Windows 7 - recovery backup

I have to send my drive in to OCZ for an RMA and I asked how long it would take because I can't wait too long for the RMA to happen.
So I said I could still return the drive to the store, however the tech support rep., said I could use my recovery back up and put it on another drive as long as the other components of my build are the same.

Is this true? Anyone do this?

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  1. Yes, you can do this as follows:

    - Use Start -> All Programs -> Maintenance -> Backup and Restore and choose the "Create a System Image" option to back up your drive to an external disk.

    - Follow the same start menu path and use the "Create a System Repair Disk" to burn a bootable recovery disk to a blank DVD

    - Shut down the system, remove the old internal drive from the system (the one that you backed up) and install a new drive (one that doesn't have anything on it you want).

    - Boot from the Repair DVD you burned in Step 2 above and use it to restore the backup from the external drive to the new drive you've just installed.

    I used this to back up and restore a Windows 7 system from a hard drive to an SSD and it worked without any problems.
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