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help needed with windows 7 backup and restore

Q: help needed with windows 7 backup and restore

Hi

My laptop hard drive is formatted as Dynamic, but i want to convert disk to Basic and restore the same system and continue work.

i used backup and restore to create system disk and saved on a external hard drive

my question is if i restore the system image will restore process create dynamic partition or basic when restoring? will there be a option to select with partition table i want to create before restore?

Regards

A: help needed with windows 7 backup and restore

I wouldn't want to restore an image of dynamic disks if I wanted to get rid of dynamic disks. I don't use Windows Backup, but would not expect it to offer me any choice between dynamic and basic during the restoraton process.

You need to look here, particularly at option 4:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

And avoid dynamic disks like the plague in the future.

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I accidentally closed a Google Chrome window with many tabs and for some reason I no longer have the "Reopen last closed window" option in Chrome (just reopen last closed tab).

So I went to restore the Chrome state from my tape backup, but for the first time since I started a tape rotation, Yosemite backup insisted on getting every single backup tape I ever used even though all required data was on a single tape, there didn't seem to be a way for it to make it understand all the data was on one tape. I think if I forced it to use just the correct tape, it restored to what seemed to be several weeks ago, even though a backup from the day before was on the tape.

I ended up restoring it from my second emergency backup that's done to a removable hard drive.

I clearly don't understand how to do the restore I want in Yosemite backup, any idea why it insisted on getting like 5 tapes when all data needed was on a single tape?

Thanks

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Hi, I'm new here... but then again, you probably already guessed that by the fact that I'm posting this in the general discussion forum.

As I'm pretty sure this isn't the right place to ask I'm hoping someone will point me in the direction of where that is, but in case there's a quick and easy fix someone knows of I'm going to ask anyway.

I've backed up a network of, say, 6 PCs onto a NAS drive and then copy/pasted all that onto an external HDD to be kept away from the network. But how can I restore from this HDD when backup & restore doesn't appear to let me find the HDD.

Is there a way of setting up another backup to take all the stuff off the NAS and put it on the HDD or will C&P suffice?

All help gratefully received, though I totally understand if you just roll your eyes and tut, tut at the newbie.

Thanks,

priorytrans

A:Backup and restore help needed

From what I can tell, C&P should be fine, although it'd be better to clone the partition using a program like Partition Wizard. Granted, it will take longer to clone the partition each time you want a backup of your backups but it will make sure that you can use the Backup files and that you don't miss anyway hidden files.

BTW, Please don't post duplicates...
MODERATOR: This is a clone of this post: http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...lp-needed.html

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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I have the windows backup set to save my important folders to my second drive.

the backup file keeps getting larger (now many gigs).

does the program ever start a new backup file?

when I first used it a few years back, it would start a fresh file periodically so
I could delete old backups.

is it me or is it microsoft??

thanks,
 

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

Thanks

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Hi All,
I have Windows 8.1 and would like to use the System Image Backup option in Windows under File History. I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook that was shipped with the Factory Image pre-installed on the hard drive. I want to be absolutely certain that I dont damage or remove the Dell installed factory image as I want to always have the option to do a Microsoft Reset using that factory image in the future when required.
I know nothing about where this factory image is installed on my hard drive but I only have one hard drive on my PC. I just want to backup the System Image and be able to Restore the system image back to the same hard drive on my PC in the future. I havent made any changes to partitions on the drive and never will. Its exactly as it was when shipped from Dell.
Can anyone advise me of the options I need to select during the Sysem Image Backup and Restore process so I dont remove or corrupt the pre-installed factory image on my hard drive during the process?

A:Help needed in using System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

You need to make the DVD's and keep them in a safe place. If you wish to make a whole drive image, use Clonezilla or EaseUS Workstation Todo. At least with the EaseUS software, you can shrink or grow the image, depending on the size of the drive. Clonezilla makes it a little harder, since you have to have the exact same drive that the original image was one.

All the factory image does, is allow you to restore it back to the "OOB" or "Out Of the Box" image. Anything you have installed, will not be in that image, so you have to use a third party software to get the job done.

Microsoft's backup software fails too much for Windows 8 & 10. That is because it was written for Windows 7 and below OS's.

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Hi To all
I am using windows 8.1 since 2013
And i am installing a lot of applications on my laptop
But when i new the windows ,
Then i am installing all my apps, and drivers
So i need a procedure to make a backup of my windows to restore fast
because when i am installing new apps to windows i am wasting 2 to 3 hours on it.
so this is a big problem to be, and because of that i am not changing my windows.
So please guide me with full details because i am completely new to backup and restore

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Hi To all
I am using windows 8.1 since 2013
And i am installing a lot of applications on my laptop
But when i new the windows ,
Then i am installing all my apps, and drivers
So i need a procedure to make a backup of my windows to restore fast
because when i am installing new apps to windows i am wasting 2 to 3 hours on it.
so this is a big problem to be, and because of that i am not changing my windows.
So please guide me with full details because i am completely new to backup and restore

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I would like to know if Windows Backup and Restore can backup the actual Windows 7 operating system, if so how do you restore it?

Thanks
jack

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Back up and restore, just your stuff
System restore the OS
System Image. The entire HD.

Which interests you; and I will help

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Hi all, I am just new to this excellent forum and looking for so examples of you experiences with Windows 7 Backup and restore.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with a 160Gb HDD. I would like to upgrade this to a 320Gb drive so I have, using the, backed up my current HDD and hope to replace it with the 320Gb and do a Restore to get beack to where I was.

Will this work ok or should I think of another plan?

My OS is Windows 7 Professional with SP1 installed. This was installed using an unpgrade from Windows Vista.

Any hints or tips greatly received.

Thanks

Ossie

A:Windows 7 Backup & Restore

Sorry if this is not the answer you're looking for -- but I did almost exactly what your doing, but using Macrium Reflect instead. Imaged off the current partitions to an external drive, stuck in the new, much larger, drive, restored from the latest backup. Rebooted.

Win7 came up deactivated (of course -- new hard drive), but selecting Activate Only worked and 5 minutes later, was up and running.

Perhaps others have used the builtin function, but since MR is free, there's no cost involved in trying that out.

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So everytime I go to Windows Backup and Restore and try to access the Manage Space or any other link that is on the computer with the little Windows Shield next to it, it opens Windows Explorer at the root drive. How do I stop that from happening and make it open what it is supposed to open? PLEASE HELP!!!

A:HELP!!! with Windows Backup and Restore

First, are you trying to backup, or restore? Have you previously backed up your PC and "created" a backup? IOW, does your main backup/restore window say "create backup" or does it say "backup now"? Also, what window is it "supposed to" open? It's looking for an external drive and if it doesn't find one it will display the root folder.

