Recently decided to upgrade my hard drive, and in doing so, decided to sort out a mess of partitions into something a little simpler. Having both drives in side-by-side I got all non-windows-partition files transferred, then made a backup of just C: to a location on the new drive, unplugged the old drive, and booted from my restore/install DVD.
Now I'm facing a truly terrifying prompt!
"Select this to delete any existing partitions and reformat all disks on this computer to match the layout of the system image"
This is absolutely not what I want to do! That button implies it will utterly trash my newly transferred data.
All I backed up was C: and I want to take that backup that I made and restore it onto the already existing first partition of the new hard drive. I do not want to resize or change the partition layout, and I absolutely do not want to delete any existing partitions because they have data on them!
Can anyone tell me whether this is just a badly worded prompt and C: backups would in fact just restore to C: and leave all other partitions alone, or is the Windows Backup included with Win 7 genuinely as destructive as it sounds?
Genuinely scared by the implication of this prompt, feel like I have to copy everything back onto the old drive and put it on a shelf, just in case Win Backup goes mental and wipes it all for grins!
Thank you for any info :)