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Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

Q: Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

Hello: newbie here

I looked but I couldn't find the answer. I had made a full image of 3 drives using Win 7 backup tool. However, since then, I have removed 2 of the disks but I want to restore just one of the drives where the OS was installed (these are physical HDD= 3). Windows restore CD does not let me restore just one drive since the image is for all 3.
Is there any way that I can force windows 7 to restore just one of the drives from the the full image with 3 drives? Unfortunately, the drives that I removed already have new data in another PC and pretty big (2T each). I don't to buy 2 drives just to install the OS image.

thank you

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Preferred Solution: Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

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A: Restore from full image just one drive.. Possible? Windows Backup tool

Hello vlsi99x, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the two HDDs that you removed were only data drives and not system drives, then yes you could use step 8 or 9 in the tutorial below to only restore the system drive (step 8 easiest way) or exclude the drives you don't want restored (step 9).

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Right now I am backing up all my files and folders through SyncToy (for easy access) but I'd like to also back up my entire Windows image with the same kind of automatic method (only transfers changes from the previous backup). Is there a free or paid program that does this?

A:Image backup tool that doesn't do a full back up each time?

Hi y7k and welcome to Seven Forums. All of the paid imaging programs (Macrium, Acronis, Paragon etc) have this facility. I think that the free version of EasusToDo also allows this. Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free.

However, be warned, incremental backups are fragile as they rely on all incremental backups back to the full one to be present to work.

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Is it possible to resotre individual files from a full Image Backup? I Created a System Image. If this is possible, how is it done?

A:Can you restore individual files from Full Image backup

You certainly can with commercial products like Acronis, but I don't know about the Windows product. I would guess you can--if you can't, that would be a major shortcoming.

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I ran an Image back up of my C: drive (using Windows 7 & an external usb drive) after getting warning messages that the Hard Disk was failing and to back up the drive.  I got a replacement 500 GB internal drive to restore the Image to and got as far as the Windows Login Screen after the Image Restore was complete and then automatically rebooted.  I typed my password in under my profile BUT, it was not accepted/ recognized... (I can't remember the exact wording) There are 2 profiles that come up, at that point, (just before going into Windows)...Mine, and my g-friends, whom, for whatever reason, WAS able to login to her profile  ...
 
Can anyone tell me how to bypass or fix this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
I have an Acer Aspire 5750-6414, 500 GB, Serial ATA, and running  Windows7.

A:Unable to login 2 Windows after backup and Image restore of drive

It's possible that because the hard drive was failing, your profile was corrupted and restoring the image still resulted in a corrupted profile. Try the following.
 
If you gf's account is admin then log into her account and change/clear the password of your account in "User Accounts" of control panel.
 

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hope this is acceptable in this forum section, Would like opinions on preferred easy full image back-up apps., Please....Thanks....Jim

A:backup full image or cloneJim of hard-drive

Hello,You could start by looking at Windows 7 buillt-in imaging and back-up solutions: Build a complete Windows 7 safety net (by Fred Langa)

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This is my hard drive backup plan. Any thoughts on my plan would be appreciated.
I am going to use Acronis 2010 with my wd external drive to image my hard drive for the first time. I've taken the time to educate myself on the difference between full image backups and incremental backups.
Since this is a personal use computer, not a business, incremental backups would seem to be a waste of time for me.

Once I successfully image to the wd drive I have, I will get another wd external drive and save another full image. That way I can toggle saving full image backups between the two. I've heard horror stories about backup drives failing just when you need them. This way if my hard drive crashes, I'll have two complete images saved on two separate drives. If one wd drives fails, I still have a backup image on the other one.

So what do you tech gods think? or
 

A:Solved: full image backup of hard drive

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** Admin/Mods: I cannot find my original thread! If found, I will gladly update that thread and ask that this thread be deleted.**

Backup/Restore Procedures (as done by RolandJS)

Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI (Acronis) or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x(ddd)C, data partitions S0x(ddd)D, x being computer number (1 2 or 3), ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty(*), the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. WDE1, WDE2. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. (* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.)
Before beginning backup routine, I plan to test explorer & ext HD ... Read more

