Hellllloooooooo, brilliant bleepsters.
I had a hard drive fail, and I want to recover my recent backup/image from that failed drive, an image which was created with the Win 7 backup tool found in Control Panel. It's on an external hard drive. I of course want to recover it to a drive known to be good, such as the one that's in my computer now.
If I have XP on said drive, can I make a partition and restore the 7 image to that new partition? Or would I not be able/allowed to have two Windows OS-es on the same drive, even on different partitions? It's XP Home and 7 Home Premium x64. If you need further specs on my machine, please see my profile.
OR for that matter, could I install 7 on the good drive, make a new partition, restore the image from the bad drive to said new partition, and then delete the partition which would also have 7 on it, to be on the up and up? I don't want to do anything unethical. And I most definitely won't be running 7 on two computers; just have it as an image in case of failure, like now.
Thank you VERY much!