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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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Windows 7 system recovery with recovery disk to identical replacement drive fails

Recently my wife's computer's SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) crashed. I was not too worried as Windows 7 makes regular system copies. I got a new replacement SSD under warranty. Booting up with the Install disc ...
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Missing backup and restore option in Windows 7

I don't know exactly what happen, but I'm thinking it has something to do with Windows 7 upgrade: 2 weeks ago I upgraded to SP1 and pretty sure this is when it happens to "broke" my backup and restore ...
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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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Windows 7 recovery partition

My laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium and I would like to upgrade it to Pro. My questions are: Would the install of Windows 7 Pro affect my recover partition? How does the recovery partition ...
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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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Windows 7 Recovery partition present but no option when booting

On my Dell Studio XPS1645 I have a 14,65GB Recovery partition with WindowsRE on it. The problem is that I have no "Boot in recovery" when I press F8 on the boot loader (it's the standard Windows boot ...
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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 ...