|20 Jan 2010||#1|
Trying to do restore files from a .vhd onto Windows 7
I have run into a problem. I'm trying to get Windows 7 working on my friend's laptop. She had Windows Vista and tried to do a Windows 7 upgrade which for some reason broke a few things on her laptop and after talking to the HP/Microsoft guy (I don't know which) he said she needed to just do a recovery from disc and try the upgrade again.
So what I did:
Using Windows Vista's Backup and Restore utility I created a system image (to see the option I'm describing Start -> type backup in the search, should be the first option 'Backup and Restore' -> Create a system image is in the left pane.
This gave me a folder titled Unicorn (the name of her old computer, damn hippie) with a .vhd inside.
I then used the recovery disks HP sent her to put Vista back on, and retried the upgrade to Windows 7, so the laptop currently has a perfectly working Windows 7 OS running on it, the issue now is I want to get the files that are stored in this 85 GB .vhd back onto her computer. Or if not back on, at least get the .vhd into a format where I can extract the files and stuff she needs and figure out and work with the rest (programs and such).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|My System Specs|
|20 Jan 2010||#2|
Hello Kendrick, and welcome to Seven Forums.
You may be able to use this same method to attach the VHD to extract the files from it instead.
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
Hope this helps,
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Trying to do restore files from a .vhd onto Windows 7|
|Backup and Restore: restore files in Recycler (Win7 Enterprise x64)||Backup and Restore|
|Restore from backup didn't restore all files||Backup and Restore|
|Restore Personal Files After System Restore||Backup and Restore|
|How to restore/repair Windows files without an installation DVD?||Backup and Restore|
|How to restore Outlook.pst files in Windows 7||Browsers & Mail|
|Backup and restore files onto Windows 7?||Backup and Restore|
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 PM.