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Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Q: Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

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A: Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center - one was a continuation of the other.
I have the disc in the drive, and I click 'restore files'
It tells me the disk containing the backup is unavailable. I do not see an option to change where the computer looks for the backup.

Viewing the files on disc one did not give me anything usable.

Googling has showed me several different ways to backup, but very little about how to restore (aside from 'click the button and follow the instructions'.)

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center how are you trying to use them?, try rebooting with the disk in the tray see if it boots to the disk.if it don't you may have to reset in bios to boot from cd/dvd 1st... http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/how-to-boot-from-a-cd/reset when done..good luck

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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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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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Recently uninstalled Acronis Ture Image Backup and replaced it as it caused a malfunction. While using it, the main screen was modified for the Acronis programs menu. Now I can no longer return to the original Backup and Restore page via the control panel to create restore points or image discs. How do I restore the page to it's original settings ?

A:Restoring backup and restore function

You may have a System Restore to an earlier date than you have uninstalled Acronis .

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This has been an absolute nightmare for me and right now I hate Dell with a passion.
I lost my C: drive together with a backup drive a few weeks ago (after a suspected power surge) and I can't get DBAR to restore my files from a backup I made a few months back on a third totally separate external drive. The Restore fails every single time, so I tried the Mig Restore prog as has been mentioned but got the same result as one or two others, namely this:

I've tried to install Mig Restore on my own Dell PC, my wife's Dell PC in work and two separate laptops and they all look like the above, with the options to browse & restore greyed out, making the program useless.
I've bought a replacement C: drive and installed Win10 directly onto it (i.e. I didn't use my Dell System Restore discs) and a second HD as extra storage and installed DBAR separately onto the new C: drive. Is this why the Restore isn't working - should I have done a Dell System Recovery with my backup discs onto the new C: drive rather than Win10 in order to make the Recovery work?  I just can't figure out how Dell Recovery is supposed to work if it's not as simple as opening DBAR and pointing it to the Profile1 folder in case of system failure.And I'd LOVE to know why Mig Restore looks the way it does, but haven't found an answer to this anywhere online. 
Thanks for any help - I'm desperate!

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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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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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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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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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,
Dobber9
 

A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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Hi guys for my institute need i need all pc to configure like uninstall all which comes with all per-install computer and install some software and make some changes like disable firewall , Bluetooth, WiFi adopter  
 so my question is if i only configure one pc and and create a backup and deploy that backup via lan with multiple pc will it do all those work like install uninstall automatic and do the all configure , iss their any software available to do that work
?

Resource and system details : one L2 switch  with lan cable all 120 Hp prodesk windows 7  sp 1 per- install pc

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Hi, Let me explain the situation, first.

I have a EEE PC 701SD, pretty weak specs, (8GB SSD, 512GB RAM, Celeron M) with Windows XP running. The plan was to use it for Uni, but it's just a bit too slow.
So, I thought I could backup the entire HDD, onto a external HDD, and install another OS, (I had JoliCloud in mind, or if that fails a slimmed down version of XP using nLite), and if that wasn't to my liking I could just restore the original XP back, so I wouldn't have to muck around with re-installing drivers, and stuff.

But, I have no idea how I would go about doing any of this, Backing up XP, (I do know how to install the new OS), and then restoring XP if need be.

Anyone with any ideas?
Has anyone used JoliCloud, or any experience with nLite?
nLite sounds good in theory, but does it work in practice?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Backup and Restoring Windows XP

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm
free imaging programs from this site. can image your hdd to another drive as a file.
nlite is ok to stream xp spk3 into a new install disc.can edit to suit your install requirements during the process of making the new install disc.
 

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Hello, I was recently asked by a friend to help fix a computer problem he had. For one reason or another (something about not connecting to internet or such), he performed a Factory Restore and Backed up his data during the process onto two DVD-R 4.7 GB. Now with the system restored to the factory state, I've been trying to get the data back but I'm not sure how.

The files in CD #1 are .wim files, one configuration settings file which I can't access (usually I can access them with notepad) and one application named Recovery Manager or the like. A attempt to run it in Safe Mode produced a error and a attempt in Normal mode is taking some time.

Should I just keep waiting for the application to appear, or am not doing it the right way?

The System is a HP Touchsmart 600 running Windows 7 Home Preimum 64-bit, and is not completely updated in drivers and other software.

A:Restoring Data from Backup CDs - Windows 7

.wim files are Windows Image files. You can open them with 7Zip and copy over the data you need.