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Backup/Restore Procedures (as done by RolandJS)
Have been paying closer attention to my external USB HDs, I am much more aware that rather than ATI (Acronis) or Macrium failure -- it has been several times an explorer.exe not communing with respective external HD failure. It might be within any one particular external HD, it might be conflicting drive-letter assignments, it might be "explorer.exe and company" needs to be dropkicked or punted into better performance.
In order to maximize the idea of restorable backups, minimize the idea of failures in backup and/or restores, I've been doing the following...
Long ago, because drive letters differ when booting external media for backups & restores, I labeled all my OS partitions S0x(ddd)C, data partitions S0x(ddd)D, x being computer number (1 2 or 3), ddd being three unique digits/letters from HD ID/serial number. Each external backup/restore HD's labeled: Hitachis Kitty & Katty(*), the four Seagate HDs labeled SeaEPD, SeaBPD, SeaKIT, SeaKAT. WDE1, WDE2. At all times, I know exactly which partition is being backed up to what ext HD, what ext HD is going to restore to what partition C or D, regardless of what the drive letters are. (* - My two cats are more famous than me, on Facebook & Twitter.)
Before beginning backup routine, I plan to test explorer & ext HD operations by a quick-copy into & out of attached ext HD, if bi-direction copy fails, the backup or restore will fail, it's time ... Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD). My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive. Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it. From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

Thanks in advance,
Pete

A:want to restore backup image to a new hard drive

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Quote: Originally Posted by pl28


Hi, I was wondering if I can get some advice on how to add drivers to the Recovery Disc (DVD).

Describe this recovery disk. Where did it come from? Burned? Bought? Can you make another?


My hard drive is acting up lately and I wanted to make a clone of it. so I made an image backup of it on a external hard drive.

Made an image backup with what application?


Now I want to restore that backup image to a new hard drive (same size and same manufacturer, but unfortunately I run into a problem where the Recovery Disc does not recongize my new hard drive and therefore will not let me restore the image on to it.

I'd expect that your "recovery disk" is something you would attempt to boot from to restore an image. Are you able to boot from this "recovery disk"?

You say "does not recognize my new hard drive". Do you mean you can boot with the recovery disk and locate your previously made image file, but you cannot select the new hard drive as a destination for the image restoration? Or do you mean something else?

From what I can tell, I'm thinking that it does not have the driver in the Recovery Disc for that Hard drive. Is there a way to get that driver put on the Recovery Disc.

You didn't say what application you are using to make and restore this image. A lack of proper drivers on the recovery disk can prevent i... Read more

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Hi,
I believe the following statements are true for win7 image backup.
1) The win7 image is for the entire HDD (or SSD).
That is, you cannot make an image of just one partition.
2) When you restore the image, there is no option to restore
a single partition. That is, you have to restore the entire image.
3) The new disk must be larger than the image disk.

This is very restrictive. And it discourages large C:\ drives :-(

Are there any image backup/restore tools that will backup/restore
just one partition?

If I could do an image backup/restore for a selected partition
then I could have a C:\ partition of maybe 200GB for OS and a
D:\ partition of maybe 800GB for data on a 1TB disk.

What is best practice?
thanks

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I have done restoring the vhd file to a partition where the original os resides. It appears also possible to restore the backup to a brand new hard drive instead. Is it correct?

A:Windows 7 Full Image Backup - VHD file

It should be as long as the new drive is of equal or larger size.

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just as the title indicates, i have one hard drive that is partitioned 3 times for a tri OS boot.

window 64bit, 64bit and 32bit all window 7, for my personal reasons.
now i just found out today window 7 image backup tool backs up the entire hard drive, and can not seperate partitions therefore backs up all 3 parition together as a single image file.

what i want to know is, if there is a way either through window 7 or via another 3rd party image tool, that i can backup image and restore image per partitions instead per harddrive and still be able to tri boot? and if so, which program and how..?

thanks a lot!

A:single drive, 3 paritions, one OS per parition, image backup/restore

Macrium lets you back up one partition at a time. So does Acronis.

I think Windows imaging has its own idea of what a "system" partition is. I don't use it and will have to take your word for it that you have no control over that.

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After lots of research on the Internet, I couldn?t find a straight-forward method of extracting files from a Windows 7 image backup (this is the full backup, not the file and folder backup). I finally got it working without any additional programs! Here are my instructions. Hopefully they can come in handy for when you don?t have any files in Previous Versions, or you don?t have another backup of the file you lost but you have it in the image backup.
This procedure may not work with Vista as Windows 7 supports VHD disk mounting through Diskpart. I don?t think Vista does.


