It is important to back up and restore Windows 7 System Reserved partition along with system partition
This article applies to:
- Acronis True Image Home 2010
- Acronis True Image Home 2011
- Acronis True Image Home 2012
Windows 7 may have a special hidden System Reserved Partition of 100 MB, which contains boot files and is used for BitLocker encryption. This partition can be viewed in Windows Disk Management (Start-Run -> diskmgmnt.msc):
The following points should be taken into consideration when using Acronis True Image Home on Windows 7 with System Reserved partition:
When creating a backup of your entire system disk or your system partition, make sure to select System Reserved partition. This partition is necessary to recover the system from a crash:
(!) If you create a backup with Back up my critical data wizard or with Use backup assistant, System Reserved partition is selected automatically.
(!) If you back up non-system data only, or a disk or partition with non-system data (e.g. photos, movies, documents etc), you do not need to include the System Reserved partition in the backup.
- In general, System Reserved partition should be selected when restoring system disk:
- System Reserved partition is Primary and Active. These options should be selected when recovering System Reserved partition:
- When restoring the system to a disk of different capacity, it is not recommended to resize System Reserved partition, as this may make the system unbootable.
|Acronis True Image Home 2012 in Windows||Under Acronis Bootable Media|
|Acronis True Image Home 2012 in Windows||Under Acronis Bootable media|