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Hi all,
I have a Dell XPS L502X laptop. The hard drive died recently, but I have an image I took of the system a month ago and I am trying to restore it. I purchased a new HDD which is larger than the drive the original image was taken on.
After completing the system image restore, Windows does not boot. I get a BSOD (photo attached).

Things I have tried:
I have gone into BIOS and set the drive from AHCI to ATA (there is no IDE setting)
I have run a complete chkdsk /r and /F on the drive, no errors.
I have run Seagate's drive-checking tool, no errors.
I have used bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot
I have tried to boot in Safe Modes of different sorts.
I have installed a new copy of Windows 7 on the partition. That boots up fine, though I can't seem to get the laptop hardware drivers anywhere (and besides, that wouldn't rescue my data).
Everything I have done tells me that the drive is perfectly functional, but when Windows tries to boot, I get a BSOD. Does anyone have any ideas?
Cheers,
Vandervecken

A:BSOD - Restoring a Windows 7 Backup onto a new HDD

I should add I also tried reseating the memory, and swapping out one dimm at a time, to check if it was a faulty RAM issue. No luck.

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I want to install PC-BSD on my laptop. Version 1.5 amd-x64 disc booted into the install program just fine. Here's my problem.

I originally partitioned the disk like this as reported by Knoppix

/sda1 75 GB primary part. Vista
/sda2 20 GB Ext part. WinXP
/sda5 55 GB Ext part. data

I first installed Win XP on /sda2. Then later added Vista on /sda1. Now I know that Vista has done something to XP, because I planned to install Solaris Express on /sda1, and first used Gparted in Knoppix to delete the partition so Solaris would find one unused partition to install into. Well, after that, I tried to boot XP only to find it wouldn't. What I want to do is change the partition layout to

/sda1 50 GB primary part. PC-BSD
/sda2 25 GB Ext part. WinXP
/sda5 75 GB Ext part. data

This means taking everything off the drive and re-partitioning. My question is: Is it possible to backup everything in such a way that I don't have to reinstall WinXP? If so, how? Use knoppix and tar /sda2? But then how do I restore it to bootability? I am assuming that tar will not put the necessary files in the correct place on the hard drive to make it bootable. I can use dd to backup the mbr, but I think there is more to this than that. Can I dd only /sda2 and then run the WinXP disc repair to restore bootabilty? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Gentisle

A:Backup & Restoring Windows On Different Partitions

Hello, do you have xp installation media?

Do you have access to the recovery console?

Billy3

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Hey Guys,

I have recently replaced my broken hardrive in my pc and would like to restore my files from my back up on my external hardrive.

Sadly a lot of my files are not being restored due to the issue displayed in the image. Please help I a missing lots of important pictures etc.

A:Problem when restoring files from windows backup!

Hi

You can try to manually extract the files by following instructions on this tutorial : Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

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The hard drive failed on my friend's Win 7 laptop. I replaced the hard drive, now I am in the process of recovering documents that he had backed up on an external hard drive. He was using Windows Backup.
When I start the application in restore mode and direct it to the external hard drive, it shows a backup done on Jan 2. But when I browse through the backup folders using Windows Backup, it does not show any of his recent files. I went ahead and restored the folders, but the most recent files in the restored user folders are only from mid November. Any ideas what I might to do the see if the missing files were in fact backed up, or where they might be?
Thanks

A:Problem restoring files in Windows Backup

Hello Vincenzo,

It doesn't sound good, but you might see if the files are still there by using the tutorial below to manually extract files from a backup. You don't have to manually extract the files, but just go as far as looking at the files in the backup to see what's there.

Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

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Hi so I recently got a SSD for my comp, before installing I did a backup of windows and included the system image option. I am now on a fresh install of windows but can only restore the files I had on my old windows and not the entirety of windows (programs, program settings.. ect). How can I use this image to put everything back exactly the way it was before?

A:Restoring windows, System image backup?

If you are trying to restore your SSD from an image you took from your HDD, I have the following questions:

1. What program did you use to make the image.
2. How big was the imaged partition when you made the image
3. How much data was on that partition
4. How big is your C partition on the SSD

PS: Why do you need to restore and do you not have an image you took from the SSD.

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Hi, I recently uninstalled Ubuntu from my laptop. It was dualbooted with Win7. I ran into some problems with getting rid of Grub, but I solved that problem. So what I did was inserted my 'System Disk', not OS disk, where I was able to restore my OS to factory settings with keeping all of data in 'C:\BACKUP'.

Now this is where the problem starts, when the PC restarts, there is an error that pops up after the screen says 'starting services'. The error is: Cannot complete windows installation. You must restart the computer to finish installation.

