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Zip settings. How to concatenate results from multiple zip files?

So I was one of those fools that didn't realize that Windows 8.1 has removed the windows 7 recovery option for restoring old backups. Now I have a backup set (A folder containing ~1500 zip files) ...
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ERROR message when trying to restore, The service cannot accept control messages at this time [duplicate]

what if I cannot get into any kind of service menu or system settings because of an error message, "the service cannot accept control messages at this time" with a red circled "x" in the upper corner? ...
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Missing graphics accelerator for Toshiba C855D-s5232

I formatted the drive and re-installed Windows 7 64-bit on a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5232. Now I am missing the graphics accelerator. I have been to Toshiba's website but cannot find the right one. ...
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Windows 7 System Drive died, trouble with system image restore to new drive (letters have changed)

Apologies if this is overly-long or I missed something basic. I lack formal training, and have been learning as I go along. My setup: My computer was built for me by a friend a few years ago, and has ...
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Windows Recovery not working

I have a Samsung RC520-S02UK laptop with Windows 7. That day for my coursework I installed virtual box. Then it was woking fine. But when I restarted after a few hours, it didn't boot and then I ...
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Why did System Restore wipe out a complete desktop, and a lot of files on the primary partition?

The PC was running unusually slow so I thought I'd restore it to a few days back and see what happens. I put up system restore point to 2 days ago, that's 11th of May. And when I loaded Windows again ...
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System Image Restore Taking Forever

I recently changed my motherboard, CPU, and power supply since my old motherboard was having some problems. I used Paragon Adaptive Restore to make Windows bootable after changing the hardware. ...
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Restoring Win7 from System Image. Will external HDD be affected?

I want to restore windows 7 using a system image I created a while back. The image is located on my external HDD and my question is will the contents of my external HDD be deleted or the drive ...
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Computer with OEM Windows 7, but no product key - can I backup and restore it?

I have bought a used computer with a valid and activated Windows 7, as installed by the vendor. There is for some reason no product key attached to the case so I cannot simply reinstall Windows 7 ...
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how do I restore a computer from a gho file?

I need to restore a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium which does not start up When I boot into it using linux from a live USB, I can see that it's D drive contains a file of around 1.2 GB with the ...
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Restore files from Windows Vista/7 backup to Windows 8.1?

We have a backup of a Vista system made via the Windows Backup utility that we'd like to restore files from to a Windows 8.1 system, however it appears that 8.1 has completely removed the Windows ...
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Restore only some volumes from a multiOS system image

I have two Windows installations on different drives. System Restore won't let me make a system image of only the one I use most (Win7), I had to make a system image for both drives. I recently had ...
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My Windows 7 automatically ocassionally reverts to an earlier state

My Windows 7 Professional, service pack 1, 64 bit, often reverts itself to an earlier time. I notice this by files and icons that I have deleted from my desktop suddenly reappearing. Looking through ...
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How to discover Windows flavor from unbootable drive?

The history of this "gifted" laptop (is it a gift if someone gives you a 2-year-old computer that won't boot?) is that it has had its hard drive chewed by virus(es?) and no longer boots. Recovery mode ...
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Windows 7 Hidden Recovery Partition

Is it possible to copy my recovery partition into another media and restore from it. If it is possible, kindly share the method to perform it. Thanks.
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Error 0x8100001A when trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore

When trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore, I get this error: It doesn't appear to matter what backup date I try to restore from. I always get this message. Quick research ...
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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, ...
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Data recovery from laptop which was formatted because of new Windows 7 installation

I want to recovery my data from an Windows 7 Ultimate installation. My laptop got stolen but later I caught the theft. But unfortunately all my data is lost because he formatted my laptop and put on a ...
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Windows 7 - restoring system image from second hard drive and making it the boot drive

I have Windows-7 64 bit on an HP dv8 laptop that came with two physical hard drives - C & D. I have a recent system image and other files and folders on drive D. Drive C has failed and the ...
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Windows 7: how do I find the setting for safe mode which was inadvertently set as default; it will not boot up in normal mode

In Windows 7 how do I find the setting to make normal mode my default? The setting for safe mode was inadvertently set to default, and now my computer will not boot up in normal mode.
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Restore Windows 7 Image to different hard disk

I have an issue which has been driving me mad. I am trying to restore an image of a Windows 7 partition made with Windows Backup to a different hard disk drive (the original drive is failing) but in ...
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Yikes!!! Restore windows.old folder after being deleted? [duplicate]

Basically, I used Disk Cleanup utility on a windows 7 Ultimate machine to delete the Windows.old folder only to discover that it contained a critical amount of data in the 'users/JonDoe/' which was ...
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Why wouldn't Windows 7 have a “Repair your Computer” mode on F8?

I'm trying to follow the instructions here. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. You have to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo ...
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Windows 7 computer won't boot, won't restore

I installed a printer driver today which required a reboot. After the reboot, my computer blue screened. Windows can't fix the problem itself, and I attempted to do a system restore but it won't take ...
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Why does Windows 7 keep reverting to previous state?

