What software to backup Samsung Laptop with ARM64 Windows 11?


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I am setting up a Samsung Galaxy Book Go NP340XLA KA5 laptop for a friend (xmas gift). It uses a Qualcomm 7C Kryo465 (7c Gen 2) and 128 GB UFS Samsung KM5V8001DM-B622 storage. Windows 11 ARM x64 Home.
AOMEI support stated in an e-mail: "our developers said AOMEI Partition Assistant doesn't support ARM, so there is no way to use it on this computer"
I had tried installing Macrium Reflect vs 8 free and got some very bizarre results (it showed 6 disks, etc.). In reply to my post on Macrium Reflect Forum (Compatibility with ARM CPU with Windows 11) a Macrium Development rep explained why they don't support it.

Also, interesting is that running Hardware Id utility identified the storage chip as Samsung K45V8001DM-8622 but showed 5 separate entries all with Interface: ATA

Any suggestions for backing up the whole system would be appreciated. Otherwise I guess the only method for future backups is just copying personal files.
 
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Any suggestions for backing up the whole system would be appreciated.
This might be one of the very few occasions where the built-in Microsoft system imaging may be the only viable option. That is, if it is included in the ARM version of Windows 11. Despite having been deprecated by Microsoft some 4 years ago it is still included in x64 Windows 11.

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

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    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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Go with @Bree whilst you research ARM compatible backup software. Maybe with Macrium just back up one partition ( the one with all your files on ) that you want, afterall you can ingor backing up the recovery drive etc.
 

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@Bree
The Windows 7 Backup is still in Windows 11 ARM. I will try it tonight.
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The Windows 7 Backup method, "create a system image", seems to work OK to a 1 TB USB 3 HDD. The only negative thing was that after making the image backup, I restarted "Back up or Restore Your Files" again and it did not find the image on the USB drive and reported "Windows could not find a backup for your computer". It did offer to create a system repair disc, so that could probably be used to boot the computer and restore from the image on the USB drive.
 

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It did offer to create a system repair disc, so that could probably be used to boot the computer and restore from the image on the USB drive.
A repair disc is never terribly useful (or possible to make) if you don't have a DVD drive. Making a Recovery Drive USB (without including system files) is functionally identical to a system repair disc, but probably more convenient. Find it in the Control Panel, or just click Start and type recovery drive

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un-tick 'Back up system files to the recovery drive' to save time, you don't need them to perform a restore. If you leave it ticked then you will make a bootable USB that is also capable of a 'factory reset' clean install of Windows, including any OEM utilities, customisations and drivers. It will also take a lot longer to make and need a larger USB.

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    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
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    500GB HDD
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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I have been playing with a Galaxy Book Go to learn the ins and outs of ARM64 as well. The process you may want to look into is the Windows FFU (Full Flash Update). I extracted the drivers from the Windows created Recovery Drive and built ARM64 PE using those drivers. I managed to build a clean Windows 11 installation using the drivers and UUP Dump. The Recovery Drive will restore the Operating System, but will not backup and restore the recovery partition, FFU will backup the entire system as it came from the factory. The FFU file from the Windows 10 Galaxy Book Go took 22.1GB on my drive.
 
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Here is a link to download the WinPE ARM64 iso I created for the Galaxy Book Go ONLY (I used Rufus to put it on my usb drive):

And the command to capture the image (always check the drive using diskpart to ensure it's correct):
DISM.exe /capture-ffu /imagefile=e:\WinOEM.ffu /capturedrive=\\.\PhysicalDrive0 /name:disk0 /description:"GalaxyBookGo FFU"
 
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I created a list of the included apps from the Galaxy Book Go to use with my clean install, they may come in handy to someone else.
 

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Bree: Thanks for your help. At least I have a backup image and will make a recovery drive like you suggested.
mar11974: you are way more knowledgeable than I. I don't understand your DISM command enough to try it. Is e:\ an external usb drive? Is DISM being run from within Windows?
As I said in my OP, I am setting this up for a friend and need to get this laptop to her by the end of today so not much time left to experiment.
 

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@dagar7 Yes "e:\" refers to an external storage device/location. The Dism command is executed within WinPE, booted from usb drive usually.
 

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