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Windows 10 System Image Recovery On Replacement Unit

Q: Windows 10 System Image Recovery On Replacement Unit

Hi,

I had a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 Pro that started giving very poor battery performance and the case was getting very hot.

MS agreed to either repair/replace under warranty but I needed to ship it back.

Before I shipped it back I did a Windows 10 System Image Backup to a USB drive hopeing that if MS replaced with a new Surface pro 3 I would be able to restore the Image to the new unit.

MS has as I thought replaced the Surface Pro 3 with a new one but I am struggling to restore the image to this new one.

It is asking for a recovery Key ?

Am I right in thinking that you can restore the Image to a replacement unit ?

Many thanks for your help

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 System Image Recovery On Replacement Unit

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 10 System Image Recovery On Replacement Unit

No. The system image you have done on the old Surface Pro cannot be applied to another Surface Pro.

If you go to the folder that contains the system image backup, you will see that the folder has a name. That name is in reference to the machine it took the backup from.
Your new surface pro has a different computer name. Do a new system image with that new surface and you'll see it has a different name.

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R
rescan
exit 

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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Truefully, playing with it as it had been replaced. Everything seemed to be fine. Restored to factory defaults more than once and was feeling comfortable that unit was stable. Next prepared to transfer personal files and windows would not load. Tried system repair disk, a complete failure, then in BIOS restore defaults, again no luck, eventually was able to access system restore at bootup-ESC. Restore process slow, ran system diagnostics Hard Drive Test and receivedFailure ID: RGAM53-5MN8HN-MFH15G-60UU03.

A:unit worked fine until after system recovery to factory stat...

The hard drive has failed/is failing and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Discs to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd. 

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when I want to use the win10 system image recovery that Ihad made... i have this problem....
after going to setting...,going to restore...,going to advance... and the going to use..
use a system image recovery, the computer goes to the page that i have to select the
copmputer, there it apears my name, i am supose to select that name
but here is the problem .... I dont have the MOUSE CURSOR it doesnot
apears....the page is frozen,,what can i do so i can use the mouse?
waiting your repply at your earlies conveinance...

emilio nazario

A:windows 10 system image recovery

Hi emilio nazario,

I'm not sure that I understand the entire problem, but I did catch some of it.

Have to tried using bootable media while trying to access the recovery image to see if you are able to use the mouse that way? See HERE.

Also, there are other free options to the Windows Imaging utility that you might find easier to work with. I've listed a couple below.

Macrium Reflect Free
AOMEI Backupper
b1rd

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Hello I am kasinath.

I went thro' the tutorials.

After creating system image to an external hard disk from "windows 7 recovery" ,Suppose

I am not able to boot to windows 8,the advanced option thro' system recovery option is not available,when we

boot thro' system recovery disc,then how to retore the system image created.

Can use recovery disc created in windows 7 ultimate.

Note:- I recently upgraded to wondows 8 pro.

Kindly let me know How to go about it.

Yhanking you

kasinath

A:system image recovery in windows 8 pro

Good question.

You might think a win7 repair disc would be able to pick up the backup image and restore it.

I haven't tried it - but I doubt it.

For marketing reasons, MS do not usually let previous o/s recovery work on the new version.

Worth a try - this may be an exception - after all, it is called win7 file recovery ( or something like that ) - even in win8.

Isn't it included in win8 repair options?

I think it is one those big squares you jab at - Advanced Options >System Image recovery

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Hello I am kasinath.

I went thro' the tutorials.

After creating system image to an external hard disk from "windows 7 recovery" ,Suppose

I am not able to boot to windows 8,the advanced option thro' system recovery option is not available,when we

boot thro' system recovery disc,then how to retore the system image created.

Can use recovery disc created in windows 7 ultimate.

Note:- I recently upgraded to wondows 8 pro.

Kindly let me know How to go about it.

Yhanking you

kasinath

A:system image recovery in windows 8 pro

Good question.

You might think a win7 repair disc would be able to pick up the backup image and restore it.

I haven't tried it - but I doubt it.

For marketing reasons, MS do not usually let previous o/s recovery work on the new version.

Worth a try - this may be an exception - after all, it is called win7 file recovery ( or something like that ) - even in win8.

Isn't it included in win8 repair options?

I think it is one those big squares you jab at - Advanced Options >System Image recovery

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I have spent most of the past 12 hours trying to restore my win8pro system from a system image. the image was saved to a usb hard drive. win8pro system image recovery won't see the usb hard drive. I tried copying the backup to a drive on my network, but recovery won't see that either, even when entering the exact path to the backup using the network option. I then tried to copy the backup to a second hard drive, installing that hard drive directly into the machine. no go, wouldn't even recognize the drive.
I'm at my wits end. any ideas?

