Windows 10: Restore WindowsImageBackup with lost system password

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  1. Arismac Win User

    Restore WindowsImageBackup with lost system password

    How do I recover my lost System Password, please so that I can restore Windows 10 from WindowsImageBackup?

    Arismac, Mar 5, 2020
  2. jellyroll Win User

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    AndreTen - I have tried Disk Cleanup but unfortunately the problem entries did not go away.
    I feel certain Bree (VIP Member) has identified the correct cause of this problem as above and his adviced solution should also do the trick.

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    Bree - Thank you. I must admit that I did use 'Create system image' a few times in 'Backup & Restore (Windows 7)' instead of 'Backup now' and these ghost entries relate to those actions. You have rightly identified the cause of this issue.
    It is crazy that Microsoft has put two different backup options causing the issue of these ghost restore points.

    Regarding your advice on how to rectify the issue - I must add that I am not very computer savvy and feel reluctant to use Diskpart utility etc to delete 'WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache' and 'WindowsImageBackup\Catalog folders' from within 'System Volume Information' folder with command Prompt as I fear damaging the pc by making any mistakes, as I have never done this before.

    Please advice if there may be another simpler method to delete the above folders OR if you are able and have time to post a step by step instructions (with pictures if possible) on how to follow your advice. Much appreciated.
    jellyroll, Mar 5, 2020
  3. Tryx3 Win User
    Restore System Image

    You will never be offered the option - Windows is not flexible when it comes to system images.

    I assume that you store your images in a separate group of folders from which to pick one to restore from. I do the same.

    • As long as we always move the entire WindowsImageBackup folder each time then there should never be any problems.
    • All you need to do is complete your storage procedure by moving your latest WindowsImageBackup folder out of the root into a separate folder and then you can move your chosen WindowsImageBackup folder from your "library" back into the root.
    • It is always the image in WindowsImageBackup that will be offered for restoration even though it is not the latest one.

    There is no alternative to this for Windows images unless you decide to simply add to the same image every time in WindowsImageBackup.

    • By doing this, Windows will add whatever has changed since the last image so image making is also speeded up.
    • Windows would then ask you which date of image you wanted to restore from.
    • The problem with this approach is that Windows decides which bits of previous images to clean out of WindowsImageBackup [using rules that are not published] so you might wish to restore a particular one but it will not be offered to you if Windows has not
      kept it intact.

    Tryx3, Mar 5, 2020
  4. janey6 Win User

    Restore WindowsImageBackup with lost system password

    Restore from WindowsImageBackup

    Sorry - been getting a bit confused of late!

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    I have now copied the largest file to my external drive and looked at the Disk Management. I don't see how to mount it. Sorry I must seem very dim but I've got lost!

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    janey6, Mar 5, 2020

Restore WindowsImageBackup with lost system password

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