You must be logged in as an administrator (such as the first account made on the computer when you installed Windows 7)

Go to the Start menu > Computer, and go into the drive where you made the image backup

Right-click the WindowsImageBackup folder and go to Properties

Go to the Security tab > Advanced > Owner tab > Edit...

Select your username, and check Replace owner on subcontainers and objects

"OK" everything and close all windows

Go back to the drive where you made the image backup, right-click the WindowsImageBackup folder and go to Properties > Security tab > Advanced

In the Permissions tab click Change Permissions...

Select your username, click Edit...

Tick all the Allow boxes then OK

Tick both bottom boxes then OK

"OK" everything, close all windows

UPDATE: And with credit to Proton2's reply below, we need to mount... Read more

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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I am trying to run my automatic scheduled Windows Vista Backup & Restore application Center. It is backing up to the D: HP_RECOVERY drive in the HP_RECOVERY folder. It says it's almost full. I am compressing the folder now, but it will be full aventually and I'll be back to the same problem. How do you remove backups from this HP_RECOVERY folder or what is the process to free up this folder?

Thank you.

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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Short version: I can see the system image files in windows explorer that I recently backed up on to my external hard drive. However, windows cant find the system image when trying to do a full restore from the same external HD?!?

Long version: I did a system image of my the old PC before starting the to do a sysprep process. Then I did the sysprep w/ generalize all is going well. I then tried to do another windows system image in sysprep mode. It seemed to be going well, until ironically i got worried about the new image replacing the old image so i went into windows explorer created a new folder and moved the old image. I then tried to system image and windows popped back with an error (sorry cant remember the specifics). I closed out of windows back up and tried reopening it numerous times. then it froze up as did windows explorer (they were all just blank boxes) so I had to do a restart. When I restart it was setting up windows again from new, which I got out of and into recovery mode since I just want to restore my full system as it was before (windows was already fully installed).

I have tried several different ways to boot into the recovery and restore the original system image (even after moving it back to its original location) and windows just cant find it. I can actually find that image on my external hard drive, its now even in the right spot (I moved it back to where I copied it from), but Windows just cant find it?!? Help please!!!

A:windows cant find system image when trying to full restore from ext HD

You should be able to mount the vhd and make an image of the mounted drive using something else- e.g. Aomei Backupper free, Macrium free etc.

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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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My laptop came with a the following partition config:Pri Act ..... "Recovery Partition" - 20GB (14GB Used)
Pri ........... Windows 7 "OS Partition" - 60GB (14GB Used)
Extend...... Data Partition - 210GB (0GB Used)
As you can see the OS partition is not set as "Active" and the "Active" partition is in the "Recovery Partition". Once in a while I would like to switch between Windows XP and Windows 7 by restoring OS image backup to the "OS Partition" - I just don't want a dual boot setup and don't ask me why. So I did an image backup of the whole Windows 7 OS Partition and to save backup storage I only have a files backup on the / level + the /BOOT in the "Recovery Partition" .

After that I re-format the OS Partition and let XP install into it and everything going fine.

When I try restore Windows 7 to the OS Partition + all the files backup of the "Recovery Partition" and reboot it reported:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing: Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe"

I am sure the "Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe" is already restore to the Windows 7 OS partition.

Am I missing something in the Windows 7 "Recovery Partition" to backup beside just the / level files and /BOOT? I don't want to backup the whole 14GB so I tried to avoid the Windows 7 recovery disk images in that partition.

A:Windows 7 Image Backup Restore Problems

How about recovering the System MBR into WIn7 partition?

The Recovery Partition should only mark itself Active to run Recovery.

Have you made your Recovery Disk set as a backup to the partition?

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Hi Everyone,

I actually managed to get the image restoration on track by first formatting my new hard drive (as NTFS).

I found it ironic that the Windows Recovery functionality would not work in my instance because the drive was not formatted, ironic because Windows 7 can install to an unformatted hard drive. Furthermore the video link from Microsoft (Video: Restoring your PC after a hard drive failure - Windows Help) does not feature manually formatting / partitioning the hard drive first (in my case using an EASEUS Partition Master boot disk). Finally once the restoration process started I was actually warned that the formatting / partitioning of the hard drive would be erased!

