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Windows 7: windows xp recovery with acronis complex and involves windows 7 laptop

21 May 2012   #1

windows 7 32 bit and windows xp sp3
windows xp recovery with acronis complex and involves windows 7 laptop

This is more of a windows question than an acronis question.
This involves Windpws XP and Windows 7. I think its a permission issues.

Acronis True Image 2011 (I have the latest release )
Windows XP SP 3 image backup
backup to external hard drive with USB 2.0 connection

Acronis apparently has driver issues with USB ports. When I boot from the CD (I downloaded the latest version), Acronis cannot see my external drive or my USB mouse. I had to go grab an older non-usb mouse.

2nd Attempt
Connect USB External Drive to Windows 7 32 Bit Ultimate laptop.
Work Laptop. Configured for Work network
Both PC and laptop are on my home network

Acronis recovery console lets you connect to other locations on your network
Connected to work laptop

Made the external drive shareable. Cannot see it
Made share folder on desktop and made it shareable. Cannot see it.

I believe I set permissions to 'everyone' (not sure if i did it right.)

I was able to connect my USB drive to my work laptop
share the folder
connect in t he Acronis recovery console to my windows 7 laptop.
Privileges on Laptop. I have some admin privileges. Can see all directories, adjust permissions, and install software. It may be limited though.

I have a default share folder that is not in my account that I can see, but cannot access. I cannot access that folder. My image is too big to copy to my hard drive anyway.

Is this a permissions issue?

2nd opton: Can I buy a case and then connect my hard drive with the backups to a device that will let me plug it into my router and be a network drive? I know some hard drives are sold with that option. I don't know if there are cases you can buy for existing hard drives. Would I be able to see it or do I need drivers? I only have the acronis CD to boot off of.

I'm hoping to be able to pull the backup across the network using a share folder from my work laptop.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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