I am also not able to do a system restore because it is saying that I don't have system protection enabled. And I'm assuming I can't enable it in the recovery disk's command prompt because I don't have powershell.

Is there anything I can do without resorting to a full factory reset? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Acer Aspire 5742
Windows 7 HP 64 bit.

EDIT: Ok, I ended up figuring out how to finally do a system restore, but now, when upon completion, I get a 0x8000ffff error that pops up. Also, cannot perform sfc /scannow. Any Ideas?

EDIT: Figured it out without losing any data.

A:Can't finish windows installation\ Need help restoring backup

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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A word of caution to those backing up their hard disks with GHOST 2002 when they have Windows XP installed.... it doesn't always work....

1) My brand new computer came pre-installed with Windows XP HOME Edition... and immediately backed it up with Ghost - even though I hadn't installed any other software - this way I have a clean backup of my computer. The GHOST BACKUP onto 2 CD's worked perfectly.

2) Next I installed some software, Antivirus, Email, Downloaded updates etc etc... and after doing that, I backed it up using GHOST 2002 AGAIN... on to 2 more CD's...
so how I had 2 backups of my computer.... this backup worked fine too.

3) I had purchased Windows XP Proffessional earlier, so I decided to install Windows XP Proffessional on my computer to see the differences between XP HOME and XP Proffesional (there's not much difference... you won't even notice the difference until to start to LOOK INTO SMALL THE DETAILS such as password protecting files / folders, and some more advanced networking options).
THIS BACKUP TOOK 3 CDS USING GHOST 2002.
Later, I decided to TEST each one of my CDs to see if they restored my computer properly.... so I tried GHOSTING another computer with my backup CD's....

The FIRST GHOST BACKUP restored perfectly.
The SECOND GHOST BACKUP restored perfectly.

THE THIRD GHOST BACKUP crashed on the 2CD with an error saying "could not restore file xxxxxxx.xxx" (I can't remember the file name)....
AND ... Read more

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Hello, everyone.

After restoring a backup on a new hard drive I first got a message that Windows was not genuine, although Control Panel/System said it was. I have found threads that said it can take some time after restoring a backup on a new drive before Windows is recognized. I re-entered the key and re-activated it in cmd and they were both successful. I don't get the message any more.

But Windows will still not update, giving me the message that Windows Update service is not running, although it is. The Background Intelligent Transfer is also running. I restarted both, just in case, but I still get the same message.

I have tried a Fix It tool for updates, but it didn't fix the problem, although it said it fixed issues.

I tried to download and install SURT too, but I get a 0xc8000247 error message. I have also tried the troubleshooter in Control Panel, but it says "a problem prevents the troubleshooter from starting" error code 0x8E5E0247.

I have already run both chkdsk and sfc, but sfc said it could not fix some problems. (I ran it from Windows, not from the repair console used when repairing Windows.)

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition SP1 32bit on a Gigabyte notebook T1005.

Thank you for your help!

What should I do?

Edit: After reading that some people had luck updating Intel I reinstalled my version iata_enu.exe, but it didn't fix the problem....

A:Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

Some people solved the problem by updating the Intel RAID drivers, but I tried an automatic utility on their website to find updated Intel drivers and it only updated the graphics driver, which obviously didn't fix the problem.

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Hello all,

I'm going to attempt to create a System Image for the first time with Windows Backup so when I need to reformat I can have the image handy.

My question is this, I'm using 64kb cluster-size on my install drive. Will using the System Tools disc to restore the System Image correctly restore the partition with the 64kb cluster size on its own?

Should I choose the "format and repartition" option if so, or leave it unchecked? What is the difference?

I've googled around and haven't found any discussion on this. Thank you for any input.

A:Restoring Windows Backup System Image & Cluster Size

My guess is that the image is independent of the clusters and you needn't be concerned with it---just as you don't have to be concerned about file systems when installation an application or saving a Word document. The image is just another file, regardless of the underlying file system.

Wait for another opinion--I've just made an educated guess.

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"Turn on Settings", "Change Schedule" are examples of the buttons which do not respond to clicks - I am unable to use the Backup at all as nothing works. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this problem. I have searched the Microsoft forums, and it is clear that the problem I have is of long standing. No fix was found and obviously Microsoft has not, or cannot, fix the Backup facility. Any help will be greatly appreciated. BallyIrish504

A:Backup and Restore: Backup problems

Stuff Windows crummy system, here's a good article on good free backup programs, pick one you like and use that.
 
