I've got Windows Vista Business, so I am trying the Complete PC
Backup / Restore option.
So far so good.
I performed a Complete PC backup onto my external USB HDD.
Then shut down, removed my internal EIDE 80GB HDD and attached the new
SATA 250GB HDD
Then inserted the Windows Vista DVD and booted to that and selected
the repair option.
Then selected the Complete PC Restore option.
Went throught the steps, not a lot you can change, most if not all
fields are locked.
Started the restore, and just as it was about to kick off it said that
it could not complete due to no drives being found or drives of a
different size to the original backup !!!! eh..????
So I went back a step and dropped down to the MS-DOS box.. Uhh..seems
that it's made my Maxtor external USB drive the C:\ drive ?
OK, restart without the Maxtor connected, then attached that after
everything has got going...OK that doesn;t work, now cannot see the
Maxtor drive at all.
Back to the original setup again...
...weird...this time it's doing it OK....though I think it's going to
restore the backup to an 80GB partition..I really don't want this, I'd
like the whole C:\ drive to be 250GB..
Anyone had any experience with Vista's Complete PC backup and more
importantly a Complete PC Restore.
Ideally I want the backup to restore onto the new drive but using the
Dontcha just love Vista eh !
Methinks I might be doing a fresh install and then doing a File and
Settings Transfer... :-(