I can't count the times that a restore blows away the partitions and sets it up "just like it arrived from the factory."
-> You'll see posts about this in these forums. What I think this is is a fine test if that person had a backup plan.
I have a gateway desktop that is about 3-4 years old. I want to do a complete os reinstall etc. Since I purchased the computer, I upgraded the hard drive to a 500GB one and made 4-5 partitions.
I want to remove all the gunk and crud and start from new so I had to purchased a Restore DVD from them (since the system did not come with one)
My question is - if I do the reinstall/restore, will it also erase the files on my new partitioned sections? Or am I OK just so it all takes place on my C drive?
Could gateway have something proprietary (like they do on some things)
that would not make this work?
I would appreciate anyone's help.