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i just made a backup image of my pc a little while ago i tried to do some stuff to my pc didnt work... i wanted to restore back from teh image but i cant i get an error message saying pc has to be the same way it was before or something like that. no matter what i do i can never restore from image back up what the heck?
post #2 of 18
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anyone going to help me out?
post #3 of 18
Please provide the complete error message. What OS are you using? Windows 7, 8? Also... don't bump your topics more than once a day (24 hours).
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post #4 of 18
Are you using the windows backup utility or dedicated backup software?
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post #5 of 18
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Windows backup utility that's how I made the image
post #6 of 18
If you used the win7 backup software it should be as easy as hooking up the drive with the image and booting from the rescue cd or windows disc. Have you played with the partitions on you drives or c uhanged the hard drives?
 
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post #7 of 18
Is your image stored on an external drive?
   
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post #8 of 18
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The image was on an external drive at first It was plugged in and I made the recovery disk it found the image but it wouldn't let me backup I got some error message saying i couldn't restore it when I get home later ill take a pic of the message
post #9 of 18
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I even copied it to my windows drive after I reinstalled the os
post #10 of 18
System image is an entire image of the hard drive, you dont need to pre-install Windows again if i'm not mistaken. the recovery CD and image on external HD is all you should need.
 
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