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Hi,
My O/S is Vista Ultimate x64.
I used the Windows Complete PC Backup via Backup and Restore Center to create a backup of C: 74GB drive that shows a capacity of 69.2GB.
I then replaced the 74GB drive with a 150GB drive and successfully restored the "entire computer" from the Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore image.
My question/concern is now C: 150GB drive is only showing a capacity of 69.2GB with 70.49GB as unallocated.
How do I allocate/merge the rest of the space without having to do a complete fresh install of Vista?
Is Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore not compatible when the user upgrades to a bigger hard drive while trying to restore an image of a smaller hard drive?

A:Help with Windows Backup/Restore

Hi,

Go to Disk Management, rt click the 69.2gb partition and select Extend.

Hope it helps

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Is windows backup and restore any good? using windows 7. If I use backup and restore to back up my stuff to an external drive, can I restore all programs as well as files?

Hoping to hear from people who have used it.

A:windows backup and restore

Hi 7up (lol used to get called that at school due to the tall spiky hair)

Ive used windows backup and restore since I first upgraded to windows 7 for all my personal files and have never had an issue with backing up or restoring.I prefer to use a system image to back up my programs and windows drive though.

Danny

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Hey!
I used windows 7's Backup and Restore to back up my computers old hard drive (581GB total, was using about 220GB) to an external hard drive (250GB). It finished successfully and the external hard drive was almost full. After that I got my old hard drive (581GB) replaced with a new one (almost 1000GB).Now when i connect my external hard drive to the computer it doesent find any of those backed up files when I go to Backup and Restore and choose "Select another backup to restore files from" 
I dont have the old hard drive anymore, so that backup is my only option.
What should I do? 

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Have you install Windows 7 on the new hdd?
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-restore-faq#1TC=windows-7

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My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10 and that worked in the same way. However, when it came to setting up the Backup and Restore schedule, I noticed that the module is entitled Backup and Restore (Windows 7). This leaves me puzzled as I have never had Win 7 on this PC.
I have now disconnected the Win XP drive and corrected BCD so that I start directly in Win 10 but this backup anomaly bothers me.
Is this just a quirk in Win 10 or is there somthing I need to do about it?

A:Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

The Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a legacy from the earlier OS, it is there to allow you to restore from earlier W7 backups if you have them.

See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-in-windows-10

Other info here.

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Hi

when i run windows backup, it open up the system32 folder.

i can access the backup thru the control panel, but when i try to create a backup, it opens the syustem32 folder for file selection.

any ideas.

thx

A:Windows Backup and restore

Change the folder using the mini-explorer to choose the exact folder where you want to place or retrieve image. Best to put it in the root (example: C) of the partition or drive.

If this is not the problem then please describe it in more detail.

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Hey guys I have backed up my computer using the backup and resotre utility which went fine.

When I went to the location were the backup was saved it has an image file and folder

See screen 1


Also I noticed in the settings for setting up a backup there is an option to Include a System image. I have the ability to untick this option.

See screen 2

If I untick this option will I not be able to restore my pc?

Also whats the difference between the Windows7 image file and the WindowsImageBackup folder?

thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore

There are some tutorials on this site about using the Backup Restore function, which are very helpful. The basic difference is the image backup is a snapshot of your drive to be restored at once. The files backup allows you to restore all or some of the files backed up.

If you do an image backup and replace your hard drive, your system will restore back to the way it was. If you do the files backup, you have to reinstall the OS and other programs depending on what you backed up.

Just like in Vista, the image backup won't be available in all versions of the Retail W7.

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i have heard negative comments about the backup and restore option in previous versions of windows. however, how much better is the improvement in windows 7? i have a spare hdd that i was hoping to put to use. has anyone had any luck with this feature?

A:windows 7 backup and restore

It is much better. And faster.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi Guys

Anyone know how often the native windows backup and restore creates a new backup set or even what prompts this to occur. My current backup is created daily and is at 104 days in the same backup set. I thought on occasion it would automatically create a new set so the older sets could be deleted to recover space but this appears not to be the case.

Thanks Guys and Gals

A:Windows Backup and Restore

We have asked this question before and no one was able to come up with an answer. In my case it seems to be when the backup set reaches about 20GB or if there are big changes to the included files.

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I am confused as to how Windows Backup and Restore works. I am not trying to use it, but would like to know. == If I backed up my HD and later wanted to do a Clean Install, it would seem that the format would erase my backups. Would I have to make a separate partition for the backups or how does that work?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Hello.





Yes you have to save the backup to another partition and some programs require you to save to another, separate Hard Disk Drive (HDD) all-together.

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Hello All,
I just found out that windows 8.1 does not have a backup and restore application as it has in windows 7.
So to work around this, I also know that "The Norton Security Suite" has this application as part of its security and virus protection. So I intend to use Norton for my backups and restores. Also "Comcast" (Xfinity) has this program available free as part of its services. But I think you must have phone, internet & tv as a subscriber. So check it out. If you are presently a Comcast customer, then sign in and then just below the sign in box, there should be a link for the free download. If it is not there, then enter in the search box "Norton Security Suite" and on the results page at the top right, you will see a link for the free download.

A:Windows 8.1 Backup & Restore

I just used Macrium Reflect Free to backup a Windows 8.1 installation from a HDD and install it on a SSD. I found the software very easy to use with no problems - see 'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD

I would avoid Acronis backup products. I once used Acronis True Image and it was very difficult to remove the low level disk drivers installed by the Acronis software.

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Hello,
I have a custom built pc that I put together ages ago, it's running Windows 10 but the hardware is a bit outdated.
I'm looking at acquiring a nice shiny new motherboard, cpu and memory as the rest of my system is okay.
Questing I have is after I swap those parts out will I have to install everything from scratch or will I be able to use as is?
Is it also possible to do a clean install and then restore from a backup or will the system not recognise the backup file due to the fact that the insides have mostly all been changed?
Thanks for reading.

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Hello,
I have a custom built pc that I put together ages ago, it's running Windows 10 but the hardware is a bit outdated.
I'm looking at acquiring a nice shiny new motherboard, cpu and memory as the rest of my system is okay.
Questing I have is after I swap those parts out will I have to install everything from scratch or will I be able to use as is?
Is it also possible to do a clean install and then restore from a backup or will the system not recognise the backup file due to the fact that the insides have mostly all been changed?
Thanks for reading.

A:Windows 10 backup and restore.

I have done exactly this with Windows 7 and it worked perfectly. However, with Windows 10, you will probably find that you will not be able to run the software due to licensing restrictions on your free upgrade. I think you will find that you have to purchase a licence but you could try contacting Microsoft (I believe you can get them for about £20) and see if you can get this to work without reinstallation (Microsoft may even be prepared to help you do this once you have your new licence).

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Subject: Windows Backup and Restore

I just purchased a USB back up drive. My drive image attempts using Windows Backup and Restore completes up to 99% and then hangs up and tells me that it could not make a shadow image. Error code 0x80780034. The drive has plenty of space and copies other files without difficulty.

