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restore system image from disk that is not shared?

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    windows 8.1 pro

    restore system image from disk that is not shared?


    Hi, I have two hard disks, and I have a system image that I made of the OS, it is stored on the second disk, the one without the OS. Both disks have sharing turned off.

    What happens if I can't boot into Windows, and I want to use EaseUS backup to restore my system? Will I be able to access the system image, if I boot from the EaseUS live CD? Or will I be denied access, because it is not a shared disk?

    And generally speaking, is it adviseable to have sharing turned off, or on? I am not on a network, but I have several user accounts on the same OS. Please advice what security settings are good for my situation.

    Okay, experience is the best tutor. I booted from the CD to see what would happen, and yes, it can read the system image file off of the hard disk.

    But I would still like to know what are the advised security settings for sharing etc.
    What is the most practicable approach to the issue?
    Last edited by shmu; 15 May 2014 at 09:29.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You would be best to use Clonezilla for offline image backup. There is also ToDo Workstation which works better then the home version. ToDo workstation is best if the drive starts to go bad and you are moving the image from & to drives of different sizes.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro


    thanks. I actually downloaded ToDo Workstation one time as a trial version (I had a dynamic disk that I was trying to back up, and Workstation can handle that). I made sure to burn the CD while I had it. It's good!
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restore system image from disk that is not shared?
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