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Windows 7: How do I restore?

15 Jan 2013   #1
Cash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How do I restore?

Greetings,

I recently did a clean install of Win 7 Home Premium x64, installed all drivers and exhausted all available updates via windows update. I made a partition on my external hard drive and saved the backup of the image there.

http://i.imgur.com/QJtTA.png

How do I restore using that partition? When I try, it doesn't seem to see the backup on F.

Once my first problem has been solved, I'd like to hide this drive from My Computer each time I plug it into any computer including my own. I don't want any accidents to happen specially from someone else's computer.

http://i.imgur.com/nBxak.png

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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15 Jan 2013   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

To restore a Windows image you need to click on "recover system settings or your computer", then "advanced recovery methods" then "use a system image you created earlier". That will reboot your computer so you can start the process. The other method is to boot into your system repair disk and restore your image from there.
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15 Jan 2013   #3
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

System Repair Disc - Create

System Image Recovery

Here are a couple of tutorials to help you out.
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15 Jan 2013   #4
Cash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
To restore a Windows image you need to click on "recover system settings or your computer", then "advanced recovery methods" then "use a system image you created earlier". That will reboot your computer so you can start the process. The other method is to boot into your system repair disk and restore your image from there.
I just did what you said. It said that it cannot find the image on my computer.
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15 Jan 2013   #5
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Did you actually save the system image to your external HDD, or did you move it there afterward? Also, I see that you have a folder called "image backup, do not touch". If you moved the image to that folder, Windows might not see it. Or if you renamed the image itself, then Windows can't see that either. Windows imaging works, but it is very picky. That is why I prefer using Macrium Reflect to make system images. Imaging with free Macrium
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15 Jan 2013   #6
Cash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Did you actually save the system image to your external HDD, or did you move it there afterward? Also, I see that you have a folder called "image backup, do not touch". If you moved the image to that folder, Windows might not see it. Or if you renamed the image itself, then Windows can't see that either. Windows imaging works, but it is very picky. That is why I prefer using Macrium Reflect to make system images. Imaging with free Macrium
I saved it there using the backup feature. The backup feature still detects it but not the restore feature.
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15 Jan 2013   #7
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

You try using the "create a system image" feature, which is on the left hand side of the Backup and Restore window and see if that would work for you. Other than that, I don't have any good answers for why your first attempt isn't working. Like I mentioned before, Windows imaging is picky.
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15 Jan 2013   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Are you clicking on Browse for files.

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