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Do It Yourself: Upgrade A Notebook's Hard Drive

Summary Before Restore

This screen confirms the restore process about to take place.

Restore: Are You Really Sure?

Yes, these final confirmations always feel extraneous and silly. Just remember that some programmer somewhere made an honest wage writing that feature. Maybe he's out there right now, silently thanking you for your patience. Regardless, Windows gives you this last chance to wake up from your sleepwalking session and stop the restore process about to erase all data on your new hard drive.

Restore Process

You know how long you waited for your backup to save? Well, now you can wait about that long again for the restore process. Put your Windows disc in a safe location. Grab lunch. Go watch a National Geographic special. Once the system restarts, you'll be booting your familiar Windows installation on a freshly installed, higher capacity, and probably faster hard drive.