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

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

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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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 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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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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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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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,
Dobber9
 

A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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When trying to backup to removable media ( CD or DVD ) Windows tries to format blank disks.
I believe this will not work, look at the following link.
Windows Backup does not back up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R devices
It would appear this type of medium is not supported.
Gormenghast.

A:Windows 7 backup tries to format blank disks

Windows Backup does not back up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R devices






Quote:
System TipThis article applies to a different version of Windows than the one you are using. Content in this article may not be relevant to you. Visit the Windows 7 Solution Center







Quote:
When you select a backup media device in Backup (Ntbackup.exe), you cannot select a CD-R (compact disc recordable), CD-RW (compact disc rewritable), or DVD-R (digital video disc recordable) device


Windows 7 does not use Ntbackup.exe.

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Windows Vista
Dell Inspiron 1545

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center - one was a continuation of the other.
I have the disc in the drive, and I click 'restore files'
It tells me the disk containing the backup is unavailable. I do not see an option to change where the computer looks for the backup.

Viewing the files on disc one did not give me anything usable.

Googling has showed me several different ways to backup, but very little about how to restore (aside from 'click the button and follow the instructions'.)

Any advice?

A:Restoring backup from CD in Backup and Restore Center

I am trying to restore using two CD's I made in backup and restore center how are you trying to use them?, try rebooting with the disk in the tray see if it boots to the disk.if it don't you may have to reset in bios to boot from cd/dvd 1st... http://techpaul.wordpress.com/2007/08/03/how-to-boot-from-a-cd/reset when done..good luck

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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"Turn on Settings", "Change Schedule" are examples of the buttons which do not respond to clicks - I am unable to use the Backup at all as nothing works. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this problem. I have searched the Microsoft forums, and it is clear that the problem I have is of long standing. No fix was found and obviously Microsoft has not, or cannot, fix the Backup facility. Any help will be greatly appreciated. BallyIrish504

A:Backup and Restore: Backup problems

Stuff Windows crummy system, here's a good article on good free backup programs, pick one you like and use that.
 
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-backup-software-11-programs-we-recommend-1137924

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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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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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OK, so i made back-up disks for my computer, i have a compact ...windows xp i believe? it was going to die, like it has done once before, so i saw the signs, and backed up everything and burnt it onto 4 disks. i used recovery manager to do so. then, i reset my computer to factory settings. so it was wiped clean, and i started from scratch. now i want to use my disks ands reload everything back onto my computer, but when i put a disk in it lets me veiw files but thats it. and if i veiw them, and then click on one, it says cannot open. and if i try to drag the items onto my destop or into a folder or anywhere, it doesnt work. its says copying but takes hours and doesnt move (the status bar) so it is obviously not working. i backed it uo for a reason and want my stuff back!! how to i do it? i also tried putting one of the disks in and then turnning my computer on and off, hopeing it would read the disk and open with the stuff, but it didn't.....
thank you!
 

A:How to use my backup disks

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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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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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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 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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Windows backup and restore

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 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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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 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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How do I control how much disk space my Windows Backup takes up? I have a 1TB external disk for backups and other files. My computer's HDD only has about 250GB capacity. I don't know why my backups file got so bloated. What should I do?

I see that I can delete the older backup file: 22-Oct to 11-Nov. But read the text.
""Deleting previous backups will free up space on your backup location."
So far so good.

Then it continues, "All files backed up during the selected period will be deleted."

I'm pretty sure the text is just badly written. I guess that means the backup-files (on the backup drive) will be deleted. They couldn't mean that the original files (on my data drive) will be deleted. That sure is a scary possibility though. How do you understand this?

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

ScreenCap below

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A:Backup takes 800GB? Manage Windows Backup Disk Space

Yes, it is perhaps, badly written, but true. All files in the backup period from 22-Oct. to 11-Nov. will be deleted. Not to worry, though, because those same files are backed up in a later backup period from 11-Nov. to ? It is safe to delete older backup periods.

