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Windows 7: Windows doesn't seem to see my restore Image

27 May 2017   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Then you would need to be able to copy the mounted partition onto the existing Windows OS partition while the system is running (using say Partition Wizard mini tool) - can you do this?
No, you don't need to do that.

Use a decent boot media that includes mmc , etc. I have posted them often enough.





( Some partitioners e.g. pguru will mount vhd files without using diskmgmt, and clone that mounted partition. If you do it that way , then the OS drive letter of the restored image needs to be fixed - I have provided a function to do that in my boot media )

In addition, for those who want to create boot media themselvers, I have also posted in other threads a little batch that will make it for you. In spite of the name, it also works for x86.

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27 May 2017   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Well that's jumping through hoops IMO for many and some trust in your boot media. I'd suggest you be a little more explicit in offering OPs an option to try your boot media and provide directions on what they need to do once they have downloaded some ISO.

I think many would prefer simple direct guidance using recognized third party tools.
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27 May 2017   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Boot it up and you get desktop, start menu, etc.

If you can use windows, you can use the boot media. Take a look at it for yourself.

Or you can use and it will incorporate any of the popular imaging/partitioning programs that you have in your running OS.
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28 May 2017   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi guys and again, thanks for trying to help.

My system is both bootable and workable. It's just that it doesn't work 100% correctly. I think there is some spywhere hidden, to say the least. And this is why I want to recover the full system from my image.

So, are there more detailed instructions to try out this solution?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can restore it using wbadmin command in winpe/winre

Another way is to mount the vhd (e.g. in windows disk management). Assign a letter to the mounted vhd.

Then use the copy function of a partition manger to copy vhd to HD partition.
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28 May 2017   #15

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Boot the media linked to in my previous post.


1.When you get to the desktop, open disk management. Mount the vhd.

Give the mounted vhd a lettere.

Open Aomei partition assistant. Select partition copy wizard. Copy the mounted partition to unallocated space. Fix OS letter.


2. Open pguru, mount vhd, clone vhd contents to partition. Then to fix os letter: open NT6Repair, point the dropdown at the letter you cloned TO, click FIX.

i ) Select open virtual disk

Windows doesn't seem to see my restore Image-pg1.jpg

ii) Browse to vhd

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iii) Rt click mounted vhd and select Clone

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iv) After cloning , Fix drive letter:select letter you cloned vhd TO

Windows doesn't seem to see my restore Image-fix-os-letter.jpg

You can also use NT6Repair to create boot menu .

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19 Jun 2017   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

SIW2---I downloaded the file.
It will not complete with my Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Professional. I let it search for LAUNCHER.EXE for 24 hours and it does not find it. Launcher.exe is in the exact place it should be.
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19 Jun 2017   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Probably I made an error in one of the batch files.


I forgot to include an .ini file.

You can copy and paste the following code into a text file, save it as getpmexe.ini and put it in the BIN folder.

ENVI TEXEPATH=d:\launcher.exe
EXEC =!CMD.EXE /C ECHO set exepath="%TEXEPATH%">"%CurDir%\setexepath.cmd"
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