Windows 7 Bootable Hard Drive has failed!

  Jakey boy 07:58 AM 01 Jan 13
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Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! Not been here for a long time I know, but here's the problem, hope someone can help. I have an HP PC which I refurbished a couple of years ago, I upgraded from XP to Win 7 and now the hard drive has failed! Luckily I realised it might be failing and backed it up using the windows 7 backup facility. Trouble is, I don't know how to go about transferring to second drive to save my bootable OS! I have backed up to an external HD. Any help or guides would be extremely helpful!

  onthelimit1 10:40 AM 01 Jan 13
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Did you make a System backup? If so, it's easy Microsoft link here

  Chronos the 2nd 10:43 AM 01 Jan 13

Use the opportunity to clean install Windows 7.

  Jakey boy 11:33 AM 02 Jan 13

Yes onthelimit1, I did make a backup. I didn't realise it was an actual "System Backup" though, just a data backup. Luckily I had a spare Hard Drive knocking about, and after a few false starts, I managed to restore to it. Many thanks to both of you that replied.

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