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Windows 7 Bootable Hard Drive has failed!


Jakey boy
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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!

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onthelimit1

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Did you make a System backup? If so, it's easy Microsoft link here

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Chronos the 2nd

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Use the opportunity to clean install Windows 7.

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Jakey boy

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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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