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Windows 7: How to restore SystemImage taken in Win7 /Win8 dual boot environment

20 Aug 2013   #1

Win 7 Professional x64
How to restore SystemImage taken in Win7 /Win8 dual boot environment

Hi y'all

Lately I have added Win8 to my Win7 x64 PC, so it is now dual-boot.
After that I have taken an Image of the system drive(s) using the built-in imaging function of Win7.
Now in trying to restore this Image file I had to realize that both Win7 AND Win8 using their built-in restore functions refuse to write back that image file

Of course, from now on I will use 3rd party software for that,
but is there any way I still might succeed?

(attached is my systemdrive layout)

Thanx in advance, eXPerimentator

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How to restore SystemImage taken in Win7 /Win8 dual boot environment-systemdrivelayout.jpg 
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20 Aug 2013   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You can use the wbadmin commands from booted winpe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2013   #3

Win 7 Professional x64

Well thanx very much. This seems 2 B quite tough.
I didn't plan 2 dig so deep into the matter but maybe I will.

Anyone has an easier solution?
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