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H. Jay

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This is the first time I've done a disc image and I did it on a new external hard drive but can't figure out how to get the  image back onto my PC when I will need to. I know it must be a very simple process but darn if I can figure out how it's done. Don't need to do it right now but would like to know now how it's done so when I do need to I will be able to do it. I am using Windows 7. Thanks.


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Might be help here,

http://oakdome.com/k...from-backup.php

Or

http://windows.micro...p#1TC=windows-7

Additional information below

http://www.bleepingc...in-windows-7-8/

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What software did you use to create the backup.
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What software did you use to create the backup.

I used the Windows 7 in the backup your files selection. Thanks


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Thanks Zep.


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I recommend you forget about Windows Backup and use a program like Macrium Reflect Free to create image backups. You can create a Macrium Rescue disc from the program once it's installed. You boot the disc any time you want to restore a image backup.


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There are a number of free programs available. Macrium is an awesome one.

Bottom line is you need to be able to boot from a rescue CD to get access to the image.


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I recommend you forget about Windows Backup and use a program like Macrium Reflect Free to create image backups. You can create a Macrium Rescue disc from the program once it's installed. You boot the disc any time you want to restore a image backup.

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Ztruker,  I can't get it onto a disc as my PC has an ROM drive and not the CD/DVDRW drive in it. I am using Windows 7. All suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

 


Edited by H. Jay, 28 May 2014 - 12:41 PM.

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There are a number of free programs available. Macrium is an awesome one.

Bottom line is you need to be able to boot from a rescue CD to get access to the image.

 

123Runner,   I can't get it onto a disc as my PC has an ROM drive and not the CD/DVDRW drive in it. I am using Windows 7. All suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.


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You can create a bootable USB Flash drive to use for restoring a Macrium image.

 

See here: MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Flash Drive

 

I'd also suggest you replace the optical ROM with a CD/DVD-RW drive for future use.


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You can create a bootable USB Flash drive to use for restoring a Macrium image.

 

See here: MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Flash Drive

 

I'd also suggest you replace the optical ROM with a CD/DVD-RW drive for future use.

Thanks Ztruker, would a  CD/DVD-RW burner do the job just as good? And thanks for the  MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Flash Drive.


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You can create a bootable USB Flash drive to use for restoring a Macrium image.

 

See here: MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Flash Drive

 

I'd also suggest you replace the optical ROM with a CD/DVD-RW drive for future use.

 

Ztruker, thanks for the MACRIUM REFLECT USB Flash Drive tip, and would an external CD/DVD-RW drive do just as well rather than replacing the optical ROM? Thanks again. 


Edited by H. Jay, 03 June 2014 - 10:41 AM.

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External should do it. The advantage is you would then have two drives if ever needed.


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External should do it. The advantage is you would then have two drives if ever needed.

Thanks Z and to everyone who offered their help.


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