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Windows 7: Need to go back to a previous image/clone in Acronis

05 Jul 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Need to go back to a previous image/clone in Acronis

Windows 7 problems. I was going to go back to a clone I made of my operating system months ago using Acronis. I actually made one with Macrium and EaseTo Backup.

How does it work with the window updates. Will I have hours of updating these?

Any other things to watch out for generally speaking.

Many thanks

Smorton


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05 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Restoring the computer from an image will restore it to the exact state it was in at the time the image was made. Any Windows updates that occurred since that time will take place again.
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05 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Considering the number of updates that could take some time. I guess there is no way around that.

Thanks

Smorton
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05 Jul 2013   #4
whs
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Before you set back to a far away image, make sure you save all your files. You can do that by making a new image now. I would use Macrium because the Macrium image is easy to mount - just double click on the image file.

A windows image can be mounted in Disk Management via the Action button > Attach VHD. Then you have to drill down 4 levels into the Windows image file to find the VHD.

But if you don't want to be that fancy, you can also just copy/paste your files to another drive/partition.

A fun way to make an image is with Command Prompt. The command is:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:f: -include:e:

Where 'f:' is the disk/partition where you want to store the image and 'e:' is the partition you want to image. This image VHD mounts like a Windows image.
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05 Jul 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the tips.

SM
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05 Jul 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

By the by, how often do you make an image/clone. The one I last did was March 15 of this year.

SM
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05 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I do an image backup weekly, or after a newly installed program.

I run the verify process and then delete the previous one.

By waiting 3 months between backups, if you have to restore, you will also have to do all updates since your backup.
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05 Jul 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I am going to follow your method.

What do you use, Macrium, Acronis or something else?

SM
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05 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I use Acronis Trueimage , but Easeus also works well.

I also do my backups to TWO separate hdds, just in case of a failure on one of the hdds.

Good luck!!

If you need any help in the process, just ask!!
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05 Jul 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the help.

SM
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