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Windows 7: System Image Restore successfully.

06 Nov 2009   #1
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
System Image Restore successfully.

Hello all,

Just to inform you, and to share my positive experience!

To test if System Image Restore works, I have deleted all Windows 7 partitions, including the system partition of 100 MB, so I only got left, two disks, with both only unallocated space.

I rebooted to check if Windows 7 was removed, and yes, I could not restart my system.

I inserted the Repair Disc, choose to restore a system image, and it did find my latest system image.
Only thing a little bit peculiar, the time of the image was not correct, I create backups at 17.00 and the system image got a time of 08.00, I guess this is because I live in a different timezone.

The restore went smoothly, took not much time, and after restarting the computer, my system is working exactly like before!
Even the disk layout in Disk Manager is equal to what it was before.

I like Windows 7!

zx81


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06 Nov 2009   #2
Flik

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've used the Image restore on a number of occasions and it has always worked flawlessly.

I've tried a couple of the free Imaging software programs and a trial of Acronis (all of which I wasn't 100% satisfied with) and for me, I'm more than happy with W7's own and shall be sticking with it.
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10 Nov 2009   #3
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I see you have home premium, how did you do this?
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10 Nov 2009   #4
Fuzzbutts

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

That's great news. I made one with Seven and another with True Image just to make sure I was covered with a fresh install image. Glad to know it works. I wonder how it might handle restoring to a different hard drive, for instance a total failure of the current drive and restore to a new one of differing specs or even a SSD?
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10 Nov 2009   #5
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I see you have home premium, how did you do this?

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10 Nov 2009   #6
Fuzzbutts

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Control Panel, System & Security, Backup & Restore. On the left side pane at the top are 2 options, Create a system image & Create a system repair disk. After you create the image it automatically prompts you to create the system repair disk (CDR needed).

And I haven't used the backup yet. I tried to run it but it wanted to backup 513GB in data on my Documents drive(array) and no matter how much compression I had on that backup it would not fit the 200GB free I have on my backup drive.
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10 Nov 2009   #7
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacinitaly View Post
I see you have home premium, how did you do this?

Hello pacinitaly,

Sorry I was not that quick answering your question.
Below is a link on how to create a system image backup.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Below a link omn how to restore/recover a system image backup.
System Image Recovery

Have a nice day!

zx81
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12 Nov 2009   #8
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

thank you zx81
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16 Nov 2009   #9
Vendetta

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7601 Multiprocessor - SP1
 
 

I'm pretty impressed with the image backup myself. I've used only HDD and successfully brought back my system to life while trying to get my main backup software to work. I've got image backed up on HDD and DVDs (also my main Casper back up), can never be too safe when it comes to your life's work on a computer. I don't think anyone will have a problem with doing an image backup unless you messed something up with the VSS (Volume Shadow Copy).
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