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System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

  1. #20


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Shawn:

    Thanks for your posting, but no, I reject that as a reasonable alternative. I would do that as an unreasonable alternative if I had to replace my computer, but I want to know if I can work with this extra SSD without taking my PC down.

    Lester

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  2. #21


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


    You should be able to do that with wbadmin.exe. It is laborious.

    wbadmin.exe /restore ? at cmd prompt will show you how.

    Iiirc restore commands are only available from winpe in client editions.
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  3. #22


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


    I just booted up my 81 winpe and had a look:

    Click image for larger version

    You may be able to do it from within windows if you are running server or enterprise.
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  4. #23


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    SIW2:

    I'll look into this.

    Thanks.

    Lester


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You should be able to do that with wbadmin.exe. It is laborious.

    wbadmin.exe /restore ? at cmd prompt will show you how.

    Iiirc restore commands are only available from winpe in client editions.
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  5. #24


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


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    Hi everyone,
    i'm to restore an image to my laptop following hard drive failure and am not so good with computers and am having a slight problem.
    I've tried following the tutorial but when it gets to stage 14 I get the message above.
    my recovery media is on a USB stick and the image is on my portable hard drive. I created the media and image using windows 8.
    I would be grateful for any ideas please.

    many thanks and Happy New Year

    Paul
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  6. #25


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Paul, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It doesn't look like you're going to be able to restore the image. You might see if you may be able to use the method in the tutorial below to try and manually recover any files you may want from the system image.

    System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
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  7. #26


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi Brink,

    Thank you for that. I had also done a file back-up so I have all of the files and pics etc., but was hoping to restore all of the software as well but that is what I feared.

    many thanks for your reply though. Better get downloading!!

    All the best and thanks again

    Paul
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    That's the only bad thing about a system image. If Windows doesn't recognize it, then it usually will not work.

    If you like, you might also consider using Macrium Reflect for image backups as well.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9. #28


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I have been going crazy trying to restore my Toshiba Satellite Windows 8 laptop from a system image I created after I bought the computer and set it up the way I wanted it. This is what I've done:

    - I created a recovery drive on a 16GB USB stick
    - I boot from the usb and enter the recovery screen or whatever it's called
    - I select, Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, System Image Recovery

    With my external hard drive attached, I select the image I want to recover from (the last step of #7 above). And every time, after I click 'next' I get the message:

    "To restore this computer, Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery Environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore, shut down this computer and boot it from a Windows Installataion disk or a system repair disk and try the restore again"

    I am booting from a system repair disk, with the recovery partition copied to it. I can't figure out why it thinks I'm running from the hard drive.

    The 'drives in backup' listed:
    EFI System Partition, C:, \\?\\Volume{ .... some long hex number ....}

    Any clues?
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  10. #29


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ridge, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you area able to boot into Windows, you might see if you are able to boot to the startup options screen using OPTION THREE to boot to Advanced Startup to then do a system image recovery.
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