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Windows 7: Image to be restored must contain same layout of destinatio to be over

03 May 2013   #31
Thebeholder

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Did you restore using MACRIUM RESCUE CD? Was it the default linux or winpe type?
Yes, I restored with Macrium rescue cd created by winpe type of Windows not linux..

I really managed solving all the three problems mentioned before, but nevertheless, these questions would be still raised::

The most important is: Windows should have been loaded correctly as long as Macrium image was restored to a destination successfully via the Macrium secure CD environment.

Also, as long as the boot partition of Windows in an Macrium image to be restored is active, primary, I wouldn't need to take care of anything during the process of restoration.

Finally: I think if one have two images for two different versions of Windows. Also each of image contains two partitions: OS partition and Data partition.
So when you have restored the two images alternately, you will need to restore the two partitions all together. Otherwise, you would be receiving an error logging with an temporary profile, in particular if you have changed the the user accounts to the data partition of both the images.

as long as I will need to restore the two partitions during restoring, why do I not create an image of the entire drive (OS partition and Data partition).


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03 May 2013   #32
Kaktussoft

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As far as I can remember (I did investigate long time ago):
  • Restored partitions have same type as before (logical or primary)
  • Restored partitions keep the ACTIVE flag if it was active while backing up. But NOT if an ACTIVE partition is already on destination disk
  • It adjusts the BCD store (bootmenu) on an active restored partition. It simply adjusts pointers pointing to old partition location to point to new location. It somes fails (don't know why).... but Startup Repair can fix it easily.
  • It gives the new restored win7 partition the same drive letter as it was (mostly C)
I think the problem you had was: DATA partition wasn't called D (I mean the drive letter you expected) after boot(?)
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04 May 2013   #33
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
As far as I can remember (I did investigate long time ago):


I think the problem you had was: DATA partition wasn't called D (I mean the drive letter you expected) after boot(?)
I hope you reply me for these inquries:

Finally: I think if one have two images of two Windows different versions. Also each of image contains two partitions: OS partition and Data partition ، need restoring two images alternately, then you will need to restore the two partitions all together. Otherwise, you will be receiving an error logging with an temporary profile, in particular if you have changed the the user accounts to the data partition of both the images.
as long as I will need to restore the two partitions during restoring, why do I not create an image of the entire drive (OS partition and Data partition).

As I said before that some users say that it is best to keep images of data partition separated from the images of OS partition. So this(partition setup) would be quite useless as long as I will need to restore the two partitions during restoring in case I moved all use accounts of Windows to data partition and also needed restoring two images alternately. So if data partition wasn't restored along with OS partition , You would be encountring an error logging with a temporary profile whenever log into a user account as long as user accounts stored on Data partition on destinaton not restored aren't for the OS restored, but they are for the OS version overwritten.

I hope you understood me because I did all what I could to convey my inquiry.

In additition:

What the most strange I found was via Reflect PE Edition 2.0 Build 180 Windows PE Edition 32-bit, I can choose only one partition to be restored to multi partitions on multi hard drives.
What do you think is the benefit from restoring OS partition to multi partitions on multi hard drives(Destinations) as long as each computer has only one internal hard drive.
Also, OS only can be loaded on the internal hard drive.

The Reflect edition 5.0 Build (4908),On the other hand, I can choose multi partitions to be restored to multi partitions but only on the same hard drvie.
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10 May 2013   #34
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Could anyone please take some time out to confirm for me what I have said in my last post?
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10 May 2013   #35
gregrocker

 

I replied several times that the solution to this is to move the User folders back to C: User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

Then copy each User folder to the Data partition to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Delete the data in the C User folder after doing this.

In the library include the empty C folder and the D copy with all of the files. Rightclick the D location in Library window to Set as Default Save Location.

Now you'll not be forced to include the data partition in the image.

If you don't mind doing it the other way where it's forced to be included with the System image then, yes, you'll need to include the data partition with the C image and restore them both together too.

Any other questions?
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10 May 2013   #36
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thank you so much indeed,
If I understood you well(this is not you fault, but for the difference in language. Also I don't think that I know English very well enough), I would like to ask you why I changed the default location of user accounts to other location via registry if I would need to move them back. I would include each User folder to the library related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. OPTION TWO.

Also, if I had done this 'option two', some user folders wouldn't have a location tab in their properties such as(AppData) folder. Tuse, how can I change it in the from its propriety?

I hope you forgive me if I might not understand you well
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10 May 2013   #37
gregrocker

 

Did you move the default location of User folders to another location? Which User folders did you move?

It may best to leave them as they are.
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11 May 2013   #38
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you move the default location of User folders to another location? Which User folders did you move?

It may best to leave them as they are.
Thank you very much,

No, I only changed the default location of user accounts' profile folder from OS partition to antoher one(D)
In other words, I changed, for example, the user account (John), which all its subfolders would be changed automatically along with 'John'.

I didn't move the user folders(music, vedio, etc.) indiviually from their preporties

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Then copy each User folder to the Data partition to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Delete the data in the C User folder after doing this.
You mean that after copy indiviually folders of 'John' as shown below to Data partition




Then, I include each one in the related liabray, if so, then,
There are originally four default libararies 'Documents, picutre, vedio, music'

**So, I should include the others (AppData, links, search, games, etc) by creating new library?

** When I copied copy each User folder(documents, picture, vedio, music,AppData, links, search, games, etc ) to the Data partition, I wouldn't get main folder of user account 'John' because I only copied subfolders?

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In the library include the empty C folder and the D copy with all of the files. Rightclick the D location in Library window to Set as Default Save Location.
What do you mean with C folder and the D copy?

If we say, that the user account is 'John', so 'John' in C is empty C folder after deleting its subfolders(music, documetns, and so on) and 'John' which I copied to data partition with all its subfolders(music, documetns and so on) is D copy.

First: But can I include any folder to a libarary?

After I copied subfolders(Documents, picture and so on) to Data partition, included indivually them to related libaray as you said '
Then copy each User folder to the Data partition to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Delete the data in the C User folder after doing this.

What is being written in red color is differenet: 'add' and 'include'
" add' menas add subfolders to realted libary'
"include" means include 'main folder' empty and new copied to data partition.

Am I righ?

You wanted to convey, if I included the empty C folder 'John' and the D copy 'John', so all subfolder in John copied to data partition would be accessible but not be included in the libary. However, they are only added as libraries.

So I would get about 12 libariries because the subfolders are 12 folders as shown below:




I hope that didn't make my inquiry more difficult.
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11 May 2013   #39
gregrocker

 

What is the problem with the proposed solution to keep the User folders on D, but when saving a backup image, or recovering using a backup image, include both C and D?

If you don't mind doing this then I would leave the User profile where it is. If you want to move it back to C, use Option One, Method Two in User Profile - Change Default Location
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11 May 2013   #40
Thebeholder

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thank you very much for contining relpying
Your suggestion at #35, you don't mean that after copying subfolders to data partition, then I add each one to a libariry, so I would get 12 libraries, instead of four default libraries(documents, vedio, pictures, and music)
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