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

Thanks

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So everytime I go to Windows Backup and Restore and try to access the Manage Space or any other link that is on the computer with the little Windows Shield next to it, it opens Windows Explorer at the root drive. How do I stop that from happening and make it open what it is supposed to open? PLEASE HELP!!!

A:HELP!!! with Windows Backup and Restore

First, are you trying to backup, or restore? Have you previously backed up your PC and "created" a backup? IOW, does your main backup/restore window say "create backup" or does it say "backup now"? Also, what window is it "supposed to" open? It's looking for an external drive and if it doesn't find one it will display the root folder.

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Hi all, I am just new to this excellent forum and looking for so examples of you experiences with Windows 7 Backup and restore.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with a 160Gb HDD. I would like to upgrade this to a 320Gb drive so I have, using the, backed up my current HDD and hope to replace it with the 320Gb and do a Restore to get beack to where I was.

Will this work ok or should I think of another plan?

My OS is Windows 7 Professional with SP1 installed. This was installed using an unpgrade from Windows Vista.

Any hints or tips greatly received.

Thanks

Ossie

A:Windows 7 Backup & Restore

Sorry if this is not the answer you're looking for -- but I did almost exactly what your doing, but using Macrium Reflect instead. Imaged off the current partitions to an external drive, stuck in the new, much larger, drive, restored from the latest backup. Rebooted.

Win7 came up deactivated (of course -- new hard drive), but selecting Activate Only worked and 5 minutes later, was up and running.

Perhaps others have used the builtin function, but since MR is free, there's no cost involved in trying that out.

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I am new to 10 and in the past version of Windows I have used the free version of Backup Maker for backing up my hard drive to an external drive. The program works okay but does have some issues I am not happy with. I thought I would try to use the Backup and Restore File utility in 10 and I am not sure it. I read the documentation in Windows along with Windows 10 for Dummies (which I guess I need). In performing the backup I could not tell about the progress of the backup as folders did appear with with no bytes listed and this went on for hours. It kept giving me start and stop messages. Any ideas and experience using this utility would be helpful and whether or not the Backup Maker program is a better bet.

Thanks!

A:Backup and restore with Windows 10

Most of us here agree that Macrium Reflect Free is the best program for system backups:
Macrium Reflect Free

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I would like to know if Windows Backup and Restore can backup the actual Windows 7 operating system, if so how do you restore it?

Thanks
jack

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Back up and restore, just your stuff
System restore the OS
System Image. The entire HD.

Which interests you; and I will help

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First post.
I have Winxp Pro and I recently started getting many blue screen errors, so prior to using the repair console, I used Windows backup utility to save my documents and settings.
When I ran the repair I got the message "problems are beyond repair" or words to that effect, so bought another hard drive and installed it.
I then used the windows restore wizard and clicked "restore files and settings" which opened a window with an entry in the left pane called 'file' and in the right pane one that said' no entries found'
After I recovered from my heart attack (sort of joking) I went to my backup drive and verified they were there and saw "Backup_Dec_2207, Windows Backup File, 28,059,042 kb"
The bkf extension was not present so I tried adding that but still nothing.
I then went to the web and downloaded a free (Supposed) utility called "Restore my Backup" and it ran for 16 hours straight then displayed all my folders when finished.
Happy days until I found out that the supposed free program wanted $150.00 to finish the process!
Now this is an older computer and I didn't mind ponying up $60.00 for a replacement hard drive, but with the price of computers these days another $150.00 is just not worth it.
So can you think of any solution to restoring the documents that are certainly there?
All help gratefully appreciated.
Alex

A:Can't Restore From Windows Backup

Hi Alex, welcome to TSF..

have you tried adding your original hard drive as a slave? This way you should be able to browse your old files and folders in Windows while running from the new installation on the new drive (hope that makes sense....Christmas Eve here and i've had a few drinks)

Let us know if you need any advice or instructions on adding the drive as a slave.

Also, if that doesn't work, there are a few data recovery programs a lot cheaper than $150 which are available on the market. Here's some Google results for freeware data recovery:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...recovery&meta=

There are some very good shareware programs available too such as Runtime's GetDataBack.

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Hi Guys

Anyone know how often the native windows backup and restore creates a new backup set or even what prompts this to occur. My current backup is created daily and is at 104 days in the same backup set. I thought on occasion it would automatically create a new set so the older sets could be deleted to recover space but this appears not to be the case.

Thanks Guys and Gals

A:Windows Backup and Restore

We have asked this question before and no one was able to come up with an answer. In my case it seems to be when the backup set reaches about 20GB or if there are big changes to the included files.