Has anyone experienced this and found a solution?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Download Seatools and backup your computer like that: | Seagate

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First post.
I have Winxp Pro and I recently started getting many blue screen errors, so prior to using the repair console, I used Windows backup utility to save my documents and settings.
When I ran the repair I got the message "problems are beyond repair" or words to that effect, so bought another hard drive and installed it.
I then used the windows restore wizard and clicked "restore files and settings" which opened a window with an entry in the left pane called 'file' and in the right pane one that said' no entries found'
After I recovered from my heart attack (sort of joking) I went to my backup drive and verified they were there and saw "Backup_Dec_2207, Windows Backup File, 28,059,042 kb"
The bkf extension was not present so I tried adding that but still nothing.
I then went to the web and downloaded a free (Supposed) utility called "Restore my Backup" and it ran for 16 hours straight then displayed all my folders when finished.
Happy days until I found out that the supposed free program wanted $150.00 to finish the process!
Now this is an older computer and I didn't mind ponying up $60.00 for a replacement hard drive, but with the price of computers these days another $150.00 is just not worth it.
So can you think of any solution to restoring the documents that are certainly there?
All help gratefully appreciated.
Alex

A:Can't Restore From Windows Backup

Hi Alex, welcome to TSF..

have you tried adding your original hard drive as a slave? This way you should be able to browse your old files and folders in Windows while running from the new installation on the new drive (hope that makes sense....Christmas Eve here and i've had a few drinks)

Let us know if you need any advice or instructions on adding the drive as a slave.

Also, if that doesn't work, there are a few data recovery programs a lot cheaper than $150 which are available on the market. Here's some Google results for freeware data recovery:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...recovery&meta=

There are some very good shareware programs available too such as Runtime's GetDataBack.

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I am new to Win8 and especially to the UEFI bios on my HP Envy.

I immediately created a System Recovery Disk and after a short while of customizing Win8 I did a Windows Backup of where I was at that point to an external HD.

My question is did the backup include all of the partitions required by the UEFT bios so that if I had to make a 'bare metal' recovery those partitions would be restored as well as the system partition?

Thank you.

A:Windows Backup and Restore

If you click all the box yes.


System Image - Create in Windows 8

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The Windows Data backup does not include any overwrite feature. How can I setup a backup routine that doesn't run out of room?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Try to back up to another drive or a DVD?

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After I had set up my new Lenovo (OS Windows Vista Business) last April I used Backup and Restore to backup the entire computer (7 DVDs). A couple of months later I had a major problem and had to reformat my pc back to its factory settings. After reformatting I tried to use the backup disks (thus avoiding having to do a lot of manual labour). Backup and Restore told me that it couldn't restore from my disks because I Hadn't made a backup!

That was months ago. I had no choice but to install everything manually. I would now like to make a new set of backup DVDs but would appreciate advice on how to get Backup and Restore to recognize them if I ever have to reformat the disk.

PS I have Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, but it apparently requires Norton AntiVirus which I have deleted.
 

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I am backing up my laptop to an external hard drive using Windows Backup and Restore. It runs weekly. The Initial backup consumed 37 GB. Each weekly incremental uses about 2 GB space. At some point, my external hard drive will become full. Deleting older backup sets doesn't seem to work because the backup set is still listed in the catalog. Is my only option to delete all the backup sets folders and initiate a full backup and start all over or is there a way to delete some of the older backup sets and modify the catalog so that these deleted backup sets do not show up in the restore list?

A:Windows Backup & Restore

Hi parryjm,

You can go into:
Start > Search > Type "Backup & restore" > Hit enter.
Click "Manage Space" > View backups.

You can then remove older backups if you feel the need, so that you can keep backing up newer files. The backups are only needed for X time anyway, home users don't really save all their backups forever.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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I am new to 10 and in the past version of Windows I have used the free version of Backup Maker for backing up my hard drive to an external drive. The program works okay but does have some issues I am not happy with. I thought I would try to use the Backup and Restore File utility in 10 and I am not sure it. I read the documentation in Windows along with Windows 10 for Dummies (which I guess I need). In performing the backup I could not tell about the progress of the backup as folders did appear with with no bytes listed and this went on for hours. It kept giving me start and stop messages. Any ideas and experience using this utility would be helpful and whether or not the Backup Maker program is a better bet.

Thanks!

A:Backup and restore with Windows 10

Most of us here agree that Macrium Reflect Free is the best program for system backups:
Macrium Reflect Free

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Dear Experts hope you can solve my probs:
I had windows 7 home premium free upgraded from Vista home premium. i had 2 question.

1. The setup stored in D partition is whether win 7 or Vista. how can i confirm?

2. Recently i was creating system image but due to unavailable more blank dvd i could not completed and i had to interrupt after a single dvd disk. and again next day when i am trying to make system image, i could not getting any option at Backup and Restore folder in control panel. Pls advice.

My system info:
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7550 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4063 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466843 MB, Free - 317496 MB; D: Total - 10091 MB, Free - 1408 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 361B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore not working

Vista was pre-installed and you also received a Windows 7 Upgrade DVD? If so, the Recovery partition has Vista.
 

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We have about 20 workstations that we will be backing up the user's desktop, music, favorites, and program data to a fileserver. I am thinking that synctoy will be best instead of the windows 7 backup/restore utility because you don't have to depend on that utility to be able to access the files/folders. Also, I like to see the files/folders that are backed up onto our fileserver, so I know without a doubt they have been backed up. Sync toy seems to be simple enough to set up to me and schedule to run everyday, since I use it on my own PC.

I'm just wondering do any of you use synctoy in a work environment to backup user's files/folders ect.? Which do you prefer, synctoy or windows backup utlity?

A:Synctoy Vs. Windows Backup & Restore

Personally, I think SyncToy is the way to go, for the very reasons you mentioned. Basically, its transparent what is happening during the backup.

This is a tutorial I wrote for it, if you need more information:
SyncToy - Backup User Data

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Hi, I am having the issue where Windows 7 will completely lock up while doing a full image backup to another disk. This always happens ~75%-80%. This is a very recent installation of Win7.
Here is a list of what I tried so far:
I have tried different hard drives to backup to, both with more free space than the total of the drive being backed up.
I checked my settings and am indeed only backing up the C drive (1.28TiB) to an external drive (2.0TiB). On the C drive 200GB is occupied, rest is free space.
All drives have been defragmented already.
I removed AVG Free and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and restarted several times since.
I disabled the A/V, restarted, and tried again to no avail.

I restarted twice and retried after each step I took, nothing seems to work.

Does anybody know any other possibilities? I have it scheduled to backup an image once a week and it does automatically start, but never finishes. Could the fact that I am running a RAID 10 (4x WD 640 Blacks) have anything to do with it?
Any insights are greatly appreciated!

BTW: If you need more details on my system I have it all updated in the Specs section of my profile.

A:Windows 7 locks up during Backup & Restore

Ok, it won't even run in Safe Mode due to the service not loading, I have using msconfig to load only Microsoft services and not autostart any programs. Still freezes at the same place.

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Nothing related to windows backup, restore, restore points, or vss seems to be working.

It has been like this for some time.

Platform: windows 7 SP1 x64

Keeps pretty current with patches (meaning it's also had some bad ones from MS over the years)

Also running Acronis True Image 2016 without issues.

