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Windows 7: Re-image ASUS desktop PC

26 Jul 2012   #1
danindaytonoh

windows 7 home
 
 
Re-image ASUS desktop PC

I'm attempting to reimage my 18-month-old ASUS desktop pc. I have repair disk and system image disks from initial setup. I get to a point where the pc is looking for the source, but there is no option to look at the D: drive; pc wants to look to the network for the image. I can't figure out how to get the pc to look at the D: drive to grab the image. What am I doing wrong? In replies, please do not use abbreviations as I will likely not understand. I really need help with this. In advance, thanks.


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26 Jul 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Just to be certain since you say this is an OEM Asus desktop, do you mean doing a System Image Recovery from a created system image, or to do a factory restore/recovery from a set of OEM recovery discs?
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26 Jul 2012   #3
danindaytonoh

windows 7 home
 
 
Re-image ASUS desktop PC

I do not have OEM recovery discs. I created my own discs when I first purchased the PC and before I started using it. So I THINK the image is the factory image. Is this what you mean?
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26 Jul 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Take a look at the link below to see if that is what you did when you created your own discs. If so, then you created a system image backup.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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26 Jul 2012   #5
danindaytonoh

windows 7 home
 
 
Re-image ASUS desktop PC

Yes, after looking at the info, I'm certain that I have a system image backup. Can you help in explaining how to restore that image? Thanks...
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26 Jul 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The tutorial below can help show you how to do a system image recovery. You should be able to use step 6 in the STEP TWO section of the tutorial to be able to select the location you have the system image saved to.
System Image Recovery
Did you move or do anything to the WindowsImageBackup folder from where and how it was originally saved at?
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26 Jul 2012   #7
danindaytonoh

windows 7 home
 
 
Re-image ASUS desktop PC

When I get to step 6 in the STEP TWO section on my PC, there are no data in the table, and I cannot enter any. I would think that the PC would recognize that there is a DVD in D:. It appears that the PC is not.

Regarding "WindowsImageBackup folder from where and how it was originally saved at", when I created the Windows image backup, all I did was specify that I wanted the image saved to DVD discs. I really appreciate this help. I really need to do this.
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26 Jul 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you booting with the last Disk # of the image set?
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26 Jul 2012   #9
danindaytonoh

windows 7 home
 
 

Yes. And I have a total of two discs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

While in Windows 7, see if you are able to run the DVD to start the system image recovery process.
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