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My Win 7 x64 machine (Dell) has three hard drives in it. The original 2TB Seagate with the operating system on it, C:, a 2TB WD used for data storage,F:, ..and a 1TB Seagate repurposed from the XP computer it replaced. That last drive contains only data as that was its purpose in the previous machine. There are no programs on it and it's formatted NTFS.

On boot-up, the computer sees the 1TB Seagate as drive E: and it functions just fine until it's time for a Windows Backup. About 30 seconds into the backup, I get the message that "Intel Rapid Storage Technology has detected a disk removed on Port 3." At this point, the backup fails and Windows no longer sees the E: drive until next cold boot. The backup's target is an external Seagate drive J: that is unaffected by any of this.

Yes, I've changed SATA cables. I've changed the Motherboard connection where the E: drive's SATA cable is attached. I've reversed and rerouted cables so there's no odd pressure on any one of them. I've disabled the power-saving settings so the disc spins all the time. Nothing helps.

The E: drive functions just fine until Windows Backup starts, then it acts as if I removed it.

Error code from Windows Backup dialog is 0x80070002 "The system cannot find the file specified."

Suggestions?

A:When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed

Can you access the external target drive normally?

Also, could you post a screencap of Disk Management for us?
(Windows key + R to open Run, then type "diskmgmt.msc")

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Hi, I just bought a shiny new computer, and it came with Vista Premium already installed. What happens if I need to reinstall the o/s at a later date and don't have any disks to do so?

Thank you kind folk,
Trevor

A:No backup disks for Vista

Hi. . .

There are two options given to OEM's for the pc's they manufacture. You will either have a partitioned hard drive with the pre-installed Vista operating system (usually) on drive c: and a "Recovery" drive d: so in the event of a system crash you can then re-install Vista back to the c: drive (your pc will then be the same as when you opened the box) and/or you have instructions in your owner's manual to make Recovery Discs that will aid you in the event of a system crash. Many new pc's have both.

You are not provided with a full Vista CD, nor can you use the partitioned drive or the CD's to transfer Vista to a new computer. Only the retail copy of Vista can be transferred to another pc after uninstalling it on the first one.

What is the manufacturer and model of your computer?

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I'm looking to set up a couple of VM hosts and am trying to decide how to set up the storage + backup

edit: wasn't sure where this belonged, hope someone knows where to move it :)

Storage Technolgy - I was thinking about SSDs as I don't have space issues, 256gb SSDs would give me room for future expansion. What model of SSDs would be best? I only have experience with Samsung 830s, and new 840s look great, are there server grade drives I should be using for a VM setup?



Connectivity/Backup - I'm unsure how best to connect whatever storage I decide on, I'd like to be able to move VMs between the two Hosts to load balance and for redundancy if one host goes down.

I've had a bit of a look into iSCSI as FC is probably out of my budget and it looks like it would help by centralsing all the VMs, backup could be to a secondary iSCSI host. I'm not sure of the performance I'd get though without going to 10gb.

The other option would just be local raid cards with additional slow SATA storage to cross backup the VMs, looking around most VM hosts have live backup utilities that would do the job then if a host failed it would just be a case of moving the VM to the primary storage from the backup and starting it again. (also changing the backup to local until the other host comes back up)

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After cleaning my hard-drive and getting my computer up and going fairly well, I inserted the last six backup disks, i.e. the last ones I did before cleaning, and the computer told me there was not sufficient space to install these files. How could this be since they are the files that came off that computer before I cleaned it. There are many less files there now than before I made the backups so why would there not be sufficient space to re-install those files. This does not make sense to me. What might the answer be?

Roary

A:Reinstalling from backup disks

Originally Posted by Roary


After cleaning my hard-drive and getting my computer up and going fairly well, I inserted the last six backup disks, i.e. the last ones I did before cleaning, and the computer told me there was not sufficient space to install these files. How could this be since they are the files that came off that computer before I cleaned it. There are many less files there now than before I made the backups so why would there not be sufficient space to re-install those files. This does not make sense to me. What might the answer be?

