When Image for Windows is being run in a Windows, you can't restore an image to a partition or drive that is in use by your computer. For example, you cannot boot to a copy of Windows and then restore an image over that copy of Windows. Image for Windows can restore drive and partition images to drives/partitions not in use by Windows.
The tutorials linked below detail the various methods available to restore your image when using Image for Windows in Windows isn't possible:
- Image for Windows – Restoring a Full Backup Using the TBWinRE/PE Boot Media
(see also: Image for Windows First Things First – Make a Boot Disk)
- Image for Linux - Restoring a Full Drive Backup
(see also: Image for Linux First Things First - Make a Boot Disk)
- Image for DOS - Restoring a Full Drive Backup
(see also: Image for DOS First Things First - Make a Boot Disk (from Windows))
- Important Note: BartPE is obsolete. The BartPE environment is based on Windows XP and may not build or function correctly on current/newer systems. Additionally, the Bart PE Builder program and documentation is no longer available from its original source. Using TBWinRE or TBWinPE is recommended.
Image for Windows - Restoring a Full Drive Backup Using a BartPE Disk