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Using Windows Complete PC Restore option

2008-03-03, 19:00 PM
I created an image on my Thinkpad T61 notebook using Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore Image running Vista Business.
Now, I want to restore that image on another Thinkpad T61. I have the image on an external hard drive using a USB port.
When press F8 and choose to repair my computer and when I boot from the Vista DVD and click on Windows Complete PC Restore I get the same message.
"No valid backup locations can be found".

What can I do that I am able to restore the image that is on my external hard drive to a my Thinkpad T61?

Thank you for looking.

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Re: Using Windows Complete PC Restore option

2008-03-04, 22:21 PM
This problem is because exactly you're trying to exchange one backup from one system to another with the standard tool of Windows (you cannot try to restore one backup from one computer in another different).
 Try to do the same but using the Rescue And Recovery software that comes preinstalled with you Thinkpad. this will let you restore your data or backup in other computers. I stil have an issue using a usb portable hard disk and R&R software but if you can try with it or better using double layer DVDs I'm sure that it works. Press the blue button in your thinkpad and launch the R&R software and follow the intructions.
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