I am using a RAID 0 configuration so perhaps this fact is affecting the way that Windows Recovery works, however I doubt this!

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hi..

My HDD died a couple of days ago and I received a new HDD from my laptop's manufacturer (Dell - Laptop 3568 Vostro). Fortunately I made a system image before the HDD failed (just after installing windows and drivers- the other backup i tried to make after HDD failure didn't work).

I tried using system rescue disk and the advance bootup option with image restore functionality but it seems none of the option is working as these utilities are not able to locate my system image that i stored on my external Western Digital HDD. I also tried to Google this problem but couldn't find any satisfactory answer.

As for system image backup i have a default folder named "Windows Image Backup" that windows created when i initially created the image. Had i missed something while creating the image backup?? Is this not the correct folder or the method to make system images?? Why windows is not able to detect the image?? Is there any third party software that i can use??

Pleasee help...
Thanks in advance to all..
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Watch this video.

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All was well in Windows 7 until we upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I "CAN" back up to our Lenovo PX4-300d. However, image restores DO NOT WORK! I boot to the Windows 10 repair disk, chose troubleshooting, etc. I point to the network location, asks me to login, and I click okay and no image shows up in the list. I then tried moving the image to a external drive so I have attached a My Passport Ultra and it doesn't find the image. I have tried this on two of my machines and yes the images were for their respective systems.

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My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

I didn't have any luck on a friends Win backup Image program, it looked like it might have restored the image but didn't in the end.

I ended up having to do another fresh install.... Now use a paid for 3rd party program that has worked great for me.

In all of my searching, I haven't found anything good about it's backup features or the transfer wizard.... sorry!!

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Computer: Several Dell models all upgraded to Windows 10 Home during the free upgrade period, followed by the Anniversary Update:  Dell Xps 435MT (upgraded from Vista -> Windows 7 -> Windows 10), 8700 (upgraded from Windows 8.1 -> Windows 10), 8100 (upgraded from Windows 7 -> Windows 10)
Target:   Recovery of Windows 10 Home ver 1607(Anniversary Update) with all subsequent updates, and installed programs .
Known:   System Image Backup if one can be created will meet target requirement at least up to the last time the system image backup was taken. 
Found: Many solutions but not sure which will be applicable for the Dells above
A.  Generic procedures for Windows 10: W1. Windows System Image backup; W2. Windows System Image recovery, W13:  Creating bootable Windows ISO disc.
B.  Procedures for Dell seems to be unique for Dell, but uncertain which Dell System Image Backup and Recovery solution is applicable or available for the Dells above.
D1.  Dell Backup and Recovery (DBaR) and Windows 10.  I don’t remember or being notified to update DbaR before the Windows 10 update (see D1.Note for this tool). 
Later, I saw the notification for the XPS 8700 (originally 8.1) and applied the update but all I see NOW is Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) not 8.1.   D1 may not be available to 
Now I read that one needs to pay for backup and restore.  So D1 may ot available to me  &ldqu... Read more

A:Dell Windows 10 System Image Backup and Restore

Upgrading breaks the DBAR so you might as well get rid of it entirely.   DBAR is now also END OF LIFE END OF SUPPORT.  
I recommend  
http://www.aomeitech.com/download.html
OS support: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (all editions, 32 & 64 bit).
 

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Hello to all, I am going to upgrade to Windows 10 soon, and so I made a full backup of my hard drive before doing so just in case something goes wrong. I made the backup to a network location, and I know its IP and where the backup is, but which folder do I browse to when I want to restore, because on the network is a folder I created called backupbefore10, and i made windows do the backup to that folder. Inside of that folder there is one called WindowsImageBackup, then inside of that is a folder with the name of my computer, then inside of that there are 3 folders called Backup 2015-07-30 041325, Catalog, and SPPMetadataCache. So if I need to restore this some time, I know the IP to the network location and stuff, but which folder should I browse to when doing system image recovery for it to work
Any help much appreciated thanks in advance.

A:How to restore Windows image backup from network location

anyone?!

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I want to upgrade from windows 7 professional to windows 7 ultimate and I want to know if I can use windows image restore in windows 7 built in utility to restore my computer if I didn't like windows 7 ultimate. I want to know if I can restore my computer back to windows 7 professional if I didn't like the features in windows 7 ultimate. And can I restore it using the windows image backup feature in windows 7? Please help me if anyone has any ideas about this, thank you.

