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Windows 7: Back up from 7232, and restore to RTM?

14 Oct 2009   #1
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Back up from 7232, and restore to RTM?

Hey,

I was just wondering, when I get my retail Windows 7 RTM next week, will I be able to do a Windows Backup "system image" of my current 7232 installations, and then restore it to the new 7600 clean installations?

- Phil


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14 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Im not sure what exactly you are wanting to do?? A clean install is what you want to do...really... you can run the easy transfer program and import your documents, settings etc, but you will have to reinstall your apps... Correct me if you are trying to do something different...
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14 Oct 2009   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What I really want to do is to somehow do a clean install, and then restore my apps from a backup of some type. 95% of what's on my computer is programs and program files, and thus it takes a loooong time to rebuild the system manually. I was hoping there was a way to back that stuff up and restore it.

I can create a system image using Windows Backup, which can then restore the entire computer (apps and all) if something happened to the OS ... but I'm not sure if that works across builds (7232 > 7600).
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14 Oct 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
What I really want to do is to somehow do a clean install, and then restore my apps from a backup of some type. 95% of what's on my computer is programs and program files, and thus it takes a loooong time to rebuild the system manually. I was hoping there was a way to back that stuff up and restore it.

I can create a system image using Windows Backup, which can then restore the entire computer (apps and all) if something happened to the OS ... but I'm not sure if that works across builds (7232 > 7600).
BCX

Yeah I know its a PITA, but ms recommends as do most of us. you can use the easy treansfer wizard. You cant back it up and restore it because it would overwrite the new systeem. Its also in different places.

Sure backup good, if you reestore you then have this OS not RTM.

Hope this helps

Ken
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14 Oct 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

If you restore the image of 7232 - it will overwrite the 7600 partition and you will have the 7232 again.

Sorry, you need to reinstall all your apps. on 7600.

You can use Windows easy transfer to get data , windows settings and program settings across - that's all.
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14 Oct 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but what you are trying to do is not possible... You will have to reinstall your apps..
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14 Oct 2009   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

This is what you want. Do the easy transfer. Store it on another pc or a drive. Then do a clean install. Install all your programs back then run the easy transfer. All back to how you want it. Thats how its working. Someone should correct me if I am wrong.
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Windows Easy Transfer is an application designed to help people move their important files, user accounts, and application settings from their old PC to a new PC. The new version of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 comes with improvements based on feedback received from Windows Vista customers. I wanted to take a closer look at these improvements . More
A Look at Improvements to Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 - Windows Experience Blog - The Windows Blog
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14 Oct 2009   #8
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
This is what you want. Do the easy transfer. Store it on another pc or a drive. Then do a clean install. Install all your programs back then run the easy transfer. All back to how you want it. Thats how its working. Someone should correct me if I am wrong.
Form MS
Windows Easy Transfer is an application designed to help people move their important files, user accounts, and application settings from their old PC to a new PC. The new version of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 comes with improvements based on feedback received from Windows Vista customers. I wanted to take a closer look at these improvements . More
A Look at Improvements to Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 - Windows Experience Blog - The Windows Blog
OK, I guess that's the best way to do it then. So Easy Transfer will backup/restore Outlook accounts/settings and stuff like that?
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14 Oct 2009   #9
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

OK, I guess that's the best way to do it then. So Easy Transfer will backup/restore Outlook accounts/settings and stuff like that?
Yes.. also Internet favorites, Firefox bookmarks, set up mail accounts in Outlook, WLM custom emoticons and winks and the like.. but you will have to reinstall all your apps..
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14 Oct 2009   #10
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So I'm going to assume that everything in the AppData folders will be backed up as well? Cause I have a few games and stuff that save things to that folder....
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