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Restoring computer from system image


bengo

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Hi, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and a couple of days ago I had a virus/trojan (Win32/fakesysdef) which my anti virus (Microsoft Security Essentials) did not seem to pick up, finally cleared it using the free Norton Erasor but have been left with a few problems, the ones I know about are; unable to change the wallpaper and lots of files and folders that were not "Hidden" are now "Hidden". The ones I see are easy enough to change back but I dont know what else has happened. A few days before this happened I used the Backup facility in Windows to create an Image and a Backup, I have never restored from an Image before and wondered if there was anything in particular to watch out for and a rough idea of how long it takes.Any help will be gratefully received, Tks

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woodchip

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To me Windows Backup is like using Chewing gum to mend a Cup, Better using Acronis to Create Images to External Drive

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bengo

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I do have the image on an external drive, tks anyway

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lotvic

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How to Do a System Image Recovery in Windows 7 with screenshots, should sort it

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Zeppelyn

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"To me Windows Backup is like using Chewing gum to mend a Cup, Better using Acronis to Create Images to External Drive"

Absolute nonsense, Windows 7 Backup and restore is the best and easiest to use Windows backup yet and will get the job done. Acronis is now a waste of money when Windows does the job more than adequately.

Just follow lotvics link and you will be up and running in no time.

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woodchip

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Zeppelyn So will this Image created By Windows Install on a New Blank Hard Drive. From Boot

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bengo

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lotvic, thanks for the link, read it through and it all seems to make sense, will try to do it tomorrow or Saturday when I have more time.

Zeppelyn, Thanks for your comments, What you say makes sense to me

Tks

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marvin42

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Zeppelyn - I'm with woodchip on this. Also Acronis isn't a waste of money if you download the free version from Seagate or Western Digital, depending on which make of HDD you have.

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lotvic

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I use Acronis, started off with the free one a few years ago.

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ventanas

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I don't take any chances, I use both.

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compumac

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Acronis has saved me a lot of heartache more than once.

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