A:Have question about using Windows 7 image restore/backup utility

I'd certainly think you could do that. That's what it's for.

But:

Windows Backup and Restore isn't foolproof and may not work in any given instance.

It's a bit cranky---you have to know how to operate it and that isn't always clear.

Lastly--if you like Professional, I don't see why you wouldn't like Ultimate. They differ only in a few features. If you don't like the additional features, ignore them. Likewise, if you have no use for the additional features, why bother upgrading?

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Hi,

I am getting a BSOD 124 error after my computer restarts (lines come up or the screen just goes black before the restart). It happens at random.

I have read the increasing vcore and/or vtt may help but I have and that doesn't seem to do anything.I can't change any settings.. I have done overclocking using softwares. my bios don't allow overclocking cpu but only ram.

I have attached all minidumps below.

Thanks

A:BSOD 0x124 windows 7 x64 sp1 after zero format & image backup restore

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Synopsis:

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:
1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.

2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled. If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.

3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware. It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.

4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instructions. Their website should provide detailed instructions as to the brand and model-specific procedure.

5) Rarely, bugs in the OS may cause "false positive" 0x124 events where the hardware wasn't complaining but Windows thought otherwise (because of the bug). At the time of writing, Windows 7 is not known to suffer from any such defects, but it is nevertheless important to always k... Read more

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Greetings all,

My installed OS is Vista Ultimate 32bit. I think to make a complete pc restore of a Vista Ultimate 64bit installation. I made the 64bit installation via Vista Ultimate so its a Windows Image Backup.

I am unsure as to which disc to use to make this restore. Should I use the 32bit or 64bit disc?

I googled and found the following info:

Restore your computer from a system image backup

All is clear except for the essential and most relative info found in the note to number 5:

Note

If you are restoring a 64-bit system using a 32-bit Complete PC backup or a 32-bit system using a 64-bit Complete PC backup and have more than one operating system installed, you should not select an operating system. If an operating system is selected by default, clear the selection by clicking a blank area of the window, and then click .

I think that I should use the 32bit disc because my present installation is 32bit.

Many thanks for your assistance.

A:Restore 64bit Windows Image Backup from 32bit installation

If your computer can handle 64, you can install either 32 or 64. If you want 64 you must do a clean install with format. If you are going from 32 to 64 use the DVD.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums[2]=General Tips

Lets see what the upgrade advisor says
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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I have seen solutions to this error when it occurs during creation of a System Image, but I receive it when running a restore of a system image.  Here are the parameters of the problem:
System: Getac rugged laptop with SSD fitted in place of an HDD.  It was running Windows 7 with SP1 before the failed restore.
The System boots using Windows repair disk, but the OS has been trashed by failed restore, so normal boot brings up a missing OS error.
The System image is held on 3 DVDs.
Invoking System restore prompts for DVD #3 to identify the restorable images.
Selecting image for restore prompts for DVD #1.
Approx. 20 mins and 20% into restore, the error message 'Windows backup error accessing remote shared folder 0x8078015B' displays and the restore bombs out.
This process is 100% repeatable and is not dependent on whether the 'reformat and repartition' check box is checked or clear.
There is only one image on the DVD set from which to select the image to restore.
As the BIOS had been updated to lock down (disable) Bluetooth and WiFi for use in a secure environment, the BIOS has been returned to factory defaults in case this was the cause of the problem.

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I want to keep the disk image for a possible future system restore, but if the restore point listed as Windows Backup is deleted, will I be able to restore Windows from that image? In other words, is the disk image reliant on that specific restore point in order to function properly? Thanks in advance.

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If I boot the Windows 7 emergency recovery DVD it no longer finds any Windows image backups on my USB drive. I have tried it on 2 different Windows 7 PC's. I can however see the backups in the \WindowsImageBackup directory while booted from the DVD and going to the DOS prompt. The kicker is that I used these backup images before to replace hard drives on both systems. I do not know what changed. The search on the PC for the images takes only a couple seconds before failing. I have tried changing permissions and ownership on the files without success. Got any ideas?

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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Good day!

