Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

external backup, Norton Ghost


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 cooked

cooked

  • Members
  • 51 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:50 PM

Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:10 AM

Hi, after reading that I should have an external backup, I bought a Nexstar 3 USB 3.0. compatible with USB 2.0. This in part as I lost my last Computer during an electrical storm about thirty miles away. I just want to back up about once a week.
I also bought Norton Ghost. Norton Ghost seeming to be working ok. Question: why do I need it? Apparently with Windows 7 I can just transfer Data to the external disc. I have to ask this question as the instructions coming with Norton Ghost don't seem to have been written by a human being. I should like to uninstall Norton Ghost , reformat the external and start again. Is this OK?

Thanks

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Allan

Allan

  • BC Advisor
  • 8,602 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:12:50 PM

Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:37 AM

I'm a big fan of disk imaging software, but I'm not overly fond of Ghost for exactly the reason you state. The best of breed is Acronis True Image, but it's not free. An excellent free alternative is Macrium Reflect. I'd suggest using either of those on a regular basis.

#3 cooked

cooked
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 51 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:50 PM

Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

I'm a big fan of disk imaging software, but I'm not overly fond of Ghost for exactly the reason you state. The best of breed is Acronis True Image, but it's not free. An excellent free alternative is Macrium Reflect. I'd suggest using either of those on a regular basis.


Thanks. So I can uninstall Norton ghost without problems and reformat the ext drive? I'll try Macrium first...

#4 Allan

Allan

  • BC Advisor
  • 8,602 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:12:50 PM

Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:03 PM

No need to uninstall Ghost until you're sure you like one of the others better, but yes - no problem uninstalling it.

#5 cooked

cooked
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 51 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:50 PM

Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

No need to uninstall Ghost until you're sure you like one of the others better, but yes - no problem uninstalling it.


OK, thanks, life goes on without Norton Ghost

#6 Allan

Allan

  • BC Advisor
  • 8,602 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Local time:12:50 PM

Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:19 AM

As well it should :)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users