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Creating SSD Win 7 OS image on a USB when directory paths are on another HDD

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January 15, 2014 10:43:27 PM

I have a 120Gb SSD with Win 7 Ultimate on it. To save space and writes on it I directed the Libraries paths (My Docs, Pics, etc) to another internal HDD, that I don't want to clone to. So I'm thinking for now of just creating an image of the SSD using Macrium, and storing it on a USB external. The USB external holds other backed up data as well so it's not a boot USB. Will the image still be readable \ retrievable with the Win 7 Library directories on another HDD? Same question for programs installed on the HDD when the SSD holds the Win OS.

I've never down an image or clone before, but after reading and watching some tutorials, I think the imaging is the best route for now.

Any input appreciated
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January 16, 2014 2:45:22 AM

The backup image you create will automatically reflect the existing paths to your libraries since these paths are stored in the Windows Registry which is included in the image. You should therefore encounter no problems when you need to restore Windows from the image.
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January 16, 2014 7:32:14 PM

Phillip Corcoran said:
The backup image you create will automatically reflect the existing paths to your libraries since these paths are stored in the Windows Registry which is included in the image. You should therefore encounter no problems when you need to restore Windows from the image.


Thanks Phillips, good news, that's what I needed to know,
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