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Windows 7: A couple backup and restore questions

06 May 2010   #11
dualhcsniatpac

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I understand that I cannot just "load" an image. My thinking was to make a backup image, revert to Starter, load the program in Starter, and using that program, load the image again to revert back to Professional.


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07 May 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dualhcsniatpac View Post
I understand that I cannot just "load" an image. My thinking was to make a backup image, revert to Starter, load the program in Starter, and using that program, load the image again to revert back to Professional.
That does not work. The recovery program usually runs with a Linux distro off the CD. There are also Barth PE versions. But in no case can you run the recovery program in the address space to which you want to recover. As I previously said, you may want to update yourself a little more on how imaging works.
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07 May 2010   #13
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dualhcsniatpac View Post
I do not plan on burning a cd. I am hoping that I can just save the file to my external drive and then load it from my external drive.
Define load? You can mount the image as a drive and retrieve anything you want from it.
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07 May 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dualhcsniatpac View Post
I do not plan on burning a cd. I am hoping that I can just save the file to my external drive and then load it from my external drive.
Define load? You can mount the image as a drive and retrieve anything you want from it.
But that will not give him a running "Professional" system. He will still end up with the Starter Edition. He can, of course, retrieve any file like from a folder when he mounts the image.
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07 May 2010   #15
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dualhcsniatpac View Post
I do not plan on burning a cd. I am hoping that I can just save the file to my external drive and then load it from my external drive.
Define load? You can mount the image as a drive and retrieve anything you want from it.
But that will not give him a running "Professional" system. He will still end up with the Starter Edition. He can, of course, retrieve any file like from a folder when he mounts the image.
That was my point in asking them the question, "Define load?" It was very unclear to me what their intentions were.
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07 May 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post

Define load? You can mount the image as a drive and retrieve anything you want from it.
But that will not give him a running "Professional" system. He will still end up with the Starter Edition. He can, of course, retrieve any file like from a folder when he mounts the image.
That was my point in asking them the question, "Define load?" It was very unclear to me what their intentions were.
In his post #11 he said: " My thinking was to make a backup image, revert to Starter, load the program in Starter, and using that program, load the image again to revert back to Professional. " So I gathered that he in fact meant loading the Professional Edition. But that is a no go.
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08 May 2010   #17
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Every Imaging system has their own way of performing a recovery and because of this I can only reiterate that anyone attempting this - fully read the instructions of the particular program they are using BEFORE they start to change anything.

Paragon for example in it's Pro products, and also Acronis allow the creation of a recovery partition that works in a way similar to a normal OEM recovery system, so it is possible to recover without an optical drive - but of course this has to be set-up and tested before you remove the working system
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10 May 2010   #18
dualhcsniatpac

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sorry if I was unclear. Thanks for all your responses.

Because I think that nothing is certain in this process I have done 3 different things. I copied all of the files to my external. I then Made a system image in macrium. And then made a system backup with Windows 7 Backup.

I will first try the windows backup. If that doesnt work I will try the macrium and if that fails I will just have to do a clean install and load the files and programs on manually.

I will update with how it went when I get the PC back from HP.
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10 May 2010   #19
bobc30

windows 7
 
 

You might want to try going to the on screen key board to reset the you laptop key board. the number pad on the right side of my hp. I called them and they couldnt fix it. I fount that if you go to on creen key board and clicked it num pad it reset ming.works good now . Bob
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