Roary



The back up disks may be looking for "free" space and besides the OS partition there may not be enough. can you give us the relevant indo. how big is the drive, what partitions, how much free etc.

ken

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On a Compaq Presario Laptop with Vista, I had to do a system recovery back to factory settings. Before doing that, I made a set of backup disks. I now want to restore everything using these disks. I used Backup and Restore - Advanced Restore - Restore from a different computer - and went through all the disks. It went through the process with each disk and said that it was completed, but nothing has been restored. I don't know why, and don't know how to proceed. Can you help... please?
 

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I reformated my computer and I have 20 backup disks that I backed all my files on. What is the quickest and most efficient way to use these disks to restore my computer back to the where it was when I created these disks?

A:Running backup disks

Did you number the discs or can you remember in what order you made them !

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Hi
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate connected to network with Server 2008 (R2).

I am trying to backup the System Image [only] to a share on the server without success:

[Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options

[Main Instruction] Check your backup

[Content] Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination.

[Try to run backup again] [Change backup settings]

[Expanded Information]
Backup time: 8/05/2016 6:20 PM
Backup location: \\Server2008\backup\
Error code: 0x8078006F

The backup location is a valid share on the server and is accessible (and read/writeable) from my Win7 machine. Both SYSTEM and Administrators have "Full control". When setting up the backup, the location is tested and a username and password requested - these are accepted (and wrong ones are not, so some sort of check is being carried out), however when I attempt to run the backup (either manually or on schedule) the backup runs briefly (a few %) then fails with the message "Windows backup did not complete successfully" then the message box as above. No files are created at the backup location.

A search of the web finds a lot of similar questions and a lot of wrong and useless answers. This has been an ongoing problem for some time, but I really would like to have a regular scheduled backup. Has anybody got any clues, please?

A:Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination, Error: 0x8078006F

Hi Seven,

include the domain name of the network drive (not the computer you're backing up, but the network device): NETWORKDEVICE\Username\backup\
Roy

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I got a simple question, let me explain it like an example: Let's say I backup 100GB of data with Windows Backup and over the time where I do all my backups there is like only 30GB of data which changed from those 100GB and also new files were added. Now my external drive is full. When I now delete the very early backup, the first one where the 100GB of data was saved, will it delete then ALL those 100 GB, or will it just delete the previous versions of the files which were modified AFTER that time, which are in this case the 30GB I talked about? Because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup.

A:(windows Backup) deleting old backup states simple question

"because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup."

Correct. Windows by default does what is called "incremental backups". It takes a master image of the entire system per your direction, then on the schedule, it takes an inventory of only what has changed and backs up those changes. That is with a DATA BACKUP.

If you do SYSTEM IMAGE, it gives you two options you can set, from which are accessible from Manage Space > System Image/Change Settings:

You should have similar space management controls for your data backups as well. Since I only do a system image every week as my data is on a different drive than the OS, I do not.

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

A:system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?

Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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

thanks.

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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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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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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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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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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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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:
T
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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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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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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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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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 run some classes for seniors, one of which is on backing up.

For Windows 7 backup program we look at at the initial setting up.
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For subsequent classes I would like to repeat this, but have not found a way to go back to the condition of backup not yet set.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Revert the backup and restore window to "backup not set"

Hello dsim,

You could use the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup back to default conditions to not being setup again.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm about ready to consider this a bug.

Traditionally, I share a folder from my Desktop to my PC via SMB and it works perfect as can be. The HDD on the Desktop has PLENTY of space and is in NTFS format and not being used as a NAS.

I browse network to find the folder I want, there it is all ready to be used. I select and enter the same information (my live email and password, and also tried Desktop username/password) as I did with getting the folder to share in the first place.

I keep getting the error 0x80070544 which tells me that it's the network credentials.

There is only a grand total of one post on here that I can find that error code and it was never truly resolved. I don't know what I should do. I would despise using alternative software over something as trivial as this.

Any help would be GREATLY! appreciated.

A:Windows Backup: Set Network Backup. Error: 0x80070544

Prefix your username with the name of the pc your connecting to assuming you have an account on that pc so if the pc is called fredspc you enter fredpc\username

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Hi,

The company I work for is expanding and I have been tasked with organising the backup policy. I have opted for Microsoft System Center: Data Protection Manager 2010 installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine.

All the backup files are kept on a dedicated HDD in the data store.

My question is can I use Windows Server Backup which comes with Server 2008 to make a working backup of the DPM data store to an external HDD? If I can then which locations do I have to include in the backup.

I would also appreiciate any links which might help.

Thanks for any help.

Brad
 

A:Can I backup DPM 2010 store using Windows Server Backup?

Tr this link below.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399260.aspx
 

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Hi. I am trying to perform a full PC Backup on Vista Service Pack 2.  I have a recently purchased Seagate Backup Plus 2TB drive which has 1.6TB free space.  When I do the normal 'Backup Files' option it backs up onto this drive no problem  When I then try to do a Complete PC Backup onto the same disk (size of backup estimted to be 67Gb), it bombs straight away, with the error message 'One of the backup files could not be created. (x08078002A)'. I have only performed a full backup once onto multiple DVDs which worked fine.  This backup however, is seriously out of date now. Could someone please assist? Thanks.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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Ok, I have no problem with creating these, I did this so that my hp recovery partition will be on disks, instead of on my computer, so i can use that partition that it is on for storage.

So before i created these disks, I had around 34gigs of hard drive space on my c:/ drive. The way creating these disks worked for me, was I clicked on recovery disk creation in recovery manager, and that apparently saved the recovery files, to my c:/ drive. Because after I did this, my hard drive space went down to 22gigs, and my recovery partition says that it is around 11gigs, so these numbers do make sense.

I have the disks created, and I dont know why it saved the files to my computer before burning the discs, but it did. Either way, my disks are done, and now I want to find where these recovery files saved to my c:/ drive so that I can delete them.

Does anyone know where I could find these and what the folder name might be?

I want to delete them off of the hard drive, as well as delete them off of the recovery partition, so that I can use that space for other stuff.
 

A:Creating backup disks for HP recovery

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Will a regular backup to an external hard drive (using Windows 7's backup tool) replace the need for recovery disks? Or do recovery disks have something else to offer? (Basically: if I'm already backing my system up to an external hard drive, do I need to worry about making recovery disks too?)

I've already got a system repair disk and a set of recovery disks from when I first got the computer. The Backup and Restore tool says "Contents [to be backed up]: Files in libraries and personal folders for all users and system image"

A:[SOLVED] HDD Backup vs Recovery Disks

Yes, I believe that restoring from a system image can only be run from the recovery disks. The disks are a great thing to have regardless, so I'd definitely hold onto them.

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Hi everyone,

I want to use the Complete PC Backup Utility in Vista where you create an image of your system disk.

Now, this utility tells me i have 3 System disks my Raptor Hard drives in Raid 0 that i have two partitions one for windows and one for applications. This is fine i would love to back up these two drives. It also recognizes my Samsung hard drive which is 500GB that has all my personal stuff on it. I just want to back up my Windows Drive and my Applications Drive.

I think one reason windows recognizes my Samsung drive as a system drive is because it is the primary drive in my BIOS so the boot loader must have been written to it. I installed EasyBCD to see if i could move it the my Windows drive so it doesnt see my samsung as a system drive, but i havent been successful.

Is their a way to either change my boot loader to my Windows drive or to unselect my samsung drive in the PC Complete Backup utility?
 

A:PC Complete Backup - System Disks

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