...joe

A:windows 8 pro system image recovery can't see backup

I have a similar problem. I have a Samsung Series 7 laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 and no CD/DVD reader. I have an external USB3-connected Seagate drive to which I have saved several System Image files. The system image recovery doesn't see the USB external drive in the same way as jaypea500 described. I can get as far as "Add Drivers" with the instruction to "insert installation media for the device and click OK to select the driver". My laptop doesn't have floppy or DVD drive. I have no installation media. Where do I get the drivers for the external disk from please?

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Hello

I need your help


I have a Toshiba Satellite P845T

The hard disk is broken and had to replace now I lack the Recovery Media to HDD
Does anyone have a copy of it and can send me, or I can download
I thank you in advance you.


Greeting
trimi10

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hi, i have a simple question im so frustrated about, because i did not find the answer anywhere on the whole internet, nor the restore process dialogues -
WHERE it restores the image to? on which drive? i have 3 drives on my computer, one failing i made an image of, one ive put the image backup to, and the new and empty one i want to restore the image to... i did not find the destination selection
in the recovery dialogue...

thank you for answer

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I've had Windows 7 crash twice on booting up in the last 3 months.

The Windows logo appears out of the black screen just above where it says "Starting Windows" and then freezes before flashing a blue screen (too quickly for me to see what it says) and then starts a system repair.



Both times the repair has failed, and I've had to resort to a System Image Recovery, which solves the immediate issue, but it seems there's an underlying issue somewhere.

I have a Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ SATA2 internal drive, and I'm worried that it's on its way out even though it's only 18 months old. The CPU is an Intel i7 2600, and the motherboard is an ASUS P8P67-M B3.

If it is Windows that has the problem, how do I stop it from doing this? And if it's the HHD, is it a problem with how the drives are, or is mine dying; and what are the options for a computer hardware novice?

Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 crash on boot up and System Image recovery

Windows, once again, had a problem booting up today. Instead of the usual black screen with Starting Windows and the logo coming out of the dark, I had the black screen with a green segmented loading bar at the bottom which I've learnt means trouble.

Luckily, Startup Repair worked this time, but I could still do with a jot of help please...

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hi, i would like to ask, i have a HP laptop, which has a HP Recovery Partition created (my main system partition is C:, the recovery partition is D: ). because i'm afraid that if my harddisk fail one day, if even the recovery partition is damaged or corrupted, i won't be able to recover my system. i cannot rely on hp support, because i'm living in singapore, and i bought my hp laptop from my polytechnic. but the support hotline given in the hp website will forward the caller to the Helpdesk in India, and they will not understand about the softwares that are preinstalled by HP specially (given by my school) for my studies. so i was thinking about creating a system image from the control panel, but i'm afraid that if i try recovering my system from the backup system image, the recovery partition (D: ) created by HP will be deleted. so, can anyone experienced enough clear my doubt on this? thanks in advance.
P.S. When i made the system image, only C: drive and the System Reserved drive are checked, i did not check the D: drive.

A:Will Windows recovery using system image delete other partitions?

The HP recovery partition will NOT restore the PC to the way it is now.

It will restore it to the way it was when shipped from HP.

You should be able to make a set of "recovery" DVDs that will also restore the PC to the way it was when shipped from HP. If you have a set of recovery DVDs that work, you don't need to keep the recovery partition.

I think your recovery partition will be restored IF AND ONLY IF you include it in your image backup. An imaging program is the only way to restore your PC to the way it is NOW.

Personally, I would use an imaging program such as Macrium to back up my system rather than the Windows program, but it is your choice.

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What should my expectations be after successfully using the Dell-provided "Download Operating System Recovery Image" for Windows 10 Pro x64 on a Precision 5510 laptop?
I successfully downloaded and wrote the "Windows 10 Pro - 64-Bit" image to a USB drive, and successfully used the "Recover from a drive" option as described.  But the resulting Windows 10 Pro x64 installation looked little different than if I had simply taken retail Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 1511 (November 2015) installation media and performed a clean installation.
Meaning it didn't appear to restore "a Dell-customized Windows installation", nor "specifically prepared for the Precision 5510."  Device Manager still had about a dozen drivers missing that Windows wouldn't pick up from locally installed drivers or Windows Update, etc.  I was expecting the "Download Operating System Recovery Image" to approximately match the shipping factory image for the Precision 5510.  At least for drivers and hardware, if not also installed support software.
Since it's still based on the November 2015 release of Windows 10, the image clearly isn't "the latest".  Note the .ISO the Dell Support site provided for me to download was "2DF4FA00_W10x64ROW_pro(DL)_v3.iso", which based on the dates inside the ISO, was prepared in March 2016.
Just wondering if this is a clue of me still not doing some... Read more

A:Windows 10 Pro x64 Operating System Recovery Image for Precision 5510

One item in my description needs to be corrected:
Indeed, when I successfully use the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" and haven't granted any network access to the machine, the Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation the recovery image provides doesn't have the drivers for the Precision 5510 devices.  (~12 items without drivers in Device Manager.)
But I also said once connected to the network and using Windows Update, it wasn't finding the drivers either.  That appears to be incorrect, and was actually a symptom of the NVIDIA driver package taking a _long_ time to come down from Windows Update.  Given enough time, the Device Manager will show 100% device coverage, for either the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation, or for a normal retail Windows 10 Pro 1607 installation without using the recovery image.
So the question remains, what is the expected outcome from using the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image"?  I don't see anything in the results of successfully using that image which are Dell-specific, nor Precision 5510-specific.  But the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" is 6GB+, as compared to the 4GB Microsoft Windows 10 installation ISO.  So it seems like "there is something more in there", but I'm just not seeing it or not using it correctly.

