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Restore Previous o/s from Windows.old

  1. #1


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Restore Previous o/s from Windows.old


    Has anybody got this to work yet?

    I had a couple of goes - couldn't get it to work.

    Perhaps that is another thing we are not allowed to do any more.

    If anyone figures it out - would be glad to hear it.

    Using previous o/s install disk is cheating.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    you need to use a software like todo to copy the Windows.old to a usb stick or an external HD , it will keep your folder permission

    Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free
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  3. #3


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yeah - I have paragon HDM. And Todo and Macrium - and a couple of others.

    I expect you could format the win 8 partition - what next?

    Just copying the directories out of the backup image from windows.old - not sure that will work.

    Will give it try.
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  4. #4


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    UH OH. Windows.old users\username directory contains only only AppData - the rest are missing.

    Will copy them back from win8 user\username before making image. Lot of crap in there no one wants like the apps and winx junk.

    UH OH 4 boot critical drivers missing - will copy them back too.
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