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Windows 7: Will my storage drive be wiped during factory reset?

17 Mar 2017   #1
RyanT

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Will my storage drive be wiped during factory reset?

Hi all,
I hope this is the right spot for my question...
My desktop is operating poorly and I haven't been able to track down the issue(s) causing it so I would like to restore to factory specs. My current drive setup is as follows:

Drive 1:
  • D: Factory Image
  • C: Primary Partition
Drive 2:
  • J: Storage/backup
These are 2 separate drives, each with its own connection to the motherboard. Will the storage drive (J be excluded from the recovery process?
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17 Mar 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It should be but, to be safe, you should disconnect the drive before restoring. Also, if you don't already, you should have at least two sets of backups for each drive: one set kept onsite and one offsite.
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17 Mar 2017   #3
RyanT

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick response

I do keep a 1TB portable as a spare backup. I'll be sure to update it before I proceed.
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18 Mar 2017   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RyanT View Post
Thanks for the quick response

I do keep a 1TB portable as a spare backup. I'll be sure to update it before I proceed.
Wise man!
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18 Mar 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

RyanT, I'm listening in to learn, how are things progressing?
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