About

We’ve written more than a few books including, most recently, Windows 7 Inside Out and Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out, both published by Microsoft Press. We keep discovering new things about these products, and we’ll share some of those discoveries in this blog. We’ll also throw in some tips, some news, and some totally unrelated–but hopefully interesting–observations.

“We” is Ed Bott and Carl Siechert. Ed also blogs at ZDnet and at Ed Bott’s Windows Expertise. And we’re on Twitter: @edbott¬†and @carlsiec.

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  1. Windows 7 Inside Out has been a fantastic help and reference for me. Thanks for writing this book! Question: On page 390 you note that a system image restore must have a source drive no larger than the drive to which it is to be resotred. If I use a 1 TB external hard drive for backing up my system image, then this implies that I can not restore it to my 500 GB C: drive. But, when I run Windows 7 for a system image backup it recommends that I back up to an external hard drive that happens to be much larger capacity than my C:drive. I don’t understand and would appreciate you comments. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi John: Thanks for your kind words.

      To clear up that confusion…the target drive (the drive you want to restore to) must be as big or bigger than the source drive (the drive you backed up). The external drive on which you store the image can be of any size, as long as it’s big enough to store the compressed image files.

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