Restore a backup from another computer RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there


    I have a question about backup / restore so here goes.  I have backed up a PC using Live OneCare and that went fine.  Sadly that computer died so I dusted down the old computer and installed Live OneCare on it.


    When I tried to restore the files from the first computer to the old one the Restore files from another computer option was grayed out.  How do I go about getting this ungrayed





    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:34 PM


  • Where are you seeing an option that is grayed out?


    To restore a backup from another PC -


    Open OneCare

    Click on Restore files

    Click Restore Files from Local Backup

    Click Custom Restore

    Click Restore Files from an earlier backup or a backup from another computer


    The next dialog should show the available locations for the backup.


    If the backup was made to an external drive directly connected to the old PC, connect that drive to the new PC directly.

    If the backup was made to a CD/DVD, insert the CD/DVD when prompted

    If the backup was made to a network Share, you may need to first configure backup on the new PC and backup to that Share first. Then run the restore steps per the above.



    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:40 PM