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Can I use a external drive for backing up, does it also, back up the registry to protect licenses for programs purchased. Used Bc's tutorials couldn't find a related topic. The Maxtor is 750 GB , my hard drive's 200 Gb. System XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Sp3, Os Xp Pro
If the Maxtor Manager has the Safety Drill feature with it you can backup your complete hard drive. This feature would be used in a case like a complete failure of your hard drive and it had to be replaced. It would have the whole OS system and all applications present a the time of the backup. With this you could restore the computer to the day of the backup using the Maxtor Manager. You should go to the on line manual and read and copy/print any pertinent pages for use by you. Once you restored any incremental backups the machine should be as you knew it.