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Can I backup XP & Vista to one EHD

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#1 Angop56


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:31 AM

I have recently bought a LaCIE Rugged Drive - 500gb. I have a desktop running Windows XP home and a laptop running Vista. Vista backup keeps telling me that I do not have enough space although i have only used about 18gbs and know that there is at least 150gb free on it's drive - it's the partition where the backup should sit that is the problem - it says there is not enough space. I cannot increase the size. XP has never been backed up but from 272gb I have 235gb free.

I would like to know if, and then how, I can/should backup both computers to the one external hard drive.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:10 AM

Backing up a system can be done in various ways.

If you use a program to back up either install, the results can be stored on any partition (other than the ones backed up) on any drive.

Acronis True Image is a known favorite program of many.


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