Backup & Recovery 2010 question

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  1. Jake11

    Jake11 Registered Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Version: Paragon Backup & Recovery, version 2010, build 10444 (14.07.10 ) Free Advanced

    System: Windows 7 64 Pro

    Apologies in advance for what may be a dumb question, but I am looking for helpful guidance.

    Situation: Immediately after installing B&R we created a bootable recovery disc on CD. Then on external HD we created a base image, and have since done a couple differentials.
    Later, we encountered a hardware issue (non B&R related) and took the PC to a shop where it's been determined the motherboard needs to be rma'd. Windows has been re-installed. So the question is, what is the best way or procedure to get the PC back to the last differential backup state? When I told the shop that we have external images they did say they could restore. For my peace of mind though, I'd appreciate any feedback from here.
  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    There are 2 possible situations:
    1) New motherboard has new drivers. Then you will have to use fresh Windows and restore only files from backup.
    2) Old drivers are still valid. Then old system will be also workable after restore

    To check if old image will be workable on new HW you can do the following:
    1) Make new full backup of the fresh Windows install you have and place it to any external drive
    2) Restore old image via Recovery CD made from Tools - Recovery Media builder in B&R program
    3) Once restore finished, reboot and check if Windows boots.
    * If it doesn't - it would be great if you can post error here (it will help to check if motherboard driver caused boot issue). Otherwise go to step 4
    * If it boots correctly - no further actions are required.
    4) Use Recovery CD to restore fresh Windows install back
    5) Use B&R to restore only files from backup:
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