Before I install a clean version of Win 7 over my current Vista config, I of course wanted to do a backup of all my files, music, savegames, etc…
Vista has that handy self-advertised ‘Backup and Restore’ wizard right sitting there in the Start menu, so i figure that is the easiest bet to manually going through my C:/ drive and pecking out the pertinent stuff.
Using an external 250gb drive, I clicked through the menus, and Vista created a backup file titled “Windows Backup 10-22-09” which is divided into a bunch of numbered files that don’t have ANY descriptors for what is actually saved.
So now I have a dilemma, not knowing what actually made it safe onto the external drive(despite 150gb of data transferred), how can I know for sure that my itunes library, savegames, and etc… actually made the transition. When I do wipe my main HDD and install a clean Win 7, will I even be able to restore this Vista backup properly??
I have half a mind to just delete the entire backup and spend whatever time it will take manually sifting my HDD for all the stuff I need to keep rather than trust this Auto-backup wizard. I am just so lost and afraid. Help!