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Windows 7: Now that I upgraded to 7

22 Oct 2009   #11
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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^^^ thank you sir, I will take your word for it and send some rep your way
Thank you.


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22 Oct 2009   #12
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

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^^^ no I deleted the recovery part. I only have the three recovery discs I made from recovery manager
not going to work then. the three recovery disk only contain the info to boot and the drivers you need. the actual data was on that partition sorry

Ken
Actually when you create recovery discs it creates the ones you would get from HP/Dell/Gateway (anyone that has recovery discs).

Will reformat your ENTIRE hard drive and restore it to when you first got it.

Agree with DarkNovaGamer the Recovery disk will reformat everything and put the recovery partition back on the hard drive along with Vista and it's default factory settings, programs, trial ware and all that "Fun stuff"
that you don't need...

EDIT: Way to late.. I missed like 3 conversations while I was typing....
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22 Oct 2009   #13
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

Almost got it ^^^^ lol

ok well let me steer this ship in a new direction

any of you guys familiar with creating a system image? I was thinking (because I don't have a real DVD for re-installing {see above for how I plan to recover}) That I could make a recovery disc that would boot to a recovery menu right ? and then use a hard drive image (that I will save on an external HD) from my new fresh install to restore to? Is this how this new system works ?
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22 Oct 2009   #14
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
Almost got it ^^^^ lol

ok well let me steer this ship in a new direction

any of you guys familiar with creating a system image? I was thinking (because I don't have a real DVD for re-installing {see above for how I plan to recover}) That I could make a recovery disc that would boot to a recovery menu right ? and then use a hard drive image (that I will save on an external HD) from my new fresh install to restore to? Is this how this new system works ?
I'm sorry? I believe the recovery discs can only install what is on the physical media. Not anything from an external storage device.
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22 Oct 2009   #15
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
Almost got it ^^^^ lol

ok well let me steer this ship in a new direction

any of you guys familiar with creating a system image? I was thinking (because I don't have a real DVD for re-installing {see above for how I plan to recover}) That I could make a recovery disc that would boot to a recovery menu right ? and then use a hard drive image (that I will save on an external HD) from my new fresh install to restore to? Is this how this new system works ?
I'm sorry? I believe the recovery discs can only install what is on the physical media. Not anything from an external storage device.

Ummmm. . . . I am speaking of windows 7, incase of serious Os damage you can use a creatable recovery tools disc that can be booted from startup, Ok

so you could in theory boot up with a recovery tools disc and choose to restore to an hard drive image which would reset you HD to an earlier time right ?
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22 Oct 2009   #16
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
Almost got it ^^^^ lol

ok well let me steer this ship in a new direction

any of you guys familiar with creating a system image? I was thinking (because I don't have a real DVD for re-installing {see above for how I plan to recover}) That I could make a recovery disc that would boot to a recovery menu right ? and then use a hard drive image (that I will save on an external HD) from my new fresh install to restore to? Is this how this new system works ?
I'm sorry? I believe the recovery discs can only install what is on the physical media. Not anything from an external storage device.

Ummmm. . . . I am speaking of windows 7, incase of serious Os damage you can use a creatable recovery tools disc that can be booted from startup, Ok

so you could in theory boot up with a recovery tools disc and choose to restore to an hard drive image which would reset you HD to an earlier time right ?
Oh sorry I misunderstood your original question.

I'm not exactly sure if that would work or not.

Perhaps someone else would be better at answering this particular question.
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22 Oct 2009   #17
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

sure I read a good tutorial on here that explained the system fairly well

I am just wondering If it will completely restore windows to an earlier date not just programs,file, etc, essentially giving me a "fresh" re-installation or shall I say a carbon copy of how my system is now.

Anyone ?
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22 Oct 2009   #18
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
Almost got it ^^^^ lol

ok well let me steer this ship in a new direction

any of you guys familiar with creating a system image? I was thinking (because I don't have a real DVD for re-installing {see above for how I plan to recover}) That I could make a recovery disc that would boot to a recovery menu right ? and then use a hard drive image (that I will save on an external HD) from my new fresh install to restore to? Is this how this new system works ?
Actually, yes, there is a program out there that will help you this. It's called Acronis TrueImage Home 2010.

I just recently go myself Sylvania G Netbook, and it took just about forever to install XP onto it, do all the updates and install a range of utilities and applications that I need for work. Once I got everything the way I wanted it, I used Acronis TrueImage Home 2010 to create a bootable USB Recovery Disk. I booted from said flash disk, and created a full hard drive image of the netbook which I placed onto the same flash drive that I now keep in a safe place.

If I now cannot get Windows 7 working on my netbook as I need it (I have issues with networking and sound on the Sylvania and Windows 7), I can boot from the USB drive and restore the system back to the XP installation in less than an hour.

Acronis also let's you make other forms of resure media onto CD/DVD and such. Damn fine product.
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22 Oct 2009   #19
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

^^^^ doesn't windows 7 have the feature built in ?
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23 Oct 2009   #20
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
^^^^ doesn't windows 7 have the feature built in ?
It does, but in order to use it's backup tool in an emergency, you'll need to either reinstall Windows 7 first, then use the restore feature, or boot from the Windows 7 Disk and use the restore feature from there (I think - I've never used it, so I don't know how reliable it is)


Acronis essentially allows you create your own set of "Factory Recovery Disks" that will restore you machine to the state it was in at the time you created the backup, incuding all installed programs and user data files.
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