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Windows 7: Can't mount RC1 image in RTM

04 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Beta build 7000
Can't mount RC1 image in RTM

Has anyone tried attaching a system image from Win7 RC/Beta in RTM? I get a mysterious error that it's an invalid format.

I also tried to use it with Windows Virtual PC in Win7, and it says:

The virtual hard disk image '...' is too large for the IDE bus. Make sure that all virtual hard disk images connected to the IDE bus are not greater than 127.5 GB.

Since it's an image of my hard disk, which is 160 GB, it obviously fails the above check.

I really need some of those files in that image!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Is it a Win7 backup image? The only way I know to use it is to:

place it in root of external or separate HD primary partition, named only WindowsImageBackup,

Boot into DVD Repair Console, select "Recover using a Backup Image"

Reimage to a primary or secondary HD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Beta build 7000

Turns out can't attach it from a mapped network drive. Error message just meaningless.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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