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  1. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #680

    Hello Ron,

    Q1) No. A system image is a image back of all system drives. You can't just copy it back.

    Q2) Yes, you can restore the system image on another computer as long as the hard drive is at least as big as the one the image was created from. You may also have issues with the drivers included in the system image on a different system.
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  2. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #681

    Thanks! I'd give you rep but I can't since I already did it.

    That's what I was worried about: drivers. I thought it didn't install any specific drivers if it was in audit mode.

    Anyway, will try it :) See what happens.

    Thanks again!!
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  3. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #682

    You're most welcome Ron. Please let us know how it went. :)
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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #683

    If there is no partition on the 3TB HDD then there is no drive letter and the program cannot id the HDD. Make a partition of the right size and it will work.
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  5. Posts : 26
    windows 7 pro
       #684

    Please ignore this post.
    This system is not fully patched yet.
    That could explain the problem I am having with image backup.
    Last edited by gordon55y; 21 Jan 2016 at 12:30.
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  6. Posts : 200
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
       #685

    Brink said:
    Q2) Yes, you can restore the system image on another computer as long as the hard drive is at least as big as the one the image was created from. You may also have issues with the drivers included in the system image on a different system.
    Really? That kinda sucks.... I wanted to swap out my current HDD for a new SSD.... I JUST reinstalled Win7 on a 750GB HDD and was thinking of creating & using an image (as per method #2) instead of resorting to a clean install on the new 500GB SSD. Is this not possible???
    Last edited by Benteke; 12 Feb 2016 at 16:36.
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  7. Posts : 70,208
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #686

    Only if the SSD is as large as the HDD. Otherwise the image won't fit on it.

    You should be able to use Macrium Reflect to create the image with instead for this though.

    Imaging with free Macrium
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  8. mjf
    Posts : 5,969
    Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
       #687

    I used Macrium Reflect to do this. However, If you're not familiar with Macrium and you want to move quickly and painlessly then this $20 product may be worth considering.
    Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview

    It is worth the effort eventually having a look at (free) Macrium Reflect.
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  9. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #688

    Macrium free can restore to a smaller partition size as long as the used space fits.
    Just need to drag the image to the new partition.
    I had the same issue, and whs explained it in post #3 here:
    Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?
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  10. mjf
    Posts : 5,969
    Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
       #689

    DavidE said:
    Macrium free can restore to a smaller partition size as long as the used space fits.
    Just need to drag the image to the new partition.
    I had the same issue, and whs explained it in post #3 here:
    Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?
    Brink and I have already said this. Paragon Migrate is a very cheap turn key solution if the OP wants to get going quickly without playing too much with Macrium initially. It's just another quick option!
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