Migrating to higher diskspace with internal imaging backup

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TR2N, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. TR2N

    TR2N MDL Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Hi folks,

    i hope, someone of you already collected skills for this subject.

    I have Windows 7 Professional installed on my system and i plan to upgrade my current 2x250 GB Raid-0 on ICHR9 to 2x1TB disks, again at Raid-0 (stripe). I am using the internal image backup software every week for a full system image with all partitions included to an extra internal backup harddisk.

    It it possible to restore the images to the new array and if yes, can i adjust the partition sizes because of the more disk space i have after changing the harddisks or does it do some suggestions, e.g. autosizing? Or does the internal Win7 image backup software a restore with the sizes of the partitions, i had before (1:1) on my 500 GB array, so i have to adjust partition sizes with a third party software after restore?

    I don´t want to install Acronis or something else, because since the new Backup & Recovery 10 i very dislike it, and it doesn´t fully support Windows 7 for now. Would be nice, if the internal backup function of Windows would feature it.

    Thanks for your helping comments!

  2. paperinik

    paperinik MDL Novice

    Jun 28, 2009
    Since windows 7 can restore images I do not see any problem on moving to a new array. (all imaging apps that I have tested are capable of this; and I have tested alsmost everything outhere.)

    You can resize your partition after you restore the image within windows, as long as there is free space available.