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Trying to restore image from backup

By DonNagual
Mar 1, 2012
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  1. Hey all, been a while, I hope all is well.

    Installed windows 8 and want to go back to windows 7. I did a full image backup before installing 8.

    However, I am having troubles restoring. I uploaded a screenshot of what is on my backup drive.

    The WD software that came on the drive (WD Smartware) won't find the image backup, and I am also unable to find a way to do an image restore using the windows 8 backup software.

    Any help would be appreciated

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  2. penn919

    penn919 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 154   +12

    Assuming you used the Windows 7 backup tool, you'll have to boot from your Windows 7 installation disk and restore from there. If you used something else, you'll have to contact the software's company for assistance. Hope you manage to restore ok.
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I second Penn919. A repair install with your Windows 7 disk is the way to go, and you will get help on the screen.
    Also, there is info available by a search on the Microsoft web site.


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