Quote: Originally Posted by oldun
I do have a windows image backup with files having extensions vhd and xml and I am wondering if there is any way to restore this backup without having Windows installed.
You want to recover and reinstate all your backup files without a windows install?
I am pretty that is impossible, DOS cannot read those extensions.
If you mean with, say for instance, Vista installed already, then i am not sure, possibly as i believe they use the same extensions for backing up.
BTW - if you have a COA on the bottom of the laptop for Win 7, then go find an ISO version of Win 7. Its not illegal to use an iso found on the net, it becomes illegal when you botch the license or duplicate, so on and so fourth (don't know why people make that mistake).
If its not for Win 7, then you better keep looking. Things turn up when you least expect it or when you start looking for something completely different.
Anyway, hope that all helps, post back if any more issue.