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Windows 7: Restore Windows 7 System Image to another hard drive!!!

05 Feb 2011   #11
hassaanid2011

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello guys!!!

Now i tell u in details what the matter is. Firstly both hdds are connected in my pc windows 7 is installed in 640gb hdd and i created the system image back in my external 250gb hdd i created the system image for c drive and system reserved drive back up successfully completed but then i turnoff my computer and disconnect my 640gb hdd then i insert windows 7 installation disk and also connect my external 250gb hdd where my system image is stored then i click on repair your computer option and select the latest system image and at the end it says "element not found". The size of c drive from 640gb hdd is 30gb and in my 320gb hdd the same drive is 50gb in size. Now tell me how can i fix this error and successfully restored my windows 7 system image to another hdd?


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05 Feb 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hassaanid,

If you want to fix this, then please read and refer to the posts above. I know what you would like to do, but it's just not possible. See the links below if you want it fixed.

https://www.sevenforums.com/performan...ml#post1223740

and

https://www.sevenforums.com/performan...ml#post1223671
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05 Feb 2011   #13
hassaanid2011

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

my problem does not seems to be solved but one last question if i delete my primary c partition on 320gb then what will happen? Will it works for me?
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05 Feb 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Only if you connect your 640GB HDD, then restore the image to your 640GB HDD will you fix this.
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05 Feb 2011   #15
hassaanid2011

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Any other way?
to restoration because its too important for me to restore?
because i have gta 4 and gta episodes from liberty city is installed on my machine
and if i install new windows on my 320gb instead of restoring it then i lose all of my game progress
and i don't know how to restore gta 4 and gta episodes from liberty city save files with game for windows?
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05 Feb 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Why do you not want to restore to your 640GB HDD?

If you do not want to restore to your 640GB HDD because of the game progress, then the only other way is to restore to another internal HDD that is at least 640GB or larger.
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05 Feb 2011   #17
hassaanid2011

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I don't want to restore it to 640GB HDD because my brother is going to another city with his 640GB HDD that's why i created a system image of my windows 7 installation and want to restore it in my 320GB HDD but ?????
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05 Feb 2011   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

@hassaanid2011

Super simple solution: Buy a new 1TB drive they are super cheap now-a-days. Install it and restore the image. Problem solved! -WS
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05 Feb 2011   #19
hassaanid2011

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello Guys!!!

I installed new windows on my 320GB HDD and works fine for me. Thanks to all who tries to help me in this thread regarding restoring system image matter.

Thanks again to all!!!
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05 Feb 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Western Digital's excellent free Acronis cloning app works quite well to adjust partitioning size on both source and target HD's during cloning or when saving and restoring the image: WD Support
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