Solved Hasleo restore backup from emergency disk


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I was given advice in another topic of a small list of recommended image software. I chose Hasleo which seems capable. I've already created some test backups on a network drive. These are Disk/Partition backups. I chose to backup all partitions on the drive.

I plan to wipe my drive clean and reinstall Windows 11 fresh. If this fails for some reason, I'll need to restore from Hasleo. I won't have Windows installed and Hasleo won't be available either. I did create an Emergency Disk ISO. But this doesn't seem to include Hasleo.

So this begs the question, how do I restore a Disk/Partition backup from Hasleo when there's no working Windows environment?
 
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You should have created a Emergency USB stick through Hasleo. That USB stick will then be bootable and will boot into the Hasleo Program where you'll be able to restore your Hasleo backups by pointing it to the correct locations of your Hasleo backup(s) and restoring it.
 

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You should have created an Emergency USB stick through Hasleo. That USB stick will then be bootable and will boot into the Hasleo Program where you'll be able to restore your Hasleo backups.
Okay this is a hypothetical situation. I haven't wiped my drive yet. Just planning for different scenarios. So are you saying the emergency disk will contain Hasleo? I have the ISO ready to write to a USB thumbdrive but not sure I see Hasleo on it.

Also is the Disk/Partition backup the best recovery option? I saw other backups such as System Backup and File Backup.

UPDATE: I see Hasleo is inside the boot.wim file in the Emergency Disk.
 
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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Lenovo M920s
    CPU
    i7-8700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    32 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
Easy enough to test, just boot off the USB stick and make sure everything is working properly prior to wiping the drive. As you can see below it states the differences between them. I recommend you look over their user manual to become familiar with all of the features.

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MinisForum / UM790-Pro
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7940HS Processor, 8 Cores/16 Threads(16M C
    Motherboard
    MinisForum
    Memory
    32Gb DDR5 5600MHz SODIMM
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    Integrated AMD Radeon 780M
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32" 4K
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    3840 X 2160
    Hard Drives
    1Gb M.2 2280 PCIe4.0 SSD
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
@Badger

I've now tested the restore and it does work! My only hiccup was the network drive. The emergency disk doesn't have support for a network drive so far as I could tell. So I copied it to a larger thumb drive and did the restore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M920s
    CPU
    i7-8700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    32 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
@Badger

I've now tested the restore and it does work! My only hiccup was the network drive. The emergency disk doesn't have support for a network drive so far as I could tell. So I copied it to a larger thumb drive and did the restore.
Herein lies differences not often discussed by people when considering free alternatives to Macrium Reflect.

Sure for many users, the free alternatives are acceptable for basic use, but I often backup my travel laptop over wifi to my main laptop. I am not aware of any other (free) backup tool that can do that. Even the free version of Macrium Reflect Free could do this.
 

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    Yep, Laptop has one.
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    16 GB
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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    Realtek built in
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Herein lies differences not often discussed by people when considering free alternatives to Macrium Reflect.

Sure for many users, the free alternatives are acceptable for basic use, but I often backup my travel laptop over wifi to my main laptop. I am not aware of any other (free) backup tool that can do that. Even the free version of Macrium Reflect Free could do this.
I've been on a Windows hiatus the past few months, doing my first deep dive into Linux. So all my external USB hard drives are formatted ext4. So I had to dig up a larger thumb drive and format it NTFS. Probably should format one of those drives as NTFS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo M920s
    CPU
    i7-8700 @ 3.20 GHz
    Memory
    32 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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