Quote: Originally Posted by wbeans
I made a system repair disc using windows and on another cd i made one with Macrium already
I've been running the image back up for about 20min now and its only about 30% done (guessing by progress bar)
Once I get my new HDD I do this:
Put Windows Recovery CD in disc drive and have external HDD plugged in and restore image
For the other 2 partitions its the same thing but using the Macrium recovery?
Sorry for all the ?'s, I just need a simple walkthrough of all the steps I take
Yes you look on track.
Just note that when reimaging to the new HDD the old HDD must NOT be connected.
Re: the windows imaging time depend on a number of factors. Are you imaging around 100GB? Also, for some Windows imaging appears to present a problem I guess due to some particular system configuration. Your imaging should complete and ask if you want to make another recovery DVD (yes or no is up to you).
PS: If Windows imaging plays up on you just do the lot with Macrium. I just find Windows imaging simpler for the first step.