Video Screencast Help
Give us your opinion and win with Symantec! Please help us by taking this survey to tell us about your experience with Symantec Connect, so that we can continue to grow and improve.  Take the survey.

SSR-2011 - Can it be used on a Windows System Image?

Created: 23 Jan 2013 • Updated: 23 Jan 2013 | 4 comments
This issue has been solved. See solution.

Long story off-topic for this forum but I have known good backup images created by Windows7-Pro on a USB 3.0 HDD that I cannot use the Windows repair disks on the same PC that is now running Windows8-Pro.

The on-Topic question is; can SSR 2011 (or 2013) be used to restore the files that were created by Windows?

Comments 4 CommentsJump to latest comment

Edbert's picture

Thanks for the reply.

Is there a long answer that is different or is the long and short answer the same?

Chris Riley's picture

The same I'm afraid.

The only non-Symante format that can be restored from (to my knowledge) is VMDK/VHD files.

Edbert's picture

Thanks again for the replies. I guess the good news is that Windows8 uses those file types, at least to some extent.