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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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312 views

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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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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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 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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358 views

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 ...
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Does the Win XP/7 dual boot “missing restore points” problem apply to systems with separate hard disks for each O/S?

I'm in the process of installing Windows 7/64 on a system with Windows XP/32 on it. During my research, I read about a problem that occurs in the dual boot scenario where Windows XP deletes Windows ...
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Dell Windows 7 recovery disk, lost Cd key

I have a Dell XPS desktop and my hard drive crashed recently. I went out a purchased a new hard drive and installed it, But I have a problem... I bought the computer from my brother a few months ...
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1answer
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System Restore problem

I'm looking for System Restore software for my company. I want software that can run on multiple systems, around ten Windows 7 machines. Can anyone suggest something good and affordable?
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How to do a Windows 7 Image restore to an external drive?

I have a system that I have done a Windows 7 Image restore on. I would like to migrate that image to a different hard drive. Is there a way to restore the image to an externally connected hard ...
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Windows 7 Image Restore with a smaller hard drive

I have a 500 GB drive that I have made a system image of. I would like to move that to a 250 GB drive (because it is a Solid State drive). I have made a Windows 7 Backup Image of my 500 GB drive. I ...