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PeterQ
17-08-2012, 10:59 AM
I have just installed an additional internal HDD and did a system backup using windows 7, is it ok to partition the hardrive or should i format and then partition, then backup?

wainuitech
17-08-2012, 11:38 AM
If you are using W7 backup, you have to be sure that if it ever needs to be restored the drive its going onto has to be the same size partition or larger.

For example if you have a 1TB main drive, then try to put a recovery back on a 500GB drive it wont do it as the back up will complain theres not enough room, regardless of the amount of data on the drive. If its the other way around, the drive is larger - no problems.

PeterQ
17-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks, i was mainly concerned with partitioning after i had made a system backup to the 1TB drive, ithought it may interfere with a system restore later

pctek
17-08-2012, 01:36 PM
If you are using W7 backup, you have to be sure that if it ever needs to be restored the drive its going onto has to be the same size partition or larger.
Yes, one of it's suck features.