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Okay well I think I might use the Windows Ultimate Full computer backup image thing to copy an image of my current install to a separate HD

Heres the thing though - I know I have to reinstall windows since I want to use my EVGA RAID Drivers instead of the crap ones from Vista.... If I use this Windows Imaging thing after installing the RAID Drivers, will I have problems? Or will everything be dandy like I am hoping?

Also, if anyone has actually used the windows complete PC backup thing (different from file backup) please give me some input!
    
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are you talking about making a copy before you install the raid drivers or after you install them?
 
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wait hold on...are you copying the OS drive? If so just because vista installed it own drivers you should beable to install your over those. like in Win XP since all your doing is updating your drivers.
 
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Making a copy of my install before RAID drivers, format, then isntall drivers, then reinstall my current copy of windows from the backup i make
    
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
wait hold on...are you copying the OS drive? If so just because vista installed it own drivers you should beable to install your over those. like in Win XP since all your doing is updating your drivers.
I am going to use the WinUlt. option of making a complete backup of my PC (pretty much takes an image of the OS and everything I have on this drive)


But yeah... i just want my RAID drivers to install since i never did it... i was told i need a reformat to do so
    
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hmm...well I'm stumped then....haven't used that part of vista yet. ok thats all the help i am srry couldn't help anymore. best of luck.
 
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Thanks tho.. helps that you tried

anyone else knowing of?
    
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