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Windows 7: How do i restore my image file from Macrium

12 Dec 2017   #1
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 
How do i restore my image file from Macrium

I lost my dual OS this past week due to updating Win 10. The result somehow screwed up my mbr or is it the boot setup. When i turn on my desktop i do see the options still, but when i choose Win 7, I do see the typical rotating circle and the 4 box shape of the beginning of Win 7, but that is where it stops and goes right back to that option again and i choose Win 10. So now I am faced in reinstalling windows 7. I do have an image file made with Macruim last year and i also do have the original purchased disk. When I tried to restore Win 7 in Macruim, the restore box is inactive, for whatever reason, so I then decided to use my disk and I am greeted with a list of suggestions I could do, such as first to search for latest drivers and install those. I stopped, cause i never encountered those suggestions the first time i installed win 7 with that disk. Could someone suggest how and which alternative would be the best way to get Win 7, and does it matter if its the second OS on the same HDD? I hate to think I have to move Win 10 with all its problems when it comes to updating it...look at what it got me into in the first place.


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12 Dec 2017   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Maybe try MR restore function without letting it load drivers; in other words, choose not to search for and install drivers.
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12 Dec 2017   #3
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

l don't recall ever getting those options. I have the image on my usb external hd and now for some reason i cannot even get the bios to boot it.
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12 Dec 2017   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Novel8. Did you create a rescue CD or DVD for Macrium?. If you have then you need to use it to boot your computer.

If not then you could try using your Windows 7 installation DVD to boot & then selecting the Custom option that comes up in the early stages & I think it mentions restoring from a saved image. As I say, I am not sure if it will work, but it might be worth a try. Then restore with your backed up Macrium image.
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13 Dec 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ranger, +1 on that boot DVD! I think OP will have to use a 2nd computer to create a MR USB boot and a DVD boot. Booting that MR will open the doorway to access the external HD containing the MR-made image. Now, if the OP only made a Windows backup / restore image, then I have no idea on how to help. Getting back to MR, I found it best to have the ext HD connected and then boot the MR USB or DVD, MR will find the image faster that way.
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13 Dec 2017   #6
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 
How do I restre my image from macruim

Guys, like I said...i made my image on an external usb HD. I did get as far in the windows installation disk to install the image, but it can't seem to find the MR usb drive. No, i never did make a usb or dvd boot drive..i would appreciate some info on how to set that up.
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13 Dec 2017   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It seems the Windows 7 installation disc does not load any USB drivers at that point, so it can't find the backed up image. You might have to do a full reinstall from the Windows 7 DVD.
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13 Dec 2017   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'm at school, cannot walk you through it, hopefully others here can help with the MR USB or DVD boot creation.
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15 Dec 2017   #9
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 
How do I restore my win 7 image file with Macrium

The weirdest thing happened. I booted my pc and am shown my dual OS options...win 10, win 7. as a last resort, i chose win 7 in safe mode. ..and then interrupted my watching the screen due to an important phone call and walked away. After ending the call and went back to the pc, I saw many files rolling by so fast that i couldn't even see what it was saying and that went on for about 20 minutes. Finally, it stopped and there facing me was the log in scene for Win 7. Up to that time I only had win 10, now that is gone and i have win 7 back. I have no idea how getting it back merely by going into safe mode.
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16 Dec 2017   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should boot to a Macrium rescue pe CD/DVD or usb flash drive as suggested. If you don't have one then you need to use another PC. I recommend you select the pe 5 option since it includes usb 3 drivers. For me the pe 5 rescue DVD (or usb flash) works fine on 2 of my PCs and picks up images on usb 3 external drives.
Just be aware that the rescue pe will require a bit of an initial download. So if you're using another persons PC they need to know this.
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