Recover Image/System to new HW

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Longboard, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    'Lo all
    I want to recover a W7 image to new HW.
    Hoping this would be easier and less timeconsuming that clean reinstall of W7 (or W10).

    Does this process actually work.??

    Looking for best recommendations.
    Got good backups.
    Haven't done this before.
    Software agnostic :) (Been well served by Terabyte for imaging for a long time)

    Saw the dazzling Terabyte vid: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/videos/ifl/osdtool-sample.wmv
    Makes it look very easy...Heh...he always does !!
    The getting new drivers looks like one of the sticky points.

    Can set up P>V>P if that is a better Pathway. ??

    Apropos of this: can I do an inplace upgrade of W7 to W10 and keep files etc, with legit Installation media ?
    Again, trying to avoid a lost couple of days reinstalling all my crap.

    Have plenty of FDISR snaps and IFW images and VMs for learning curve as req.

    Regards
    Longboard.
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Longboard,

    This should work...

    Boot IFL
    Exit the IFL gui
    click the TBID Tool icon (next to IFL)
    Select "Restore a TBI Image File to a Physical drive" and press Enter (you have to use your keyboard for this app)
    Mount a Partition as Drive 1
    select the partition on the external HD that contains the image
    select the folder
    select the image
    confirm the partition to restore
    On the Select Destination screen, select the target partition, HD0 drive or "First free area of space large enough on HD0" where you will restore the image
    Remove existing drivers and install default IDE/AHCI drivers
    Keep storage drivers and remove all other installed drivers
    Don't install driver, continue to next step
    Don't change HAL
    Enter a Computer name (your choice)
    Enter a Volume name (your choice)
    Press Enter to continue
    Yes for the Warning (the mouse now works)
    (you can practice the above steps several times and as long as you don't click "Yes" nothing will happen. Just click "No" to exit)
    you will see the image being restored
    you will see Backing-up System registry and Software registry
    you will see cleaning drivers (except IDE/AHCI ones)
    Press Enter to continue
    Enter for Operation completed
    right click the IFL desktop and click Reboot, Yes
    Win7 loads (large icons seen)
    Installing device driver software seen (click the balloon)
    after a few minutes you will see "Your device is ready to use" and the Restart Now request
    Win7 loads with the correct screen resolution and is ready to go
    check Device Manager to see if any devices need custom drivers


    Yes. Use a Win10 UFD. Double click setup.exe on the UFD.

    Edit... I assume the new computer will have the Firmware set to MBR/Legacy.
     
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  3. Longboard

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    @Brian K
    Sorry, been busy.
    Thank you. Sticky that :thumb:

    Yes, by choice legacy MBR

    Been reading this thread
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/upgrade-win7-to-win10-painlessly.400882/

    What do i do with the system recovery partition

    Maybe inplace upgrade is the way to move into the next phase...have to some time soon...missed the free upgrade...
    Now OEM v Retail: have 5 winboxes to do. :cautious:
    No doubt one will be unbootable afterwards :D ( will of course keep images jic !!)

    Thankyou.
     
  4. zapjb

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    EaseUS - I'm using for ages their Todo Backup Advanced Server. It has never failed. Used it literally hundreds of times (repurposing old laptops) for W7P64, W7P32 & W7E64. Just format the destination Drive 1st.

    Maybe the current EaseUS Todo free version will restore to different hardware.

    Aomei has good free products used long ago they worked.

    Macrium worked also for me even longer ago.

    But 99%+ I use EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server.
     
  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Longboard,

    Is it a System Reserved partition or a Recovery partition?

    If you are going to transfer a Win10 OS to new hardware there are different instructions...

    Create an Entire Drive image of the source disk
    In the new computer, boot IFL
    Delete all partitions on HD0 (IFL PartWork)
    Restore the image
    Stay in IFL. Don't boot Windows.
    OSDTool. Remove all installed drivers
    Restart

    I think it is preferable to do it your latest way. Upgrade Win7 to Win10 in the current hardware. Then transfer Win10 to new hardware.
     
  6. Longboard

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    Discs...
    I dont use the lenovo recovery space...just left it there in case.... DISCS.JPG
    Thx for the advice

    I will have to do a full monte soon enough..
    Are there real advantages to UEFI/GPT
    Everything here works goodly to date :cautious:
     
  7. Brian K

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    If it was my computer I'd delete that partition. You have your own images.

    It's certainly not worth the effort of you changing Win7 to Win10 and then UEFI Win10.
     
  8. Longboard

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    Sorry
    Thank you
    Been busy

    Changing direction a bit...

    Assume I'm going to do the inplace update/upgrade to Win 10: what do I need to do with the "Non OS" partitions
    Happy to delete the Lenovo recovery partition and resize OS partition.

    After that ?
     
  9. Brian K

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    I'm not sure I understand. On HD0?
     
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