Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: restoring from vista to win 7 home premium

24 Jan 2012   #1

win 7 64 bit
restoring from vista to win 7 home premium

hi all

ok my problem

my old vista laptop died but i had been doing regular backups via my wireless network (using the windows backup/restore function..) to another pc in my loft.

now my NEW laptop is win 7 home premium 64bit edition.

My problem is i cant restore my files from the vista backups to the new win 7 laptop.

the win7 laptop can see the remote machine and all the directory structure and can see the "backup sets" but when i click on the set all i get back is "no backups found) and yet all the zip files and the catalogs ARE in the remote location....

any ideas guys ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre


Welcome to SevenForums.

Have you tried to goto the backups via the network within explorer and running from there. I say this as your talking that the Windows 7 is a new laptop thus your "NEW" laptop wont know that its there unless its put it there.

So if you simply goto it and run it from the remote server you should find it asking you to restore files.

Hope this helps

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #3

win 7 64 bit

hi MrDemon

im not sure i fully understand.....

if im sat on my NEW laptop. (win7)...and bring up the backup/restore option, it will ask me to navigate to the backup files.

when i show the win7 machine the path to the backups, the laptop can SEE the remote server (containing the backups) it can SEE the directory structure ie "backup set" but doesnt appear to see any of the actual backup zip files

now i understand there is the issue of win 7 home premium not being able to backup over a network but i would have expected the win7 box not to even see the backup set if this was the issue ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Try plugging between via crossover cable or ethernet cable, to create an ad-hoc network via cable.

You'll need to set it as a Home network on both machines, which may require disabling wireless adapter so it doesn't interfere - run the Network troubleshooter if necessary. Then share the folder and files.

This is the reason i dont' use Windows backup for files, only images. Much easier to drag your User folders or entire named User account to external periodically.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 restoring from vista to win 7 home premium

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium
Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then...
BSOD Help and Support
Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?
Heres my story: Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to...
Windows Updates & Activation
student download vista home premium to 7 home premium
I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it...
Installation & Setup
Vista Home Premium 32bit to 7 Premium, 62% BSOD
Hello all. I built this system about 1 month ago: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready...
Installation & Setup
Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro
I was wondering -- I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada. I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install. After I...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10.
Twitter Facebook Google+