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What should my expectations be after successfully using the Dell-provided "Download Operating System Recovery Image" for Windows 10 Pro x64 on a Precision 5510 laptop?
I successfully downloaded and wrote the "Windows 10 Pro - 64-Bit" image to a USB drive, and successfully used the "Recover from a drive" option as described.  But the resulting Windows 10 Pro x64 installation looked little different than if I had simply taken retail Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 1511 (November 2015) installation media and performed a clean installation.
Meaning it didn't appear to restore "a Dell-customized Windows installation", nor "specifically prepared for the Precision 5510."  Device Manager still had about a dozen drivers missing that Windows wouldn't pick up from locally installed drivers or Windows Update, etc.  I was expecting the "Download Operating System Recovery Image" to approximately match the shipping factory image for the Precision 5510.  At least for drivers and hardware, if not also installed support software.
Since it's still based on the November 2015 release of Windows 10, the image clearly isn't "the latest".  Note the .ISO the Dell Support site provided for me to download was "2DF4FA00_W10x64ROW_pro(DL)_v3.iso", which based on the dates inside the ISO, was prepared in March 2016.
Just wondering if this is a clue of me still not doing some... Read more

A:Windows 10 Pro x64 Operating System Recovery Image for Precision 5510

One item in my description needs to be corrected:
Indeed, when I successfully use the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" and haven't granted any network access to the machine, the Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation the recovery image provides doesn't have the drivers for the Precision 5510 devices.  (~12 items without drivers in Device Manager.)
But I also said once connected to the network and using Windows Update, it wasn't finding the drivers either.  That appears to be incorrect, and was actually a symptom of the NVIDIA driver package taking a _long_ time to come down from Windows Update.  Given enough time, the Device Manager will show 100% device coverage, for either the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" Windows 10 Pro 1511 installation, or for a normal retail Windows 10 Pro 1607 installation without using the recovery image.
So the question remains, what is the expected outcome from using the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image"?  I don't see anything in the results of successfully using that image which are Dell-specific, nor Precision 5510-specific.  But the Dell "Operating System Recovery Image" is 6GB+, as compared to the 4GB Microsoft Windows 10 installation ISO.  So it seems like "there is something more in there", but I'm just not seeing it or not using it correctly.

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I created a system image of Drive (C:) and the System reserved, but not the Drive (B:) where all my data is stored. So, I wanted to ask if i restore from that system image, will the data in my Drive (B:) be deleted ? or will the image just restore the Drive (C:) and leave my other partitions untouched ?

Thanks. :)

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I've been dual-booting Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate, but a while back my Windows 8 kind of went "South" and wouldn't boot at all (I got an error message that a device was "not attached"). I have a recent system image on an external USB hard drive, but when I boot to "system recovery" using my repair disk it can't seem to find my USB drive at all.

The tutorials here mention installing a SATA driver to access disks that are not recognized, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

A:System Image Recovery can't find Image on USB Drive

Hello Philppo,

Double check to make sure that your BIOS or UEFI settings are set to be able to read from USB drives at boot.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i have a problem of windows error recovery as i have been using win7 image provided by MNC .So now i came for onsite suport presently in cameroon . after getting this i tried with system recovery options..there i got 2 options . 1 is recovery tools asking me select operaring system but actually no operating system coming in the list . 2 is restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier. From above options obviously i selected 2nd one ..from that i have 1 is load drivers(that i dont have , company installs software centrally..no disc image) 2 is next ..obviously i chose next ..after selecting i got popup that Re-image your computer why because windows cannot find a system image on this computer ( either retry with dvd or cancel). i have chosen Cancel . Now it is saying that reimage your PC . i have a option that select system image..from there ..i have to chose advanced or refresh (have to put external image device.that i dont have)..i chosen advanced..pls guide me what exactly happend and my company has little support to offer in cameroon... pls post correct solution..

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One of the chief complains about Windows 7 was how much space an installation required. Microsoft notes that a 32-bit installation needs at least 16GB of storage while the 64-bit variant commands 20GB. While not a massive amount of space...

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A:Windows 10 reclaims wasted disk space through system file compression, elimination of recovery image

I like it! It's astounding how quickly storage space goes by when using an SSD. I upgraded to 120GB after red-lining my old 60GB SSD, and am upgrading to a 240GB SSD since I red-lined my current drive. Every little bit counts.
 

