How to restore from backup


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Had a HDD failure - just replaced it and a clean install of W7 32 bit.

I had been carrying out regular backups using Backup wizard ... and a have a recent backup set ... how do I restore form that.

Alternatively I have a separate backup of my documents etc. .... as a straight save .... would I be better to just drag them back onto new build and not bother with restore


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This Microsoft how to/help page should have all the answers you need:

Restore files from a backup


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Nope ... even the very first does not work there is nothing called "system & maintenance"
There is a "system & security" ... but only option there is to restore form a backup option ... this sis a clean install so there isn't ione.
I want o back up form a system image store on external HDD

It does not give you option to go to another HDD ... it does give option of a network but my extn drive is USB not network drive.

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