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Restoring from a Drive Image backup

Drive Image backups (also known as system image backups) performed by Uranium are fully compliant with Microsoft specifications, allowing you to perform restore operations without the need of installing Uranium Backup.

We are going to see how to perform a bare metal restore from a Drive Image backup on Windows Server 2012 R2.

The same procedure will work on Windows Server 2012 while there are some minor differences on previous versions of Windows.

Restart your system while holding the shift key:

Restore from a drive image backup

You will access a recovery menu. Choose Troubleshoot:

Restore from a drive image backup

Select System Image Recovery:

Restore from a drive image backup

Choose an account with the highest privileges:

Restore from a drive image backup

Specify the password:

Restore from a drive image backup

The recovery wizard will start. If the drive with the Drive Image backup is directly connected to the machine, the system will automatically detect the latest restore point by itself. Otherwise you can select the system image manually:

Restore from a drive image backup

You can install the network drivers if you need it. Click Next:

Restore from a drive image backup

Click finish and the bare metal restore will start:

Restore from a drive image backup

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