Win 7 Virtual Xp Backup By Microsoft Backup & Restore

Windows 7 virtual xp backup by microsoft backup & restore - does it backup "both" c drives? I am running microsoft windows 7 professional with virtual windows xp. If i use microsoft backup & restore (and let it backup per its recommended selection), will it backup all my files on my "regular" windows c: drive as well as the virtual c: drive of xp?

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Backup And Restore - Windows Can't Find Restore Image

I created an image backup with windows 7. It created a large vhd file and appeared to complete correctly. I copied the image to my thumb drive and tried to do a restore. I can find the thumb drive and browse it and all the files are there but if i try to do a restore it doesn't find the restore image. I also tried putting it on a network drive - it can't find it there even though i point it to the share it is in. I've tried using a restore cd, as well as installing windows and using the recovery in control panel.

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Backup 2012-07-15 232717

It seems odd there is no obvious way to just say this is the vhd - right here in this folder - use it and restore.

Posted On: 2012-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Backup And Restore

I just upgraded to windows 7 from vista. I had backed up my program files and data on dvd's prior to upgrading to windows 7. Now i want to restore them in windows 7, but i am unclear of the location of where i should be restoring them. If i pick the original location, it tells me that the file already exists in that location, and do i want to replace, copy or keep both copies; if i choose a different location, i have no idea where they should go. Do i make a new folder, or just have them restored in c drive. I am not sure how to proceed. Can anyone explain this for me please?

Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Backup And Restore

I do a weekly backup of my system and i may need to do a restore soon due to hardware changes. Now i need to know what is actually backed up. Will my application settings be backed up. I am looking at stuff like outlook profiles address books and email accounts. If they are once i do a fresh install of win7 should i do my restore before or after i install my applications such as office. Also i see a shadow is created what is this?

Why i need to know is if my hardware changes and drivers change and the shadow is the same as an image will it be better not to restore the shadow portion. Just thinking if it is like an image it would then restore all my old drivers for the hardware and i would be back to where i was before the hardware change. I will be changing out mb and cpu so i am sure being different to what i have now i will have some type of issues. "Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. "

Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

How To Restore A Previous Backup / Image?

Ok so i use some programs that were not compatible with windows 7 that came on my new computer. After upgrading to professional and trying xp mode (too slow) i decided to just downgrade to xp and deal with it. However. I didn't realize that all the drivers for my computer are not compatible with windows xp so nothing works. I need to go back to windows 7. I created a "backup disc" which i assumed would be sufficient if i did need to go back. However, when trying to "restore" it says that windows doesn't recognize the backup files or something like that. I assume because it wasn't out yet. So. With that, no factory discs how can i get 7 back on my computer with out buying something that i already had?

Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Folder Empty Backup And Restore

After recovering from a boot failure, after downloading a windows malware update, i made a new backup of all my documents using windows backup and restore wizard. Using the start button and then documents i browsed to the external drive holding the backup, found the backup folder, saw the list of document folders that matched the list on my main hard-drive but every folder i tried to open said "folder empty". The backup took 5 hours to complete and i received a screen saying backup successful, but where are the documents that were backed up?

Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Restore Backup Operation Has Been Stopped

I decided to restore the factory of my asus u30jc laptop but after restoring the last dvd and restarting, the operation has been stopped! It stops on the state in which the word asus is on monitor but doesn't continue! Pressing any key or putting dvd in dvd player, doesn't make any changes on this state!When i put power button it shots down quickly and putting it again make this page displayed. What should i do now? I would add that, before restoring backup, the speaker made some strange noise and when i put my hand on it or around webcam place on top of monitor, it made a voice like screeching.

Posted On: 2012-09-26 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Backup Restore Error Code - 0x80070424

Windows 7, backup & restore, error code 0x80070424. Can not backup or anything else in windows 7 after doing a disk check or de-fragmenting my hard drive. If i don't do the disk check or de-fragment my hard drive it work fine, but as soon as i do  these tasks, the program give me an error code of 0x80070424 every time, and i have tried every fix that they had on the answer site. The only thing up to now that work was until i of course do a disk check or de-fragmenting was to use advance restore.

Either using the system imagne or a full restore using the windows 7 disk, but it doesn't last, and it give a error code no matter what if it backup, creating system imagine, changing setting or manage space. It give and error code of 0x80070424 sometimes it will also give 696, 693, 0x80070057, 0x8007002, 0x80070017. And my restore never works it says could not make changes to files no change were made to your computer, but beside that it works great. Just can't do any  disk check or defragment the hard drive. How long do you think that will last ?

Posted On: 2009-11-22 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

Restore Old Backup Files From .bkf To .zip

Bought new laptop with windows 7. Have a backup file on a usb drive (. Bkf}. Windows 7 backup/restore program uses (.zip). What can i do to restore my old files. The drive on my old laptop is dead so i can't use the old one.

Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Backup And Restore Vs External Hard Drive

I have upgraded from vista ultimate to 7. I also needed to change out my 150gb hdd for a 500gb hdd. I thought the cool thing to do would be to install 7 and all my softwareon the old drive, make a backup/image of that drive onto a spare external drive, install the new drive and restore the image to the new drive.

