windows disk cleanup tool

if run with admin, can delete unnecessary windows update files and ‘windows.old’ files in the proper and safer way.

win key+r -> command prompt(admin) -> cleanmgr.exe

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manually recovering windows using imagex

using imagex, a light-weight image utility provided by Microsoft to deal with its windows image files, anyone can easily format and reinstall their windows to the factory version windows where the image files for it is contained in the recovery partition. Although most PC manufacturers configure their product to support automatic recovery processes, sometimes these programs may not work or a user might accidentally erase the installed windows partition effectively losing their chance to use such programs. In these situations, the factory version windows images are still safely stored in a separate recovery partition. Using imagex, anyone can easily extract these images into the original windows OS partition.

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Dell recovery partition not showing contents (Recovery folder empty)

When I tried to manually extract the windows 7 recovery image stored in the recovery partition in my Dell laptop, I noticed that it only showed a ‘Recovery’ folder and didn’t seem to contain anything. But from outside, it showed that it contained files worth 2.6GB. Here’s a step-by-step walthrough on how to check the contents.

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윈도우 7 에서 시스템 이미지 백업 외장하드에 백업해둬보기

사실 이 주제에 대한 글은 이미 많지만

나같이 뭔가 막연한 불안감을 가진 사람들은 이런 불안감을 가질 수도 있다


“윈도우 7에서 제공하는 시스템 이미지 백업 기능을 외장하드에 적용할 경우.. 만약 외장하드에 이미 내가 아끼는 데이터가 있는데, 외장하드에 이미지 백업을 했다고 외장하드에 있는 내용물이 사라지지는 않을까?”


난 충분히 그럴수 있다고 생각했고..


실제로 한번 해봤다.


결과는…?



성공!! 외장하드에 내용물이 있어도 상관없다. 따로 WinowsImageBackUp이라는 폴더가 생성되어져서 여기에 저장이 됨.