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#1 bkinpa

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:32 PM

I have a 500gb hard drive in my computer, and I want to back it up to a 120gb external hard drive. The 500gb hard drive has
30gb of programs on it, including the OS. Can I do this, and is there a free program that will do it for me?

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#2 Broni

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:38 AM

Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best

Free alternatives:
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/backup-your-computer-with-driveimage-xml/)
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21
- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:54 AM

Posting in this forum would suggest you have Windows 7 which has built-in backup software. Start > All Programs > Maintenance > Backup and Restore




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