How to Recover a Laptop OS plus Data with Veeam Endpoint Backup. Veeam Endpoint Backup is the first FREE enterprise-class Endpoint backup solution. I had a chance to test the beta version of the product.
In my previous post, I’ve covered “How to Take Backup of Desktop Laptop Machines and Protect Data Using Veeam Endpoint.”
How to Recover a Laptop OS plus Data with Veeam Endpoint Backup
In this post, we’ll cover how to create recovery media (USB) and how to recover the crashed operating system of your laptop and desktop (Windows 7 and Windows 8) along with all installed applications and data.
Also, a video tutorial below will help you understand how easy the actual process of recovery of the crashed laptop is using Veeam Endpoint.
In a Scenario that your Windows laptop got crashed and it’s not booting up. So what can you do now? Are you try to repair it? I don’t think I’ll try to repair the OS as I know that can make things worst sometimes. I suggest using Veeam Endpoint Backup and Recovery media to restore the laptop/desktop operating system with all installed apps and data.
First of all, we need to take Operating System backup using File-Based Backup and Select Operating System, as I mentioned in my previous post. In the following example, you can see the File Based (Operating System Veeam Endpoint) backup completed in 10 minutes for the dell laptop.
How to Create Recovery Media from Veeam Endpoint Backup and Recovery solution?
1. Select the “Create Recovery Media” shortcut from the Start menu. In the Veeam advanced Recovery Disk creation wizard. I’ve selected the D drive, which is my USB removal disk. Make sure you’ve removed all the data from the USB as part of recovery media creation, as the USB will get formatted.
Better to select Include hardware drivers from this computer option.
2. Click YES to format the USB Disk and Click NEXT.
3. On the Ready to Apply page, click on NEXT.
4. On the progress page of the Veeam Endpoint Backup and Recovery solution, you’ll be able to see following components are completed successfully. Click on NEXT.
- Mounting Recovery Environment image
- Configuring Recover Environment memory Settings
- Copying Veeam Recovery Environment files
- Adding .NET framework
- Adding wireless networking support files
- Adding system drivers
- Copying boot files
- Mounting recovery image
5. Veeam Recovery Media (USB Drive ) is ready now.
How to recover the crashed operating system of your laptop and desktop (Windows 7 and Windows 8) along with all installed applications and data?
1. Boot the Laptop or Desktop from Veeam Recovery Media (USB drive).
2. Windows is getting loaded from recovery media (USB Drive )
3. Machine is getting ready for Recovery Environment !!
4. select Bare Metal Recovery. This will help to restore Veeam Endpoint backup to the Original or a New Computer. There are other useful tools, as you can see in the Video “Administrator Password reset,” etc.
5. At the end of this process, you’ve successfully restored your laptop/desktop with all the applications and data intact using Veeam Recovery Media and Veeam File-Based backup, as mentioned in the above section of the post.
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, Intune. He writes about technologies like ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.…