Restore windows 7 with image backup

Hi guys.
I have a windows 7 64 professional edition with restore tool making a backup image every week.
My system has failed but I have last week's restore copy. How do I restore my system with this copy? I didn't create a system repair dvd before the system failure.


Essential Member
What is the name of the software you use to make your backup image? Where did you save the backup image?


Noob Whisperer
IF you've used the native Windows backup tool to create your system images, you should be able to boot from your installation media or recovery disk and
Click the link that says "Repair" and you should see some options to restore your computer from a system image.
  1. Insert the installation disc or system repair disc.

  2. Restart your computer using the computer's power button.

  3. If prompted, press any key to start the computer from the installation disc or system repair disc.

    If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You might need to change your computer's BIOS settings. For information about which settings to change, check your computer manufacturer's website. For more information about BIOS, see BIOS: frequently asked questions.

  4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.

  5. Click Repair your computer.

    This step only applies if you are using a Windows installation disc.

  6. Select a recovery option, and then click Next.


Senior Member
Also, you can go to another PC that is running the same version of Win 7 and create the System Repair disk there.

I have tried to use the original windows dvd and I went to another pc with the same version of windows to create a system repair disk. When I try to boot from both of them, it says that's a different version :X


Essential Member
Did you make sure it was the same bit 32 bit windows 7 pro or 64 bit windows 7 pro?

Yes, for sure. The pc is new and I am using the original dvd. But is there any way to confirm windows version accessing system files? I can open all the files of this installation, only not able to start up.


Noob Whisperer
You should be able to acquire whichever version of Windows 7 ISO you need with SP1 already integrated into it from the links on this page
Hopefully you have another computer with which you can then burn the ISO to a DVD, boot your computer from that and perform the repairs you need.

I have used jellybean keyfinder and I've figured that my faulty installation and the good one where I've created the restore disk are the same. X15-37262

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you can try data recovery tool

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