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I experienced a serious problem over the weekend that is forcing me to restore my system using the Win7 (64 bit Home Premium) "System Image Recovery" tool. I'll cut to the chase because I cannot, unfortunately, access any of my system restore points nor is startup repair working.

My computer has 4 different hard drives. On the c: drive, I only keep the Win7 OS and my various programs. All my other files and data are stored in the other 3 HD's (my data only hard drives).

On one of these HD's I have a System Image from about 2 months ago. I would like to restore this image using the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool. However, there are various other files and data on this HD in addition to the System Image I would like to restore.

If I use the Win7 "System Image Recovery" tool, will it only restore my c: drive (which is what I want) or will it restore all HD's to their original state from 2 months ago?

I plan on unplugging all of the HD's during the restore process except the c: drive and the backup drive containing the image. However, I do not want to lose any newer files on the backup drive containing the System Image.

Will I be able to restore my c: drive using "System Image Recovery" without losing any new files/data on my backup drive containing the recovery image?

A:System Image Recovery - Does it recover just the system volume or all volumes in the system?

It will only restore the drive that the image was taken from.

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I brought a brand new  HP envy unit  for my son's school last July 30 2016 from authorized retailer here in the Philippines and after only 2 months ( 1st week of October) of minimal usage ranging from typing, surfing and playing casual steam games it suddenly stopped working unable to turn on. I brought the unit to  the authorized retailer where i bought it who in turn asked me to bring it to a HP authorized repair center where diagnosis of defective motherboard was made. We decided then to bring the unit to HP repair center directly  on October 14 and up to now it isn't fixed yet. In fairness HP repair center is constantly updating me with emails telling me that the defective parts is being imported from other countries and so on and so forth. I am totally peeve as the unit costs 60,000 pesos (1,200 US$) and yet the motherboard become defective at so short a time. It has been three weeks,  almost a month now and yet it isnt fixed yet. My son depends a lot on this laptop for his studies and he agonizes a lot as he hasnt any laptop to do his school works. I think i got a lemon product and i would like HP Philippines to give me a brand new replacement as this cause enough pain already. Please help me to forward this sentiment to the proper authority who would help me with this issue.

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After HP hard drive failure, HP sent and I installed/activated the replacement hard disk, up to a Factory Install (Win 7, 64-bit).  But my efforts to restore to my System Image backup are blocked.  I managed to reach the Windows System Recovery Options panel, from where I select System Image Recovery, which successfully detects the external System Image that I previously backed up, but when I select Next to continue with the recovery, I am blocked by a message indicating that the System Image Recovery requires reformatting the disk where the Recovery Environment is running -- restart.  But neither restarting, nor HP Recovery, nor Windows Recovery, nor booting from the HP-created Windows Repair disc, nor booting from the HP-provided System Recovery discs allow me to restore from my System Image backup.   In desperation, I then formatted the C: drive, but a reboot simply re-installed the Factory image from drive D: (HP Recovery drive).

A:HP Recovery seems to block my Recovery from System Image

Hi @20pcAdmin, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are having some trouble restoring from the back you made of your data. I am happy to assist with this. Does the hard drive you are restoring to have enough free space to restore the entire back up?Are you restoring to an empty folder? Also review the following, but I am sure you are following it properly. HP PCs - Restoring Files that were Backed Up Using HP Recovery Manager (Windows 7)  If not try to follow the process and see if there is any change. Otherwise you may need to contact phone support. Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated. 

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Hello all,I recently bought a Thinkpad T460s with no LCD Unit off of eBay. I've been looking around and there are no complete LCD Unit assemblies under the compatible parts page. Is there another model (t450s, t470s) that I can buy an LCD Unit for, and put it on this laptop myself?Thank you in advance

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Alright, so I have had my Acer Aspire 5520-5912 laptop for at least five years. With the elasped time, I had somehow misplaced the computer's recovery disc (the operation system disk which accompanies the computer). I know it will be very important to have it in case something crazy happens within my computer's system. On top of that, I will need the recovery disk in the future whenever I pass my acer down to a family member if I decide to invest in a new computer. If anyone knows where I can find a replacement operation/recovery disk for this brand of acer, I'd really appreciate it.

Possible helpful infomation:

Original operating system- Vista
Current operating system- Windows 7

A:Need a replacement operation system recovery disc

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.Here is the support page for your Acer computer. http://support.acer.com/ There is an option to purchase recovery disks from Acer on this page, just click the link.Bruce.

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Hi Dell Experts,
Please kindly advise  on the procedure to restore the software after the replacement of mother board.
From where do I download the  OS software for the newly replaces Mother board. 
My XPS 2710 becomes faulty with recent upgrade to Window 10 , further research in the forum shows that XPS 2710 does not support Windows 10 config and will make the screen black out.

