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: Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

09 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

Hello, everyone.

After restoring a backup on a new hard drive I first got a message that Windows was not genuine, although Control Panel/System said it was. I have found threads that said it can take some time after restoring a backup on a new drive before Windows is recognized. I re-entered the key and re-activated it in cmd and they were both successful. I don't get the message any more.

But Windows will still not update, giving me the message that Windows Update service is not running, although it is. The Background Intelligent Transfer is also running. I restarted both, just in case, but I still get the same message.

I have tried a Fix It tool for updates, but it didn't fix the problem, although it said it fixed issues.

I tried to download and install SURT too, but I get a 0xc8000247 error message. I have also tried the troubleshooter in Control Panel, but it says "a problem prevents the troubleshooter from starting" error code 0x8E5E0247.

I have already run both chkdsk and sfc, but sfc said it could not fix some problems. (I ran it from Windows, not from the repair console used when repairing Windows.)

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition SP1 32bit on a Gigabyte notebook T1005.

Thank you for your help!

What should I do?

Edit: After reading that some people had luck updating Intel I reinstalled my version iata_enu.exe, but it didn't fix the problem....

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Some people solved the problem by updating the Intel RAID drivers, but I tried an automatic utility on their website to find updated Intel drivers and it only updated the graphics driver, which obviously didn't fix the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

It seems to be fixed!
The Windows Activation Technologies Service was not started. I started it manually and now it is checking for updates... :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows won't update after restoring image backup to new hard drive

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Restoring via system image using external hard drive
Despite the great help I received yesterday, I am still in the same boat. I am trying to "clean up" my Dell Inspiron 1012 (Dell Mini). It does not have a CD drive...only USB ports. I have an external hard drive connected to one of the USB ports. The computer has the Windows 7 Professional OS...
Backup and Restore
Restoring onto new hard drive from Image--how to install win 7??
I'm currently running (or hope to run!) Windows 7 Professional 64 bit on a Dell Computer. So here is the problem. (By the way, this is basically a long winded question on how to install Win 7 onto a NEW hard drive from the OEM disks provided by the manufacturer, but here we go. . . . ) 1....
Installation & Setup
restoring to new hard drive from backup
I am running out of room on my BOOT disk. I have done a full 60 GB backup to an internal drive. If I was to switch out my existing BOOT drive, with a new larger drive, and then boot up, would I be able to then get that Image off my backup drive onto the new drive and reboot and be back in...
BSOD Help and Support
restoring saved image to smaller hard drive
i created a windows 7 image of a 80 gig drive and now i need to put it on a 40 gig drive but win7 is not letting me. the entire windowsimagebackup folder is only 9.71gig. i am able to open the image in winimage but i dont know what to do next to make it think it belongs on a smaller drive. any...
Performance & Maintenance
Restoring system image to larger hard drive
When I replaced my hard drive to go from 160 GB to 500 GB, I restored a system image in Windows 7 from an external drive. Now the new drive works great, but windows still reports it as having approx 160 GB. In the BIOS setup it recognizes it as 500 GB. It there a way to have Windows recognize the...
Backup and Restore

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 14:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+