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Windows 7: Disk image flash

20 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
Disk image flash

Hi everyone,

Just a quickie,

I have been using build 7229, and it has been absolutly brilliant.

Now, apart from that, i have had general probs, one of which forced me to reinstall everything (Kaspersky 6.0 does not work properly with win 7, well i did'nt with me, had a BSOD when i rebooted, one of which explained a process that had been terminated, process that the CPU runs, anyway the HDD is formatted and i restarted again), this has now forced me to make a disk image incase something happens.

No what i wanna know is, can i use that disk image or a back-up and flash that onto an RTM version (when there released), so's i don't have to reinstall everything. i.e. the back-up or disk image does it all for me.

Or is this not possible.


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20 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

Hi Lucky.

You can create a backupset and back up your files and restore them on to an RTM system, however creating a system image with an RC will only create that when you reimage your machine.
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20 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64

To create a backup set, open backup and restore, then click "set a backup" Be sure to changes it's destination to another location other than the system volume that you will be deleting when RTM is released.
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20 Jul 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

If you mean an image of the existing installation , then No.

Restoring the backup image will completely replace your RTM install , and you will be back in exactly the same state as when you made the image.

You could use Windows Easy transfer to transfer selected data and settings to another drive/partition.

Install the RTM .

Install all your programs.

Use WET to transfer the data and settings you saved back to your new installation.
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21 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1


Thanks guys.

But just to clarify, will i have to re-install everything again though. i guess that might be a bit of a retorical question.

Thanks again in advance
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