Only option is to replace the motherboard.  Now even with the replacement motherboard , not sure how the recovery of  OS softwares will be done including  other softwares ? Any guide or manual to follow . 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.

Regards,
Sathish.

A:DELL XPS 2710 -Recovery of OS - Motherboard replacement and recovery of Windows

The license is OEM and the product key is embedded in the UEFI BIOS of the motherboard. If you replace the motherboard and it doesn't have a UEFI BIOS embedded Windows 8.x product key you will be unable to activate Windows 8.1 and may have to buy Windows 8.1 again.

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Hi Folks!  I have an XPS 8500 which was running a fully updated version of Windows 8.1.  Using Dell Backup and Recovery 1.6.1.1 (free edition) I created a Factory Backup of Recovery Media to DVD.  So far so good.
So now the hard drive failed and I've installed its replacement.  I boot off the Recovery Media but there are NO OPTIONS to recover that actually work.  On the initial screen I get: Troubleshoot or Turn off your PC.
So I choose Troubleshoot.  I'm then presented with: Refresh, Reset, Advanced Options, and Command Prompt.  Refresh says the drive is locked and to unlock it first (huh?).  If I choose a "Reset" I'm presented with a seemingly related issue, "Unable to Reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
Why isn't there a "Press this stupid button and we'll reinstall everything off the Recovery Media you created"?  This seems totally absurd.  Am I losing my mind?
Thanks in advance!!

A:How to use Recovery Media for Windows 8.1 Recovery after Hard Drive Replacement

Hi Spamcop01,
I would suggest you to try booting the system with the recovery discs again so that this time it will boot using the disc. If you’re still facing the same issue the recovery disc may be corrupt. Please send me a private message with the computer's service tag, Name registered during the system purchase and email address so that I can check and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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What type of PSU i need to replace the 240w PSU in the Rp5700 please help me.

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Hello All

First time poster. I'm trying to do a little forensic work on behalf of my mom, whose VAIO desktop refuses to do a system recovery.

The backstory: She bought a VAIO RS310 several years ago from the good folks at Best Buy (cough), along with their extended warranty. Last year a power surge spiked the mobo, so Best Buy put in a new one for her (the original hard drive and its contents survived). Worked fine after that.

Last week she asked me to help clean out her machine, just do a straight forward wipe using system recovery. But multiple attempts from the restore disks and recovery partition all failed, each with the following message: "Model number does not match recovery disks." Strange....so I ran a system information report, and what did I find? The model number now says RS220.

Well, I'm no techie, but to me it looks like Best Buy substituted a different (albeit functional) motherboard when they did the repair. If that's the case, then when I tried to run system recovery, Windows Product Activation must have looked for the original hardware hash and flagged the discrepancy. Is this a reasonable conclusion? I have to wonder what the Geek Squad did to re-authorize Windows after the mobo replacement--probably dialed the toll free number at MS--but whatever they did, it definitely wasn't a system recovery. The cynic in me thinks they just bootlegged a quick fix and bet the "little old lady" would never att... Read more

A:Mobo replacement breaks VAIO system recovery

It looks like your assumption is spot on to me!!!!

I have only ever heard bad things about sony vaio's!!!! The best thing you could do is get them to exchange it for a better pc, sony vaio's are really crap machines!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Dear Forum Users,

The original HDD in my notebook has reached its life cycle so I have to replace it.

I would like to know which purchasable HDD units are available for this particular notebook model?

Could I use any SATA 2.5'' notebook HDD as a replacement drive or the Toshiba branded ones are suitable exclusively?

A:HDDs suitable as a replacement unit for Satellite Pro L300-1B9?

> Could I use any SATA 2.5'' notebook HDD as a replacement drive or the Toshiba branded ones are suitable exclusively?

Yes, usually all SATA 2.5? HDDs should be compatible since the SATA controller is downwards compatible and even if you would use an SATA II or SATA III HDD, the notebook should be able to handle such device.
But of course the performance would be limited to SATA I

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HiI got this  yoga series laptop on 1st April 2016,and  on the first day itself i figured out that it had 2 problems, first the laptop use to not start when it use to go in sleep mode.. i needed to do force start and second problem was that the wifi connection use to drop after every 5 minutes. I gave it to the retailer on 4 April and they changed the motherboard of a brand new laptop!! and gave it back to me telling that problems are solved.. But the second problem of wifi still exists!!! Now they have taken the laptop back.. Now i requested them to give me replacement as i don't want a second time repaired unit.. They were asking me for the box of the unit which I don't have .. They are saying that some unit number which is written on the box is required. This was brough from Sharaf DG, Dubai .. Sharaf DG again asked me for second time for the box, I DONT have it... They can get that number from their database.. What should I do in this case? I will not accept a faulty product especially after paying a huge amount for it.. I cannot contact lenovo team as they dont have a call center in UAE (jumbo handles the service center here) ThanksSonal Thanks

A:Yoga series laptop replacement problem as unit box...

