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using windows 7 image to restore certain drive

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    using windows 7 image to restore certain drive


    Here is my current situation:
    I have 2 hard drives in my computer, my main win8 C:, and a win7/game/data drive, the second of which is failing. reports show it is failing a smart short test, and although it has been running fine for months, i figured i would replace it with my tax return.

    my question:
    if i create a system image of C: and D:, would it be possible to just restore the D: portion of the image, or do i have to restore both, then delete the second C: on the new drive? i do not have the resources or courage to test this on my system now because I am not sure what this reformats, and with my luck, the drive would die during the restore.

    thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onicas View Post
    Here is my current situation:
    I have 2 hard drives in my computer, my main win8 C:, and a win7/game/data drive, the second of which is failing. reports show it is failing a smart short test, and although it has been running fine for months, i figured i would replace it with my tax return.

    my question:
    if i create a system image of C: and D:, would it be possible to just restore the D: portion of the image, or do i have to restore both, then delete the second C: on the new drive? i do not have the resources or courage to test this on my system now because I am not sure what this reformats, and with my luck, the drive would die during the restore.

    thanks everyone!
    Hello,

    Your situation is unclear; however, I can tell you that you can't do a partial system image restore using the embedded Windows 8 imaging and recovery methods. Do you have 2 OSs installed (eg, dual boot)? If not, just use a standard backup program and copy the data drive contents to either DVDs, a flash drive or your C: drive (if you have room). Good luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

using windows 7 image to restore certain drive
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