Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:23 PM
I have a thinkpad x41 w/ winxp tab ed sp3 that I would like to backup in such a manner that if I have to reinstall again I can use a clone/snapshot/whatever backup on an ext hdd to reinstall it w/ my applications and configured settings. Can someone recommend the best program to use for that purpose?
I read the tutorial on driveimagexml. Restoring your clone requires making a boot cd for windows, which I have not been successful at doing. Years ago I tried Norton Ghost 10, but my backup didn't work. I'm hoping there's an easy, reliable, not-too-expensive program available now.
I have a mac as well as a pc and I have used superduper that backs up my mac w/ all its settings and programs. I can even boot from the ext hdd and run the mac os and my programs from the ext hdd if I can't boot from the internal hdd. That would be nice for my pc too, but I think I read that windows license doesn't permit putting a bootable copy of windows on an ext hdd.
mac 10.6 on macbook pro
WinXP sp2 on Dell 380 w/ 512 MB RAM- currently dead in the water
WinXP tab ed sp 3 on Thinkpad X41 w/ 1.5 GB RAM - lemony flavored
Win2K Sp4 on Sony VAIO GXR600 w/ 512 MB RAM - currently blue screening