/or can shed some light
> on how the backup/restore process is (with Jaws/NVDA), I’d appreciate your
> thoughts. Thanks.
>
>   
>
> Léonie.
>
>   
>
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