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Windows 7: Moving backup files from Vista to Windows 7

07 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Moving backup files from Vista to Windows 7

As my Vista machine was failing I did a full system backup. I did not do a simple file backup. That machine is now dead. Now I need to move the files within the system backup to my new Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit machine but I'm not finding any way to accomplish this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You've given us very little information to go on.

What are your computer specs?

Is it a laptop or a desktop?

How did the computer fail?

Is the hard drive still working?

What data recovery methods have you tried so far?

I would think your best bet would be to remove the hard drive from the failed computer, fit it into an external caddy (can't advise on the size as we have no details) and then connect it to your working computer to transfer the data.

However, as you're trying to copy a system image to a new location you may have problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Gregby, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to manually extract the files you wanted from the system image while in Windows 7.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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