I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit running on my SSD (
C:) and besides that I have a big HDD (
D:) for my data files. I regularly make an image of
driveImageXml) and a copy of the files on
D: (to an external disk).
Imagine the scenario where my SSD crashes. I'll ask for a new one and I guess OCZ will send it to me, but until I have it I will be out of business. I'm thinking about (in this hypothetical case) doing a restore of the image on my
D: drive after having created a partition for it (retaining the old data on the other partition).
- Do you foresee any problems when restoring an image of Windows on a HDD, considering that it was created from an installation on an SSD?
- Doesn't Windows 7 make all kinds of configuration settings in the registry and who knows where about the SSD?
- Will Windows not be confused when "waking up" on a different kind of disk?
Your thoughts, or even better: experiences.
Forgot to mention this: When I installed Windows 7, two partitions were created on my SSD. One system partition of 100 Mb without any drive letter connected. And then the main partition with Windows. If I do a restore on my HDD, I wont be having this small partition. I don't know what it's for but will it not be missed by Windows?