12-04-2016 02:00 PM
Have a brand new ideapad 310-15ikb and there are 7 partitions on the drive!!!! I want to use Macrium Reflect to make some backups in case anything gets corrupted on the OS, I know I need to image the Windows partition however what are all these others for? Which ones do I need to backup so that if the main windows gets corrupted or say I want to bring it back to an earlier state, I know that other partitions are used as part of the booting process. In this case I am not sure which ones....
In order they are
SYSTEM_DRV 22.7MB of 260MB used
None (unformatted) 16MB of 16MB used
Windows 27GB of 890 Used ( I know this has to be 1 of the ones backed up)
Lenovo 1.83GB of 25 used
WINRE_DRV 368MB of 1000MB used
Lenovo_part 11.84GB of 13.43GB used
LRS_ESP 522MB of 1000MB used
12-05-2016 02:17 AM
Which ones do I need to backup so that if the main windows gets corrupted or say I want to bring it back to an earlier state
Back up all of the partitions! You will need them in the following circumstances:
(1) The hard disk suffers a catastrophic failure and needs to be replaced.
(2) You want to sell the laptop in its original state.
My 700-15ISK arrived with precisely the same set of partitions. I used "Bootit Bare Metal" (not freeware) to image all of the partitions, and then I repartitioned the hard disk in the way that I wanted. I re-installed Windows 10 from the USB Recovery drive, and installed Windows 7 in a separate partition, using "Bootit Bare Metal" as the boot manager.
-- from CyberSimian in the UK
12-05-2016 03:58 AM
Thanks, I did do that as one master backup, however from a practical day to day I just want to back up what is needed for a restore of windows. Which partitions are essential other than the C drive is what I am trying to determine.