How to restore Windows operating system with Hasleo Backup Suite?

May 15, 2021, Posted by Admin to Free Windows Backup Software

When the Windows operating system crashes, the disk where the Windows is located is damaged or you want to replace the disk where Windows is located with a new disk, you can restore the original Windows operating system from the system backup image created before.

 

Tutorial to restore Windows operating system with Hasleo Backup Suite.

Step 1. Install and run Hasleo Backup Suite, there are two ways to open the image file you want to restore:

Method 1. Click "Home" button in the navigation bar, then click the "Actions" => "Restore" button on the system backup task you want to restore.

perform restore from system backup task
 

Method 2. Click "Restore" button in the navigation bar, and click "Browse image to restore" button in the operation area, then select the system backup image file you want to restore from the open file dialog box.

browse system backup image
 

Step 2. Select the backup version you want to restore, then click the "Next" button.

system restore select backup version
 

* If you want to restore the entire operating system, please choose "System mode" in the upper right corner. If you only need to restore one of the partitions, please choose "Partition mode". Please note that we do not guarantee that Windows can work normally after recovering the Windows partition separately in "Partition mode".

Step 3. Select the destination disk you want to restore the Windows operating system to, then click "Next".

system restore select destination disk

* The Restore to original location option can help you restore the Windows operating system or a partition to its original location on the original disk and ensure that other partitions on the disk will not be destroyed.

* The Keep partition layout option can ensure that the partition layout of the destination disk is exactly the same as the source disk after the cloning operation is completed. Please note that this option is only available in "System mode".

Step 4. Adjust the size and location of the partitions according to your needs, then click "Proceed". A warning message may pop up to tell you that all data on the destination drive will be destroyed, click the "Yes" to continue if you do not have important data on the destination disk.

system restore adjust partitions

* Disk alignment:

  1. 1M (Recommended): 1M alignment is a subset of 4K alignment, and partitions aligned by 1M are always 4K alignment, so it can help you get the best performance of an SSD. In Windows Vista and later OSs, partitions created using Windows Disk Management always aligned by 1M bytes, regardless of whether the disk is an SSD.
  2. 4K: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition is always aligned by 4K bytes, which is very important for the best performance of an SSD.
  3. Cylinder: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition always starts at the beginning of a cylinder. Windows XP and previous OSs use this alignment mode.
  4. None: The start sector of each destination partition is not aligned.

* The Sector by sector restore partition option enables you to restore the content in backup image to destination partition sector by sector.

Step 5. Hasleo Backup Suite began restoring the Windows operating system to the destination disk. Please note that the time required for restore operation is related to the size of the data that needs to be restored, so please be patient.

system restore progress

* If you don't want to wait until the operation is finished, please check the "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" checkbox.

 

After the restore operation is completed, restart the computer and enter the BIOS setup, change BIOS to boot from the destination disk.