Windows 7: Recovery Option 2 - System Image
This section provides a tutorial example on how to apply a system image on Windows 7 system. Don't forget to backup personal documents first!
If your system gets infected by a malicious software
you have tried for hours to remove it without success,
you should consider to take a Windows 7 recovery option.
You should first try the "Restore Point" option described in previous tutorials.
If that does not solve the problem, you should consider "System Image" as the second option.
Applying a "System Image" will wipe out the current system, application programs and personal documents.
So you should backup any files that are important to you.
1. If the current system is still running,
copy all files from hard disk drive C: to an external hard disk.
This backup is needed to restore your personal documents after the system recovery is done.
2. Boot from a Windows 7 repair disc or USB drive as described in previous tutorials.
3. Connect the external hard disk that contains the system image.
4. Select the "System Image Recovery" from the repair option list.
5. Select the system image from the external hard disk.
And finish the process.
6. Reboot the computer from the hard disk.
7. Restore personal documents from the backup.
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Windows Security Book
Windows 8: System Security Review
Windows 8: System Security Protection
Windows 8 System Recovery
Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection
Windows 7: System Security Review
Windows 7: System Security Protection
►Windows 7 System Recovery
Windows 7: System Recovery Options
Windows 7: View Available Restore Points
Windows 7: Restore Point Settings
Windows 7: Create Restore Point
Windows 7: Recovery Option 1 - Restore Point
Windows 7: Create System Image
Windows 7: Create System Repair Disc
Windows 7: Boot from Repair Disc
Windows 7: Create Repair USB Drive
Windows 7: Modify Boot Order in BIOS
►Windows 7: Recovery Option 2 - System Image
Windows 7: Verify Factory Reset
Windows 7: Recovery Option 3 - Factory Reset
Windows 7 Forefront Client Security
Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool
McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Keeping Firefox Secure
Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure
Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)
HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool
IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal
"Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal
"Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware
Malware Manual Removal Experience
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal
MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems
Antivirus System PRO
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