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Restore A Windows 7 Workstation

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I have a PC (Windows 7) that died. I had nightly backups of it with home server. I am going to have to replace the hard drive in the PC.

Do one of the CDs that come with the home server allow me to boot up and conduct a restore? Or do I have to install windows 7 first and then make the home server connection and then do a restore?

And will this really work? Or will I have to re-install applications again?

Joe

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Just boot the Restore CD. It helps a bit if you go through the documentation (not sure quite what you have but you should find some useful stuff in the Wiki FAQ's under WHS Documentation - http://wiki.wegotserved.com/index.php?title=WHS_Documentation

If your Windows 7 has two partitions (i.e. you have a 100MB boot partition), you need to restore both but you need to set the partitions first on the disk. There is a write up here - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;979499&sd=rss&spid=12624

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The restore worked flawless ... I have had the home server for a few years and this is the first time I have ever had to do this.

I LOVE IT!

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