Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
Quote: Originally Posted by Brocky99
THanks for the reply and sorry for the delay in my response. I have persevered and finally discovered that:
> you can't restore a system image to a new hard disk without MS intervention
Sounds like rubbish to me. I have done it before using both Windows inbuilt imaging to new HDD straight out of the bag. I've also used (free) Macrium Reflect which is how I transferred to an SSD. The only thing with Windows 7 inbuilt imaging is that the replacement HDD must be at least the same size as the old HDD the image was made from. This is because the MBR partition table in the image must be compatible with the size of the new HDD.
Maybe this is my problem? I'm trying to image 131Gb of data from a 500 Gb drive onto a new 250Gb SSD. I've tried Win 7 (fail, just like the OP here, it WILL NOT find the image to restore from, even when it's very clearly on another internal HDD) and Macrium (fail, all I got was a flashing cursor upon boot after "cloning" the drive). No where does Micro$haft mention this in their "help" files.