Quote: Originally Posted by JRockZ
So now my question is would i be better off just disabling the drive with the back up on it or am i ok just leaving it connected in the PC.
As others have said, a disconnected external is most safe.
A voltage spike can take out all your connected HD's.
All depends on how far you want to go.
You did good doing that backup. Did you burn a couple recovery CD's?
I suggest you download the Macrium ISO whs provided - don't have the link but you can find it here. I trust that more than then the Win 7 imaging, but I like portable images that can be moved around if I want.
If you do that, burn a couple. Never know when a CD will fail, and they're cheap as dirt.
If you're ambitious, partition that old drive so you can put an image on one partition, and restore to the other. Safe way to test restoring while you have a second drive handy, and you might find out that restoring images is a way to keep an always clean system. That's what I do. Depends on your personal preferences.