Restore disk image using EaseUS Todo Backup Free in Windows

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How to restore a Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 computer using EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Please remember to connect the external drive you dedicated for backups before booting your computer from EaseUS Todo Backup Free Emergency Disk!

If you have not created the Emergency Disk, read the Configure EaseUS Todo Backup Free in Windows article first and then create the bootable rescue media (USB drive or CD/DVD) on another Windows computer.

Please note that WinPE-based emergency media is the preferred method.

To make your computer start from a USB drive or CD/DVD, read the Computer boot order article.

Restoring Windows computer from a Disk Backup with EaseUS Todo Backup Free

After your computer boots from an Emergency Disk, a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" appear for a few seconds. Press Enter or Space key now, otherwise Windows will start normally.
EaseUS Todo Backup Emergency Disk starting. Press any key.

Program loading will take a while, so don't hold your breath. Wink
When EaseUS Todo Backup Free is ready to rock, click Recovery for the Disk Backup task you need to restore.
If you deleted a task, but retained its backup images, click Browse to Recover instead.
EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0, WinPE-based recovery. Click 'Recover' for your Disk Backup task.

If the backup is encrypted/password-protected, type the backup task password (not your Windows password!) and click OK.
EaseUS Todo Backup, Please enter password

By default, the latest backup is selected automatically. If you need to restore an earlier version, click History Version.
Tick to select the whole hard disk with all partitions/volumes as Source. This ensures that Master Boot Record (MBR) will also be restored. Note the number of Hard disk, 0 in this example.
Then click Next.
EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0, WinPE-based Disk/Partition Recovery, Source. Select the hard disk you need to restore and click Next.

Set the hard disk where the unusable Windows is currently installed on as the Target. It has the same Hard disk number (e.g. Hard disk 0) and capacity as in the previous step.
If you are restoring Windows to a new hard disk, the capacity might differ, just make sure not to select the disk that contains backups.
Click Next after making a selection.
EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0, WinPE-based Disk/Partition Recovery, Target drive. Select the hard disk you need to restore and click Next.

If the target drive already contains a Windows installation, EaseUS Todo Backup Free will pop up a warning about overwriting system partition (the partition where Windows is installed). Click OK.
EaseUS Todo Backup, The system partition on the destination disk will be overwritten, do you want to continue? Click OK.

A summary screen of Source and Target disks appears, click Proceed to start the restore process.
EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0, WinPE-based Disk/Partition Recovery, Summary. Click Proceed.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free will warn you for the last time that all data on the destination disk will be lost. Yup, that's the whole idea of reimaging your computer, so click OK to verify you want to perform a complete PC restore.
EaseUS Todo Backup, The data on the destination disk will be lost, do you want to continue? Click OK.

The recovery might take up to several hours, depending on the size of the hard disk restored and speed of your external disk. You might want to activate the Shut down computer when operation completed option to automatically turn off the PC after restoration is complete.
If you prefer to wait, verify that there were no errors encountered during the process, and click Finish in the Disk/Partition Recovery window.
EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0, WinPE-based Disk/Partition Recovery complete. Click Finish.

Click the X mark in the top right corner to exit EaseUS Todo Backup Free Emergency Disk window. This will restart your computer automatically.
EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0, WinPE-based emergency disk. Click the Close button (X) to reboot your PC.

Remove the Emergency Disk from your PC shortly after clicking X and wait for Windows to start normally.

 

 

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