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04 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64
two questions regarding image restore ...

Hello - new to W7 Pro 64. Been reading the forums - lots of great info.

Bear with me - I have two questions I would like someone to verify so I don't mess up.

I have a new system that I built - it has two 1TB drives (no raid). I have W7 Pro 64 and all my games on one drive and saved an image to the second one.

I hooked up an 80 gig 2 1/2" notebook sata drive with a device that goes from sata to usb. I want to verify the image to this third drive so that I know it'll work (takes forever to install my games thru Steam).

I follow the documentation and I'm confused at this point:

When I select a system image, I see "New Volume (C:) - is this my "saved" image? It was saved to (D:) initially.

I select it and click Next, and I see it again - \\?\Volume ... with a whole bunch of alpha numeric business.

I select it and Click Next.

Then I'm given the option to select "Format and repartition disks". I check the box and select Exclude disks ...

Two boxes are not checked - Samsung (Disk 1) and Hitachi 80 (Disk 2). At the bottom i see "The disk 'Samsung (Disk 0)' is already excluded as it contains the system image to be restored.

If i select the Samsung (Disk 1), does that mean that the image will be passed to the Hitachi 80?

That is what I would think but I don't want to mess anything up. I would really appreciate someone helping me with these two questions.

Thanks for all the help!

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04 May 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Just to be safe, before you try ANYTHING, disconnect your boot disk. That way if you chose the wrong disk, you'd still have an operational system...


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