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Planning to go to WIN 7 from XP

by Ahhh_there_u_r / September 17, 2009 1:27 AM PDT

hello everyone, i hope i am in the right place for my question. I am planning to go to WIN 7,right now i am on a genuine WIN XP SP3, i have a 1T HD, but only a 150GIG system partition on the it, i have backed up the partition ( full system backup and partition image backup)to an EXT 1T HD using Acronis backup software. My question is once i install WIN7 and the backup software, and do a restore of the backup image (barring any restore issues)will i have a mirror image of my current XP system on my new WIN 7 system
thanks for any advice
New system specs
AMD 940 Black edition
4 Gigs Corsair XML 8500
EVGA GTX 260 ?Core 216? 55nm
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H

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Just one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 2:59 AM PDT

All versions of Windows seem to fail to run if we move them about the partitions.

I'd just clone the entire drive.

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the whole 1t HD ?
by Ahhh_there_u_r / September 17, 2009 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Just one thing.

you mean clone the Entire 1T HD or just the partition XP is on ?

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What I would do
by Jonmor68 / September 17, 2009 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: the whole 1t HD ?

with the prices of drives so low, I would get a smaller drive for the OS something like 160-250GB and leave it as a single partition.
Then you can image the whole drive, as Bob said moving partitions around can have problems.
Use the 1TB drive for storing your data and backups, but don't forget to still use dvd's for permament backup of what you don't want to loose.

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what i would do
by Ahhh_there_u_r / September 17, 2009 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: What I would do

from what i uderstand when i install WIN 7 it will see what i already have my OS on (priamary partition 150Gigs, so if i just restore my backup to that partition how is that "moving" a partition ? am i missin something ?

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What's the goal?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 10:01 PM PDT
In reply to: the whole 1t HD ?

If you want to have a fall back position and be able to run what you have now, clone the drive. If you only need the files then clone just that partition. I'm unsure how much clearer I can make this.

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