Windows 10: Repair disk does not see existing WindowsImageBackup

  1.    04 Oct 2016 #1

    Repair disk does not see existing WindowsImageBackup

    After producing a WidowsImageBackup and a Repair disk for my Windows 10 system I went back to Windows 7 with help of an earlier taken SystemImageBackup. No problems. (I did so because of lacking device support for my display in Windows 10)
    The backup contains 2 disks 100MB for Multiboot and the other for the Windows System

    Now trying to go back to Win10:
    boot from repair disk
    go to the choice 'Restore from System Image' (in swedish).
    The Win10 WindowsImageBackup is shown in the list of system images (but the corresponding Win7 file does). Also trough Explorer in Win 7 and Command prompt from Repair disk it is also seen.
    There has been some renameing and moving of the file,(it is 90GB big) but so also with the Win7 backup. AFTER failing to retrieve the file I have picked files from the .vhdx image.

    How do I do to get a Windows 10 system again without losing all installed programs? Too late to migrate again.
    What I have is a running Win7 system, a Win10 WindowsSystemImage file, win7 and win10 repair disks
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails W10bkup.JPG  
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  2.    04 Oct 2016 #2

    Which repair disk are you using to try to restore to 10? The 7 or 10 one?

    guwic said: View Post
    Too late to migrate again.
    I don't think this is true. You should be able to upgrade again and it should activate automatically when you connect to internet as your Windows 10 entitlement is already stored for your PC.
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       04 Oct 2016 #3

    guwic said: View Post
    There has been some renameing and moving of the file
    This is almost certainly the reason you can't restore the system image in the normal way. Along with the <your PC name> folder in WindowsSystemImage there should be a MediaID.bin in the root of the same drive. This seems to be essential for Restore to recognise the image as being valid, and only seems to work properly when both the WindowsSystemImage folder and MediaID.bin are on the original drive you made the system image on.

    As Ix09 says, you can migrate your working Windows 7 to Windows 10. If asked for a key during Setup, click 'I don't have one' to complete the upgrade. Once Windows 10 is installed and running it will check on the Microsoft Activation servers. They hold your Digital Licence granted to you from the first time you upgraded and will activate your new Windows 10 automatically.
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  4.    04 Oct 2016 #4

    THANKS A LOT both of you. I will probably try to do a new migrate. Agree that MediaID might be the problem but not how. The backup IS on the drive where it was originally created. I can se the file inside the backup directory, should it also be outside somewhere , should I be able to see it?
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