Drive Snapshot With Windows Repair CD

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  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi Everybody

    Some time ago I remember a thread in which a member gave a very clear description of how to use Windows 7 repair cd to open Drive Snapshot located on a USB flash drive.

    I am NOT talking about the Win 7 installation CD nor am I talking about using the command prompt.. It was by using the repair cd GUI. A bit convoluted but it worked.

    I have lost my copy of how to do it and after a number of searches I cannot find the post.

    Can anyone help please

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  2. Jim1cor13

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    Hi Terry :)

    Does this assist you in any way?
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2212721&postcount=2

    It is from Brian K and sounds like what you may be looking for, which may also work for the bootable recovery CD, not just the installation DVD.

    Quote:
    "Boot from a Win7 DVD
    Next
    On the Install now window, click Repair your computer
    After the search completes, click Load Drivers
    click OK on Add drivers (but move the Add Drivers window to the very edge of your monitor before clicking OK)
    plug in a USB flash drive containing snapshot.exe
    double click Computer
    Navigate to snapshot.exe on the flash drive. Right click snapshot (the Application, file extensions aren't shown) and choose Open.
    click Cancel on the "Open" window
    click Cancel on the "Add Drivers" window
    Close (click the X) on the "System Recovery Options" window
    Minimize the "Install Windows" window"
    ---

    Hope this helps you in some way. :)

    Jim
     
  3. TerryWood

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    Hi Jim1cor13

    Many thanks for your reply. I had found that post but it is not the one I meant.

    The one you have identified I cannot apply the instructions to the repair CD to enable me to navigate to Drive Snapshot on the Flash Drive.

    After you click on the load drivers box a dialogue box pops up asking you to choose where the drivers are located and the file name under "Setup Information". After moving this dialogue to one side it is not possible to click OK.

    So I am stumped unless I can find the original post

    Thanks

    Terry
     
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    Terry,

    Assuming that you can't boot into Windows to run snapshot.exe (not even in Safe Mode) may I suggest downloading the DS DOS Boot ISO, burning it to CD, and then using it to restore your drive/partition.

    Cruise
     
  6. Brian K

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    Terry,

    I'm not sure what you are seeing. After clicking the "Load Drivers" button you see an "Add Drivers" window. Drag the title bar of the "Add Drivers" window to the top right corner of your monitor but don't drag the OK button or the Close button off the screen. Then click OK on "Add Drivers". etc.
     
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    Just to say in Windows 8 you don't need WAIK to create a WinPe 4.0, insert a USB memory, blank, and run RecoveryDrive.exe. Follow steps, that's all. This makes a WinPe 4.0 x64 or x32 depending your system.
    In order to unhide boot.win run this command
    attrib /S J:\boot.wim -r -s -h
    where J is the letter of your USB.
    Then you can use DISM GUI 3.5.
    Follow Jim1cor13 suggest instructions above in https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=335707
    and you'll have a pretty usb flash recovery with snapshot driver in it.
     
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  8. aladdin

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    Hi Derson,

    Thank you for such an excellent tutorial. BTW, did you mean Pandlock (Panagiotis) instructions above, instead of Jim (Jim1cor13)?

    Best regards,

    Mohamed
     
  9. Derson

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    Oh, I'm sorry, thats correct, I'll edit now, thanks
     
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  11. Derson

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    Next level is make visible the recovery partition in our hard disk and to do the same with boot.wim, after that don't forget make hidden it again :D
    This may be very useful to moderns Windows 8 tablets pc.
     
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