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System Image Restore from USB External Drive ??, Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Yes, it can be done. Restoring the image has to be done from booted winre. Restore command does not exist in your running windows.

    From within your running windows , type wbadmin /? at command prompt and you will see there are commands to create backup, but not to restore.

    Type wbadmin /? at command prompt from booted winre and you will see the image restore commands.

    It is quite tricky if you haven't done it before. Drive letter assignmenets are very confusing unless you understand how it works.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8


    Ok great. Thanks. I'm just not use to win 8.

    Btw:
    -yes, i made 2 backups. system image and file history.
    -i can get to cmd prompt/notepad...and i can see the hd and its files.

    Let me try what u just suggested. Thanks.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8


    Great. Got there.

    I assume i use 'Get Versions' so i can access the hd?
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    I'm looking in win 8 forums to use wbadmin cmd prompt to recover .... but is out as simple as wbadmin start recovery, then i select E (my hard drive).
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8


    Ah... I see why it's tricky now. Arghh. Ill keep trying.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8


    No luck.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8


    Well, i got to the correct cmd prompt and file location. But a pop up msg says i don't have a program associated with the file.

    I can't download anything to the pc bc it would take hrs to set it up to install the program then do the image restore recovery.

    Completely ludicrous in my book!

    I want a MAC!!

    Thanks for your help!!!

    Totally awesome assistance!!!

    Trina
    Last edited by Zepln; 25 Jan 2015 at 18:02.
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  8. #18


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    Not sure what went wrong for you. I have done it a few times. No extra program needed, just cmd prompt wbadmin.

    I might have kept some screenshots, will see if I can find them.
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  10. #20


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    If you restore to a different volume , i.e if the drive/partition has changed in any way, you will also need to reset the os drive letter.

    I made something to do that, but it has to be run from bootable media.

    I will pm you a link to a boot disc which has everything you need for the job.
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