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Backing up files

Discussion in 'General Software' started by bobesko, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. bobesko New Member

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    I have Windows 7 and I backed up my files on an external hdd and created an image of my entire system. I bought a new hdd so what should I do in order to use this backup image. So do I have to install a new copy of Windows on my new hdd or just load the image when computer starts without having to install a new copy of windows? And what about the licence? If I use the image with the new hdd I think I will loose the licence or no?
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    if you made a image of the C:\ drive partition then you should just be able to use your software to take the image and image it you new HD. also if your not changing main hardware so i would doubt you would loose your license and if you do just call MS
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    So I dont have to install a new copy of Windows I just connect the external hdd to my pc and boot the pc with empty new hdd and then from the menu select "load image" from my external hdd and thats it?
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    Yes it should work like that and it will load the image onto the new harddrive
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