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Windows 7: saved image back up


03 Jun 2013   #1

 
 
saved image back up

I had two drives one of which was 64bit and the other 32.The 64 drive is kaput but i made a windows backup system image and saved it to my external drive. i now boot to the 32bit drive and have installed another drive.
The questions is can i install the back up 64 bit image to my new drive and if so how?


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03 Jun 2013   #2

 
 

or i have a Windows 7 64 bit iso file,i have copied it to my usb flash drive how do i make that bootable?
I am runnig a Windows 7 32 bit at the moment but have 2 other drives i could install the 64 operating system to.
If i disconnect the Windows 7 32 bit and boot from cd with iso file on it will this then allow me to install it to the other hard drive?
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03 Jun 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
I had two drives one of which was 64bit and the other 32.The 64 drive is kaput but i made a windows backup system image and saved it to my external drive. i now boot to the 32bit drive and have installed another drive.
The questions is can i install the back up 64 bit image to my new drive and if so how?
Post screenshot of disk management please Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Do I understand correct, you had a faulty PHYSICAL drive and replaced that drive with a healthy drive? New drive is NOT smaller than faulty drive?
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03 Jun 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
or i have a Windows 7 64 bit iso file,i have copied it to my usb flash drive how do i make that bootable?
I am runnig a Windows 7 32 bit at the moment but have 2 other drives i could install the 64 operating system to.
If i disconnect the Windows 7 32 bit and boot from cd with iso file on it will this then allow me to install it to the other hard drive?
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to copy the (extact) ISO to USB flash to make it bootable. Of course change BIOS settings to set first boot device as USB
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03 Jun 2013   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
I had two drives one of which was 64bit and the other 32.The 64 drive is kaput but i made a windows backup system image and saved it to my external drive. i now boot to the 32bit drive and have installed another drive.
The questions is can i install the back up 64 bit image to my new drive and if so how?
Post screenshot of disk management please Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Do I understand correct, you had a faulty PHYSICAL drive and replaced that drive with a healthy drive? New drive is NOT smaller than faulty drive?
Correct the faulty drive has been replaced with another drive healthy and is not smaller than previous drive.
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03 Jun 2013   #6

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Windows 7 system image expects the same partition layout when restoring. Since it's a new drive... the partition layout is different. Windows restore will clean the disk (remove everything) and recreate the disk layout as it was.
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03 Jun 2013   #7

 
 

Just for clarification origanally i had two drives 64 bit Windows 7 and 32 bit Windows 7.
I had them both bootable and Windows 7 64bit was the one i used.
The drive with 64bit became corrupted.
I then set 32 bit to become the default drive.
I removed the 64 bit drive and replaced it with a 500gb drive.
I now have C drive boots to Windows 7 32 bit and another empty drive.
I have an iso 64bit Windows 7 which i want to install onto the empty drive and make it bootable.
I then hope once this is done to restore a windows backup image i have of my previous 64bit system.
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03 Jun 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
Just for clarification origanally i had two drives 64 bit Windows 7 and 32 bit Windows 7.
I had them both bootable and Windows 7 64bit was the one i used.
The drive with 64bit became corrupted.
I then set 32 bit to become the default drive.
I removed the 64 bit drive and replaced it with a 500gb drive.
I now have C drive boots to Windows 7 32 bit and another empty drive.
I have an iso 64bit Windows 7 which i want to install onto the empty drive and make it bootable.
I then hope once this is done to restore a windows backup image i have of my previous 64bit system.
But how did you force to boot Windows 7 32bit or 64bit? Did you simply force bios to boot from drive 1 or 2, or did you have a Windows 7 bootmenu?
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03 Jun 2013   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
Just for clarification origanally i had two drives 64 bit Windows 7 and 32 bit Windows 7.
I had them both bootable and Windows 7 64bit was the one i used.
The drive with 64bit became corrupted.
I then set 32 bit to become the default drive.
I removed the 64 bit drive and replaced it with a 500gb drive.
I now have C drive boots to Windows 7 32 bit and another empty drive.
I have an iso 64bit Windows 7 which i want to install onto the empty drive and make it bootable.
I then hope once this is done to restore a windows backup image i have of my previous 64bit system.
But how did you force to boot Windows 7 32bit or 64bit? Did you simply force bios to boot from drive 1 or 2, or did you have a Windows 7 bootmenu?

msconfig,boot options set default boot and time to show boot options on the screen.
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03 Jun 2013   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So Windows 7 64 is still in bootmenu? Delete that entry ... can be done in same msconfig screen.

On external disk.. goto \WindowsImageBackup\<ServerName>\<Backup datetime>
What <guid name>.vhd do you see (1, 2 or 3)? What are the size of vhd files?
i have to go to work and will look at this when im finished,thanks for your imput
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