System Image Recovery

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows Seven home premium 64

    after using the system image recovery once, do i need to create another system image? because i am unable to find the previous system image.. or is there anyway that i am able to recover the previous ?
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  2. Posts : 71,717
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello Desdevil,

    Once you created a system image, it should remain at the location that you created/saved it to originally until you manually delete it.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    Hello everybody,

    First of all, THANX A LOT Shaun for creating such a helpful posts including this one and I'm new here, so please forgive me for any mistake and anything else....
    I was sick of installing windows and doing all the work manually again and again. Also it is also very time this tutorial was a boon for someone like me.
    Actually, i urgently need to verify if my data stored on the other partitions will be lost or not.
    I'm having second option under step 7. [2) Grayed out and unselected
    You are not given the option to format and repartition the disk. This will occur if you are restoring Windows from a partition on the same disk.

    Yes, my backup is stored on the "D" partition and winows is installed on the "C" partiton and I want to know if the data stored on the other partitions like "D","E","F",so on will be lost or not........
    Technically I think the data on other partitions should not be in any danger as my image is itself on the other partition(whose formatting for recovery doesnt make any sense) and As it is clearly mentioned that "You are not given the option to format and repartition the disk." maybe it means that I'm not allowed to format and repartition because of the same thing.

    But, i want to make sure as i have too much of valuable data for my studies on all of the other partitions that i cannot loose at all costs.
    PLEASE someone enlighten me as i want to do the recovery ASAP. Thank you in advance for helping me out....
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  4. Posts : 71,717
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello Devil on Hunt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Since your "Format and repartition disks" box is unchecked, then only the C partition, and any other partitions you included in the system image when created, should be formatted and restored to. If you didn't include any other partition, then it should only format and restore to C unless you have changed the size of the C partition from what it was when the system image was created.

    You are getting this with both grayed out since the system image backup was saved to another partition on the same HDD that C is on.

    To be extra safe, I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to a separate HDD.

    Hope this helps,
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    Thank you very much Shawn for clearing the doubt for are simply the best

    And yes, I only included "C" drive (OS partition) and a small 199mb "SYSTEM" partition which were already selected by default, so i think i'm good to go.
    One last thing, can u or anybody else tell me how can i recover my system if my windows image was stored in a vhd(virtual hard disk) on the home network??

    Actually, I'm planning to put my new system image of win7 home premium on the home network which will eliminate the risk of loosing the backup but in win7 home premium i am not allowed to save the image directly on network drive so i'll have to use vhd method.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated....thanks a lot
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  6. Posts : 71,717
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    You're welcome.

    Double check to make sure the network location is available and online first. When you get to step 6C in the tutorial, click on the Advanced button, and you should be able to select the image backup from the network location to add it to the list to select and use at step 6D. It may not be available if you did not originally save the image to the network location when the image was originally created though.

    For Windows 7 Home Premium, you might consider using something like the free Macrium Reflect. It'll allow you to backup to a network location.
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows Home Premium 64 bit

    Hi Admin/All,

    I have some simple question for you guys. In case I my PC is crashed and I have a backup copy of the image file to my NAS (since I have created the Windows Backup and Restore to network drive), is it possible to run the CD recovery to when boot up and locate the Windows image file to a network drive? Or is it only by using the CD/DVD and external USB drive? I know that I can run the Windows Restore if I can log on to the Windows. What if I cannot, is this possible?

    Please advice. Thank you so much.
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  8. Posts : 71,717
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Hello Eron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    You will only be able to use the image backup if it's located where you originally saved it at. If you move it, then there's a good chance Windows will not see it to be able to do a System Image Recovery with.

    If you cannot log on to Windows, then you could use step 3 in the STEP TWO section to do a System Image Recovery at boot instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Jun 2012 at 11:28.
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows Home Premium 64 bit

    Hi Shawn,

    Thank you for your suggestions. In fact I have tried this Option 2 and 3, and rebooted the computer using the Boot Recovery window. I have clicked on the Advanced button and locate the NAS drive. In my case, I entered the \\NAS_IP_Address, \\NAS_IP_Address\backup, and \\NAS_IP_Address\backup\PC_Name; however, when I searched for it, this error keeps on prompting "0xh00704cf". I have googled it and find no search results or anything. DO you have any idea?

    FYI: I have the image file saved on the \\NAS_IP_Address\backup\PC_Name\

    Another question would be is do I have to enter the whole path such "\\NAS_IP_Address\backup\PC_NameWindowsImageBackup? Unfortunately, I have tried this and getting the same results and error.

    Please advice. Thanks again in advance.
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  10. Posts : 71,717
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    Did you move the WindowsImageBackup folder from where it was originally saved to when created?

    Were you able to click on Browse and select the NAS instead of manually entering it's location?

    Try with the WindowsImageBackup folder in the root directory of the drive instead.
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