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Windows 7: How to create system 'knowledge' of an existing backup?

30 Mar 2011   #1

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How to create system 'knowledge' of an existing backup?

I have an existing full system backup from months ago. The current Windows 7 system has no current 'knowledge-does not offer to use the backup image' of that backup.

Obviously, there are no sys. files telling Windows 7 how/what to do with it.

Windows 7 lost 'knowledge' of this backup due to a 'Restore Point recovery' to a prior date of the backup, apparently.

Does anyone know how to force creation of any/all needed system files to allow Windows 7 to now know of and support normal usage of this old 'full' backup?

Or is there some way to copy the necessary system backup, that Windows 7 knows about, and copy/modify it to support the desired backup?

This is a full backup created and stored in folder 'WindowsImageBackup'.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Acronis True Image's translation of this does not seem to work, so plz do not suggest this.

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30 Mar 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm not aware how a system restore point impacts on an image.

It needs to be in a root directory.

When you attempt to search for it via a system repair boot CD Windows won't locate it?

Try attaching the image *.vhd files under "Disk Management".

Finally, was it made with the same PC name as you're using now eg "Jones-PC"
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30 Mar 2011   #3

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IJustWantItToGo View Post
I have an existing full system backup from months ago. The current Windows 7 system has no current 'knowledge-does not offer to use the backup image' of that backup.

Obviously, there are no sys. files telling Windows 7 how/what to do with it.

Windows 7 lost 'knowledge' of this backup due to a 'Restore Point recovery' to a prior date of the backup, apparently.

Does anyone know how to force creation of any/all needed system files to allow Windows 7 to now know of and support normal usage of this old 'full' backup?

Or is there some way to copy the necessary system backup, that Windows 7 knows about, and copy/modify it to support the desired backup?

This is a full backup created and stored in folder 'WindowsImageBackup'.

Thanks for any help.

PS: Acronis True Image's translation of this does not seem to work, so plz do not suggest this.
Had similar problems with Windows images. Never solved them. I only use Windows images as a last resort backup now. The file backup doesn't work either.

I use this for my backup needs:

Free Download EASEUS Todo Backup Freeware and Trial version. Complete Backup and Restore Software for Windows & Linux.

Regards....Mike Connor
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