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sanjeetbisht

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hey guys i have many important files and software on window 7 thats ide hdd
now i have moved to window 8 sata hdd
so problem is my mother has some problem with ide so can i restore window 7 back on window 8 and all my documents and software's can work on window 8?
please help me




OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 3575 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 1024 Mb
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I'm sorry, but I can't understand what you're asking. How is SATA causing problems with IDE (or vice versa)?
 

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Neither am I sure of what you are asking.

I am puzzled as to if you are asking can YOU copy to a SATA HDD the files from your mother`s IDE (PATA)HDD
OR if MOTHER means not your female parent but your MOTHERBOARD in the computer
You cannot copy programs - if SOFTWARE means that.
The documents and other personal data should have been backed up before installing 8

Is it, or was it intended to be a dual boot with 7
OR what please

I appreciate English is not your first language but please try and explain again, the actual setup of the computer and what you mean by
problem with ide so can i restore window 7 back on window 8
 

sanjeetbisht

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i meant that my motherboard is not supporting ide hdd :(
and my all imp data doc + software + old window is stored in ide hdd
so im asking if i make backup of old window thats window 7 on ide and restore it on window 8 sata hdd, can i get all data + software on window 8?

there's an option in control panel called window 7 file recovery
its help file says "If you used Backup and Restore in a previous version of Windows to back up your personal files, you can still restore them from those backups. If you need to restore Windows, "
 

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Is the drive shown in Disk Management
Go Control Panel
Administrative tools
Computer Management and then on left pane click disk management
When that loads - is the IDE driver shown there.

The control Panel item you mention
there's an option in control panel called window 7 file recovery
is actually the strangely named what was backup and restore in windows 7, although it is also a way of recovering windows 7 files etc.
However it does not recover from that drive - as you may have realised, it recovers from an image
 

sanjeetbisht

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so so u mean if i make back of window 7 and restore here in window 8 then all files will work in window 8?
 

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is the drive shown in disk management

the answer to your last is NO not in the way you think
I have already told you that you cannot simply backup and restore programs
It does not work like that
you can copy from the windows 7 drive your personal docs
 
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