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Windows 7: Backup Partitions when moving HDD ?

15 May 2012   #1
JerometheGiraff

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Backup Partitions when moving HDD ?

When physically moving a HDD that was on one motherboard to a another motherboard is it recommended to back up all partitions for the HDD or just as long as you have the active windows partition HDD backed up, it doesn't matter ?


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15 May 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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You should have your data backed up, regardless of which partition it is on and regardless of whether or not you are changing motherboards.

You don't have to back up any partitions.

The hard drive may or may not boot on the new motherboard.
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15 May 2012   #3
event3horizon

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15 May 2012   #4
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You should have your data backed up, regardless of which partition it is on and regardless of whether or not you are changing motherboards.

You don't have to back up any partitions.

The hard drive may or may not boot on the new motherboard.
The hard drive may or may not boot. The backup I have claims they can install the backup to different hardware. Why I ask, do I need to back up the other partitions that are not the boot partitions, just as long as I have the main windows boot partition backed up all other partitions will restore with ease, of course putting into consideration if the backup is capable of a task. Why do I need to run sysprep ?
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