I got this  yoga series laptop on 1st April 2016,and  on the first day itself i figured out that it had 2 problems, first the laptop use to not start when it use to go in sleep mode.. i needed to do force start and second problem was that the wifi connection use to drop after every 5 minutes. I gave it to the retailer on 4 April and they changed the motherboard of a brand new laptop!! and gave it back to me telling that problems are solved.. But the second problem of wifi still exists!!! Now they have taken the laptop back.. Now i requested them to give me replacement as i don't want a second time repaired unit.. They were asking me for the box of the unit which I don't have .. They are saying that some unit number which is written on the box is required. This was brough from Sharaf DG, Dubai .. Sharaf DG again asked me for second time for the box, I DONT have it... They can get that number from their database.. What should I do in this case? I will not accept a faulty product especially after paying a huge amount for it.. I cannot contact lenovo team as they dont have a call center in UAE (jumbo handles the service center here) ThanksSonal Thanks

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I have a Windows 10 system image created with the Windows 7 Backup - Create System Image. My PC does not have a CD drive. I've tried creating a USB and SD cards, but they won't boot. I have access to a WHS 2011 system with the hotfix to allow it to backup
Windows 10 PC's. WHS can create a USB restore key on a USB stick. Can I use the WHS 2011 stand alone restore key to restore a Windows 7 system image?

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I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that has dual drives - c & d. The c drive crashed and was replaced by dell. We are now trying to do a system image recovery from the d drive. We are following How to do a System Image Recovery in Window7 from seven forums.com http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/675-system-image-recovery.html
After Selecting the System Image from the D Drive (STEP TWO, # 5 and 6), the computer prompts to create a repair disk. The only way to move forward is to create or not create the disk. In either case, it then has you restart the machine, takes you through the process again.... Step 5/6.... Never gets to Step 7 to actually DO the System Recover!
What am I missing. We have been at this for over 2 weeks and any help would be much appreciated!

A:Windows Image Recovery-Can't move forward after selecting Sys Image

Are you booting off your Windows DVD? Or are you using the Windows Recovery Environment by hitting DEL or PF8 to pull up Windows Repair?

I would think the only time you are asked to create a repair disk is during the actual TAKING/creating of the System Image (after it is complete).

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PC Intel i7 920, 6 GB RAM, Win 7 Pro, Micron SSD system drive

I am experiencing randon boot drive failures on startup. This morning it took about 8 restarts to get my PC to boot up from the hard drive, a 256 GB Micron SSD.

I used the Win 7 built in backup feature and have the system drive image backed up in a couple of places. I also have the Original Win 7 Pro install discs.

So I just wanted to check with you guys on my approach. I was thinking to get a new system drive, boot from the install disc then recover the image to it. Is it really that easy? Anything else I need to consider?

Or maybe is there a way to test and repair the existing system SSD? Is this something checkdisc might be able to repair?

A:recovery from system image

If you have an entire backup drive, then just go ahead and boot from that, see if that solves the problem.

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Sorry for the dumb question, but we just got a new computer with 8.1 and did a system image on an external hd.  Now I'm making a recovery drive on a usb flash.  Is copying the entire recovery partition onto the usb necessary if I already have the image, or is having that partition on a usb recommended?  If so I'm gonna need a much larger usb drive.  I guess I'm confused about the difference between the practical uses of a system image vs a recovery drive.  Thanks  

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I put a system image on a MY Book external hard drive and made a recovery DVD boot disk after installing MSW 7 64 upgrade from Visita 64. When I made the image I had a three Seagate hard drive RAID 0 configuration. Everything operated normally for a month until two of the Seagates crashed at the same time. I replaced all three of the Seagate drives with the WD Caviar drives and configured them in a RAID 0.

I partioned and formated the RAID by reloading MSw 7 64 from the orignial installation disk. Then tried to restore the system from the system image I have on the external hard drive and the boot DVD and recieved "No Disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found." Under "detials" it gave the 0X80042412 error massage. After trying several times and getting the 0X80042412 error message each time I went to the command promt and used the LIST DISK command under DISKPART to show the disks. It listed the RAID as DISK 0 with 596 GB of space, 0 free, nothing under DYN and GPT. It was at this point I decided I need some help.

A:System Recovery from image

Find the Windows Image Backup file on that HD and put it on an external or your new primary HD to be detected by the imaging utility.

This is just one of the problems that result from RAID arrays in Win7. Put it back together enough to get that backup file off, then leave the dated RAID behind.

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Hello folks. I have a book that says before performing a System Image Recovery I have to put in my Windows 7 disc and totally re-install Windows 7 before even beginning the Restore function mentioned in your tutorial. Is this necessary?

A:System Image Recovery

Hello Templar,

That would only be if you wanted to do a system image recovery using step 1 in the tutorial below instead of using step 2 to boot to "System Recovery Options" with your Windows 7 installation disc.

