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Windows 7: system image backup on 5 DVDs

20 Apr 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The VHD is the image file. If you have copied the DVDs into a folder of your system, then the VHD should be in there. Just keep clicking thru the 4 layers and you should find it.

If you have no access to a higher level system, there is not much you can do with it other than attach it and copy data from it.

There is a procedure to convert VHDs to VMDKs and make them work in VMware Player. But I never had any luck with that. Maybe you want to try that and have more luck. You could start with this guys approach.

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21 Apr 2014   #12
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

I think the keyboard control of the optical drive eject is a mini program with the original OS (Dell in your case). There must be a physical eject control of the drive, sometimes by using a straightened paper clip or a very small spot to press. If you can do this, you may be able to load your image properly, and your keyboard control will establish when image is loaded.

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