Making copies of data on Windows 7 so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Wondering about the Windows 7 serial number my laptop has, and its uses

So that's the serial number of my pre-installed windows copy, I take it. But am I allowed to use it again when, say, I don't know, my system gets crippled by a sneaky virus? If I format my computer ...
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Windows 7's backup and restore shows an empty window

I've got another strange problem with Windows 7: When I open the "Backup and restore" in the control panel, I just get an empty window without any content. I can't use the backup and restore feature....
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Unable to create a Windows 7 system image of a failing hard drive

The hard disk of my one year old T400 Thinkpad has started failing periodic hardware tests. I get a "Targeted Read Test Failed" error. The "SMART short self test" times out. I am now trying to ...
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How to do a Windows 7 Image restore to an external drive?

I have a system that I have done a Windows 7 Image restore on. I would like to migrate that image to a different hard drive. Is there a way to restore the image to an externally connected hard drive?...
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Windows 7 Image Restore with a smaller hard drive

I have a 500 GB drive that I have made a system image of. I would like to move that to a 250 GB drive (because it is a Solid State drive). I have made a Windows 7 Backup Image of my 500 GB drive. I ...