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey all,

So I have a workstation that the HDD just went bad on, so I bought a SSD to put in it. When I first got the workstation I made a System Image of it (4 DVDs). So I plug the new SSD in, put the first DVD in and boot from it. It runs through all four DVDs copies to the SSD then asks me to reboot. I reboot (first changing the boot order to the new SSD) and it loads windows and goes to the System Recovery page that only has three options Not this one. It says something like System Restore, Create a System Image and a third one I can't remember. Selecting System Restore it asks me which drive and/or partition I want to restore to and I select the SSD. It then shows a loading bar then shows an error that says "Please use /ref". If I click on the reboot it reboots but won't load and says MOOTMGR is missing. The only way I can get back to the Recovery screen is by running the DVDs again. Any ideas?

Thanks.
FSG

A:Win 7 Pro 64 System Image Recovery

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where is the original System recovery Image on the HD?

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I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that has dual drives - c & d.  The c drive crashed and was replaced by dell.  We are now trying to do a system image recovery from the d drive.  We are following How to do a System Image Recovery in Window7 from seven forums.com    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/675-system-image-recovery.html
After Selecting the System Image from the D Drive (STEP TWO, # 5 and 6), the computer prompts to create a repair disk.  The only way to move forward is to create or not create the disk.  In either case, it then has you restart the machine, takes you through the process again....  Step 5/6....  Never gets to Step 7 to actually DO the System Recover! 
What am I missing.  We have been at this for over 2 weeks and any help would be much appreciated!

A:System Image Recovery

HI,
 
The only thing I can think of is that, hopefully, Dell designed the recovery drive against the possibility that the C: drive might be scrambled / formatted / replaced and it should be bootable. Have you tried setting your BIOS to boot from the D: drive ?  If you haven't, it might be worth a shot.
 
To do this you need to catch the computer at the BIOS screen, ie just after you have started it up. Usually, to get to the BIOS commands you press either the 'Delete' key or the F2 key a couple of times while the initial screen is showing. This will take you into the BIOS set-up. Using the Left - Right arrow keys move along to the heading 'Boot' and you should find that the existing sequence is :  1st device - CD/DVD; 2nd device - HDD 1, and it should also list your second 'D:' drive. Using the up / down arrow keys, select the D: drive and use whatever instructions are given in the panel on the right to move this D: drive into second place. Usually you do this with the + and - keys. Once you have this drive as second in the sequence, press the 'Escape' key to exit. You will be presented with some choices, choose the one that says 'Save changes and exit'. The computer will now restart itself, and, hopefully, try to boot from 'D:'.
 
When - or if - it does, you should come to a screen that says 'Repair'. Choose 'Advanced repair / recovery' and you should then be presented with options which will include re-installing from a recovery partition or drive. ... Read more

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I replaced my HDD and booted up from a repair disc windows 7 64-bit. I get to the System Recovery Options window and select System Image Recovery but my pc can't find the WindowsSystemImage folder on my USB external hard drive. It's as if the External
HDD is not there. Any help would sure be appreciated. Thank you.

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I can see that there is a lifetime of information about recovery images so this has probably been covered.

I have my system set up and running exactly the way I want it. Can I create a system Image on a set of disks that will recover/restore/re-do my system right back to the way it is? Given an epic failure, beyond repairable, is there a way to image my setup so that i can basically reformat my drive with a system that is identical to the way it is now. I don't care about data files, just program files and system settings.

If easier, just refer a link if this has already been covered in another thread.

Thanks

A:System Recovery Image

Hello Evols, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this excellent, free imaging program at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Imaging with free Macrium

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Hey all,

So I have a workstation that the HDD just went bad on, so I bought a SSD to put in it. When I first got the workstation I made a System Image of it (4 DVDs). So I plug the new SSD in, put the first DVD in and boot from it. It runs through all four DVDs copies to the SSD then asks me to reboot. I reboot (first changing the boot order to the new SSD) and it loads windows and goes to the System Recovery page that only has three options Not this one. It says something like System Restore, Create a System Image and a third one I can't remember. Selecting System Restore it asks me which drive and/or partition I want to restore to and I select the SSD. It then shows a loading bar then shows an error that says "Please use /ref". If I click on the reboot it reboots but won't load and says MOOTMGR is missing. The only way I can get back to the Recovery screen is by running the DVDs again. Any ideas?

Thanks.
FSG

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Can someone concisely explain the difference between creating a system image versus a system recovery disc?

Recently in our office a colleague's computer had a "meltdown". I will create another thread with questions concerning that. I understand that it depends on what causes the "meltdown" but I would like to know the best method in which to "fix" these problems in the future.

Any information would be greatly appreciated... thanks!!!

A:System Image vs. System Recovery Disc

A "system image" created by a disk backup program such as Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image (and similar) will allow creating a full hard drive backup (all partitions if there are partitions) to a separate hard drive. With this method (what I use with Macrium Reflect) it will allow restoring the complete hard drive back to how it was when the last backup was created. This includes everything, the Operating System and installed programs and all user data.

