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    Recently I installed Acronis True Image Home 2010 on my HP m8200n desktop computer. I am new to this backup software and would like to use its backup features to reinstall programs and data after I upgrade my PC from Vista to Windows 7 using the 'clean install' method instead of the in place upgrade. For backup I use an USB hard drive (500GB) and make a full image backup once a month followed by an incremental backup once a week for three consecutive weeks. After the third incremental backup I repeat this cycle again. I would appreciate if some of you can give me some tips on how to use this saved disk image to restore programs and other files after the windows 7 upgrade is completed. I do know that an inplace upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 would be easier, however I want to start with a clean slate installing the new OS. Any tips on how to use the Acronis backup/restore program to reinstall my applications would be greately appreciated :

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    I believe this is a duplicate thread, but...

    I do not believe you can restore programs from a back up image. You need to use the original installation media from the programs you want. As far as data, when you clean install from the Win 7 media, a folder called windows.old is created. You can open this folder and drag data such as pictures, music, videos, favorites, etc. to your new OS. Data from the programs previously mentioned should be available as well, but not the programs themselves. Sorry

    Please do not do an inplace upgrade. Many of the problems encountered are because of these in place upgrades. I do not believe you will be happy. It was less than half a days work to completely install win 7 and all my programs and make my new OS look the same as the old.
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    This thread is a duplicate. I'm going to lock it. Please post any additional information in http://bro.ws/770808L.

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