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AOMEI freeware bug when restoring images.

  1. #1

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86

    AOMEI freeware bug when restoring images.

    When trialling the Enterprise edition of W8.1 I began to notice that my Windows Update history was often either empty or had just one or two entries in it. Strange ! Now as I was trialling W8.1 at the time I was making extensive use of AOMEI freeware backup program and I began to have a suspicion that this was happening after each restore.

    Anyway, I've just proved that this is indeed the problem. The two pictures show my update history and the history after having made a disk image and then restoring from that image. The installed updates list has been cleared apart from one entry.

    I have a parallel installation on another PC that uses Acronis disk imaging and here there is no issue. All the updates are shown correctly.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Updates.PNG   Updates 2.PNG  

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  2. #2

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    Win 8.1 Pro x86

    Thanks for sharing.
    Same problem here,no updates listed before 14 July and I installed windows 14 April.
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  3. #3

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Do you see "INSTALLED UPDATES"?

    Seems to be due to the way windows vss operates.

    “After a file is added to the appropriate registry key value, it is deleted from the shadow copy during creation by the shadow copy optimization writer on a best-effort basis”.

    Looks like it is operating in the way MS intended.

    Perhaps some other programs skip the optimization.

    This is how Symantec answered the same question:

    Because SSR 2013 uses the Microsoft VSS framework, this is expected behavior and it is working as designed.
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  4. #4

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86

    Thanks for the explanation Steve. It kind of makes sense, but (lol) I think W8's own disk image utility keeps the list intact on a restore. Hmmm ! interesting.
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