Windows has a built in backup but its not as robust or full featured as 3rd party backup programs.

A "System Recovery" disc, in most cases (all that I've seen) will restore the PC to the original factory condition, but does not restore user installed programs or user data.

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 I have been trying to reset my notebook but it says that i dont have a system image. Where do i get teh recovery media so i can reset my laptop? My notebook has a windows 8  operating system but i do not know which bit rate it has.  

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I am trying to replace my current system 320GB hard drive with a smaller 256GB crucial SSD and I am getting an error (see attached) when I try to restore the image to the new SSD. I am not sure where to go from here.

To give a little background, I shrunk the volume of my 320GB partition to 195GB to avoid issues with an image recovery to a smaller hard drive. I also created a 100GB partition on my Seagate 1TB external drive that I used to create the system image. I used the built in "Windows 7 file recovery" tool to create the image on the external drive and also to create the bootable recovery cd. When I restored the image everything went exactly as planned until it failed in Step 13 (after clicking "finish") shown in the tutorial I found on this forum:

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

Here is the error message I get:
After doing some research, this is the same error people are getting from trying to restore an image to a smaller hard drive, however I repartitioned the drive prior so the image should be smaller than the new hard drive so I'm confused as to why that would be the issue. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:System Image Recovery to new SSD Issues

Might want to try using Macrium Reflect Free to create and restore the image. Do it from a booted CD rather that from Windows 8 itself.

I've done this with Acronis True Image Home 2012 and it's worked so it is doable.

Also, can you post a screen shot of Disk Management showing the old partitioned drive?

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So I decided I'd finally upgrade from my 150 GB SATA HD, and I'm already regretting it. They say "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"... guess I should've listened.

Anyway, I created a Windows 7 Pro 64bit system Image from the old drive and put it on an external HD. Then I removed the old HD, switched cables and checked the bios settings to make sure the new HD was recognized as the first HD. After booting with the restore CD and choosing the System Image Recovery option and choosing the image, it gives me the last "Re-image your computer" screen with the following information:

Date and time: 10/30/2010 timeblahblahblah
Computer: MyDesktop
Drives to Restore: \\?\Volume{fbdd5e3b-abbf-11df-aa47-806e6f6e6963}, C:

I'm not sure what the "\\?\Volume..." stuff is all about since I don't see that on any other screenshots I've looked at.

So I click the "Finish" button and then click "Yes" for the warning message about formatting and replacing the info on the drive. I then get the following message:

The system image restore failed.
No disk that can be used for recovering the system disk can be found.

So, the bios detects the drive, I've gone into the diskpart.exe program on the restore disk and it sees both the drive and the C: partition... What am I missing here? At this rate I'm going to give up and just keep using my old 150gb drive...

A:Problem with System Image Recovery

Not sure what is happening with your Win 7 system image. I use the Win 7 back up and restore as well and I have often worried that in the event of a catastrophic disk failure I might not be able to recover.....I will probably purchase Acronis soon. However, I do a manual backup of all data files and a separate sys image just in case the recover option fails and I have to reinstall as well as manually retrieve the data files.

However, if you can, since you are starting with a new HD, is it practical to do a clean install and retrieve your data from the old drive after the install? I know it is a bit of a hassle but it would probably be better.

Since I run some demanding stuff on my machine, I have had to do several fresh installs on two of my machines to solve certain problems. I am to the point now where it is becoming old hat to just reinstall.

I wouldn't give up on the new drive unless you cannot recover all the data you need or you have a ton of software to reinstall.

Dave

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I am trying to replace my current system 320GB hard drive with a smaller 256GB crucial SSD and I am getting an error (see attached) when I try to restore the image to the new SSD. I am not sure where to go from here.

To give a little background, I shrunk the volume of my 320GB partition to 195GB to avoid issues with an image recovery to a smaller hard drive. I also created a 100GB partition on my Seagate 1TB external drive that I used to create the system image. I used the built in "Windows 7 file recovery" tool to create the image on the external drive and also to create the bootable recovery cd. When I restored the image everything went exactly as planned until it failed in Step 13 (after clicking "finish") shown in the tutorial I found on this forum:

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

Here is the error message I get:
After doing some research, this is the same error people are getting from trying to restore an image to a smaller hard drive, however I repartitioned the drive prior so the image should be smaller than the new hard drive so I'm confused as to why that would be the issue. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:System Image Recovery to new SSD Issues

Might want to try using Macrium Reflect Free to create and restore the image. Do it from a booted CD rather that from Windows 8 itself.

I've done this with Acronis True Image Home 2012 and it's worked so it is doable.

Also, can you post a screen shot of Disk Management showing the old partitioned drive?

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Hello. There was a need to restore the pre-installed Windows 8.1, but through Novo does not go into System recovery and can not create a recovery disk. Where can I download the image?

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