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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

NO! entirely different thing. It can not be mounted at all. Daemon tools, Nero, etc can't read this system image, only windows "backup and restore" program can read and restore this image.

This is like saying that ATM "CARD" can also be installed in a pcie slot because it's a CARD.

Ok, so now your telling me ya can't make images of your restore points? whateva....
Of course if its in a certain program...its going to take the program to open said file...shessh

Way off topic now.....how do we open the image then? takes windows restore to open a image? lol
Edited by Whodat1972 - 5/18/13 at 3:45pm
post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by Whodat1972 View Post

Ok, so now your telling me ya can't make images of your restore points? whateva....
Of course if its in a certain program...its going to take the program to open said file...shessh

Way off topic now.....how do we open the image then? takes windows restore to open a image? lol

You can't open the image at all, you can't access the files in the image, you can only restore it in an HDD, and only windows program can restore it, once it is restored to an HDD then you can access all the files.
post #23 of 49
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

You can't open the image at all, you can't access the files in the image, you can only restore it in an HDD, and only windows program can restore it, once it is restored to an HDD then you can access all the files.

If you say so biggrin.gif not worth the argument.....why don't you ask him if the CD he made works first.....if it reads and understands the file...

and your also sure that if I went to wallyworld, picked up say windows 8, I could only use it on one computer, if I deactivated the one it was used on first....I'm not right there either , am I?
Edited by Whodat1972 - 5/18/13 at 3:59pm
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by Whodat1972 View Post

If you say so biggrin.gif not worth the argument.....why don't you ask him if the CD he made works first.....if it reads and understands the file...

and your also sure that if I went to wallyworld, picked up say windows 8, I could only use it on one computer, if I deactivated the one it was used on first....I'm not right there either , am I?

It will work if he have the prerequisite. I think you don't even know what a system image is for, so just stop giving advice on things that you don't know and/or don't know how it works.
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

It will work if he have the prerequisite. I think you don't even know what a system image is for, so just stop giving advice on things that you don't know and/or don't know how it works.

OH>>> so now it will work? Stop acting like you know every damn thing.....read others post first before you chime it...
post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by Whodat1972 View Post

OH>>> so now it will work? Stop acting like you know every damn thing.....read others post first before you chime it...

He can restore his system from that image if he still have the previous installation, even if that previous installation is corrupted. but if he reformatted the drive or using another drive then no it's not gonna work.
post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

He can restore his system from that image if he still have the previous installation, even if that previous installation is corrupted. but if he reformatted the drive or using another drive then no it's not gonna work.

and I agree with that....He said if his boot drive fails....
post #28 of 49
I don't see how you can boot from a system image from a CD. There is no way the OS image would fit onto 700MB of CD space lol. If the image file is a VHD on a drive then you can, but i think you need access to the original OS and use disk management to bot from it.
post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

I don't see how you can boot from a system image from a CD. There is no way the OS image would fit onto 700MB of CD space lol. If the image file is a VHD on a drive then you can, but i think you need access to the original OS and use disk management to bot from it.

Honestly I would just mount the image , and stick the files on a flashstick...I have a blueray burner thow biggrin.gif
Edited by Whodat1972 - 5/18/13 at 4:21pm
post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

I don't see how you can boot from a system image from a CD. There is no way the OS image would fit onto 700MB of CD space lol. If the image file is a VHD on a drive then you can, but i think you need access to the original OS and use disk management to bot from it.

Honestly I would just mount the image , and stick the files on a flashstick...I have a blueray burner thow biggrin.gif
But that is basically a restore as you are not booting from the image file. You have to restore it to another location. I thought I was going to learn something new. frown.gif
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