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(Solved) - Image backups

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Tom
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My understanding of a image backup is that it backs up everthing on you hard drive. My hard drive has 84GB of used space. Here is what I don't understand and maybe someone could clear up for me. When I do an image backup in windows 7 it shows on backup drive that I used 45Gb of space for the image backup. Is windows 7 condensing the data with the backup? Or is something else going on here or is there something wrong.
Thanks for any help.

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LH
LH
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Yes. You will find the backup is compressed.

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mfletch
mfletch
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Yes windows 7 creates a image which takes up far less GB than say a clone of the drive,

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whs
whs
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It will also not backup the paging file and the shadowstorage (for that I am not 100% sure though - just saw someone mention that).

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Tom
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Thanks all the replies.

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