OT - Win8 image restore

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Dave-UK, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Guest

    Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ?
    I've tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and
    start menu and I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore
    that image by booting the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image
    it scans for saved images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not
    the new VHDX (Win8) image.
    Thanks.
    Dave-UK, Apr 2, 2012
    #1
  2. On 4/02/2012, Dave-UK posted:
    > Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ?
    > I've tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu and
    > I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by booting the
    > Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image
    > it scans for saved images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new
    > VHDX (Win8) image.
    > Thanks.


    Hypothesis:
    Long after you have gotten frustrated and given up on Windows 8,
    Microsoft will finally remember to bring their Restore Image software
    up to date.

    *If* we're lucky.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 2, 2012
    #2
  3. Dave-UK

    ray Guest

    On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:52 +0100, Dave-UK wrote:

    > Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ? I've
    > tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu and
    > I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by booting
    > the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image it scans for saved
    > images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new VHDX (Win8)
    > image.
    > Thanks.


    Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8
    ray, Apr 2, 2012
    #3
  4. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Guest

    "ray" <> wrote in message news:...
    > On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:52 +0100, Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    >> Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ? I've
    >> tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu and
    >> I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by booting
    >> the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image it scans for saved
    >> images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new VHDX (Win8)
    >> image.
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8


    Any idea where I might find that ?
    It's not on Astraweb and Google hasn't helped.
    Dave-UK, Apr 2, 2012
    #4
  5. On 4/02/2012, Dave-UK posted:
    > "ray" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:52 +0100, Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >>> Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ? I've
    >>> tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu and
    >>> I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by booting
    >>> the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image it scans for saved
    >>> images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new VHDX (Win8)
    >>> image.
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8


    > Any idea where I might find that ?
    > It's not on Astraweb and Google hasn't helped.


    It's on NIN (news.individual.net), which is not free (nor is it
    expensive).

    I think I have read that Albasani and Eternal-September, which are
    free, carry it as well.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 2, 2012
    #5
  6. Dave-UK

    Paul Guest

    Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "ray" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:52 +0100, Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >>> Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ? I've
    >>> tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu and
    >>> I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by booting
    >>> the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image it scans for saved
    >>> images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new VHDX (Win8)
    >>> image.
    >>> Thanks.

    >>
    >> Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8

    >
    > Any idea where I might find that ?
    > It's not on Astraweb and Google hasn't helped.
    >


    alt.comp.os.windows-8 is on aioe.org and eternal-september.org .

    Paul
    Paul, Apr 3, 2012
    #6
  7. Dave-UK

    BillW50 Guest

    "Dave-UK" <> wrote in message
    news:4f7a0cf7$0$35226$c3e8da3$...
    > Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ?
    > I've tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start
    > menu and I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image
    > by booting the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image
    > it scans for saved images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the
    > new VHDX (Win8) image.
    > Thanks.


    I dunno... but I did create an image with Paragon Drive Backup v9 and
    restored with Paragon Drive Copy v11 and that worked great.

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows Live Mail 2009
    Centrino Core2 Duo T7400 2.16 GHz - 1.5GB - Windows 8 CP
    BillW50, Apr 3, 2012
    #7
  8. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message news:...
    > On 4/02/2012, Dave-UK posted:
    >> "ray" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:52 +0100, Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ? I've
    >>>> tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu and
    >>>> I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by booting
    >>>> the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image it scans for saved
    >>>> images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new VHDX (Win8)
    >>>> image.
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8

    >
    >> Any idea where I might find that ?
    >> It's not on Astraweb and Google hasn't helped.

    >
    > It's on NIN (news.individual.net), which is not free (nor is it
    > expensive).
    >
    > I think I have read that Albasani and Eternal-September, which are
    > free, carry it as well.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >
    >


    Thanks all. I'll use something other than Windows for a Win8 backup. :-(
    Dave-UK, Apr 3, 2012
    #8
  9. Dave-UK

    Rob Guest

    On 03/04/2012 08:23, Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 4/02/2012, Dave-UK posted:
    >>> "ray" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:52 +0100, Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Has anyone who's running Win8 managed to restore a disk image ? I've
    >>>>> tweaked Win8 to get it to boot to a sensible desktop and start menu
    >>>>> and
    >>>>> I saved the disk image. Now when I try to restore that image by
    >>>>> booting
    >>>>> the Win8 dvd and choosing Repair > Restore Image it scans for saved
    >>>>> images but only sees VHD (Win7) images and not the new VHDX (Win8)
    >>>>> image.
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8

    >>
    >>> Any idea where I might find that ?
    >>> It's not on Astraweb and Google hasn't helped.

    >>
    >> It's on NIN (news.individual.net), which is not free (nor is it
    >> expensive).
    >>
    >> I think I have read that Albasani and Eternal-September, which are
    >> free, carry it as well.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Thanks all. I'll use something other than Windows for a Win8 backup. :-(
    >


    Yes, a 3rd-party imaging solution is probably a better long-term bet,
    too. There are plenty of free ones around.
    --
    Rob
    Rob, Apr 3, 2012
    #9
  10. On Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:44:13 -0700, Gene E. Bloch
    <> wrote:

    >On 4/02/2012, Dave-UK posted:
    >> "ray" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...


    [snip]

    >>> Suggest you try alt.comp.os.windows-8

    >
    >> Any idea where I might find that ?


    [snip]

    >I think I have read that Albasani and Eternal-September, which are
    >free, carry it as well.


    I use ES, and yes, they have alt.comp.os.windows-8. They also
    have alt.nl.os.windows8. I subscribe to neither so can not speak
    about the content.

    Sincerely,

    Gene Wirchenko
    Gene Wirchenko, Apr 3, 2012
    #10

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