05-07-2011 10:07 PM
I have an old 60 gig hard drive. My C drive has 51 gigs. Do a recovery file to an external hard drive & restore my new system to my old drive?
Could I make a recovery CD & then restore everything to the old drive. The idea would be when I travel abroad, I could take the old drive & not worry about having some malware mess up my newer drive?
05-08-2011 10:46 AM
You might have a little problem with activation being that you are going to have the same os on 2 different drives. What os are you using?
05-08-2011 06:24 PM
Here is my plan: Do a R&R backup on an external hard dirve. Put the old hard drive in my computer (XP on an X61t). Load the most recent R&R software. Then run the R&R from my external had drive. Will that work?
05-09-2011 01:40 AM
The concept is sound. It should work okay. You're cutting it a little close as for space because of the way the mfgrs measure hard disc space. That 60 gb drive is actually about 55 gb technically, so as long as your C drive is 51 like you say, you shouldn't have a problem.