My plan worked to perfection with one fatal flaw. The image only created 150gb of usable space on my 500gb hdd. So i reinstalled the original 150gb hdd and put the 500gb hdd into an external drive box with usb connection. The computer immediately recognized the 500gb hdd but when i look for it on computer, it won't show up.

Neither will my other external hdd's. I have tried on different usb ports and usb cables and the device manager says that all usb devices are operational. Dell precision m4300, 4gb memory, 2. 50 gh, t9300 core 2 duo 32 bit system. Extra credit: can anyone tell me why the "safely remove hardware and eject media" icon won't work? Double clicking and right mouse click have no affect.

Posted On: 2010-05-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Backup / Restore Fails When Changing Password

I'm on an active directory domain using windows 7 enterprise, fully patched. I've configured windows backup and restore to use a network location to write backups to. The permissions on the network location are controlled by my active directory account, which has full control access. I changed my active directory credentials recently and now, windows backup won't backup to the network location anymore, stating that my credentials have expired.

Error code is 0x8007052e. Alas, i cannot find the option to change the used credentials for the network location added to the backup destinations. How can i change the credentials and why isn't windows backup fully ad integrated?

Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Backup And Restore Error - The Parameter Is Incorrect - 0x80070057

Configuring backup and restore (executing 'sdclt.exe /configure' as super user) causes error 'the parameter is incorrect' 0x80070057.

Background:  backup and restore was working fine here in windows 7 home premium until i encountered hard disk cabling problems and the backup would just die, or would freeze the machine. Event 129, 'reset to device, deviceraidport1, was issued' was realized in the event viewer. In any event, at some point i removed power from the machine without shutting down windows and that messed something up, i believe in the registry somewhere.

The cabling problems are resolved but now backup and restore "lost" it's configuration and trying to reconfigure (set it up again) causes the 80070057 parameter error when clicking on "save settings and start backup" (after changing source and destination files/drives and resetting my modified us regional settings).

The following were tried to no avail:1. Chkdsk /r on all partitions2. Sfc /scannow3. Clearing the appropriate registry entries in hklm (as documented elsewhere in this forum)4. Running in a clean boot state5. Running in safe mode6. Reading every appropriate forum post in here (some with questions not answered)the only thing i've found to fix it:clean installation of windowsi don't wanna do that if i can help it. Any help?

Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Backup And Restore Error - The Parameter Is Incorrect (0x80070057)

I have some problems with my backup program (backup and restore of w7). Normally i have scheduled a backup every fryday at 19:00 hours. The backup goes to a nas. Today the nas was offline and i was forgotten to turn it on. I turned it on and it came available as normal. Then i went to the "backup and restore" option of my control panel. There i saw the information that there was no backup done that night (correct) so i pressed the "backup now" button.

Directly the next message appeared: back up or restore your files

(Red cross) an internal error has occurred.
The parameter is incorrect (0x80070057).

There is nothing else i can do anymore with the program. Even restarting my system fails: the same error code is appearing again. Does anyone knows what is the matter here and how to solve this?

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup And Restore - Win 7 Will Not Load Recovery From Disc

So yesterday i was on the computer and it just quit. Shut down and restarted without warning and flashed a blue screen with a sunshine ray type screen. Then i got a windows error recovery and i choose to start windows normally as this has never happened to me. When i choose that i got a blue screen that a problem was detected quoted stop: 0x0000007e. I managed to get into the advanced boot options but no option would work. It would only just recycle a restart. Then i would get the error in windows boot manager about 0xc0000428. Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. I have put in a recovery disc that was made and a genuine windows 7 disc and i get the option to boot from disc but it just takes me to the digital signature error.

I have pulled the hard drive out and put into an external case and hooked up to my laptop. Everything is still on my hard drive. I have ran the smart tests in the bios menu and they all passed. I have taken out the ram and put it back in. I do not get any beep codes or anything. I read on here to try the windows defender offline disc. I burned a disc off my laptop which is just a few weeks old and clean of malware and viruses. When i put disc in all i got was a the blue symbol (4 squares in a square) and it just sits and goes no where. Thinking there might be something wrong with the dvd drive itself i tried an external usb dvd with same results. I even made a copy on a flash drive with the same results except shortly after loading i now get an all blue screen that says recovery your pc needs to be repaired. An unexpected error has occured. Error code 0xc0000229 and so on with the f8 for startup settings or enter to try again. Well nothing happens when i choose f8 or press enter. I have to restart the system with a hard reboot to get anything to happen again.

I have also went into the bios and reloaded defaults. Not sure what else to do. I am not 100% tech savvy but i would say i have about 75% knowledge on the systems. Any help and guidance would be much appreciated. I have searched out the problem but cannot find anything else that repeats my problem. A lot of people are able to load from a disc but i cannot. Hp pavillion p6000 series, windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Posted On: 2012-10-24 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Restore Windows Using Backup After Completely Reformat Hard Drive

If i back up the system, then completely wipe and reformat the hard drive, will i be able to somehow restore windows using the backup, with all the software intact (aka subscriptions etc. ). Also how do i restore if the memory is 100% wiped clean? Basically i have an acer laptop with a stupid unaccessible hard-drive partition with the vista acer backup on it.