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit with SP1. I have auto-update turned on and have all the latest Windows updates AFAIK. Every now and then, my system reverts itself to a previous state, including: ...
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Factory restore Windows 7 without erasing Ubuntu on Toshiba dual-boot

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot system on my laptop. When I bought it I immediately created recovery discs. Then I repartitioned and installed Ubuntu. Now my Windows is running slowly and I ...
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What kind of “personalisation” does sysprep remove exactly?

I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html ...
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Shrunk windows 7 partition, trying to reclaim lost space

Short Version: Moved Windows 7 partition on disk to 0 (location on disk) Expanded partition to fill up HDD reboot and boom, no boot. wrote new mbr from Parted Magic still broken and Windows 7 not ...
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What if I have deleted the recovery partition mistakenly?

I am a bit anxious that I might have deleted the recovery partition mistakenly, what should I do if that has happened? How to make sure whether that's the case and the reason I've been unable to use ...
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an error while restoring windows 7 from a restore point

When I make a restore point and I come back to restore the windows 7, it gives this error: No restore point have been created on your computer system drives, to create a restore point open system ...
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Getting an error while creating a restore point

I get this error when I try to create a restore point, what should I do to solve the issue?
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Use Windows 7 System Image on another identical pc?

We just purchased a bunch of new PC's in bulk and I have one computer setup the way I like with all of our company software. I want to push the System Image I created in Windows 7 onto the remaining ...
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Moving Windows 7 x64 Pro to a new machine

I have a Laptop running W7 x64 Pro, from a student license. I plan to install the same W7 x64 Pro on a new Desktop machine, using the same license. Now, in order to copy all my applications and ...
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Is registry restored after a system restore?

This one is straightforward. After restoring a system using system restore, are registry keys and data get restored as well? Interested in Win7 only.
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Booting Windows 7 from different SATA controller

I have a Win7 installation on a box where the on-board SATA controller died, so I've added a dedicated controller card, and now need to fix the Windows boot sequence that the driver is loaded with the ...
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Restore backup made with wbadmin in windows 7

I made a manual backup (windows 7, console) using wbadmin: wbadmin Start backup –backupTarget:H: -include:D: How do I restore from that backup? The wbadmin's commands set in windows 7 is limited ...
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Does Windows 7 Backup save hidden files?

I have a lot of hidden directories in my Windows home and documents directories. I want them to be backed up and I am using the Windows 7 built-in backup mechanism. Will Windows Backup (the built-in ...
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PC restored from Windows Home Server does not boot

All the PC at my office are connected to a server running Windows Home Server which do backup every night. We bought a new PC with a Windows7 Home Premium license to replace a dying one running on ...
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Error 0x810000E3 - Full Backup recovery Windows 7

I performed a Full Back-up of my Windows 7 machine to an HFS harddrive, and could not recover from the harddrive after a format and reinstall because the system would not recognize the drive. The ...
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Windows 7 Home vs Ultimate

I was searching around the internet and came across a couple of articles but none of them seems to provide the info I want. I recently purchased a new laptop(dell xps) and It came with windows 7 home ...
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Will restoring Windows 7 from a different machine's image destroy my partitions?

My coworkers and I were all assigned the same laptop models at the beginning of our project. On mine, Windows 7 hit a state where I could not boot anything except Recovery Console. I used a Linux ...
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Windows 7 backup shows two system drives

I am trying to create a system image of my OS drive but Windows it trying to make me backup my storage drive as well showing it as a system drive: I only want to back up my Windows drive (C:) but ...
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Restoring Operating System & Preloaded Apps on Dell Laptop

I got a virus on my computer and wanted to do a complete re-install on my computer. I got the re-installation disk provided when I first got the computer. I had three partitions OEM, Recovery, and OS, ...
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Windows 7 secondary drive data still present, but file tree doesn't display

After recovering my system from a malware attack, I restored all of my previous settings, run malware/virus scans, etc. Everything appears to be back to normal, except: E:\ directory tree does not ...
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windows 7 randomly shuts down. where do I find related log? so that i can identify the error

during the normal use, windows 7 shuts down. sometimes it happened when I start google chrome and few times during system update. after it shuts down, I turn it back on and I get to the screen, ...
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Dual boot WINPE and WINRE USB?

Can this be done? I think it would be cool to have one USB to access these. Leon
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How to re install Windows 7 (64bit) without a resource CD and without internetand get all the drivers installed?

I spent half a day trying the different choices I have to re install Windows 7. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bt edition. The OS came with the laptop. So, I never changed it and of course I don't ...
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Restore VHD image in a specific partition

I'm having a similar issue described in this post. I have a Windows 7 VHD image and want to restore it, but I cannot let Windows Restore format the whole HD and destroy other partitions. I don't want ...
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Vista backup zip file manual recovery

I backed up my vista comp and installed win 7. I have Backtrack 5 and Debian backed up. I found them zipped on my external drive (I use Winrar) and copied them 2 my Desktop. They are ISO's and each ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore after partition format and other OS install

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I have used the built-in Backup and Restore feature to create a system image on an external hard drive and I have created a recovery disk. The system image included ...