I just started to use Win7 backup and restore feature and got confused all over. I know the difference between Backup and System Image but here's the confusing part:

I created a system image that contains all my drive. Then, I created new, full back up, let Windows choose what to back up and BY DEFAULT it created a system image which I assume would kill the system image I created before I do this full backup. Now since Windows didn't backup everything, I believe the system image is not the whole image of my computer. I thought the solution would be easy, just click the "CREATE SYSTEM IMAGE" on the left pane, but what about when the next backup schedule is up, this system image would also get overwritten right??

I just want to have one SYSTEM IMAGE of:
System
C:
D:
Which made a total of 171GB
and store it inside my 500GB external hard disk

I also want to set a full backup and have an incremental backup stored in that same external hard disk, running by weekly basis WITHOUT messing around with the first system image I created. Anyone have any idea how can I get this thing done?

A:System Image & Full Backup

Hello EP, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A system image (computer) is saved in the WindowsImageBackup folder, and a Windows Backup (files) is saved into the computer-name folder.

Each system image created is a new backup period of your complete computer (all system drives included by default). This is true whether it was created through Windows Backup or a separate system image by you.

By default, system image periods will only be deleted when the HDD space runs out of space to make room for new ones. Because of this, you may want to rename the WindowsImageBackup folder to keep the first system image that you want to always keep. This way you can keep your other ones in a separate updated WindowsImageBackup folder.


For more details about these two, you can read the top part of the tutorials below. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files
Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Good day to all!

I am confused on what do I have to do: "clone" my Windows hard drive or make an "image" of it that will serve as back-up. I want to back-up my Windows hard drive so that when this hard drive fails (e.g. mechanical problem like I encountered last month), I can restore my OS including all updates through Windows Update and all the softwares installed in this drive. Also, I want that these softwares will run like before.

Can someone tell me the difference of each, the advantages and disadvantages, and the best recommended utility to be used.

Thanks to all that will help.

A:Cloning VS. Imaging - Full Backup my Windows Hard Drive

Cloning makes a duplicate of a HDD that is fully functional. An image acts like a photo negative; all the data necessary to rebuild a HDD is there but can't be used as is unless the software used for imaging is capable of mounting an image. One significant difference between a clone and an image is a clone is of the entire HDD while images can be made of individual partitions on a drive, multiple partitions, or the entire HDD.

Images are best for backing up HDDs or partitions that contain the OS since they can be used to restore the OS to the original HDD without having to physically swap drives. Merely copying the OS from a clone back to the original HDD will not work. Images also usually take up less room on a HDD than the original data because they are usually compressed.

Clones are usually best for moving the contents of one drive to another. Both clones and images can be used to back up not OS data.

For backing up my desktop, I make an image of my SSD boot drive. Since it has only the OS and programs on it, it is only 56GB big and takes me only 8.5 minutes to clone to a folder on my first data drive in the computer. I can easily restore the boot drive from the image and have done so several times. I clone the data drive because, if the data drive ever dies completely, I can use the clone (I actually have three, two at home and one in a safe deposit box at my credit union) to easily access my data until I can replace the dead drive.

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I am trying to use Ghost2002 to make an image backup of my two partitons (12 gig C and 4 gig D) from my first 26 meg drive to my other 30 meg drive. If I say to make an image of C with AUTO and SPAN options, it says that my destination drive is full after 2 gigs even though I have still 12 gig free on the destination drive. I tried to use a batch file with the following line which someone suggested and it it still says the drive is full:

GHOSTPE.EXE -CLONE,MODE=PDUMP,SRC=1:1,DST=D:\backupc000.GHO -FX -SPLIT=640 -SPAN -AUTO -Z6

Also with this line, it backs up my D partition instead of C. What could I be doing wrong? They have been selling Ghost with larger than 2 gig drives for years, so it must work. I have tried at least 10 times to do this.
 

A:(Resolved) Ghost says my HD is full during image backup

The maximum file size allowable on a FAT32 partition is 2GB, and that's why the program is stopping. Just allow it to create more files.
 

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I need a little help figuring this out. I made a backup image a while back on my network. Now that I want to re-image, I reboot as requested, wait for it to load, and Windows says it can't find my backup, "if it is on a network, close this window , type the network location."

Putting in the network location does nothing, I'm just returned to the screen where it would list the backup image if it had found it, but there's nothing there.

Thinking perhaps my NAS was the problem I copied the image onto a portable hard drive, but after rebooting into the restore program, Windows 7 doesn't find the USB drive.

