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We purchased a pc with windows 7 pro on it but had to downgrade it to W/XP temporarily until we upgraded some other software that would not run on Win 7. I created a backup image and placed it on the network but because it is a .vhd image. Now I can not get any software the runs on XP to open it. Any suggestions?  It would have been easier i guess to burn a restore disc but I thought this would be the best way so we wouldn't lose the file.

boy was I wrong.
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by:Michael-Best
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XP will not support VHD
The restore disc(s) were your better option.
You need to run the VHD from a Win. 7 PC.
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if you have the discs I would install win 7 then use VHD to restore the backup
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by:Melinda Burns
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I have a win 7 disc from another pc. Should i use that just to get it up and running and then install the Image?

I was thinking of trying that, I just didn't want it to be a form of pirating software.
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by:nobus
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yes, that's what i would do; you can install it on another disk, on the correct pc if you like, then run the image

btw  - i always use the free  paragon for imaging (with a boot cd) :
http://www.paragon-software.com/free/
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by:chilternPC
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the PC you want to restore  has a license (sticker on theside with code)?  then you can re-install the software for that license from any disc that has it.
you might it to have at hand the computer hardware drivers disc if its a standard win7 disc.
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oh - liking @micheal-Best's link.
you only need the win 7 7 to help recover the vhd file
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