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Windows 7: Can't restore Win 7 through USB3.0 from my external HD

03 May 2017   #1
Themr

win 7 x64
 
 
Can't restore Win 7 through USB3.0 from my external HD

I have backed up my Win 7 form Backup/Restore option from windows to my External HD
but when i tried to restore it the restore system can't find my External HD as all USB ports are USB3.0
So, can any one help me to restore this win

Thanks


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03 May 2017   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Install the usb 3 drivers into winre.wim.
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03 May 2017   #3
Barnstormer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Themr View Post
I have backed up my Win 7 form Backup/Restore option from windows to my External HD
but when i tried to restore it the restore system can't find my External HD as all USB ports are USB3.0
So, can any one help me to restore this win

Thanks
If you have a CD drive, you can download the drivers from your MB Manf. and burn them to a CD disc. Then after booting with the recovery CD (Image Repair Disc) just change the CD to the one with the USB drivers on it and go through and Load Drivers. Load each one until you see your Ext. Drive with the image file on it.

Hope that works for you.
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04 May 2017   #4
Themr

win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Install the usb 3 drivers into winre.wim.
thanks for your reply
but could you please tell me how
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04 May 2017   #5
Themr

win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barnstormer View Post
If you have a CD drive, you can download the drivers from your MB Manf. and burn them to a CD disc. Then after booting with the recovery CD (Image Repair Disc) just change the CD to the one with the USB drivers on it and go through and Load Drivers. Load each one until you see your Ext. Drive with the image file on it.

Hope that works for you.
even
the windows recovery environment need to recognize USB3.0
Am I right?
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04 May 2017   #6
Barnstormer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Themr View Post
even
the windows recovery environment need to recognize USB3.0
Am I right?
That is why you load the USB3 drivers from the CD after Booting from the Repair(Recovery) Disc. The USB3 drivers will then be loaded and your ext. HD should be recognized.

1) Boot with recovery disc. Remove Disc.
2) Insert CD with USB3 drivers on it.
3) Load USB3 drivers using LOAD DRIVERS, then find the drivers on the CD and load each one of them (should be several of them listed)

After I loaded a few of the USB3 drivers, the Image on the EXt. Drive appeared, as I had the window open where you would normally expect it to be.

I have used this procedure and it does work for a fact. (At Least in my Case)
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04 May 2017   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
thanks for your reply
but could you please tell me how
Drivers need to be extracted into a folder.

Mount winre.wim ( image 1 as it only contains one image). Can mount into any empty folder, or just create a mount folder.

Can't restore Win 7 through USB3.0 from my external HD-dism-mount.jpg

When it has mounted:

Click "Open Session". In left pane click "Drivers". Then at bottom right click "Add" and browse to driver folder.

Save image. Unmount image.

Dism++x86/x64

Dism++ | New Windows Utility


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04 May 2017   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

While you use Windows inbuilt system imaging, manually installing the usb3 drivers as described above is the easiest way to go. That's what I do.
If you want to try the very popular (free) Macrium Reflect then it will guide you through the very straightforward process of making a USB 3 compatible restore CD/USB. I use this almost exclusively now since it is far superior to Windows inbuilt imaging.
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