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Windows Image Backup with Vista


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#1 johnro20025

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:33 PM

Hey guys,

I was using Windows Vista for about a year and decided to delete the OS from my laptop and load XP back on... The removal went smooth mush to my surprise. Now that I have successfully loaded Windows XP onto the laptop I am trying to utilize the back up images I left from Vista on an external hard drive. I am unable to do so. Any help with this process would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:52 PM

Well...you must use the same software to restore a backup...as was used to compile it.

I have my doubts about restoring any system backup to an external drive, but I've never tried it (because it did not make any sense to me and I have plenty of hard drives, no need for an external which is slower than a drive connected directly to the motherboard).

I've not ever used Vista (installed it briefly just to see if the disk worked).

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:35 PM

Haha... so to summarize because I saved disk images in Vista I would need to download the Vista OS again? There is no way to open those disk images, saved when I had Vista, to XP???

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:27 PM

Well...if you would only divulge...what program you used to backup in Vista...maybe someone could answer that.

This is the XP forum, maybe you could get an answer in the Vista forum.

I only know that files created by a given backup program...tend to only be capable of being opened by the same program or a compatible one, if such exists.

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