Load Mirror Image to new Hard Drive Tags: External Hard Drive Hard Drives Mirror Windows 7 Last response: November 7, 2011 7:46 AM in Windows 7 Share getlee November 7, 2011 1:51:29 AM I have my present hard drive backed up using Windows Backup on an external hard drive. I want to replace the 500gb hard drive in my desktop with a 1tb hard drive. Could someone explain to me or guide me to information explaining how to transfer the mirror immage from the external hard drive to the newly installed hard drive in my desktop. I am assuming (i know bad word) after the transfer is complete the new hard drive will be recognized and function on boot as the 500gb drive did. More about : load mirror image hard drive Pyree a b $ Windows 7 November 7, 2011 7:46:38 AM Yes. The general approach is below: Use the build in system image backup software in Window 7 or use a backup software to make a system image backup and save the system image backup on an external drive. Burn a start up disk to boot from. Put your new blank HDD in. Boot from the start up disk you burn. Computer will look for system backup image on USB drive or you can select it (if you have more than 1 copy of backup). Select system backup image to reinstall backup system image. The restore will be completed after some time and your computer will work just like where you were with the old HDD. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew Hard Drive, Mirror Images Forum SolvedOnly 320gb detected of new 1tb hard drive after restoring with system image Forum SolvedWindows Image Backup on new hard drive? Forum SolvedNeed program to mirror what goes onto one hard drive, onto another! Forum SolvedShould I make image before upgrading to Windows 7 with new hard drive? Forum SolvedNew Hitachi refurbished hard drive won't load windows Forum SolvedE MACHINES T 5082 wont load windows after new hard drive install Forum Using Ghost to load image of old drive to a new one Forum New hard drive install with external dvd writer. When I try to load OS It says to load drivers for DVD writer. When I insert Forum Using Windows System Image To Transfer To A New Hard Drive Forum how do i down load new windows 7on my laptopp with a new hard drive Forum Ooops. How to clone or mirror a dropped partially failing external truecrypt-encrypted usb hard drive? Forum My external hdd that is an old hard drive from a laptop will not load on my desktop running windows 7 but will on my new lapto Forum Mirror Image a drive ? Forum Dell Inspiron 620 cannot load Windows with new hard drive. Forum Upgrade hard drive by mirroring a new one, then remove the old? Forum SolvedWindows 7 Not Loading on New Hard-Drive Forum New hard drive doesnt load drivers Forum How to load drivers onto a new laptop hard drive Forum SolvedUse Disk Image Previously saved On External Hard Drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !