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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Hard Drive , Mirror Images ForumMirror Hard Drive ForumHow to setup a Mirror Raid on Linux OpenSuse ForumCan my WD 500gb external HD be used to do a mirror image backup ForumHow pointless is Mirror RAID? Not much of a backup utility! ForumWill these 2 hard drives work for Mirror Raid? ForumCreating a mirror image problem ForumBackup, RAID, Mirror confusion... ForumCreate a raid1 ( mirror ) with the existing OS drive ForumBest freeware to copy DVD to hard drive as ISO image ForumMirror Image a drive ? ForumHard drive , file mirror help ForumAutomatic mirror / backups to external hard drive on wireless network? ForumSetting up RAID 1 ( mirror ) on Non-Boot Drive ForumCopy single drive to RAID mirror (2 drive )? ForumHow do I make a mirror image as a back up copy of my HDD? ForumHow to disk Image a Laptop hardrive to new hardrive?... Forum[Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free ForumI have a problem with my hard drive ForumCan't Mirror C: because of System Reserved More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !