Quote: Originally Posted by seven2
I image Win 7 to acronis and wondered if I could restore an image to a new hard drive from the exterior hard drive?
If so, are there any things to do to help this along?
If it is a new HDD on the same PC then YES. Other imaging software - Windows inbuilt, (free or bought) Macrium Reflect will do the same. It involves just an image restore.
You will also need to:
1) Restore the system reserved partition if you have one
2) Accept MBR replacement if given the option
3) Using Windows inbuilt imaging and free Macrium restore to a HDD at least the same size as the original
3) Restore with only the new HDD connected to avoid possible problems.