System Reserve Partition keeping me from creating system image! here,

I have a seemingly easily fixable problem. I am on Win 7 Pro x64, and attempting to create a system image on a free partition (on another drive all together). The partition that I am trying to save to, is actually slightly bigger than my C:\ partition. So that's not the issue.

I am getting this error message

"There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location [...] this applies to both the backup storage destination and the volumes included in the backup. Minimum requirement: For volumes less than 500 mb, the minimum is 50 mb of free space [...]"

I know this is refering to my "System Reserve" partition (which windows forced on me) and it is about 70% full. Since it is only 100mb total, VSS cant make a shadow copy, and it is preventing me from using this very nice built in feature of Win7.

Help! Thanks in advance.

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Last updated July 30, 2019 Views 4,709 Applies to:

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