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Windows 8 Won't Recognize System Image on Network


northstar7

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#1
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?

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Mini 10
    CPU
    Atom
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    2 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia

littlebob

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 CP

inphoenix

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#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8

Saltgrass

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB