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Old 10-22-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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I just purchased a new 1TB hard drive from Amazon. I currently have a shitty 75gb hard drive. I'm not sure if I have the space for it, but if I do, I'd like to keep the old hard drive for extra space.

My question is how do I go about backing up the contents of my old hard drive (itunes iPhone back-ups, etc....) without backing up the operating system? I currently have XP, but want to install Windows 7 on the new hard drive. Should I back up the old hard drive, install the new hard drive (if I have the space) or replace my old hard drive with the new hard drive, and then install Windows 7 on it? I need to figure out logistics, so if someone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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What about my operating system? If I back up my old hard drive, can I install the new hard drive, install Windows 7, and then restore from the old hard drive?
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You can't back up your OS. Some HD clones work while others don't.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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Great. Thanks.

Just to clarify: When I back-up my old hard drive, it will only back up FILES, not OS. Then I am free to install the new HD, install Windows 7, and restore the files from the back-up onto my new HD?
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