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Restore under Vista 64 bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm seeing a problem with restoring files backed up with Vista's tool.

     

    After successfully backing up to DVD media from Vista's Backup tool to a external USB 2.0      DVD writer (Pioneer DVR-X122), going back to the Backup/ Restore in Vista, it shows I successfully backed up on a certain date the entire C drive. As one would expect.

     

    However going to Restore, and trying to select the backup that I just created, the option to restore from media is not available? Am I only allowed to restore from the recovery option?

     

    Confused if this is a broken piece in Vista or not?

     

    Why would the backup tile show that I successfully backed up on some such date, then clicking the Restore tab, the option to restore is inactive?

     

    Documentation anywhere is totally lacking.

     

    Please advise.

     

    All the best,

    Thursday, July 5, 2007 6:58 PM

All replies

  • I found out how it works. The backup DVD's can only be used from the Vista restore console.

     

    My hard drive died last night and I had a spare dupe Seagate SATA 160 gig.

     

    The backup image I made on the 26th of June restored perfectly.

     

    I'm very impressed with Microsoft's Backup and Restore option!!

     

    End of thread.

    Friday, July 6, 2007 3:16 PM