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  • Can I restore a Win7 64bit image with the current Restore CD?  Would like to change from a 160g wd hd to a 750 g wd hd.
    Monday, August 10, 2009 2:01 PM

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  • I would connect the new drive to some Windows Home Server-joined PC, do the restore using C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ClientRestoreWizard.exe on that PC, and then replace the drive. If you opt not to do that, you should make sure that you have a 32 bit driver for your (wired only) network adapter handy.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Tuesday, August 11, 2009 3:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kanebrake Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:12 PM
    Monday, August 10, 2009 5:40 PM
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  • I would connect the new drive to some Windows Home Server-joined PC, do the restore using C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ClientRestoreWizard.exe on that PC, and then replace the drive. If you opt not to do that, you should make sure that you have a 32 bit driver for your (wired only) network adapter handy.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Tuesday, August 11, 2009 3:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kanebrake Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:12 PM
    Monday, August 10, 2009 5:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Can I restore a Win7 64bit image with the current Restore CD?  Would like to change from a 160g wd hd to a 750 g wd hd.

    I just did that on my laptop running Windows 7 RTM x64 and it worked fine. As Ken says, all that is necessary is that the Restore CD contain the 32-bit drivers for the target PC hardware, or that you provide any missing drivers.
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 2:23 PM
  • thanks guys but the 750g hd died on me before I could try this. 
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:13 PM