Question Help and advice needed please with OS backups & system images

May 4, 2021
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So i want to take a backup system image of my c drive. But windows isn't letting me select only the c drive. Its adding my secondary hdd also to the backup image.(files on hdd come to 456 gb) (files on the c drive on ssd is just about 94 gb).
My laptop is the Hp EC -1024 ax ( Ryzen 5 4600 H and nvidia geforce 1650). It only had a hard drive with windows on it. So since it was upgradable to ssd, i installed a (M.2 256 gb WD) and formatted my hdd and reinstalled windows on the ssd. Now the thing is the EFI and Recovery drives along with the boot drive is on my HDD. Will shifting these to the SSD help windows to take an image only of the c drive? if yes which software should i use?(preferably freeware) or can i use cmd?
here are screenshots attached of my disk drives and the back up utility...
 

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Solution - Don't use the built in Windows application.
There are MUCH better tools for this.

I use Macrium Reflect.


A larger part of your issue is the boot partition (EFI) located on some other drive.
Please show us a screencap of your Disk Management window.
 
May 4, 2021
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Solution - Don't use the built in Windows application.
There are MUCH better tools for this.

I use Macrium Reflect.


A larger part of your issue is the boot partition (EFI) located on some other drive.
Please show us a screencap of your Disk Management window.
Here are the screen shots

Disk 1 is my ssd
disk 0 is my hdd
i need to take a backup of disk 1
and i installed the software u gave thanks...
could u recommend any other softwares for backups free prefarably with the links?
 

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