[WHS] Can not get a WIN 8 client PC to restore on WHS Ver.1
Tried the 90 day evaluation WIN 8 O/S on an existing WIN 7 64 bit(HP G72 t laptop). Want to restore the PC to WIN 7 and the "PC restore disc" will not locate the running WHS . Restore function works fine on another HP WIN 7 64 bit desktop on same network. All machines are Ethernet connected to system.
Can load "client connector software" on the WIN 8 computer and see it as a "client " and back it up if I wanted to.
Does anyone with WHS Ver. 1 have any thoughts on what might be the problem ?????
There may be some odd bugs here and there that prevent connection to the WHS (v1 PP3) using the restore disc but the main issue when I had problems was simply that it needed to use 32bit drivers for the NIC.
Also have the 32 bit driver for the NIC on the flash drive with the other drivers . That "restore client " disk and that flash drive works on another 64 bit HP computer on the same network. I had also used those same two devices (restore disk and flash drive) previously on the "problem computer" when it had WIN 7 64 bit loaded on it. Thanks for the response.
Was not able to get the "PC Client Restore" mode to work but did manage to download an ISO and re-image the laptop to WIN 7. When I re-imaged the laptop WHS listed it as a "new PC client" . That gave me the ability to restore folders from the prior "PC client " to the current.
This salvaged a lot of work on programs like "Google Picasa" where I had catalogged / facial recognition on ~~ 35,000 images.
Finally was able to resolve this problem . Can now "restore" all three PC's. Problem apparently was that changes/updates in Windows 7 had caused incompatibility between WHS "PC Restore CD" and Realtek Network Driver in PC's. Couldn't find a workable driver from HP or Realtek. Finally found one (32 bit and 64 bit combination) through a Lenovo site that worked.