1.    22 Nov 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 re image


    Hello I have upgrade Win 7 64bit to Win 10 64bit. I have created a back up image to an internal SATA HDD. I have created a back up image to an external HDD. The drives being formatted to MBR. I have followed the instructions from a number of websites most carefully. On trying to re image my computer with either drive connected (obviously not both). The set up information can not be found. I have repeated the process with the drives formatted to GPT... again the set up information can not be found. Anyone got an idea please... I'm at a loss as to how to proceed on this one.
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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #2
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    What did you use to create the back up images with?
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    What did you use to create the back up images with?
    Not sure how to answer your question.
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-create-...ore-it-1513321
    Steps to perform a full image backup in Windows 10


    1- Right-click on
    the Start button and open Control
    Panel


    2- Click
    File
    History


    3- In File History,
    click the System Image Backup link in the
    bottom-left corner of the screen


    4- Connect an external
    USB hard drive to the computer with sufficient free space


    5- The backup wizard
    prompts you to choose from one of the three options to save the backup. For
    instance, just select the hard drive you just connected. However, you can also
    back up to blank DVDs and a network share, but these options are likely to slow
    down the backup process


    6- Click
    Next


    7- Confirm the
    prompt to backup and hit Start backup


    This process could take
    around 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the amount of data to be backed up.
    However, you can continue to use your computer normally when the backup is
    running in the background.


    How to restore your computer from Windows 10 image backup
    file



    • Connect the hard-drive
      with the system image backup to computer. Then reboot the computer with the
      Windows installation media (bootable DVD or bootable USB flash
      drive)
    • During the Windows
      Setup, click Next, then click Repair your computer link in the bottom-left corner
      of screen
    • Click on Troubleshoot > Advanced options, and select System Image
      Recovery
    • Finally, select
      Windows 10 from the list of operating systems that you want to recover, click
      Next and hit Finish
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen12 View Post
    Not sure how to answer your question.
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-create-...ore-it-1513321
    Steps to perform a full image backup in Windows 10
    That's what I was asking. There are several programs available to make back up images with. Built-in Windows function, Acronis, EaseUS, and Macrium Reflect Free to name a few. The built-in Windows function seems to cause the most problems for people.

    If you connect the external hard drive to another computer do you see the backup file? It should be a .vhd or .vhdx file, I think. I don't use Windows 10 built-in imaging so my ability to help is limited. At what part does the restore fail? Are you able to boot from the Windows installation USB/DVD and click on the Repair your computer link?

    I believe you have to keep your hard drive that you are attempting to restore the same partition format (MBR or GPT) as when you made the image, if you use Windows built-in imaging.
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5
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    Thank you for your reply. I have plug the back up HDD into another PC. I can see... down the tree, File History-My name-The PC's name-Configuration-Data-C-Users. Within the configuration folder.. Catalog1.edb Catalog2.edb Config1 Config2 Within the Data folder C (folder)-Users(folder) Public (folder) my name (folder) then folders containing my work.
    I have done a search *.vhd & *.vhdx nothing found.
    Many thanks,

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    That's what I was asking. There are several programs available to make back up images with. Built-in Windows function, Acronis, EaseUS, and Macrium Reflect Free to name a few. The built-in Windows function seems to cause the most problems for people.

    If you connect the external hard drive to another computer do you see the backup file? It should be a .vhd or .vhdx file, I think. I don't use Windows 10 built-in imaging so my ability to help is limited. At what part does the restore fail? Are you able to boot from the Windows installation USB/DVD and click on the Repair your computer link?

    I believe you have to keep your hard drive that you are attempting to restore the same partition format (MBR or GPT) as when you made the image, if you use Windows built-in imaging.
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  6.    23 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen12 View Post
    Thank you for your reply. I have plug the back up HDD into another PC. I can see... down the tree, File History-My name-The PC's name-Configuration-Data-C-Users. Within the configuration folder.. Catalog1.edb Catalog2.edb Config1 Config2 Within the Data folder C (folder)-Users(folder) Public (folder) my name (folder) then folders containing my work.
    I have done a search *.vhd & *.vhdx nothing found.
    Many thanks,
    So it sounds like you only have a file history backup of your data files and not a system image.
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  7.    23 Nov 2015 #7
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    That's interesting many thanks. So I am not doing what is says at item 3. In the file History, click the System Image Backup link in the bottom left corner of the screen.... I guess. I'll give it a go tomorrow and report back. Many thanks so far.
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  8.    23 Nov 2015 #8
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    Personally, I use Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Reflect Free


    and, like I said, since I don't use built in Windows imaging, I am far from even being proficiently knowledgeable about it, so I could be completely wrong about your backup. I just upgraded my mother-in-law to Windows 10 and she does bookkeeping on the side for a couple of businesses. I did turn on File History to backup her data files once per hour - but I use Macrium Reflect Free for complete system backups to restore from in the event of catastrophic failure.
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  9.    26 Nov 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    So it sounds like you only have a file history backup of your data files and not a system image.
    Success! I have now made a back up and restored it!
    Looks like i'de do well to have a drive permanently connected for File Back up's and say a USB drive for occasional System Back up's. Very many thanks.
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