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Vhdx to restore full disk image

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Best Answer phillpower2 , 04 January 2023 - 05:15 AM

While agree with you that a clean install is always preferred, it takes time  Not as long as it has taken you to get to where you are now, you could have been back up and running with all... Go to the full post »


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Dear Experts,

I need your kind help for an issue that I have

Ive the VHDX of my SSD, boot disk, dead now. I tried to use it to recover the full image following the instructions for win 7 but the image is not recognised after Mount the disk with disk part in the command window
The VHDX is fully bootable with Hyper V, so the image is not corrupted

Do you know how I can avoid the problem and install the image in the new disk?
Not sure if it can be an issue, but the old disk was 320Gb and the new one is 500Gb, but I cant load the image at all, not tying to install and get an error

OS: Win 10 64 bit, UEFI boot

Thanks!

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Ive the VHDX of my SSD,

 

 

Sorry but got to ask, why on earth did you use such a problematic means of creating an image and especially mixing the Windows 7 and 10 operating systems in the process.

 

Easiest thing for you to do would be to download a free Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft and do a clean install of Windows and the system drivers, once done see if you can access the data on the bad drive by temporarily using it as a data drive.


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Dear philpower2,

Thanks for your answer

I want to flash my image on the new disk to avoid to reinstall and set again everything, its very time consuming
While agree with you that a clean install is always preferred, it takes time
The only procedure that I found was from win7, but the interface its still the same

Do you know any way to use that image to fully restore my PC?

Thanks

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While agree with you that a clean install is always preferred, it takes time

 

 

Not as long as it has taken you to get to where you are now, you could have been back up and running with all data back in place well before now if you had done a clean install.

 

Do you know any way to use that image to fully restore my PC?

 

 

I don`t I`m afraid, have always gone with Macrium Reflect (free).


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Dear phillpower2,

Thanks again for your answer

Yes, Im rebuilding the machine with the old data, so far so good 😊

Thanks for the back up tool suggestion, will use it in the future

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You are most welcome Faina  :thumbsup:


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I do images with macrium and easeUS. Both are free.


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