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Windows 7: system Image Restore help

30 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So I created a system image a while ago via windows backup on my external HDD. It just so happs that I need to restore now.
i tried to do it in CP and got to where i could select the drive and begin the restore process. However I was not able to check the first option to wipe the drive then install. So I just clicked next. It went to the second screen and basically didn't move for. But it froze after 20mins. I canceled it and windows wouldn't boot. I formatted the HDD and reinstalled windows and now rrying the restore again and same issue. It just kinda freezes. There is no HDD activity either.

How can I restore from my system image?


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30 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yupp keeps getting stuck at "restoring C" what should I do to restore from my image?
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30 Nov 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Patrick,

If you are unable to do a System Image Recovery at boot using step 3 in the STEP TWO section below,.....
System Image Recovery
...then you might see if you may be able to using the method in the tutorial below.
System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

A little. I just don't understand why it won't restore it. It sees it and all but freezes on the restore.
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30 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

im thinking about just doing a clean install..... is there a way i can retrieve my services lists on the VHD so i can later restore it to the clean install?
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30 Nov 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could extract what you want from a system image to copy back, but you will not be able to restore services. They'll have to be manually set again.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

OR

System Image - Extracting Files from using Virtual PC
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30 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Damn :/ thanks tho!
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30 Nov 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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30 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

As Brink says, you should be doing this from bootup with your Windows 7 dvd, not from within windows. You can`t do it from within windows.

As you said you are trying to do it in Control Panel
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30 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

is there any way i can see my services list in my VHD from my backup?
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