System re-image error '0x80780087' Windows 7

Hey all :)
I am currently trying to move all my data (and OS, win 7) from a 500GB Western Digital HDD to a brand new Seagate 1863GB HDD. I created a system image of everything on my 500GB HDD and saved it to my new 1.8TB HDD. Deleted applications on my 500GB to make enough room for the system image (which needed about 360GB), and then copied the system image back over to my 500GB. I put in the system repair disc and rebooted from that. 2 system images were available to use, the same image on each hard drive. I selected the image from the 500GB, so that I could open the image onto my new hard drive. When I started it, it came up with the error "Recovery to the backup storage location is not allowed. (0x80780087)". My backup/image folder is in the root of my 500GB drive and it has not been altered or renamed.
What can I do to stop this error and get all my data and my OS onto my new hard drive? This is my first time moving OS and I have no doubt I've done this the hard way, but I'd rather not use any 3rd party software that I'd have to install. I already have my image, and I'd much prefer to use that, just need help using it to 'recover' my new hard drive.

Thanks in advance :D
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  1. The fact you don't want to use third party software means living with the error. There are work around though, none dead simple

    https://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/131247-cannot-restore-image-external-hd.html
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  2. Mark RM said:
    The fact you don't want to use third party software means living with the error. There are work around though, none dead simple

    https://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/131247-cannot-restore-image-external-hd.html


    Are there any ways to use my current image saved to my 1.8TB in a third party program?
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  3. Macrium can work with foreign VHD's for data extraction, but it's not recommended for restoration.

    That's essentially what we're talking about, a VHD.
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  4. Mark RM said:
    Macrium can work with foreign VHD's for data extraction, but it's not recommended for restoration.

    That's essentially what we're talking about, a VHD.


    I guess I'll have to make a new image using macrium and re-download and install 200GB of applications etc. Oh well. Thanks for your help :)
    Reply to zombi13x
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