I'm not sure of were is the right place for this topic but i`ll try here.
I have just backed up a full image (using back up and restore) of Windows 7 Ultimate Evaluation copy.Build 7100 "Which I have had no problems with what so ever" to my 500gb Maxtor External HD .I then did a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro ,the install went fine untill I tried to restore my backup from my External HD.
Using backup and restore it tells me "Windows could not find a Backup for this computer" when I click on "Select another backup to restore files from" it see`s nothing but when I browse network locations it see`s my External hard drive and the files but when I click on the files to restore it says "Windows was unable to find any back up sets".
At this point I should admit that during the installation I changed the name of the pc (not smart) and after a few attempts to retrive the backup I changed the name back again,but still got the same response,I couldn`t find much on the web but I thought (using my vast computing knowlege"NOT")that if I reinstalled the Evaluation copy then maybe I could gain access to the backup(on my External HD) and restore it and save manually what I needed,
I have done this and still have no backup files only now it doesn`t see the External HD at all.
Just to give a time line
Orginal operating system Windows XP Media Center Edition
Upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate (Evaluation copy build 7100)
Backed up operating system Windows 7 Ultimate (Evaluation copy build 7100)
New operating System Windows 7 Professional
Paniced and reinstaled Windows 7 Ultimate (Evaluation copy build 7100)
I know its a bit of a mess.So now I understand the little knowlege is dangerous thing tale.I would like to reinstall Windows 7 and gain access to my backup .Any hoo I hope I`m in the right place to ask this question and hope that some of you kind people will help...Thanks in advance