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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Copying WindowsImageBackup folder

After making an image backup in Windows 7 Pro 64bit to another partition on the same physical hard drive there is WindowsImageBackup folder. After that if I wanted to save this backup to an external ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to repair a Windows7 boot sector on a secondary hard disk? [closed]

I am trying to rescue a damaged Windows7 here. Unfortunately, its boot record is corrupt (but its partition table is okay, only its boot code is bad). I've put its hard disk into a working Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Want to get rid of KB3004394 but used up all my restore points?

This question is related to my earlier question : crypt32.dll is broken for Virtualbox since patch Tuesday 9-Dec-2014? . I need to restore back to a point before KB3004394 but that point is no longer ...
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Want Windows 7 back after mistakenly installing Ubuntu in C drive

I had Windows 7 and it was slow, so I tried installing Ubuntu on an empty drive, but by mistake I installed it on the C drive. Now I want Windows 7 back. I am not bothered about Ubuntu getting erased ...
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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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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 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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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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SSD crash after failed windows restore

I am going to explain my situation completely. I was upgrading windows 7 to 10 (genuine) on my laptop. The upgrade did not go well. Windows tried to restore itself to a former status and there the ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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Back up will not restore

i had to reinstall windows 7 on my HP desktop. I used the hp cyberlink option and created a back up to a portable hard drive before using the recovery option to reinstall windows. the reinstallation ...
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How to restore a previous version of a BluffTitler file without backup

I made an important BluffTitler file *.bt which I modified to make it different from the previous version. but I wasn't careful though and then I accidentally saved the different file over the ...