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Windows 7: Windows Back Up Restore Formatting

12 Jun 2012   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Windows Back Up Restore Formatting

I have used Acronis True Image for all of my backups for years. Have just begun exploring Window Backup.

I created a system image for my C: drive and when I went to restore it I was offered the choice of formatting Disk 0 and/or Disk 1. My disk 0 contains two partitions -- C: for the system and D: for my data files. If I choose to format Disk 0 will I fomat both C: and D:? I sure don't want to wipe out D:. If I choose not to format either, will the C: partition be wiped clean before being restored? I hope so.

Thanks for any help here.


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12 Jun 2012   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
I created a system image for my C: drive and when I went to restore it I was offered the choice of formatting Disk 0 and/or Disk 1. My disk 0 contains two partitions -- C: for the system and D: for my data files. If I choose to format Disk 0 will I fomat both C: and D:? I sure don't want to wipe out D:. If I choose not to format either, will the C: partition be wiped clean before being restored? I hope so.

Thanks for any help here.
Yes you will. Do not select to format. Windows will take of C: and leave D: untouched. Make sure you have specifically excluded disk 1 from a format (or unplug it if super cautious)

Also you might want to have a read through this tutorial
System Image Recovery
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2012   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
I created a system image for my C: drive and when I went to restore it I was offered the choice of formatting Disk 0 and/or Disk 1. My disk 0 contains two partitions -- C: for the system and D: for my data files. If I choose to format Disk 0 will I fomat both C: and D:? I sure don't want to wipe out D:. If I choose not to format either, will the C: partition be wiped clean before being restored? I hope so.

Thanks for any help here.
Yes you will. Do not select to format. Windows will take of C: and leave D: untouched. Make sure you have specifically excluded disk 1 from a format (or unplug it if super cautious)

Also you might want to have a read through this tutorial
System Image Recovery
Awright! Thank you very much for the answer and the link to the tutorial. That is exactly what I wanted to know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2012   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm glad it answered your question - good luck.
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