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Hi,

I am trying to restore my Windows 7 (64-bit PC) from a backup on my HP X510 Data running V1 WHS

I have copied the Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore folder from the latest backup onto a USB drive but i am not having any luck as it cannot find the Server.

I may be wrong but on a previous podcast I seem to remember Dave saying something about an extra step when restoring a 64-bit computer. Any ideas anyone?

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I think you need the x64 drivers and since WHSv1 is x86, try finding the x64 Client NIC drivers as well to copy over to the thumb drive.

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Skip all that. By far, the easiest way to do a restore is to remove the drive and put it in another machine. From that machine, navigate to C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ClientRestoreWizard.exe and follow the on screen instructions. Just make sure you restore the correct drive.

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I dont think that will help as I have tried to run the restore from 2 different PCs and it cannot find the server. I can still connect to the via the connector or to the shares but it is just not working for a restore and I thought it was related to Windows 7 64-bit - but I may be wrong, Just need some help from some experts in the forum to point me in the right direction - Thanks

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Find a PC that is connected to the server and then attache the HDD you want to restore to that same PC. You can attach it via USB, eSATA, or even SATA. Then navigate to the location I mentioned on the PC that will connect to the server. No connections issues this way. Another option is to connect the HDD you want to restore on the server itself. Again, be careful and make sure you restore the appropriate drive.

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Hi,

I am trying to restore my Windows 7 (64-bit PC) from a backup on my HP X510 Data running V1 WHS

I have copied the Windows Home Server Drivers for Restore folder from the latest backup onto a USB drive but i am not having any luck as it cannot find the Server.

I may be wrong but on a previous podcast I seem to remember Dave saying something about an extra step when restoring a 64-bit computer. Any ideas anyone?

 

Yes, there are some extra steps --

 

a. you can go the route that ITTOG is discussing -- see it here http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2010/01/20/pc-hard-drive-restore-from-windows-home-server-to-a-usb-drive/

 

b. and you can check out: http://www.mediasmar...u-Need-to-Know/

 

I had outlined my own experience restoring a Win7-64b OS on my Gigabyte X58 here: http://www.mediasmar...ightmare/#17023

 

As you'll read my Ah-ha moment was finding the VISTA 32b drivers for my NIC (in my case the 32b Win7 drivers didn't work - IDKW) and after that it was quite smooth sailing -- actually ended up restoring my OS over 6 times to check out past "snapshots" of my system.

 

Here's other links of interest:

 

http://www.mediasmar...your-PC/?page=2

 

http://www.mediasmar....php?f=1&t=7349

 

http://www.mediasmar...itional_drivers

 

Let us know what you end up doing -- good luck.

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All good info guys.

 

You can try Drashna's PC Restore CD which includes many drivers http://breakinghomeserver.com/wp-content/uploads/RestoreCD_dual.iso

 

or else you will have to try and find the 32 bit drivers for your nic card as suggested. Or the tricky way but always works of bringing the physical drive to the server as suggested, this is quicker to do the transfer because it is direct, but you loose time removing the drive from your PC.

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Many thanks - I located the 32 bit drivers for my NIC card using the Vista drivers as Joe_Miner suggested andadded to my USB key. The Server was found and the PC restore is running as we speak. Many thanks for everyone's help

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Once you have that driver I found it's pretty smooth sailing (and kind of fun in it's own way) and it really makes me glad to have a home server.

 

As just another tool to keep in your tool box here's another link to the process ITTOG was referring to -- http://www.wegotserved.com/2009/11/17/how-to-restore-a-client-computer-without-using-the-client-restore-disk/

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