[BCAB] Windows 7 system images
agentorange at talktalk.net
Tue May 13 12:03:54 BST 2014
Yes that is correct. I use a Linux Boot CD which boots into a Linux live
version of Image for Windows. From there it is possible to perform the
restoration. However, as you say, there is no speech support at this point.
The only way to achieve it is to memorise (or more likely, write down) the
key sequence for performing the task, or get sighted assistance to do it.
Someone has created a live windows recovery CD with NVDA speech support, but
this only enables a completely fresh reinstallation of the OS rather than
the restoration of your own image. It uses something based on Bart PE with
NVDA built in. I imagine that's the sort of thing you might be using.
I'd be happy to test out your backup and recovery Live environment using an
older XP machine rather than my current Win 7 machine. If that's any good
to you, put me down.
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mobeen Iqbal
Sent: 13 May 2014 11:32
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
once you've got an image for windows backup image, how do you go about
restoring it? for example if windows isn't working would you have to get
sighted help for the restoration?
On 13/05/2014 11:28, Agent Orange wrote:
> The Win 7 backup and restore applet is accessible, and it generally works.
> However, as backup and restore packages go, I do not find it to be
> particularly intuitive. For instance, it is not possible to store
> different images in subdirectories on your chosen external disc. Once
> you have selected a hard disc on which to store your backup files
> and/or your images, you cannot create your own directory structure -
> everything goes in the root. And the naming convention adopted by
> this utility is itself rather awkward to navigate. The control panel
> applet which controls the backup and restore utility also suffers from
> some rather sloppy design. For instance, the distinction between file
> backups and complete system images is rather blurred to the point
> where it can be confusing whether you are creating / restoring a file set
or a complete image.
> I would urge consideration of something like Image For Windows which
> is both fully accessible with JFW and (in my view) more intuitive to use.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Léonie
> Sent: 13 May 2014 11:18
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: [BCAB] Windows 7 system images
> My computer routinely needs flattening and reinstalling. This time Im
> thinking about using the Windows 7 system image feature to create an
> image of my hard drive, just after I have a basic setup in place.
> If anyone has any experience of using this tool, and/or can shed some
> light on how the backup/restore process is (with Jaws/NVDA), Id
> appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
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