I want to restore windows 7 using a system image I created a while back. The image is located on my external HDD and my question is will the contents of my external HDD be deleted or the drive formatted as a whole? I ask because the external HDD contains backups of my personal files and I don't want to lose them.
The part of the process which makes me think my external HDD might be re-formatted is when it says:
Select this to delete any existing partitions and reformat all disks on this computer to match the layout of the system image.
Here is a screenshot to better illustrate what I'm talking about: http://cdn.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/8restore.png