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#1 8-bit

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 03:14 PM

Is there a way of backing up my entire drive including the OS?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 03:32 PM

Yes, you'll have to use an imaging program (and will need enough storage to store the image).

You may want to check this link for freeware apps: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
Also, some hard drive makers will provide a "disk clone" utility that'll do the same thing.

I prefer Acronis True Image for this purpose myself, but it costs about $50 US. But it's very simple to use, very flexible in the options that it gives you, and with it you can be back up and running within 20 minutes.
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:31 AM

Thats great, thanks.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:00 PM

Will the new clean drive have an EXACT copy of the previous drive, ie bad sectors or badly fragmented?




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