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Windows 7: Windows 7 Full Image Backup - VHD file

21 Mar 2009   #1

W7 Ult x64
 
 
Windows 7 Full Image Backup - VHD file

I have done restoring the vhd file to a partition where the original os resides. It appears also possible to restore the backup to a brand new hard drive instead. Is it correct?

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21 Mar 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

It should be as long as the new drive is of equal or larger size.
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21 Mar 2009   #3

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Thanks for your response.
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27 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It most certainly does!
I've had cause to use this twice now, and it's faultless in it's execution.

Just make a system retore disc, and recover the disc image from there.

works like a charm.
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27 Mar 2009   #5

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
Just make a system retore disc, and recover the disc image from there.
Did you first save the VHD file on hard drive and then copied it to a removable disc, or save the VHD file directly onto a removable drive, or what else?
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28 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

sorry for the delay in replying!

In the backup control panel settings, you create a system image onto a separate volume (mines on the removable drive), or across multiple dvd's.

I had three discs on a raid controller, with only two being a raid 1 and the thrid being just a dump and file disc, but the system would only see it as a raid set, so best to save it to a revovable HDD.

Then from the same control panel create a system restore disc, and this will allow you to boot from, and restore from your disc image.
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28 Mar 2009   #7

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
Then from the same control panel create a system restore disc, and this will allow you to boot from, and restore from your disc image.
I assume that the "system restore disc" is a bootable disc and thus a Windows 7 install DVD can be used instead. Is this correct?
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28 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by churin View Post
I assume that the "system restore disc" is a bootable disc and thus a Windows 7 install DVD can be used instead. Is this correct?
the system restore disc is a bootable disc, it just presents you with options such as command line, repair or restore right from the off.

I've never tried with the Windows 7 disc itself, so I wouldn't want to missinform you on this.
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28 Mar 2009   #9

W7 Ult x64
 
 

Is it(System restore disc) a disc which can be created by using "Create a System Repair Disc" in the "Maintenance" of the start up program folders? Another word I am asking how to create the bootable disc as referred to as "System restore disc" in your post.
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29 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Windows menu > Control Panels.
> System and Security > Backup and restore.

In backup and restore select from the left hand side:

Create a system recovery disc.

follow on screen instructions.

Then to a removable device or other drive (not the same drive with the system on it or on the same RAID array), from the left hand side:

Create an Image backup.
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