I know the image was good, because I got an "image successful" message when I made it. Any ideas?

A:Image Restore can't find Backup Image

You say Windows can't find the USB drive, or is it the image file within the drive that it can't find?

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Hello I was sent a recovery tool to reinstall my windows 10 due to it was failing to update the creators' update and I try to use the USB tool and it falling 3 time now I got an none running laptop its still under warranty what doi do now?

A:ThinkPad P70 can't restore using the windows 10 pro USB Drive tool that was send to me

What happens when you boot from the device?

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Hello,
I need a free registry backup-restore tool.

A:Need a registry backup-restore tool

Quote:





Originally Posted by imthe_one


Hello,
I need a free registry backup-restore tool.




Erunt is my recommendation to you.

More Backup information here too.

kind regards,

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I created a windows full image to a Synology NAS on a network, I all so copied those same files to a ext USB drive manually.
I tried the windows restore disc and and typed in the network location of the files on the NAS and it found them with no problem...

When I tried the windows restore disc and plugged in the ext USB drive, it was unable to see it , it kept trying to return to the Network location instead... What can i do to force it to see the files on the ext USB drive or are they created differently?

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Should i make a backup every month or every week? I think if i backup to much i will backup the virus or malware that caused the problem. if i have a problem.

A:how often should i make a backup image of my windows 7 drive?

for what you want to backup it?? if you have problem with win 7, you can Repair Install

i suggest to backup your data, because some of the hard disk can be broken, you know that's the common electronic nowadays and prone to failure and getting old every single/month/year.

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i have a gateway and i just did a full system restore with backup. everything worked fine. Now i want to restore all my pictures n documents, but i dont know how. any help? theres a folder named C:\My Backup -- 10-01-17 0824PM

A:full system restore with backup

What is the Gateway system model?

You did not find instructions for using the backup utility at the Gateway site or in your owner's manual?

Louis

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Hi all,

I'm using Windows 2000 SP4.

After a major meltdown and reformat I am resolved to implement a backup and restore plan.

I have a basic set up I like - it rarely changes - of certain software and documents/files structure.

Okay - help me out here

Is there a way to completely backup a Windows 2000 installation - with full program, registry and file support - so that if need be it can be restored with one fell swoop?

I have heard of Norton Ghost but some reviews I read on Version 9 have me a bit skeptical of trying it.

I sure would appreciate any thoughts on backup plans.

Thanks
Dodge
 

A:Full BackUp and Restore options

Imaging your disk is the way to go for what you want. I personally use Acronis True Image. Norton Ghost 2003 is also good. I also have heard bad things about Ghost9. Personally, I stay away from all Symantec programs lately, too much bloat.

There are a few freeware imaging programs out there you could try but I can't vouch for them as I've never tried them. True Image was worth the price for me. I don't want to scrimp on a program as important as this.
 

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Hello everyone, I'm brand new to the forums and primarily a Mac OS X user, so bare with me.

My wife has a BootCamp partition with Windows 7 on our iMac because she needs to use a piece of software that is only available for Window for a part-time home-business we have. Our BootCamp partition of Windows 7 works perfectly fine, but we're upgrading our hard drive to a larger one.

Now I'm familiar with and have used Time Machine to backup and restore an installation of OS X before, but have never backed up and reinstalled Windows.

From what I understand, it's simple to do this in Windows 7 using the Backup & Restore feature. But, before I do it, I want to make sure I understand how it's done so I don't screw it up!
I first Backup the installation to a USB HDD formatted to NTFS by selecting "Create a System Image".
This will backup everything: our programs, users, and files. The backed up programs will remain registered so we don't need to find all of our registration numbers.
Then, I replace the HDD, install & Restore OS X, and do all the BootCamp jazz. Now I have a blank partition on the HDD, which is ready for Windows.
...Now comes the part I'm unsure about...
I put in the Windows 7 installation disk with the USB I backed up to plugged in.
I install Windows 7 like normal
I open Backup & Restore on the newly installed Windows 7
I select Restore and follow the instructions, which will have an option for restore from the System Image
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A:I want to see if I understand the Backup & Restore tool properly

A more reliable software is Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download It is free and has never failed me. I have restored quite a few times and it has always worked. It is very easy to use. Give it a try.

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