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creating a windows 7 image

Created: 08 Apr 2013 | 4 comments


I need to create a windows 7 32 bit image, my GHOST CAST version is i have created windows xp images before but windows 7 looks a little different

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EdT's picture

Windows 7 has two partitions, both of which will need to be imaged, and retained in the same relationship to each other. The first partition is 100-200Mb but is essential for booting.

With your very old version of Ghost, you may find that creating a disk image rather than two partition images is the only way it will work.

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KlausJ's picture

As far as I know, that Ghost version doesn't support anything newer than Vista.

Anyways, if you remember to use the -ib flag when cloning the entire drive, I don't think you'll have any problems besides compatibility.

Also remember the Ghost bug - if you manually select local - partition - to image, you can clone a single partition. If you use ghost casting with one out of more partitions, it will wipe out all other partitions. So always clone the entire drive when using ghost casting.

Dpak D's picture

GHOST CAST version is ?

Upgrade to the latest version and you wont have to do anything extra.Version is the officially supported version for Windows 7

joyce_meghan's picture


I think you can creat a system image from within windows 7 itself. You can make it by going to Start-Getting start-backup and then following the prompts. You will then be asked if you want to prepare a systems repair disk. Click yes and put a DVD on the drive. So no real need for ghost. You can visit this link for more info and step by step explanation -