Restore System from Bootable CD/Pre-OS Under Windows

Myra updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Todo Backup Guide | How-to Articles

As we have said in previous posts, we need backup the system anytime, who knows when the system crash again, computer infected by virus or system attacked by hackers. Today we will introduce how to restore system from bootable CD/USB, Pre-OS, or under windows. During the process, we need a backup, so please make sure you have backed up the system using EaseUS Todo Backup.

Restore system from bootable CD/DVD

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When we meet the two situations, we have to restore the system from bootable CD/DVD or USB: 1. system crash, and cause to all applications don't work under Windows, 2. we couldn't restore system partition under Windows since all system files have been in use. A bootable CD/DVD can help we boot Windows in case of system crash, restore the system to the original state. Before restore, please ensure you have created the bootable CD or USB, and have the backup.

Step 1. Put the bootable CD into the CD-ROM and change your BIOS settings: set CD-ROM as the first boot device. Press "Del" when you are restarting the computer. Move CD-ROM Drive beyond Hard Drive. Press "F10" to save and exit.

Step 2. Boot from WinPE based bootable CD/DVD.

Step 3. Select the image file you want to recover and then select the source you want to restore.


Step 4. Select the destination location which you will recover to. And confirm the recovery information, then click "Proceed" to restore.


Restore system from Pre-OS

Pre-OS can be considered as a simple OS environment, under which you can use our product without system login or a ready bootable disk created. It is especially useful when the operating system fails to boot, login Pre-OS environment and recovering from a previous image will resolve the trouble easily.
There are two kinds of Pre-OS environment: Linux Pre-OS for Free and all Trial editions and Windows Pre-OS (which is also known as WinPE) for all paid editions. Linux Pre-OS is the limitation version of Windows Pre-OS.

Step 1. Enable Pre-OS. If Pre-OS is currently disabled, click the button to enable Pre-OS.


Step 2. Restart the computer and we will get a Windows boot menu. Select EaseUS Todo Backup and, we will get into EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 3. Click "Browse to Recover". Select the image file you want to recover and then select the source you want to restore.

Step 4. Select the destination location which you will recover to. And confirm the recovery information, then click "Proceed" to restore

Restore system in Windows

Your operating system isn't corrupted, but you want to restore the computer system to an earlier date when everything worked correctly. EaseUS Todo Backup could help to recover the system to the previous state, as long as you back up it.

Step 1. Run the EaseUS Todo Backup, and find out the system backup history in manage window, click "Recover". Select a restore point according to its created time and source.


Step 2. Customize the destination location and confirm the recovery information, then click "Proceed" to recover.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.