Applying a backup without an OS running

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  1. Posts : 5
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       #11

    simrick said:
    If I understand you correctly, it won't work. As NavyLCDR said, with a Windows-made image the partition you are restoring to has to be larger than your image. And, you can not restore an image to the same partition. In other words, once the restore is completed, the partition holding the original image must still be intact.

    So, if your HDD is 500GB and your image is 200GB, you could partition off 260+GB, clean install W10 onto it, then run recovery to restore the image. If your image is greater than (roughly) 200GB, it can't be done on that drive and you'll have to bite the bullet and buy something.
    Alright, after all I'm going to boot into Hirens and save a couple of files small files I need. Then I'm just going to do a fresh install of windows and download all my programs and games again. Once again, thanks for the help to all those who responded
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  2. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #12

    Aerodynamix said:
    Alright, after all I'm going to boot into Hirens and save a couple of files small files I need. Then I'm just going to do a fresh install of windows and download all my programs and games again. Once again, thanks for the help to all those who responded
    Okay. No problem. You're quite welcome. Please go ahead and mark the thread as solved.
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  3. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #13

    A 500gb USB hard drive is $35. You could also use it as backup for a new computer. Just sayin'
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