Just curious if this sounds right, I did a full backup of my PC and the size of it is 38GB. I then did a complete image of my PC and the size of it is 24.5GB. Does that sound right that the backup is bigger than the image?
Not quite clear on how you are using the terms "backup" and "image". You appear to be using them as two separate operations. In a software program called Acronis True Image (ATI), the term "backup image" is used to describe creation of a compressed, non-functional image of a drive or partition. This image can be used a couple of different ways, but it's primary purpose is to restore the entire boot drive (generally C:\) to the same configuration it was in when the backup image was created. Using the default settings in ATI, the backup image is compressed and will be around 60% the size of the original drive or partition.
So if your "backup" was, in fact, a clone of your C:\ drive, it would be a fully functional copy and the same size as the original installation. Then the "image" you created would be a non-functional image of the drive and smaller because of normal compression.
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