Not even basic vss functionality seems to be working:



C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list writers

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.



Error: A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error.

Check the Application event log for more information.




C:\Windows\system32>

sfc /scannow:

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.



The above vssadmin shows this in application log:

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: A critical component required by the Volume Shadow Copy service is not registered. This might happened if an error occurred during Windows setup or during installation of a Shadow Copy provider. The error returned from CoCreateInstance
on class with CLSID {e579ab5f-1cc4-44b4-bed9-de0991ff0623} and Name IVssCoordinatorEx2 is [0x80040154, Class not registered
]. 

Operation:
   Instantiating VSS server



I've tried most of the options here:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/2b1f44e0-725a-4fc5-bc1d-69437871fe90/wierd-volume-shadow-copy-service-e... Read more

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Im trying to recover an Outlook Express address book which is an exe file. I try to restore the file using windows backup and it refuses to restore it. Ive tried to restore the whole folder also and it refuses also, the folder only has dlls and exes in it. IT goes through the process, like its restoring, but it seems to skip all the flies and just ends up doing nothing. don't get any errors because the program thinks it did the right thing. Any ideas?

A:Windows backup cant restore exe or dlls?

what type of permissions are on the folder? check your permissions!

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Just installed build 7600 today and I've been having problems restoring the files backup I made. Everything restores fine except for anything that was in the Program Files folder. When I look at the error log at the end, I get like 100,000 lines of things similar to this.

Restore skipped restoring the file: C:\Program Files\Adobe to original location.

I think I've figured out why. Everytime I try to change or delete anything in Program Files I get access is denied. You need permission from... Looks to me like Windows looked itself out. And nothing I do grants me permission to the folder. I've changed owership from TrustInstaller to myself, but it keeps telling me I need permission from Tony-PC/Tony, which is me... I've given myself full control over the files and still it won't let me touch them.

A:Problems with Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Does backup do backups of installed program?
Does it mean that when you installed 7600 you wont have to install all the programs again you will simple restore from backup?

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Until last night I was able to backup the whole disk using the backup facility that comes with Windows 7. As of last night, now shows backup for the C partition only, the Recovery and System partitions are omitted. Ideas most welcome.

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore Problem

Hello grasmith,

Did you mean to create a system image? It should include all system drives/partitions by default with it.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi
cant convince my wife to move to windows 10..... yet

if I make an acronis true image back up of her system now, then upgrade vidta to windows 7, then upgrade to windows 10, let it activate, then make another acronis true image backup.....then restore the vista backup.

will I then at some future date, possibly even after the ' free' windows 10 peruod expires, restore the windows 10 from the image I have ?

sounds bit complicated, but if I leave it too long the free windows 10 upgrade will end..

any comments please

A:installing windows 10 backup and restore later

if I make an acronis true image back up of her system now, then upgrade vidta to windows 7, then upgrade to windows 10, let it activate, then make another acronis true image backup.....then restore the vista backup.



Backup VistaUpgrade Vista->Windows 7 -> Windows 10. Get activated.Backup Windows 10.Clean Install Windows 10. Make sure still activatedBackup a fresh copy of Windows 10Restore Vista

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Hello,

I finally was able to clone my Hd to a SSD 128 gb but the system restore and daily backup to a internal 320 Gb IDE Hd appears to not be working?

Am I missing something? Does the backup hard drive need to be formated to a different cluster size? I tried to do a system restore and a backup restore and they both failed.

The backup restore said something about partition size error.

Thank you very much for any info on what I need to do to get my daily backups and system restore working. I do use both features quite allot.

A:New SSD System Restore and Windows Backup

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Are you using Windows built-in backup and restore for all of this?

I seriously doubt cluster size has anything to do with it, but your partition setup might. That's why the screen shot is needed.

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Hello, OS: vista business SP2 My comp was acting weird, running slow, especially system functions, so after running multiple virus/malware scans that came up clean, chkdsk came back fine, and a few other tests/scans/etc. I decided to do a restore to a backup image from a month ago when i know the system was running fine. I put in my windows disk, do a restore, computer comes back up, looks ok. I try to do a windows update, and i get errors.sometimes it starts to run, sometimes gets as far as making a restore point, but then stops. i'v tried looking for a fix on windows site but no luck so far. i ran their windows update fixit, it runs says it found update components that need repaired, says it's fixed them, but when i try to do an update, no luck errors again.Errors found:Code 80070570 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.Code FFFFFFFE Windows Update encountered an unknown error.(thats 7 F's fallowed by an E )In addition to running the microsoft fixit utility, i have done another check for bad sectors on the HD that came back with no errors.only other odd thing that is happening is if i try to ctrl/alt/del to get to the task manager, i get no response for 10-20 sec, followed by a black screen for 10-20 sec, then a popup saying that "login process has failed to creat the security options dialog" at the top and a red x with "failure security options" in the body of the popup and an ok button that when pressed takes me back to the desktop.... Read more

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I'm having an issue with the Windows Backup & Restore Schedule not functioning correctly due to "Next Backup" date reverting to Decemeber 30th, 1899 upon boot. I'm curious if anyone has encountered and was able to correct this issue?

The system is an HP 3130 MiniTower w/ Win7 Enterprise 64-Bit. The system is free of malware, CMOS is functioning correctly and I've tested a clean boot as well with no luck. I've already looked into TechNet and several other help forums, only to be greeted with "delete the automatic backup via Task Scheduler and re-create the backup through Windows Backup And Restore" - which does not work. I've also gone as far as editing the registry to allow me to start and stop the Task Scheduler service (these changes have since been reverted). I believe I can successfully run the backup by creating a task in Task Scheduler and just using the appropriate switches, and I know a clean install will fix the issue- this is moreso for my own knowledge as I'd like to understand this problem a bit more, and if I'm able to fix it INSTEAD of doing a clean install/creating a task, that would be wonderful. So if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them, thanks!
 

A:Windows Backup And Restore Schedule

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First I did not know where to post this and next let me describe my system:

It is barebones called Windsys that I built a few months ago.
1.6GHz
2.00 Gb ram
32 bit system
300 Gb Sata Drive that is partitioned into three partitions
There are NO ide connections in this computer, everything is USB.

I have been playing around imaging programs with Acronis 11 being the main one. Ghost 2003 does not like usb, so I did not bother with it.

The way I image is to make two images, one for C-drive and one for D-drive. Acronis is slow from what I am used to. To make the C-drive image on one of the partitions on an external drive took 1 hour and 20 minutes. Compression was from 10.1 to 8.1 gb. To restore that C-drive image took 2 hours and 30 minutes. I know usb can slow things down but that seems ridiculous.

Then I tried Windows 7 imaging built-in. It did much better timewise than Acronis. The thing was or maybe I am wrong, I use images to assure that the system is running properly so when I have one good image, then I make a second good image, then delete the first image. What I did not expect was that Windows 7 imaging program would not let me make the second image (C-drive) without deleting the first image (C-drive) before hand.

