How to Restore a System Image Backup

Because System Image backups must rewrite the entire contents of the disk, you can restore System Image backups only by booting from the Windows 7 DVD and loading System Recovery tools . Restoring a System Image backup from System Recovery tools allows you to quickly get a computer running after replacing a failed hard disk or when the previous operating system installation has been corrupted (for example, by an irreparable malware installation).

To restore a System Image backup, follow these steps:

1. Connect the backup media to your computer. For example, if the System Image backup was performed to an external USB hard drive, connect that drive to your computer.

2. Insert the Windows 7 DVD in your computer. Ensure that the computer is configured to boot from the DVD

3. Restart your computer. When prompted to boot from the DVD, press a key. If you are not prompted to boot from the DVD, you might have to configure your computer's startup sequence

4. Windows 7 Setup loads . When prompted, select your regional preferences and then click Next .

5. Click Repair Your Computer to launch RecEnv. exe.

6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Restore Your Computer Using A System Image That Was Created Earlier, as shown in Figure 16-4 . If the backup was saved to a DVD, insert the DVD now. Click Next. The Windows System Image Restore Wizard appears from System Recovery.

On the Select A System Image Backup page, the most recent backup will be automatically selected. If this is the correct backup to restore, click Next, as shown in Figure 16-5 . Otherwise, click Select A System Image, click Next, and then select the correct backup .

Select a system image backup

This computer will be restored using the system image. Everything on this computer will be replaced with the information in the system image.

(* Use tiie latest available system image(recommended)

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FIGURE 16-5 Select the correct System Image backup to restore .

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