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Windows 7: VHD backup

09 Mar 2011   #1
JDough

Windows 7 Ultimated
 
 
VHD backup

Hi,

I have a short question.

I recently did a clean install of Win 7 ultimate 32 bit
and after customizing, i made a backup.

Now that i want to restore, it cannot find it on my external HDD.
When i check i see that it has created a VHD file.

Is there a way to restore it non-virtually, so that it just boots from the C drive?


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09 Mar 2011   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Welcome to the forums, Have you tried to use system restore?
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09 Mar 2011   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

You could try

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD

Once the image is mounted/attached you might then want to try

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup to backup the VHD as an actual backup.
then System Image Recovery to restore the backup.
warning   Warning
Please read ALL tutorials correctly to avoid data loss


Hope it helps


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09 Mar 2011   #4
JDough

Windows 7 Ultimated
 
 

Thanks,
Yes i tried all options from the manage backups in the control panel and even booting using the recovery disk.
I dont understand why it doesnt recognize the backup.

Only thing i did was creating a system image from the backup and restore function within control panel, and save it to my external HDD.
I did replace the backup on the ext drive to another folder could this be the problem?
When i navigate to the backup location it still doesnt see it. :S
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09 Mar 2011   #5
JDough

Windows 7 Ultimated
 
 

allright, i will try that when i get home and see if it works
Thanks again
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09 Mar 2011   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

You could always try to Boot from the VHD then run a backup which will create an actual backup file to restore from once you boot back your real OS.
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09 Mar 2011   #7
JDough

Windows 7 Ultimated
 
 

Oyeah ofcourse
How could i not think of that
Thanks man
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09 Mar 2011   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Let us know how you get on, or if you need any more assistance
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