Cannot Restore All Backup Files

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
April 8, 2011 at 05:03:56
Specs: Windows XP, 448 MB of RAM
Hello,

I backed up my documents, settings, and system state from a previous computer with Windows XP Professional Edition before getting a new computer with Windows XP Home Edition. After downloading the backup files from a storage site online and opening the file for documents and settings on this new computer, not everything was restored (including Microsoft Word documents, pictures, and files downloaded such as music and games).

This new computer did not come with Microsoft Office 2007 like the previous computer and I downloaded the Backup utility for Windows for this new computer. Would opening the system state backup help me restore the other files?


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#1
April 8, 2011 at 06:06:05
I wouldn't have expected it to work. You have 2 different sets of hardware & software. How is the backup supposed to know what to do?

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#2
April 8, 2011 at 12:43:56
I backed up the system state of my current computer with Windows XP Home Edition just in case something were to go wrong if I were to restore the system state for the computer that had Windows XP Professional Edition. How should I proceed to restore all of my documents, settings, and programs?

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#3
April 8, 2011 at 13:29:52
Why did you repeat the question? I already gave you the answer. Since you still think there is a way, read the quote from the following site:

http://serverfault.com/questions/17...

"You can restore system state to the same server, or another server with identical hardware. Microsoft does not support restoring system state to different hardware, however it is possible in some occasions, and with some parts of the system state, for example the IIS metabase. In that guess its really a case of try it an see, but its not a recommended solution."

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#4
April 8, 2011 at 13:34:24
Your first response was not very helpful. Thank you for responding with more information, as I'm very cautious.

Is there anyone out there who restored system state on a different system without any problems?


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#5
April 8, 2011 at 18:30:41
That's the 3rd time you asked if it can be done. Let me go over it again.

First answer: No
Second answer: No
Third answer: No

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#6
April 9, 2011 at 04:34:19
You must be clear with your answers, since not everyone can always afford a new computer or have an expert repair a computer. I was expecting help from other folks, too.

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#7
April 9, 2011 at 05:44:51
My second response certainly clarified the answer. You want a "YES" answer, which I don't have & neither do other folks. It has nothing to do with finances or hiring a so called expert.

Now you know that if you had copied the important files to another drive, without the system backup, there wouldn't have been a problem.

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#8
April 9, 2011 at 16:07:00
I successfully restored my personal files in a separate folder before moving them to the original places. I may get Microsoft Office again by restoring the system state in a separate location. Thank you for your help.

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#9
April 9, 2011 at 16:41:08
Ok, good luck.

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#10
April 12, 2011 at 05:36:35
I decided to download Open Office for my word processing instead of attempting to restore Microsoft Office without the original software disc. Open Office works well with my restored documents.

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#11
April 12, 2011 at 07:51:06
Good choice since restoring the xp home system state would not have restored Office and would have corrupted your new install.

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