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Windows 7: Could an image file be used after a clean install ?


23 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Starter SP1 32bit
 
 
Could an image file be used after a clean install ?

Hi all.

I had made an image file of drive c, using the program Reflect.

I have restored it several times, but now for some specific reasons would like to perform a clean install of windows.

Will i also be able to restore the image file in newly installed windows ?

thanks.

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23 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

That image will have the old info and if you do a recovery, it will override the clean install you just did.

You can mount the old image and copy and paste photos,etc.
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23 Mar 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What you can do is mount the old image in the new system (double click on the image file) and pick user files from My Computer. But all the system stuff is unusable in the new install.

Note: It will only mount if you have Macrium Reflect installed in the new system.

Edit: I guess I repeated the previous post, LOL
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23 Mar 2014   #4

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Not an answer.. but.. I have to ask why one would after doing a clean install , run an old image ? Perhaps .. just pulling certain files or folders is what you want to do ? Just asking .
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23 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What you can do is mount the old image in the new system (double click on the image file) and pick user files from My Computer. But all the system stuff is unusable in the new install.

Note: It will only mount if you have Macrium Reflect installed in the new system.

Edit: I guess I repeated the previous post, LOL
Quote:
Edit: I guess I repeated the previous post, LOL
That's OK - Happens to me all the time.
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