Mark your July calendars: Upcoming chats on Backup/Recovery and Offline Files in Windows Vista

Mark your July calendars: Upcoming chats on Backup/Recovery and Offline Files in Windows Vista

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I'm excited to announce two upcoming chats on some of the popular Windows Vista features owned by my team. On July 10, we'll answer questions about Offline Files in Windows Vista. On July 11, we'll answer questions about Backup, Complete PC Backup, System Restore, and Shadow Copies in Windows Vista. It's been awhile since we did our chats during the Windows Vista beta, and the team is looking forward to chatting (via text!) with the greater community now that Vista is released. I hope you will join us to ask questions and give feedback about these technologies.

You can add these to your calendar by visiting the TechNet Chat Calendar. We'll be sure to post the transcripts here as well.

See you in July!


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  • You should sooo take advantage of this opportunity. The team that brings you Backup, Complete PC and

  • Have you got a burning question about anything related to the backup technologies in Windows Vista? Perhaps

  • I have the same problem... I have a DELL XPS 420 with a Maxtor 250GB ext hard

    drive... I did a 'Complete PC Backup' to B: drive (The ext Maxtor)

    Next, I rebooted and used the system repair from the boot menu... this

    formated my hard drive and set everything back to the DELL factory

    defaults... re-installing Windows Vista Ultimate, Office 2K7, and all the

    other DELL junk...

    Now, I'd like to restore the computer to before the DELL repair... the files

    are all still on the B: drive, I can see them there...

    However, when I go to 'Restore files' -> 'Advanced restore' -> 'Warning -

    Continue' -> only the 'Files from a backup made on a different computer.' is

    enabled and already has a tick in the radio button -> 'Next' -> 'Looking for

    backup devices...' -> I select B: drive -> and it tells me "Windows cannot

    find any backup sets on the selected device"

    I would appreciate any help with getting my files back...