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system image recovery in windows 8 pro

  1. #1


    Chennai,INdia
    Posts : 6
    winows 8 pro

    system image recovery in windows 8 pro


    Hello I am kasinath.

    I went thro' the tutorials.

    After creating system image to an external hard disk from "windows 7 recovery" ,Suppose

    I am not able to boot to windows 8,the advanced option thro' system recovery option is not available,when we

    boot thro' system recovery disc,then how to retore the system image created.

    Can use recovery disc created in windows 7 ultimate.

    Note:- I recently upgraded to wondows 8 pro.

    Kindly let me know How to go about it.

    Yhanking you

    kasinath

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  2. #2


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


    Good question.

    You might think a win7 repair disc would be able to pick up the backup image and restore it.

    I haven't tried it - but I doubt it.

    For marketing reasons, MS do not usually let previous o/s recovery work on the new version.

    Worth a try - this may be an exception - after all, it is called win7 file recovery ( or something like that ) - even in win8.

    Isn't it included in win8 repair options?

    I think it is one those big squares you jab at - Advanced Options >System Image recovery
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi si

    You can make a Windows 7 Repair disc, in Windows 8's windows 7 recovery & backup.
    Yes, it does work.

    Ray
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  4. #4


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


    Hi Ray,

    I think you will find it makes a win 8 repair disc- with the big squares when you boot it up. You can't make a win7 repair disc from windows 8 - you don't have win7 winre ( unless you are multibooting ).

    He was asking if he can use an actual win7 repair disc - created on win7 - to restore a system image created by win8.

    I don't know - never tried it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kasinath, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I haven't tried it either, but we are not able to with Vista and Windows 7, so I would doubt that you could with Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    However, you are able to create a system repair disc on any Windows 8 computer that is the same 32-bit or 64-bit as your Windows 8, and be able to use it on your computer to do the System Image Recovery with.

    Of course, it's best that you have already created a system repair disc in your Windows 8 to have available as a backup if needed.
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  6. #6


    Chennai,INdia
    Posts : 6
    winows 8 pro


    Hello ,

    Thank you for the replies.

    I created the 'system repair disc" in windows 8 by typing "recdisc" in run command.

    I booted the system repair disc and it gives the "advanced option" menu under trouble shooting, which shows one of the option
    as recovery forn system image.

    I also made a system image using "windows 7 recovery" option in control panel.

    kasinath
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi Shawn & si

    I am still in BETA MODE.

    NOTE TO SELF: Get yourself in RTM MODE.

    Ray
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help Kasinath.


    @Ray,

    Ooops. Here's a free 90-day trial evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise (RTM).

    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
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  9. #9


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Glad we could help Kasinath.


    @Ray,

    Ooops. Here's a free 90-day trial evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise (RTM).

    Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    I have TechNet & 90 day.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Even better.
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