I have all kinds of room and why I could not make the second image baffles me, makes no sense at all.

If someone can shed some light on this I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:Backup and Restore with Windows Built-in

One of the reasons I ended using Paragon's Drive Backup over Acronis several years ago was speed. It takes me about 17 minutes to image my notebook's 23GB C drive to the other partition (I then copy it to an external or network drive). In my workstation it takes me less than 2 minutes to image my current 19GB RAID 0 C drive to another RAID 10 disk.

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Hi!
I recently had to reformat my computer due to some sort of malware (I think) that I could never get completely fixed. Before doing so I backed up my software with the Windows Backup that came with my XP Home to an external hard drive. After reformatting, I connected the hard drive and found the file. It was 33+ gigs, just like it was supposed to be. But when I clicked on the file and then chose "restore," the utility told me there was no file there. I'd doublechecked just before reformatting, and the file worked fine, so I have no idea what the problem is. Can anyone help? I desperately need that info!
Thanks!

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i may have disabled back up & restore in windows 7. is there any way
of enabling this because i wish to back up files on another computer.

A:Windows 7 Backup + Restore problem

Hi, go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-


Code:
echo > 0 & sc queryex RpcSs >> 0 & sc queryex SDRSVC >> 0 & sc queryex DcomLaunch >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter. Please post the notepad outcome here.

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My Windows backup has stopped working since October. I get the same message that "The last backup did not complete successfully"
I receive no more information this. Have gone through multiple forums and tried all the different suggestions and none have worked so far.

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Windows 7 SP1 NTFS

I'm trying to create an image as I did with Norton's Ghost in XP and later when I used Norton's Save & Restore in Vista where the entire contents on my C: drive was backed up.

In Windows7 Backup & Restore it's a little ambiguous where it saves in steps. I've viewed all options which are:

I selected " Create an Image" on the left side of the first dialog box. This gives me these selections which are pre-selected and can not be changed:

System (System)
(C:) System
Recovery (D:) System

In choosing "Set Up Backup" I get.....

1. Let Windows Decide

All Users
System Image

2. Let Me Choose

Backup Data for Newly Created Users (which there aren't any)
LEELORD Libraries
Computer (C:)

Maybe it's me but I'm not sure which option to choose. I don't want to do incremental backups where data is added automatically later. All I want is a one time only backup which creates an image of my entire C: with... Program Files, Registry, System Files, Boot sector, Partition table, etc... everything!

Any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciate. Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Backup & Restore Options

Follow this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html

You can also use free Macrium http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/73828-imaging-free-macrium.html

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Greetings!

I've used Windows 7 backup for a REGULAR backup a few times sending the copies to an external hard drive in one of two set partitions. Now, after understanding the value of an "image" backup using the Windows 7 program, I want to do that. My question is, if I select the "image" backup and send it to the external hard drive's same partition as the previous "regular" backups......what will happen? Will the previous backup files and such become overwritten? Will there be a simple addition of "image" backup data to that partition with file redundancy? I learned how to dig into the "regular" backup files to pluck one out if needed yet I understand this can't be done from an "image" backup. Hard drive space in the backup hard drive isn't really an issue for the immediate future. Can you comment what to expect if I do this "image" backup into the same partition that received earlier "regular" backup data from earlier?

Also, will the "image" backup in Windows 7 occupy unused hard drive space in the destination drive to duplicate the unwritten areas from the source hard drive as I've read that some "image" backups will do?

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Backup and Restore

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. When you reply please use the standard text. Yours is so large that it actually makes it hard to read
3. The answers to your questions are
A. No it will not delete the other backups BUT SEE the next point
B. DO NOT make the image to a folder - by default windows will place it on the root of the drive
C. It will show as Windows 7 image backup
D. You are correct you cannot choose what to use from it
E. Please see the screenshots to guide you on the parts you may not readily folow
F. From within Windows you can restore the image as shown
G. If you cannot get into windows you need either the 7 DVD or the repair disc which it will ask you if you wish to make
4. So in summary you open control panel and then backup and restore
You then click in left pane create system image
It will automatically select your external drive
You then click next and it will show you the drives that must be included for Windows to run
If you only have the one disk then of course only that will be shown
On this computer it shows all of my 6 drives and three are selected as they include elements of 7 as I have programs on a separate drive
You cannot uncheck the drives that must be included, but you can add others
5. When you start ensure that you do not use the computer for anything whilst the image is being created and of course, if it is a laptop on mains power
6. I would make the repair disc it will fit on a CD
7. Then using my screenshots you can see how ... Read more

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XT Pro with service pack 2 installed.

I backup up my data onto an DLT tape drive with no problems at all, but today I tried to restore a few files as a test, and found that it is very very slow. To restore a folder of 46MB, the program gives me an estimate of between 22 and 230 days to do the restore.

Is there a known problem with the restore function, and if yes, what is the fix?

Regards,

Helmutd
 

A:Using backup and restore function of Windows XT

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Approx. 2 weeks ago I made a complete backup of my important files (D:/) on my Pendrive. But, Now when I try restore my backup files on Windows XP Service Pack 2 OS, then, it gives me error message like ‘backup files contains unrecognized media and ….’.

If anyone has idea to extract files from Pen Drive, please suggest


Thanks much
Amni
 

A:How to Restore Windows Backup Files

Hello techamni, and welcome to TSG...

How did you do the backup?

Did you use a backup program application. If so, what program?

OR

Did you simply copy the files to the pin drive?
 

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I recently purchased Windows 7 Professional. I went with professional instead of home premium because both were $30 (student discount) and I thought a clean install of windows (current version: vista home premium) shouldn't be too hard.

I decided to partition my hard drive however, to dual boot vista and windows 7. The reason I did this was to make sure I got everything restored onto the Windows 7 partition before deleting vista.

But, I just found out that Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore isn't available on Vista Home Premium, which I find absurd. Does anyone know how I can go about restoring all my files onto Windows 7? Am I stuck doing everything manually?

A:Backup and restore files onto Windows 7?

Assuming you have already installed Windows 7 onto one partition and Vista is on another and you want to restore your personal files to the Windows 7 partition, then yes--restore them manually. Typically by drag and drop or send or whatever your normally use.

If you are not talking about personal files, that is another question.

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I have a bkf file created using Windows XP which I need to restore using Windows 7. I understand that I need to download NTBackup onto the Windows 7 laptop, but can't find out what to do next. Should I have created the backup using NTBackup on the XP laptop? I just used the standard backup utility.
Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] How to restore XP backup using Windows 7

See if this Microsoft update helps: Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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I 'm able to backup on another partition of hard drive but all sort of errors occur when I try to backup on an external drive.Every time I get a different error code.
Pl. help. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Backup and restore-Windows 7

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I am switching my pc from vista 64 bit to 32 bit. I have the CD to do this, but I need to back up my info.

So......last night I tried to use the "backup and restore center." I chose the all the files there....data files it seemed, which is what I wanted.

