recovery of windows 7

March 11, 2013 at 03:36:28
Specs: Windows 7
i have 2 hdds on my pc. first one is c drive with all info on, second says recovery on it.
if i wish to change the c drive to a larger disk can i do that and then reboot the pc,and will it reboot from the second hdd and run recovery?
will that load a full clean install of windows 7 on my new hdd

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March 11, 2013 at 05:11:39
When you say "all the info", does that mean system files or your data or both? Are you sure that you have 2 physical drives or 2 logical drives?

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March 11, 2013 at 06:35:58
You may have to press a special key combination such as Shift + F11, whatever, to initiate the Recovery process while you are starting your computer after drive replacement. You have to look into the documentation that came with your computer about that key combination. It could also be a single key F11 or F10.

For some computers, you must enable a setting in BIOS to be able to put your computer into Recovery mode. Then you can press a key F9, F10, F11 etc.


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March 11, 2013 at 08:33:32
If all you want to do is upgrade your C: drive to a larger disk, then I would recommend using the built in imaging program and a NAS or external USB device to image your PC to. Make a recovery CD.

Replace your existing HDD with the new one, boot to the recovery CD and restore your backup to the new drive and all should work fine.

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