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    Default Restore system from a backup-image ?

    My Toshiba windows 7 laptop crashed. I created a system image last month.
    If I purchase another windows 7 computer with basically the same specs, with the system image transfer over to the "new" computer?


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    @tony c: Yes, you should be able to do it.

    @DavidT: Itīs no problem "transferring" a BIG system-image, you just let the imaging-program read the file from external harddisk or USB-drive.
    DVD has nothing to do with it...

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    I have read tonyīs post....

    Details ???
    Read the manual for your backup-program....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidT View Post
    What is that supposed to mean ?
    Just tell us how you would do what Tony wants.
    I suspect you do not know how to do what he wants.
    Exactly what i said: read the manual for the backup-program.

    I have already told you how to do it. "...just let the imaging-program read the file from external harddisk or USB-drive."

    And I know exactly how I would do it, with the backup-program that I am using.

    How you do it depends on the program that you are using, as i already said: read the manual....

    As opposed to you i donīt suspect anything about your knowledge,
    because itīs obvious from your posts that you have no idea what you are talking about !


    You should learn the basics about how to restore a systembackup before you post such incorrect statements as above...
    Because your posts (in the original thread) doesnīt help tony c....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidT View Post
    As I pointed out in my first reply to his post, the two computers must be 100 % the same regarding software and hardware.
    That is guanteed not the case. So what he is trying to do is impossible.
    No, you did not.
    And what has software to do with restoring a backup ???

    There should not be any "BIG" problems restoring an image to another (similar) computer,
    but there might be some (minor) problems with fx. drivers for the graphics card if it isnīt the same card in the new computer as in the backup.

    And if tony c canīt get the system working by restoring the image, depending on which program he have used,
    he can probably at least copy his personal files from the image.

    Anyway, it doesnīt cost anything to try...

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    On identical specs, it should work, but cannot guarantee. If it fails it could be because of Device Drivers or Windows Activation issues - esp for OEM PCs.

    See this for more discussions.

    JFYI, Microsoft does not support moving System Image to another hardware.

    We do not support restoring a system state backup from one computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware configuration. We only provide commercially reasonable efforts to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers seem to be identical makes and models, the source computers may have different drivers, hardware, or firmware than the destination computers.

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