Using Windows 7 File Recovery (Disc Image) to boot into New Windows 8.1 machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    So...my hard drive died on my favorite machine (HP 3169wm DV7 Pavilion).  Runs/Ran Windows 7.

    I'm debating between pulling the trigger and getting a new machine, or just grabbing a new hard drive.

    My question is: Since I have a disc image (for recovery/backup purposes), can I use it to restore all my programs, settings, etc. onto the W8 OS...without W7 OS, of course?  The recovery disc image is (I'm assuming) in W7...is this possible?


    Friday, July 4, 2014 5:41 AM


  • No, but you can restore the backup and then upgrade your windows 7 to windows 8.1
    • Proposed as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, July 7, 2014 2:08 PM
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:25 AM
    Friday, July 4, 2014 7:39 AM