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How to restore backup files

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Recently purchased a new HP Envy Desktop. Backed up the old computer to DVD+R discs (22 discs, hundreds of .wim files). Need to know how to recover these files to the new machine.

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There should be a recovery manager in the backup folder.  However, I have read from other users that it will not restore to a new Windows version.  It needs to be from the same version it was backed up from.  See this

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03056985


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@Captain74,

Do you still have the older machine, and it is hard drive intact?

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Yes, I still have the old machine and the hard drive is intact.

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@Captain74,

Putting the old hard drive into an external case will allow you to access the data folders, that is, Documents, Pictures, Music, Video, and such.  It's then a simple copy process.  If it's a SATA hard drive, this is what I use.

If you do not know, tell me the older unit, and I'll look it up.

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