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Windows 7: System image problems - image not found

12 Jul 2016   #1
tommy2k8

Windows XP
 
 
System image problems - image not found

I am looking at a system for a friend that has got W7 Home Premium installed. However, he made a system image of his Windows 7 Ultimate system (using Backup and Restore) as he has all his work applications on it (some of the software he uses won't work with W8 or W10.)
I booted the system with a W7 Home Premium DVD with the external drive (with the image on) plugged in. It listed W7 on the drive, but when I clicked on Next, it said This version of the recovery options in not compatible. This also happens if I select to Restore an image from a different drive.
I got hold of an installation DVD with a copy of W7 Ultimate on it, installed it, went to Backup and Restore, but Windows said it could not find any images on any connected drives!
Is there a way to do this?


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17 Jul 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello tommy mate probably not a good idea to boot with the external plugged in - something I would be wary of doing. Now as for using the Ultimate image have a read of this and see if it can help you out
System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image
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18 Jul 2016   #3
tommy2k8

Windows XP
 
 

Thankyou.
However, I can't even get past Stage 1, as the Image files are .vhdx instead of .vhd!
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18 Jul 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate now I don't know much about the vhdx files but a quick Google came up with this if it is pf any help.
It seems like you need to oepn those files using other methods anyway have a read and try
VHDX File (What It Is & How To Open One)
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