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Windows 8 Won't Recognize System Image on Network

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Consumer

    Windows 8 Won't Recognize System Image on Network

    I set up W8 Consumer the way I like it -- had to create a custom inf for the screen of my Dell Mini 10 among other things.

    I then created a system image on another computer on my network.

    Next I wiped and reformatted the disk in the Mini.

    But now, when I try to restore from the system image on the network, Windows 8 can't see or recognize the backup. I can browse to the location on my network perfectly well, but no matter what folder I browse to, from the drive letter of the backup drive to the folder named "Backup 2012-03-14 015251," I keep getting a message that there is no image there.

    Has anyone had this problem and solved it? Any suggestions?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 CP

    Yes I had the same trouble - backup not found. But in my case my system image backup was done over USB. I had other backup images on this same USB hard drive, i.e. from my Windows 7 machines so I wonder if that confused it? When I get a chance I am going to try again on a USB drive with no other backups.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    You can try this, should work the same with a Win8 image: System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image - Windows 7 Forums
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  4. #4

    newbie to win8forums and win 8. I'm not sure which ver of win I have and not sure how to find out. my Win 8 does not see a network drive we have when I try to do a system image.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64

    It has to see a folder named WindowsImageBackup to recognize the image. You can't change the name of that folder unless it is being used as an archive.
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