An hour later, it wasn't even a quarter done....so I start looking at it and it's backing up everything. Programs I have disks for, things that aren't data files at all, etc. Apparently, choosing "documents" doesn't mean your "documents" folder, it means EVERYTHING on your computer that the center thinks is a document.

Why do I need to backup everything like this....I don't even know if I have enough room on my 120 GB external hard drive, it was taking so long.....

Can't I just do this manually, or might I miss something big? Don't I just need to copy the documents, pictures and music folders? Also, bookmarks and address book? Is there something else I need? I assumed that any program I would have to reinstall with my disc or go back to the website I got it from. What's with the restore center restoring everything?

A:Windows backup and restore or manually?

You can make the job easier by right clicking on folders and then send to. You can send to a flash drive, HD, etc.

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I inadvertently backed up everything except my EFI Partition. Now, I need to restore my entire system. Is this possible? Where can I find instructions? Thank you..............

A:How restore from backup without EFI partition - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

How did you backup?

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I've been trying to use Backup and Restore (Win 7) with Windows 10. Is this workable and dependable or a mistake.

A:Will Backup and Restore (Windows 7) work with Win 10?

ndewanet,
You cannot use Windows 7 DBAR with Windows 10. Below is information on how to restore Windows 10.
 Reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your Dell computer
Create Windows 10 recovery media for your Dell computer
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.

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is it possible to get the complete pc backup option (only on business and ultimate) on home premium?

thanks.

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Intro
Here is my problem. I have a good HDD with all my installed programs that work with Windows 7, my computer crapped so I had to canabilize my computer to salvage what I could.

ReInstall Windows 7
Obvisouly a previous installation of windows will NOT play nice with a different motherboard, I get the unholy Blue Screen of Death and then suicide (restart). I reinstalled Windows 7 on to another harddrive and contacted Microsoft for product key assistance.

Software and Licenses
My heartache is not only having to reinstall every bit of software that I own; my biggest problem are the licenseing issues with the serial numbers that have to be activated online....or DEACTIVATED prior to screwing up your computer.

Virtual Speculation
I do know there are programs out there that will emulate windows. Virtual Box is a popular program that lets you emulate any OS on pretty much any other OS. *for those who dont know what I am talking about, good bye * At this point I am stumped because most of these programs use ISO versions of Windows....I need to emulate my specific version of windows straight from the HDD so that I can go back and back up or at least DEACTIVATE what I can.

Programs like:
Photoshop CS5
iTunes
Norton 360



Im trying to be honest and stay within the law here. I paid hundreds of dollars for these programs, I want them back.

A:Go into Windows on old HDD, No restore point, No backup.

So, log story short.

I want to jump back into that specific Windows 7 straight from the HDD without needing to create a Virtual Image.

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Is there any way to obtain an 8.1 key? I started having issues with crashing on my system. I went to do a system restore, and for some reason my restore points were gone. They were there last week. I then wanted to a system refresh, but I did not have any physical media. I chatted with a MS rep and they said my product key was for Win 8. They said they would have to send me a physical media. Only problem is that it is the weekend, and I need it now.
I would even be willing to pay for it. I can burn the Windows 8 ISO. Can I just do a clean install of 8 and then upgrade to 8.1? MS policy makes no sense. If I had been warned this would be an issue I would have downloaded the 8.1 image when promoted during initial install.

A:Any way to get a Windows 8.1 key ? Needed for restore

you can extract you win 8 key with this program. You should clean install direct to win 8.1 this can be accomplished. You will need to download the correct ISO either OEM Core or Core or Pro. See the sticky's at the top of this section forum

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What size CD is needed for Windows XP Home Edition backup?

A:[SOLVED] What size CD is needed for Windows XP Home Edition backup?

If it is just the Operating System you need to backup XP will only need a CD-r

If it is other items (Pictures, Documents etc.) it will depend on the amount of info to be backed up.

Bill

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If I boot the Windows 7 emergency recovery DVD it no longer finds any Windows image backups on my USB drive. I have tried it on 2 different Windows 7 PC's. I can however see the backups in the \WindowsImageBackup directory while booted from the DVD and going to the DOS prompt. The kicker is that I used these backup images before to replace hard drives on both systems. I do not know what changed. The search on the PC for the images takes only a couple seconds before failing. I have tried changing permissions and ownership on the files without success. Got any ideas?

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Not sure if this is possible but, my grandma backed up her laptop (then running windows 7 home) to her external hard drive, about two days ago, her computer stopped working and I had to reinstall windows 7, she then upgraded to windows 8 and asked if she could get her files back, I said I could try, is there some way to restore them? or at least access the backup info and somehow copy the files to there respectful places? NOTE: On her external hard drive are some hdd images, could I use those or no?
 

A:Solved: restore files from a windows 7 backup?

SOLVED! For anyone else's reference, just select the file with your computer name and voila, all your files.
 

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hi again forum members,
I have just successfully performed a standard system restore on my Packard Bell, 2001 build computer, after getting multi errors on my C Drive.
I then tried to restore my 20 Gb backup file from my slave drive, using the Winows Backup Wizard and this message came up: The backup file contains unrecognisable data and cannot be used. I successfully made this file in Srpt. '07, using the advanced mode on the Windows Backup. I have tried restoring using this mode and standard mode, but no joy. I have OEM Windows XP. Has anyone come across this problem before and is there something I need to install before I restore the backup? I had SP2 on my backup file, but my computer hasn't got it now, after reinstalling Windows.
Any ideas welcomed. Thank you.
Regards tech-no

A:Windows Backup won't restore saved file?

Just to let everyone know, if they come across this problem with an older computer. You have to install Service Pack 2 first before the Windows Backup will load. I have successfully loaded my Backup now and reccomend using this method, it sure beats installing everything manually. I would like to thank TheMatt and kinbard for answering my private messages to them.
Regards tech_no
This thread can be closed now thank you.

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Hello there,

I am a huge fan of TechSpot so I thought I might give this a go by asking you guys a question. Please bare with me as this is my first time!

Right, recently our company just upgraded our Exchange server from 2000 to 2010! (At last!), however, during the process one of the users has lost a week's worth of important emails. Before the upgrade, the Exchange server was backed up and then compressed on a daily process on a network drive via Windows Backup.

Now, Windows Backup can recognise the .bkf file, and can identify how large it is (around 17GB), however, when I expand the folders in the Windows Backup Software, it keeps saying no entries found. I presume that it is not the software itself because I have restored many other files (.doc, .xls etc...) in the past. The computer that is running the Windows Backup software is not the same as the Exchange server.

If you need any other information please let me know and I will give it to you to the best of my knowledge! Thank you TechSpot community for taking your time! :blush:

BrockUK
 

A:Cannot restore SBS 2000 from Windows backup software

It is there, but you likely need an experienced tech to rescue the invormation... someone who has already gone through several installs and updates. I cannot imagine anybody giving you enough information in the proper steps over this small message box... without knowing a great deal about your equipment and software, and the install procedures.

You have perhaps a 20 to 30 minute job for the techs who know what they are doing.
 

