I have a blank hard drive. I also have a Windows 7 system image backed up on an external hard drive. I don't have a system repair disk (SRD) and also don't have Windows 7 disk. I only have the recovery disks that came with my laptop. There is no option in the recovery disk to restore from a system image. So, I am forced to use the old stuff in the recovery disk.
I have few questions:
- Can I restore my system from an image on a USB based HDD, without any SRD?
- Can I create an SRD in a windows 8 system for a windows 7 system? I know this might sound strange, but what if an SRD is just a collection of backup utilities?
- If no microsoft based answer is there, then is there any commercial software which can do this instead?
I don't even have access to an original Windows 7 disk right now. So, that option is ruled out too.