I have an ASUS notebook that has a hidden partition that contains the factory preload, as well as a standard C: drive with Windows 7.
I am considering upgrading my HD to a SSD. I would like to know if I do a complete backup, including the hidden partition and the C: partition, can I restore both these partitions to the new SSD?
If I can, then my next question is can I retore this drive if I connect it to my USB port as another expansion drive? The idea being to restore the SSD as an external device, then install it permanently into my notebook. Possible? Or would there be some conflict with the C: partition and the hidden recovery partition on the external SSD being the same as those on the internal HD?