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After I had set up my new Lenovo (OS Windows Vista Business) last April I used Backup and Restore to backup the entire computer (7 DVDs). A couple of months later I had a major problem and had to reformat my pc back to its factory settings. After reformatting I tried to use the backup disks (thus avoiding having to do a lot of manual labour). Backup and Restore told me that it couldn't restore from my disks because I Hadn't made a backup!

That was months ago. I had no choice but to install everything manually. I would now like to make a new set of backup DVDs but would appreciate advice on how to get Backup and Restore to recognize them if I ever have to reformat the disk.

PS I have Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, but it apparently requires Norton AntiVirus which I have deleted.
 

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Hey guys I have backed up my computer using the backup and resotre utility which went fine.

When I went to the location were the backup was saved it has an image file and folder

See screen 1


Also I noticed in the settings for setting up a backup there is an option to Include a System image. I have the ability to untick this option.

See screen 2

If I untick this option will I not be able to restore my pc?

Also whats the difference between the Windows7 image file and the WindowsImageBackup folder?

thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore

There are some tutorials on this site about using the Backup Restore function, which are very helpful. The basic difference is the image backup is a snapshot of your drive to be restored at once. The files backup allows you to restore all or some of the files backed up.

If you do an image backup and replace your hard drive, your system will restore back to the way it was. If you do the files backup, you have to reinstall the OS and other programs depending on what you backed up.

Just like in Vista, the image backup won't be available in all versions of the Retail W7.

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My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10 and that worked in the same way. However, when it came to setting up the Backup and Restore schedule, I noticed that the module is entitled Backup and Restore (Windows 7). This leaves me puzzled as I have never had Win 7 on this PC.
I have now disconnected the Win XP drive and corrected BCD so that I start directly in Win 10 but this backup anomaly bothers me.
Is this just a quirk in Win 10 or is there somthing I need to do about it?

A:Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

The Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a legacy from the earlier OS, it is there to allow you to restore from earlier W7 backups if you have them.

See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-in-windows-10

Other info here.

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I am backing up my laptop to an external hard drive using Windows Backup and Restore. It runs weekly. The Initial backup consumed 37 GB. Each weekly incremental uses about 2 GB space. At some point, my external hard drive will become full. Deleting older backup sets doesn't seem to work because the backup set is still listed in the catalog. Is my only option to delete all the backup sets folders and initiate a full backup and start all over or is there a way to delete some of the older backup sets and modify the catalog so that these deleted backup sets do not show up in the restore list?

A:Windows Backup & Restore

Hi parryjm,

You can go into:
Start > Search > Type "Backup & restore" > Hit enter.
Click "Manage Space" > View backups.

You can then remove older backups if you feel the need, so that you can keep backing up newer files. The backups are only needed for X time anyway, home users don't really save all their backups forever.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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The Windows Data backup does not include any overwrite feature. How can I setup a backup routine that doesn't run out of room?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Try to back up to another drive or a DVD?

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Hey!
I used windows 7's Backup and Restore to back up my computers old hard drive (581GB total, was using about 220GB) to an external hard drive (250GB). It finished successfully and the external hard drive was almost full. After that I got my old hard drive (581GB) replaced with a new one (almost 1000GB).Now when i connect my external hard drive to the computer it doesent find any of those backed up files when I go to Backup and Restore and choose "Select another backup to restore files from" 
I dont have the old hard drive anymore, so that backup is my only option.
What should I do? 

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Have you install Windows 7 on the new hdd?
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-restore-faq#1TC=windows-7

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Hi,
My O/S is Vista Ultimate x64.
I used the Windows Complete PC Backup via Backup and Restore Center to create a backup of C: 74GB drive that shows a capacity of 69.2GB.
I then replaced the 74GB drive with a 150GB drive and successfully restored the "entire computer" from the Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore image.
My question/concern is now C: 150GB drive is only showing a capacity of 69.2GB with 70.49GB as unallocated.
How do I allocate/merge the rest of the space without having to do a complete fresh install of Vista?
Is Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore not compatible when the user upgrades to a bigger hard drive while trying to restore an image of a smaller hard drive?

A:Help with Windows Backup/Restore

Hi,

Go to Disk Management, rt click the 69.2gb partition and select Extend.

Hope it helps

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Using T440 and Windows 10; is there a MS or Lenovo program easy to use for backup/restore both files and operating system to an usb disk? In Windows 7 I used Lenovo Rescue and Recovery....

A:Backup and restore Windows 10

I use the Windows built-in tool.  You can find it in the Control Panel.  Search for Backup and Restore.  For some reason, MSFT calls it "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" but it still works great on Win10.  There are lots of 3rd-party applications for this purpose also. 

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