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Restore Backup after complete system reinstall

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  • I have had to completely reinstall Vista Ultimate whic wiped my tablet clean. I am in the process of reinstalling all of my programs including OneCare. I have been backing up the tablet to an external hard drive on my primary machine.

     

    How do I reinstall my files from the back-up to my tablet now that I have reinstalled OneCare?

    OneCare seems to be recognizing this computer as a new computer in my circle rather than the origional computer for this backup.

     

    Thank You for any help!

     

    ME

    Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:24 PM

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  • Here are the steps from Instant Help for Restoring from a OneCare backup.

     

    Restore files from a backup

     

    If your computer goes through a hardware failure or if some of your files are deleted from your computer and you've backed up your files, you can restore the files to your computer from a previous backup. If you're using a hub PC, you can restore backup files from any computer in your OneCare circle. You can choose which files to restore and which backup to restore the files from.

    To restore all files from a backup:

    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Express Restore.
    5. Click Restore files.
    6. Click Finish.

    To select specific files to restore or to select a specific backup to restore from:

    1. Open OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Custom Restore.
    5. To restore files from the most recent backup of your computer, click Restore files from the current backup on this computer.

    –or–

    Restore files that were backed up from another computer.

     

      1. Click Restore files from backup of another machine.
      2. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

    –or–

    Restore files from an earlier backup.

     

      1. Click Restore files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer.
      2. Click the location of the backup device, and then click Next.
      3. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.
    1. To restore all files that are no longer on your computer, click Restore all missing files.

    –or–

    Restore specific types of files.

     

      1. Click Restore files by file type.
      2. Next to the types of files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

    –or–

    Select the files that you want to restore.

     

      1. Click Search for files to restore.
      2. In the search box, type all or part of the name of the file that you want to restore, and then click Next.
      3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.
    1. Click Restore files.
    2. Click Finish.

    Note

    If OneCare detects that there are no appropriate files to restore, you won't receive the Restore files option.

     

     

    -steve

    Monday, October 06, 2008 6:36 PM

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  • I would like to see this simple questioned solved too.

     

    Monday, October 06, 2008 11:36 AM
  • Here are the steps from Instant Help for Restoring from a OneCare backup.

     

    Restore files from a backup

     

    If your computer goes through a hardware failure or if some of your files are deleted from your computer and you've backed up your files, you can restore the files to your computer from a previous backup. If you're using a hub PC, you can restore backup files from any computer in your OneCare circle. You can choose which files to restore and which backup to restore the files from.

    To restore all files from a backup:

    1. Open Windows Live OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Express Restore.
    5. Click Restore files.
    6. Click Finish.

    To select specific files to restore or to select a specific backup to restore from:

    1. Open OneCare.
    2. In the main OneCare window, in the Backup and Restore area, click Restore files.
    3. Click Restore files from a local backup.
    4. Click Custom Restore.
    5. To restore files from the most recent backup of your computer, click Restore files from the current backup on this computer.

    –or–

    Restore files that were backed up from another computer.

     

      1. Click Restore files from backup of another machine.
      2. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.

    –or–

    Restore files from an earlier backup.

     

      1. Click Restore files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer.
      2. Click the location of the backup device, and then click Next.
      3. Click the backup that you want to restore files from.
    1. To restore all files that are no longer on your computer, click Restore all missing files.

    –or–

    Restore specific types of files.

     

      1. Click Restore files by file type.
      2. Next to the types of files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.

    –or–

    Select the files that you want to restore.

     

      1. Click Search for files to restore.
      2. In the search box, type all or part of the name of the file that you want to restore, and then click Next.
      3. Next to the files that you want to restore, select the check boxes, and then click Next.
      4. Decide whether you want to restore files that have the same name as files that are already stored on your computer, click the appropriate option, and then click Next.
    1. Click Restore files.
    2. Click Finish.

    Note

    If OneCare detects that there are no appropriate files to restore, you won't receive the Restore files option.

     

     

    -steve

    Monday, October 06, 2008 6:36 PM
  • I have recently had to have Vista reinstalled.  Docs etc were backed up prior to reinstall using the Back Up and Restore Center.  When I tried to restore the backed up files the system says there is no back up to restore (presumably because all back ups were wiped as part of the reinstall).  How can I restore these files?  This is a stand alone PC running Vista Home.  I've tried the advanced options in Restore and that doesn't seem to work either.

     

    I'd appreciate any help you can give me.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Michael

    Monday, December 08, 2008 2:01 AM
  •  MF42 wrote:

    I have recently had to have Vista reinstalled.  Docs etc were backed up prior to reinstall using the Back Up and Restore Center.  When I tried to restore the backed up files the system says there is no back up to restore (presumably because all back ups were wiped as part of the reinstall).  How can I restore these files?  This is a stand alone PC running Vista Home.  I've tried the advanced options in Restore and that doesn't seem to work either.

     

    I'd appreciate any help you can give me.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Michael

    Hello, Michael.

    You're off topic for this forum, which is dedicated to Windows Live OneCare. You may want to try the Microsoft Public newsgroups here: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx

    There are several Vista related groups there that you can try.

    -steve

    Monday, December 08, 2008 6:35 PM