I am currently running the w7 rc and am about to upgrade to w7, there is also a vista dual-boot i will erase at the same time. I have mcafee and powerdvd subscriptions on the rc. Now when i upgrade the rc to w7 directly these subscriptions will carry over, and that's wonderful, however i still have the stupid partition problem wasting hdd space. As i understand the only way to get rid of it is a full hdd reformat, which wipes the memory. My plan is to backup the new w7 account to an external hdd, thats a ful backup of everything, perform the reformat, and somehow get the backup back onto the hdd. Only there's no windows software to run the recovery.

So, my question's are:
How do i get the backup onto the computer after the wipe, considering there is no software to read it (would i need to get microsoft to re-activate the product key)?
If i can somehow get all this done will the subscriptions still work?
Quite simply - is there an easier way of sorting all this out?

Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Backup

I am new to windows 7. I have recently bought a video camera and after editing the videos end up in the videos library. I have set my computer to back up weekly using the automatic backup system on the computer but for some reason it will not backup the videos - comes up 'xxxxxx path not found'. If i take the videos out of the library the back up works perfectly and i then back the videos up manually but i am curious as to why i cannot back them up using the automated system - would it be because the file sizes are too large?

Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Failed, Backup Drive No Longer Detected

Windows 7 kept bugging me about creating a backup, so i finally decided to. I chose to backup the default items onto my d: drive. I let it run, left for a bit and came back. It failed at 70ish%. Tried again. Same thing. I didn't have a whole lot of time left so i decided to just forget it.

I deleted the incomplete backup files on my d: drive (there was a c: backup file and mediaid. Bin) since there seemed to be no use for incomplete backup files.

When i got home and turned on my computer, post took longer than usual. My sata 2 drive was undetected. Sata 2 = my d drive. When windows starts to boot, it freezes when the windows animation is doing it's thing. I tried repairing and restoring from previously known good configuration and still nothing. I used my win7 disk to check for problems, and i even used that to restore to a point prior to my failed backups.

What else could i try? Why would my d: drive suddenly be undetected in bios, and why would a failed backup cause my windows installation to freeze? Edit: i unplugged the data cable from my d: drive and now windows boots. So deleting backup files royally screwed up my d: drive?

Posted On: 2009-12-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Datasafe Local Backup Vs Windows Backup

I recently purchased a dell desktop with windows 7. One of the first things i did was configure all of my back-upsettings / schedule in windows. I used the recommended windows default settings in regards to what data is being backed up and set my back-up location to an attached external wd drive. All seems to be working fine. That said this machine also has dell factory installed back up software (dell datasafe local back-up) that does it's thing and backs up data to a partition on the "c" drive. My question is if i've set up windows to back up my data to an external drive do i even need the dell datasafe local back up program at all? The concern is this program is using space on my c drive and if the c drive were to crash having the back up info on it seems kind of pointless to me anyway.

Posted On: 2010-04-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Files To Dvd Drive Can't Change It To Backup To "c"

Win 7 wants to backup files to dvd drive can't change it to back up to "c" and can't get the back up utility to run. Instructions run you around in circles. Dvd back up always fails. Back up utility. Back up to dvd fails want back up to "c".

Posted On: 2009-12-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Restore From Backup Error - The Media In Drive Is Not Requested Media

I have been unable to restore from a backups made to dvd. I am continually getting the above error message. I have just now created a new, fresh backup to dvd and then tried to restore a folder but continue to get this error message.

Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can't Backup To Dvd Drive - "backup Was Unsuccessful"

I can't back up to my dvd drive. "Backup was unsuccessful". I want to run a back up on my recovery drive has 4 gig space . How many gigabite space will it use? Will the back up overwrite the information or keeps on adding?

Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Virtual Wireless Adapter

I have a dell vostro 1400 notebook with a broadcom wlan 1390 installed. Recently, i have upgraded the wlan driver to version 5. 60. 18 using the upgrade provided by dell bearing id no r242438. After the upgrade, i have confronted the following problem. The name of the adapter has changed in programs like stopcut and netcut. In other words, when i try to access the drop list to choose the name of my network adapter, i find the name of my ethernet adapter mentioned correctly, microsoft virtual adapter mentioned correctly, while my wireless adapter is labeled as microsoft instead of dwlan 1390 as it used to display before.

The adapter is displayed with its right label (dwlan 1390) in the device manager and in the adapters list in the network connections window. However, whenever i use a third party application to access my adapters list, the label i got for my wireless adapter is microsoft and not dwlan 1390. I rolled back to my old driver and i get the same result.

Posted On: 2010-07-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Driver

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Posted On: 2009-11-14 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter

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Posted On: 2010-06-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adaptor Is Not Working

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Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter Driver Problem

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Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Backup

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Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .