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Windows 7 system image, undo external hard drive over written

Every time I logged on to my laptop, I was pestered by Windows' image restore backup request, which I finally gave into. I chose to save it to my external hard drive. When it finished, I found that ...
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1answer
109 views

C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126

After running disk space analyser , I found a large folder on C labeled :C:\System Volume Information_restore{6E3D25DD-2E98-4D88-BAA4-DA84E0DB2D6D}\RP126 . and it occupy a big space on the partition . ...
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0answers
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Restoring data from encrypted WinXP partition image

EDIT: it seems that the partition is encrypted with a full-disk encryption software that uses TPM—I don't see any other way the partition could be looking like it's fully encrypted, while at the same ...
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2answers
68 views

Restore MBR to another Disk

My system had Windows and CrunchBang installed. It used GRUB over the Windows boot manager. I now deleted the CrunchBang partitions and want to restore the Windows boot manager. When I insert the ...
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0answers
459 views

Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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0answers
15 views

Data corrupted or file not sync properly

I've two sync servers but from secondary data is not opening or corrupted. All kinds of files are not opening, but data restore works successfully. Server name: windows 2003 server
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1answer
66 views

Howto remove Windows 7n MachineKeys restored to alternate location?

1) I backed up a Windows 7 Pro computer to a network drive. 2) I restored all of the files to the computer, to an alternate location. C:\Users\Me\Desktop\Restore 3) After going through the ...
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1answer
174 views

clone bootcamp with windows 7 and install windows 8 then restore

I have mac mini (2012) in which i have installed mac os 10.8.2 and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now that i want to try windows 8 (as long as it can remain active). I decided to install windows 8 in same ...
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4answers
202 views

Can't install new OS on 2003 gateway desktop

I'm trying to install Peppermint OS. I made a bootable cd which works for my other computer but I can't get this gateway to boot off it. I've tried everything I can think of in the BIOS (yes I've ...
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0answers
329 views

How to dump the memory of a process to a file and then restore the process into memory? [duplicate]

I have a game where saving is impossible most of the time, there are big gaps between saves and many progress is lost if the game crashes or I die. I want to know if it's possible to dump the RAM of ...
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1answer
24 views

How to restore _restore{…} files

I have lost several folders of my photos from a removable hard drive recently. There's some _restore{...} files on it, backup files possibly? How do I restore these to see what's in them? ...
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1answer
102 views

Windows 8 restore point bevavior

I've just installed Windows 8. I added all drivers needed, changed My Documents location (different partition). I also installed some most necessary applications. All in all, I have a system ready for ...
0
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1answer
880 views

restoring wim files from external drive to hard drive on computer

how do I restore wim files to my hard drive? I saved filed after computer crashed, to an external drive. Now I need to restore those files to my hard drive. Thanks
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1answer
270 views

Windows 7 System Restore Failed

I need to restore Windows 7, because I installed some software which ruined my PC. I see the error above. I tried running the restore tool using administrator privileges, and disabled my antivirus, ...
0
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1answer
105 views

Restore files to a previous version Windows 7

How can I restore files I've recently modified in Windows 7 if I haven't setup the back up feature or created one myself? to a prior state, perhaps a couple of days ago. If that's possible. Maybe a ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Missing partitions after restore windows 7 form restoring point

sorry if this is not the right place where I have to add my question, but I am in a big trouble. Today after installing a program, my windows 7 starts to throw an error, and I decided to restore it ...
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2answers
4k views

How to restore a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition

My iMac was one of those suffering from a faulty Seagate HDD, and it failed a few weeks ago. In anticipation of getting it repaired at the Apple Store, I was able to clone the OS X partition easily ...
0
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2answers
167 views

One-click system restore from bootable USB flash drive

I want to create the system restore USB flash drive that will restore whole drive (not partition) image with one click - no settings, no questions... Just boot from that USB drive, press "OK" (or ...
0
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0answers
345 views

Striped Volume problems in Windows 8

Recently reinstalled my computer with the final release of Windows 8, and to celebrate this, moved all the important data from my 2 pieces of 1TB HDDs (a Samsung HD103SI and a Western Digital ...
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2answers
58 views

upgrading from windows xp to 7

1) what is the best way to backup and copy files over? From my udnerstanding you have to wipe the drive. 2) What is the costs and does any windows 7 work or do I want an upgrade key?
2
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2answers
4k views

Forgotten admin password, how to reset/re-install Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 locked because the password were lost, how can I change it without needing to reinstall it? A few weeks ago I set up a brand new Sony laptop running windows 8. ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How to clone a Win7 boot partition onto the SAME hard drive?

I want to have two or even three clones of my operating system partition on the same hard drive. No I don't want the clones on different hard drives. I want three partitions on one hard drive, two of ...
2
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2answers
245 views

Restore to a previous backup point with Windows 7 backup

I wonder if it is possible to restore previous versions of files or system states with Windows 7 backup. Let's assume a backup has been set with default settings. It runs every Sunday at 19:00. Is it ...
2
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1answer
156 views

If I split my harddrive, will a system restore delete it?

I split my 1TB HD from C drive and called it A. I put some files there to back up. I have now come to a point where I need to run a system restore with the discs that came with my computer. If I do a ...
4
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1answer
7k views

Easy way to recover Windows.old folder after Windows 8 PC Refresh?

I recently did a Windows 8 PC refresh, hoping it would solve an issue I'm having, which it didn't. Now I'm hoping there's an easy solution for undoing the refresh. Is there an easy way to recover any ...
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1answer
235 views

Dell Windows 7 dual boots with Fedora Linux - removal of GRUB boot loader

The Dell laptop I have comes with pre-installed Windows 7. Later, I installed Fedora 17. Now, I'd like to get rid of Fedora 17 and boot normally from my Windows 7 as I did before. I do not have the ...
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1answer
855 views

Error 0x800703F1 while starting Windows 7 Backup utility

This started some time ago. I'm making backup to my Apple Time Capsule drive. How to fix this ?
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3answers
34k views

How to recover Windows 7 on Asus Zenbook Prime?

If Windows decides to crash and burn on my new Zenbook Prime, is there a way to recover/reinstall/restore the operating system? I didn't get a restore disk with it so I'm not exactly sure how I would ...
0
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1answer
41 views

File folders with foreign names

I have Windows Vista. When I open my document file there are file folders with names that look chinese. Do not know where they came from. Any ideas? I have Avast virus program. In addition to ...
2
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5answers
446 views

Reinstall Windows on mass computers

At work there are about 40 DELL PC's - half of them are Windows Vista and other half are Windows 7. Some of the DELL PC's are 220s and 230s model. If I want to re-install Windows then I can use a ...
0
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1answer
45 views

Backing up difference in windows system

I have various systems with windows xp installed. After fresh installatios I installed some softwares like visual studio etc. Now lets call this IMAGE1 of the computers. I give out these pcs to users ...
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2answers
3k views

Restoring an Windows system image to a smaller drive

I recently had two 320GB HDDs on Raid 0 running on my main computer, and decided to split it in order to use one of the HDDs on another computer. A windows system image of about 150GB was made on a ...
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15answers
3k views

How is the computer able to save things before it crashes?

I was under the impression that when a computer has crashed, something went wrong and it can't perform anymore. I was wondering how is the computer able to save things before it crashes? Is the ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Should Windows 7's built-in image restore really be so slow that it takes DAYS?

When I restore a ~500 GB disk image made with Windows 7's built-in system image tool, it runs for 8-10 hours with very little progress, and even after 3 days it is still only about 30% done. Why is ...
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1answer
477 views

How to mirror a hard disk and restore it later without OS installed?

My windoes 7 has been installed on a 128gb SSD drive C:. Unfortunately I screwed some programs that now I require to reinstall windows again. But before formatting my OS drive I want to make a mirror ...
0
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1answer
93 views

Backup and Restore Windows on Virtual Machine [closed]

What if I make backup of Windows XP (say, with Acronis) on VMware and store it on shared folders with original Windows and after restore this backup on my Windows XP installed on hard drive? Thanx.
2
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3answers
180 views

Is it possible to restore a Windows 7 installation from a Windows backup?

I bought an HP laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. It has a label with Windows serial number. However a Windows Installation DVD was not provided. I want to repartition the HDD to install ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Restore Windows disk image to virtual machine?

I'm currently looking into (image based) backup solutions for Windows (XP, Win7). One problem I have is that I'm not sure how to verify that the backups can really, actually, reliably be restored ...
0
votes
2answers
454 views

Overwrite your Windows folder with a backed up copy

Currently attempting to restore a backup. I'm left wondering whether HP intends for me to just overwrite my whole C: drive with the contents from the backup. Overwriting the Users folder, Application ...
5
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1answer
4k views

Restoring Windows System Image Backup to a different hard disk

My SSD died. Fortunately, before the crash, I made a System Image backup (to a USB hard disk) using Windows 7's built-in backup tool. The SSD has been replaced (with exactly the same model and ...
1
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2answers
605 views

Download Official Unlicensed Windows (Vista, 7)

We will be restoring machines here in our office to fresh copies of Windows and would prefer to used non OEM windows so we don't end up with all the Dell or HP or whatever software on there. Also that ...
0
votes
1answer
561 views

Corrupt picture folder

I look at my pictures in my computer today and noticed that one folder containing hundreds of picture were corrupt. I can't open the images. Is this a common problem? I wonder what possibly is ...
0
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4answers
8k views

Recover Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu?

I have two partitions and have Linux Ubuntu running on one partition and Windows 7 running on the other. Now when I try to boot from Windows 7, I get an error saying the /system32/winload.exe file ...
2
votes
2answers
276 views

Easy HDD recovery that functions like OEM recovery

I have no problem recovering my own hard drive from a backup... I just have an extra hard drive that is a copy of my main hard drive exactly as it was right after I installed my OS and programs. This ...
1
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1answer
309 views

What is System Restore in Windows operating systems?

What is System Restore in Windows operating systems?
2
votes
1answer
303 views

Program to restore open windows after crash

Are there any programs (for PC) that will constantly monitor what programs and windows within those programs you have open, and then restore each of those windows in case of a crash/forced restart? ...
1
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5answers
947 views

How to image a Windows partition so I can browse the files later?

My laptop's current setup dual boots into Windows XP and Linux Mint. The harddrive seems to be going bad, so I want to backup all the data from the Windows partition. This laptop was a loyal servant ...
2
votes
1answer
189 views

How can I backup my windows XP drivers?

I've got a new (well, used) laptop. I wish to format and reinstall the windows OS on it. On the machine I've got several drivers which I would like to transport to the new machine, but I don't have ...
1
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3answers
406 views

'No volume found' on Windows 7 VM (VHD), can I get anything back?

The worst possible situation... Despite my vigilence doing backups, and trying to keep my PC secure, one of my VMs disk seems to be wiped out. Using the VHD tool from R1Soft (HyperV VHD Explorer), ...
0
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2answers
816 views

Restoring a Windows partition image from Mac (Boot Camp) to a PC

I'm running Windows XP SP3 on my Mac using Boot Camp. Objective: I'd like to move this partition to a PC. This is what I tried: Create image using WinClone Restore image to a partition on the PC ...