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Windows 7: Problems restoring with winows 7 system image

25 Jul 2015   #1
The Gnome

win Home Premium 7 64 bit
 
 
Problems restoring with winows 7 system image

i put a new SSHD in my lap top before i did this i used windows 7 system image and created a system image, and saved it to a usb external hard drive . i also created a recovery disk in windows 7

When i go to reload using recovery disk it cannot find system image i created on external hard drive i refresh it find it, i click it and continue but it comes up unable to find drive ?

need help pleas and thank you


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26 Jul 2015   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Do you see a folder WindowsImageBackup on your ext drive? If so you can try attaching it. This tutorial shows how to extract files from you Windows system image and may be a start to see if you have a good system image.
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Many people here support Macrium Reflect system imaging. There is a free version that I think is great.
Macrium Reflect Free
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27 Jul 2015   #3
The Gnome

win Home Premium 7 64 bit
 
 

i have done what you said in link and have got copy in a new drive but how do i actualy restore files to c drive now our do i just cup and paste them over existing files ?
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28 Jul 2015   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If your image is not recognized then it could be a USB 3 driver issue so try a USB 2 port. The file recovery process in the tutorial just allows you you recover data (including standalone exes) but not installed programs. A factory or clean install would be required.

I'd only copy over existing files if the data files in the image are newer. If you have a good working OS and wish to transfer to a new SSD then I'd make a new image and use (free) Macrium Relect. See how you go with that approach. When you reimage disconnect all your internal drives (just the sata connector) except the new SSD.
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