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Windows 7: creating system imaage

14 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
creating system imaage

I have a windows 7 Pro installed on my pc with a 80 GB HDD. I want to upgrade HDD, but don't want to lose any data. If I create a system Imagine from with the back and restore will this make a copy of everything on this 80gb HDD so I reinstall it onto another HDD?

Thanks in advance.

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14 Mar 2013   #2

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Please post a screenshot of disk management. Is new disk larger than old disk? new disk can be cleared completely first?

When restoring a system image made by Windows 7 built-in software:
  • New disk will have exactly same partition layout. So restoring on smalller disk is impossible
  • Because partitions are not in same layout yet.... Windows 7 restore will clean the new disk and create the partition layout
  • You need a Windows 7 install dvd or Windows 7 system repair disc and boot from it to start the restore
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