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Lets say I make a text file on Friday, my system gets backed up on Sunday, I delete the file on Tuesday, does the file on the backup media get deleted when the new backup is made next Sunday?

A:question about built in backup/restore in Windows

Answer is yes. If you want to keep the older version you should use a backup approach that you can control - e.g. a simple copy/paste.

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Hi!

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, I have to say that I'm impressed by Microsoft's new OS so far.

However, as an XP veteran (Well, who isn't? ), there are a few things that I'm not familiar with. Here's where I ask for your help:

1) System Restore:

To cut it short, is it worth using this feature?

During my XP days I kept turning System Restore off as I never used it. If I had a problem I usually repaired my XP installation/reinstalled from scratch. To me System Restore was a pain instead of a feature as it consumed valuable resources...Let alone that I had a couple of nasty experiences with malware nesting within System Restore's files.

I understand that System Restore is the first line of defense for somewhat inexperienced Windows users but I don't think it's necessary to keep it activated if you know what you're doing...

I'd like to know if System Restore got improved with Windows 7...If it isn't "necessary" I'd prefer to disable it. What do you think?

2) Windows 7 backup features:

Now, that's a pleasant surprise. While "playing" around with my new OS I came across the "Backup and restore" function. After clicking on it I saw an option to "create a system image"...Wow! Can Win 7 really do this? That's an extremely valuable addition to Windows 7, if it works then it's going to save us a lot of time!

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A:Solved: Windows 7 - Backup and Restore features.

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Few months back, I have taken complete system backup with ntbackup utility as a bkf file, and now when I am trying to restore it on my Windows 8 system it comes up with an error message which is not allowing to restore data from windows backup (bkf) file. Please guide me with the solution to restore corrupt windows backup file.
 

A:how to restore corrupt windows backup file?

What is the error you are getting ?
 

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Hello there,

I am a huge fan of Tech Support Guy so I thought I might give this a go by asking you guys a question. Please bare with me as this is my first time!

Right, recently our company just upgraded our SBS server from 2000 to 2010! (At last!), however, during the process one of the users has lost a week's worth of important emails. Before the upgrade, the SBS2000 server was backed up and then compressed on a daily process on a network drive via Windows Backup.

Now, Windows Backup can recognise the .bkf file, and can identify how large it is (around 17GB), however, when I expand the folders in the Windows Backup Software, it keeps saying no entries found. I presume that it is not the software itself because I have restored many other files (.doc, .xls etc...) in the past. The computer that is running the Windows Backup software is not the same as the SBS2000 server.

If you need any other information please let me know and I will give it to you to the best of my knowledge! Thank you Tech Support Guy community for taking your time!

Brock_UK
 

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A co-worker installed a non-genuine version of Windows7. I created a backup on an external hard-drive and re-installed Windows Vista with the OS disc that came with the computer. Now it seems that I can't restore the files in Windows Vista. Can anyone help me PLEASE??? Thank you

A:Restore Windows7 backup in Windows Vista??

Why can't you restore them? -- is it not letting you have access to the folders?
If that's the case, you need to "take ownership" of those folders by altering the permissions. Follow this tutorial:
How to Take Ownership and Full Control Permissions of Files and Folders in Vista ? Tip and Trick

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I want to backup my windows OS as a ISO file. I have all the SPs installed and I have software installed as well. I was hoping to create a new ISO file that has all these programs preinstalled. When I use windows backup I get a vhd file and Im not sure what file type clonezilla give you.

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I recently had to reinstall Windows Vista Home Premium on my PC. Before I did that, I made a backup from the Backup and Restore Center onto my WD My Book Essential qith half a terabyte of memory. The device had and has some files of its own on it --
it was a couple of programs that I don't see any reason to use, thoug hI didn't see any harm in leaving them there. The backup is labeled HOUSE-PC, the name of the user account I backed it up from, though as far as I am aware it backed up all the files across
all of the user accounts on my PC.
I've reinstalled Windows and am now trying to retrieve the data from my backup, again using the Backup and Restore Center, but the Center won't recognize the backup on my external drive. I've tried using the Advanced Restore function and choosing the option
Files from a Backup Made on a Different Computer, but I still have no results. Have I done something wrong, or is there something wrong with my backup?
Additional info: The backup's file path and organization is as follows: On the root folder, there is a folder labeled HOUSE-PC, where my backup is located, as well as a few other folders and files that came with the drive. In HOUSE-PC, there is a folder
labeled, "Backup Set 2011-02-28 165830," inside of which there are two folders: one by the same name, and one labeled Catalogs. The Catalogs folder is protected and only contains the BackupCatalog (not to imply I know what that means); in the other folder
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A:Cannot restore Windows from a backup on an external drive.

Hi,
You should be able to use Windows Recovery environment (installation media) to recover the image.

Please share the output of the following command after booting into recovery environment and opening a command prompt.
1. WBADMIN GET VERSIONS -backupTarget:F: -machine:David-PC
Note: Assuming your backups are stored in F:.

If you are able to see the version you can use following command for complete PC recovery.
WBADMIN START SYSRECOVERY -version:<Version> -backupTarget:F: -machine:David-PC
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi Everyone,

I have an image backup of my Windows 7 installation on a hard disk drive. I used the built-in Windows 7 functionality to make the backup: Start > Control Panel (Large Icons view) > Backup and Restore.

I am now attempting to restore the image after my Windows 7 installation became corrupt.

Here are the steps that I follow -

1). Boot from the 'System Repair Disk' (CD)
2). Select 'Windows Setup [EMS] Enabled' option

After this I see the 'Microsoft Corporation' progress bar...

This progress bar simply keeps going - before writing this post it was going for 3 hours, and I suspect that it would go on indefinitely - is this a sign that the image is corrupt? Is there anything I can do to get my image backup to work?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Attempting to restore Windows 7 from image backup?

Hi Everyone,

I actually managed to get the image restoration on track by first formatting my new hard drive (as NTFS).

I found it ironic that the Windows Recovery functionality would not work in my instance because the drive was not formatted, ironic because Windows 7 can install to an unformatted hard drive. Furthermore the video link from Microsoft (Video: Restoring your PC after a hard drive failure - Windows Help) does not feature manually formatting / partitioning the hard drive first (in my case using an EASEUS Partition Master boot disk). Finally once the restoration process started I was actually warned that the formatting / partitioning of the hard drive would be erased!

I am using a RAID 0 configuration so perhaps this fact is affecting the way that Windows Recovery works, however I doubt this!

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hello
When I upgraded to Win 8 from Win 7 I imaged to my 2T usb drive with both of these programs.
Is having two dissimilar programs going to cause any troubles?
I always depended on Acronis but it seemed to be hard to install this time.
They both check out ok with the discs.
If 2 backups were a dependable move and did not cause a conflict, I would keep it as is.
Should I keep the two or just one?
Thank you
Peter

A:Acronis and Windows native backup and restore

No, having 2 backup programs is not a problem.
Many people recommend using more than 1 Backup program.
If one of the program fails to restore, the other program(s) and image(s) might work correctly.
I use Acronis as my primary backup, and Macrium as a secondary solution.

