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  1. Cannot restore windows via System Image Recovery


    Ok so basically I wanted to get rid of the drive windows was on and put it on another drive. Normally I'd do a clean install, but it was a bit too soon for me doing another one of those the hassle of getting everything set up again, so I googled how to move windows 10 to another drive. Seems that the best option here was to use the System Image Recovery method, and that as long as the drive its going to is bigger than the initial drive, it will be fine. So I created the image backup and put it on an external hard drive, then booted from my windows installation usb drive, and went to the Repa

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    UnseasonedBeef, Jan 15, 2022 at 12:52 AM
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  2. Try3 Win User

    How to restore system image backup

    Ryan,

    Whilst I can find the tutorial for making a system image [Create a System Image], I cannot find one about restoring it at the moment so here are my own notes on the procedure - [I never see the message windows need to format the drive... so I am not sure where you are when you see that]

    [Added later - There is an illustrated guide to restoring a system image in Restore Image on Computer - EightForums. The procedure seems to be the same and the illustrations should be helpful.]

    1 Go to


    • Settings,
    • Update & security,
    • Recovery,
    • Under the Advanced startup heading, click on the button for Restart now.


    2 This will take you into the onboard Windows recovery environment [WRE], a menu-driven environment -

    • Troubleshoot,
    • Advanced options,
    • System image recover.

    3 You will be rebooted into the System image recovery procedure -


    • Log into an Admin account,
    • Connect the drive containing the image,
    • Accept the latest image identified by the system or Select a image,
    • The rest is entirely menu driven.
    • [Whilst there are some options that can be chosen, the defaults are normally off for all these and should be accepted.]


    There are variations of this procedure such as starting the restoration from an installation disk, system repair disk or System recovery drive [see page 2 of this thread].

    Denis
     
  3. topgundcp Win User
    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

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    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
     
  4. Cannot restore windows via System Image Recovery

    [HELP]Image recovery issues

    Guys i am trying to fix my cousins Asus Eee netbook. It has a backup image file that is partitioned on the hard drive but when I go to use it the app will run through a few steps and stop. It is running Vista . Any suggestions?
     
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