Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:14 AM
Greetings and Hallucinations ...
A Happy Fourth to all.
Computer: Dell 6000, 60-gig HDD, 2-gig RAM
Operating System: Vista Home Prem (now); XP Media Center (previous)
Issue: Daughter acquires and upgrades to Vista Home Prem; but upgrade dumps some important data files from a too-small disk (oops).
Good News: Daughter learned long ago from old, fuddy-duddy dad (OFDD) to backup regularly BUT, BU is in "XP" (two types: total, full BU with "emergency" floppy; and, limited, data backups w/ incremental updates are also available).
While daughter is now home from college, OFDD acquires 160-gig HDD to replace old 60-gig in D6000.
Still, though, "important" files (research papers, etc., not to mention "music" and "pictures") are not present, post-upgrade. In short, "My Documents" gone (though, of course, such a directory exists in new Vista).
What to do, what to do?
1) Revert back to XP on old disk?
2) Forge ahead with HDD upgrade/swap, using Acronis Ture Image 11 to clone 60-gig to 160-gig, then recover missing "important" files from XP backup?
3) Restore 60-gig HDD completely with "emergency" full backup revcovery; clone XP to 160-gig; then reinstall Vista upgrade?
4) Go to NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Daytona?
6) Something else?