Windows 10: System Image oddity

Discus and support System Image oddity in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Prior to build of this PC, E: partition 00 (formerly C:) on this conventional platter ran Windows 10 on an old PC, but has been reformatted and now... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by borgus, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. borgus Win User

    System Image oddity

    Prior to build of this PC, E: partition 00 (formerly CSystem Image oddity :) on this conventional platter ran Windows 10 on an old PC, but has been reformatted and now houses only Windows back-up files and a few others on a new PC.

    D: partition 01, then and now, contains data only.

    When creating a Windows System Image choosing either drive D: or E: as the target prompts that "the system is on the same physical disk." That's obviously not the case. The Win10 O/S is on the OS-1TB-SSD.

    Is this because the system sees E: as a Primary Partition? And if so, why? Will writing System Image to that drive, ignoring the prompt, cause problems with restoration? Thanks.

    borgus, Dec 22, 2018
  2. spapakons Win User

    USB Port Oddities

    Ok, let's see it with pictures step-by-step. First right-click on the USB device and select Update driver software:

    System Image oddity [​IMG]

    Then select Browse my computer for driver software (LAST option) :

    System Image oddity [​IMG]

    The select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer (LAST option) :

    System Image oddity [​IMG]

    Then select the standard driver from the list and click next:

    System Image oddity [​IMG]

    Click next/OK as required to complete installation. Repeat the steps for all Intel USB devices. Finally click on each USB root device and press DEL to delete it, reply YES when asked. After deleting all USB root devices restart the computer.

    I hope this is detailed enough...
    spapakons, Dec 22, 2018
  3. System Image Problem

    I'm getting a head start in case you get on early.

    Can you post camera pics to your thread from your phone?

    There will be steps later that require attention to detail and I'd feel better if I could see what's on your screen. I had to try the steps more than once when I tested the process and I'd like to avoid that on your machine.

    Here's what I'd like to do for the Macrium Rescue steps later on in the process
    I'll post the the step, you'll post an picture of the Macrium screen,
    I'll echo same screen back if I see something that needs changing or I'll just say Go Ahead

    When I confirm that the Macrium screen, you'll make any changes I've highlighted and THEN execute the step

    Here's where you begin today's session, we'll get as far as we get and then pick up when you get back home.

    Step 1: Safeguard the System Image by moving it to a new folder

    1. Connect the Seagate exp drive

    2. File Explorer: Navigate to the Seagate drive

    3. Create a new Folder named 1_sysImage

    4. Move WindowsImageBackup to 1_sysImage

    Step 2: List the VHDs in the System Image

    1. File Explorer: Navigate to 1_sysImage\WindowsImageBackup\machineName\Backup date-time

    2. Press the Type column to sort by Type

    3. Post a screen shot
    Slartybart, Dec 22, 2018
  4. System Image oddity

    System Image Problem

    [table][tr][td]Version[/td] [td]Date[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.05[/td] [td]8/03/2009[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]5.08[/td] [td]7/21/2009[/td] [/tr] [/table]
    Which one is newer?
    Only 5.05 was offered on HP for the machine I linked.
    The description danced around some of the anomalies we're seen with drives.

    Since only 5.05 was offered, I questioned 5.08
    Guess we know the answer now - 5.05 failed to flash.
    We could spend time trying to figure that out, but IMO it's better on the back burner for now

    I think the next step is to try the Macrium sleight of hand to get the System Image restored.
    I'd like to get the System Image up and running to do the follwoing

    • Copy Nick's data to a folder off of the restored System Image C: drive

    • run a Belarc Advisor audit to collect license keys for Nick's software

    • there might be other data collection that Nick can do in preparation for the final step

    The final step is a clean install, install up-to-date MS and 3rd party software, and restore the copied personal data.

    Nick was having difficulty locating the outlook files in the System Image - so getting it back running live is the best I can think of.

    Thoughts, suggestions, and objections are always welcome and considered
    Slartybart, Dec 22, 2018

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