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Ho Do You Back A A Windows Xp Computer


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:56 AM

i want to back up my computer so if something happens like installing Vista/Longhorn packs or Hard Drive failure i don't want to have to re-install everything like programs, updates, internet connections, activations etc. Can anyone help me.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:11 AM

Check PriceWatch.com and see have much a second HD is. If it's not too expensive set it up to mirror of you primary HD to your new HD. It wont protect you from virus. Only good computer habits will minumize that.
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:27 AM

Hi there,

You may find the following utilities of help to you:

http://www.maxoutput.com/FileBack/

http://www.brothersoft.com/Utilities_Backu...ckup_11376.html

http://www.dirfile.com/simply_safe_backup.htm

http://www.dirfile.com/simplebackup.htm

To compliment see also ERUNT:

Download:

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

Tutorial:

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt

Also have a look at the Ultimate Boot CD:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Hope that's of help :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:26 AM

In addition to HS's helpful list you might want to read the following:

Windows XP Backup Made Easy
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...t_03july14.mspx

Backing up your files
http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Backup/backup.html

Backing up your Windows 2000/XP PC
http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Backup/backup-winxp.html
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:59 PM

Thank you all for all that info, it has help me alot on backing up my PC i'm sure no one like installing everything as it takes couple of ours.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 04:04 PM

Thank you all for all that info, it has help me alot on backing up my PC i'm sure no one like installing everything as it takes couple of ours.


It's not the programs and time as it is the data (pictures, mp3, .doc...) you may never recover. At the very least have your data saved/backed up to a second partition.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 03:57 PM

i need like an external hard drive as i think it would be quicker than CDs or DVDs. i don't have MP3's or JPEG's on my PC they are always burnt to Disks. Re-writes ones.




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