To me, it all depends on:
how much space you have for storing backup images
how much time and effort you want to spend backing up your OS and/or data

If you are having problems with Acronis on Windows 8, you might want to post in Windows 8 Forums.

I don't use Imaging for data backups.
I use Imaging for the C: (OS + programs) partition.

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The DVD burner on my laptop is capable of burning at 8x. Given that I have 8x or 16x-capable discs, how do I convince Backup & Restore to burn at the higher speed? It seems to run at 4x all the time.

(Yes, as an IT guy for decades, I know Windows Backup & Restore is lame, but it's all I have available at the moment to do weekly backups of my data, which usually run to around 6GB, i.e. 2 discs. Suggestions of other reliable-but-cheap (ha!) backup software would be interesting, but I really want the answer to the question as-written.)

A:Windows Backup & Restore to DVD - how to set burn speed?

Hi I do not know off hand how to change the write speed but it is always recommend to burn at the slowest speed. As for other back up software their is this Macrium Reflect Free

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helo, i'm new in this forum... so.

I'm trying to get a new way to install windows version on differents types of computers (hardwares).

In my city, a man do the same thing i want to do.. but he is a "enemy" to my business...

so, follow the scenario:

Step of instalation:
1? - plug HD sata on a Dock Station(USB);
2? - Open Paragon HardDisk Manager;
3? - Select "restore from VD" and he select something like a VHD, but this VHD have all personal programs (office, adobe reader, thunderbirds, skype, etc) and dont have any driver...

after - he take about 25minutes to backup personal files, restore a new system in HD and after restore all personal files...

i tried the scenario - but no sucess:

1? - i did installed win7 with all programs, etc..
2? - i did sysprep to OOBE mode generalized;
3? - i did "backup operation system" on Paragon Hard Disk Manager, so it make a virtual partition disk;
4? - i plug a another HD direct on SATA and restore the virtual partition to this HD;
5? - when i boot this HDon another computer, win7 do not run... que monitor have a "point" on the top left screen pointing and freeze... and booting Win7CD to repair boot settings, the repair do not recognize the HD or the S.O


so, someone have anything to help me make this process? or something like this to help me?

On my city i have to install 5~10 per day...

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A:New way to format windows (based on backup and restore)

You're taking a harddrive with Windows 7 installed on it and putting it into another computer, correct? If I understood correctly, unless the 2nd computer has the same hardware [especially video!] -- there will be problems. I'll watch this thread, I want to learn the solutions from the other techs here.

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I am trying to run my automatic scheduled Windows Vista Backup & Restore application Center. It is backing up to the D: HP_RECOVERY drive in the HP_RECOVERY folder. It says it's almost full. I am compressing the folder now, but it will be full aventually and I'll be back to the same problem. How do you remove backups from this HP_RECOVERY folder or what is the process to free up this folder?

Thank you.

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When trying to open Backup and Restore I get an almost blank screen. There are no options to backup,schedule, create or anything. A screen shot is attached. Any idea what's wrong?

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore blank screen

Backup User and System Files Did you follow this procedure?

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please help me, i just got this computer today and windows backup and restore is not working. There is no help for my problem. I am not getting any error messages, instead whenever i click anything with a blue and yellow security shield next to it in the backup and restore window, i am redirected to the system 32 folder.

i do not know why it keeps on happening and i am getting no help at all with people who are having a similar issue. i have heard something about how it is an issue, but no helpful info was posted.
 

A:Windows 7 backup and restore isnt working for me! please help me.

i just got this computer todayClick to expand...

If new I assume it's under warranty. I can't think of any reason this should be happening if you are using an Administrator type account. A Standard user may not have permission to do these actions.

If the computer is used I'd reinstall Windows and start with a fresh system.
 

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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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Hi
When a friend of mine upgraded to a new laptop he kindly gave me his desk top PC after first removing all of his personal data. The PC has Windows Vista Ultimate installed as the operating system.
Recently I thought it was about time to backup all the files/folders that I have now accumulated  on the hard drive. However,when I went to use the backup feature in the Backup & Restore Centre I received the following error:
 
      "The backup did not complete successfully.
      A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason
              Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFF"
 
I have tried the backup feature a number of times but always with the same result.
 
Before attempting any solutions I tried to create a restore point using the System Restore feature.However, this too has been unsuccessful as I keep getting the following error
 
     "The restore point could not be created for the following reason:
            Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFF
      Please try again"
 
So far all I have done is run Check Disc [twice] with the message "Volume is clean" displayed on both occassions as well as the System File Checker [twice] with the message "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violati... Read more

A:Unable to use Windows Backup or System Restore

Well, you've done the suggested fix for that problem. There are several free programs you can try for backing up....imaging the hdd....cloning the hdd.
 
I use Seagate's DiscWizard for creating images of my entire HDD. It is actually a customized Acronis program. I think the Vista backup program is a customized
stripped down version of Acronis, too. I know Windows 7 is.
DiscWizard | Seagate
Seagate DiscWizard User's Guide - dw_ug.en.14382.pdf

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My laptop came with a the following partition config:Pri Act ..... "Recovery Partition" - 20GB (14GB Used)
Pri ........... Windows 7 "OS Partition" - 60GB (14GB Used)
Extend...... Data Partition - 210GB (0GB Used)
As you can see the OS partition is not set as "Active" and the "Active" partition is in the "Recovery Partition". Once in a while I would like to switch between Windows XP and Windows 7 by restoring OS image backup to the "OS Partition" - I just don't want a dual boot setup and don't ask me why. So I did an image backup of the whole Windows 7 OS Partition and to save backup storage I only have a files backup on the / level + the /BOOT in the "Recovery Partition" .

After that I re-format the OS Partition and let XP install into it and everything going fine.

When I try restore Windows 7 to the OS Partition + all the files backup of the "Recovery Partition" and reboot it reported:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing: Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe"

I am sure the "Windows root/system32/ntoskrnl.exe" is already restore to the Windows 7 OS partition.

Am I missing something in the Windows 7 "Recovery Partition" to backup beside just the / level files and /BOOT? I don't want to backup the whole 14GB so I tried to avoid the Windows 7 recovery disk images in that partition.

A:Windows 7 Image Backup Restore Problems

How about recovering the System MBR into WIn7 partition?

The Recovery Partition should only mark itself Active to run Recovery.

Have you made your Recovery Disk set as a backup to the partition?

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When I installed windows 7 on my computer, I had forgotten to RAID my dual drives together. Can I do a windows backup onto an external hard drive, then raid my drives together, reinstall windows 7 and then do a restore? I wanna have everything exactly the same but with my drives raided together. Thanks

A:Windows Backup to restore drive after RAID

Hello con3636, welcome to Seven Forums!



A lot of users are having serious issues running Windows 7 from a RAID setup and there is really nothing to be gained with such a configuration; if you're trying to get faster access times you'd have better success using a Solid State Drive (SSD) for a boot drive and having your data on a spinner.

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