Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System restore from a USB stick does not work

05 Apr 2013   #61
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Restoring is quite easy btw Restore an image using Windows PE in Macrium Reflect v5 - YouTube
ISO is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ph3eqfewv...flect5_x86.iso
I gonna remove it when you downloaded it succesfully. Post results if it boots succesfully from usb stick. And if you can find the image. Drive letters are most likely different in winpe! most likely image is on a partition called D now in winpe!! don't bother about how it names the volumes.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Apr 2013   #62
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I think it is best to leave E: as it is, it has 50GB and with the backup of C: already on it, there still is 45GB of free space, so not only two, but four, five backups will find place there.

Anyway, I have formatted the USb stick, so now the only thing that remains is to put the 32-bit version on it and try if it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #63
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
I think it is best to leave E: as it is, it has 50GB and with the backup of C: already on it, there still is 45GB of free space, so not only two, but four, five backups will find place there.

Anyway, I have formatted the USb stick, so now the only thing that remains is to put the 32-bit version on it and try if it works.
So backup image is only 5GB. I know it's compressed... so maybe 10GB real data in it. Pagefile and hibernation file and some other useless files (only needed and created if running win7) aren't backupped.

It will be larger in case you install applications and put data on C. But a normal (especially for work) pc has about 50GB used space. But macrium compresses it... so indeed 50GB is enough.

You can also mount the image and copy individual files from the image in case of trouble. v5: How to browse an Image or 'File and Folder' Backup in Windows Explorer (Browse, File and Folder, v5)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Apr 2013   #64
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #65
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
#61 has it.... did you miss it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #66
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Oh, sorry, have missed it, many things to do...IŽve just downloaded it and will work with it, so it will take a while, will come back later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #67
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
#61 has it.... did you miss it?
Something went wrong with the download, so IŽll try once more, donŽt remove it yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #68
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Have you got any link for a quick WinPE /Macrimum boot 32 bid ISO, so that I can put it on the USB and will not have to wait for a looong download?
#61 has it.... did you miss it?
Something went wrong with the download, so IŽll try once more, donŽt remove it yet.
OMG does it take so long to download?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #69
Dali362

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

No, the first download got stuck in the middle and did not move, the second attempt went without problems, now it is on the USB stick and my netbook boots o. k. with it, after a while I get the Macrimum interface and there is an option "Restore image" so I guess everything is o. k. and I can restore the saved image in case the OS should go down. Of course IŽm well aware that if the HD "goes down" thereŽs nothing more to be done, but to replace the HD. I realize the risks for a HD crash are larger in case of portable machines, since I got my first PC back in 1991, no HD crash on a desktop, but three on laptops. I guess the task is done now and problem solved with my netbook, the other problem (my desktop will not boot the original OS from the USB, the real starter of this thread) will have to wait for a while.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2013   #70
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
No, the first download got stuck in the middle and did not move, the second attempt went without problems, now it is on the USB stick and my netbook boots o. k. with it, after a while I get the Macrimum interface and there is an option "Restore image" so I guess everything is o. k. and I can restore the saved image in case the OS should go down. Of course IŽm well aware that if the HD "goes down" thereŽs nothing more to be done, but to replace the HD. I realize the risks for a HD crash are larger in case of portable machines, since I got my first PC back in 1991, no HD crash on a desktop, but three on laptops. I guess the task is done now and problem solved with my netbook, the other problem (my desktop will not boot the original OS from the USB, the real starter of this thread) will have to wait for a while.
So all works. Do you see the internal disk and can locate the image? If so...all is fine. Copy the image to external disk as well.... just for the case the main internal harddisk becomes faulty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System restore from a USB stick does not work




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System restore didn't work. I have all system restore points
Hi. I'm using 500GB hdd(source) and 500GB ssd(destination) and I've some questions: 1. I Did 1:1 copy of disc (in norton GHOST) and on destination disk system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why? 2. Then On source disc I was trying to unlock some disc space by entering System...
Backup and Restore
How restore system files when System File Checker won't work
I have run System File Checker (sfc) and it found many files that were corrupt and could not be repaired. My PC appears to be running fine - but I am anal about repairing anything that is wrong on my PC. The only suggestion I've received so far was to perform a Repair Install. That's very risky....
Performance & Maintenance
system restore does not work, cannot find a restore point
I think I accidentally deleted some file on my c drive, and I am trying to restore the computer (Dell, microsoft 7) to its previous state but when i try to restore files it says that no restore points have been creaed.... open system protection. I can't open system protection. please help.
General Discussion
Dell XPS Crashes .System repair,system restore ,safe mode don't work
Hi, I am having the following system configuration XPS L401X Base Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit (English) Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-740QM Processor 6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB) 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Lately whenever i try to start my computer it pass the Dell Bios...
BSOD Help and Support
I cant get System Restore to work.
Hi All, Im having a problem getting System Restore to work. When i try to execute the operation i get this error code appearing Any help will be greatful
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App