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Windows 7: windows cant find system image when trying to full restore from ext HD

24 Mar 2013   #11
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freetvee View Post
Thanks Victor. See the other thread-it kind of blew up on me before I could get it started... Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer Once I get my original system image back I will try it again!
Right. After you get set up and comfortable doing your imaging/restores by booting to the imaging software CD/DVD/Stick, remember to set sysprep to shutdown upon completion. I think you misread something about the sysprep process you want to do. It should always be set to shut down when tranferring a system, whether via image or HD transfer.
You got into trouble somehow by being in Windows and breaking something. When you do "cold" imaging/restores you can't break Windows.
And it keeps your mind concentrated on that specific task. Works that way for me anyway.
Good luck getting your image restored.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2013   #12

win 7 64 bit

I decided to go through the reinstall boot to windows 7 CD process first, and then loaded my LAN driver. Once I got through that I tried a system recovery first and it found the image this time!?! Thanks for the help once again!
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