I tried to restore my Inspiron to a backup created 7 months ago with dell backup and recovery - on an external USB drive. This backup was made after i upgraded to win10. The restore allowed me to save all my files, went through the steps, restored OS, then failed with an exception error when it was 25% through the restore of my data and settings.
My machine now boots up with a clean win8 - as it came from factory just under 1 year ago.
If i boot off external USB drive, it wants to start the restore from scratch ! it seems that i have a good data backup on the USB drive - how do I restore this ?