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Backup ENTIRE HD, What Software??

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#1 angerli


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:56 PM

Hello, folks! I want to back up my ENTIRE PC to an external HD. By entire, I mean the whole XP Pro OS, settings, programs, every last byte and bit.

Is there a freeware backup program or a reliable software program with a GOOD track record which anyone can recommend?


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#2 Allan


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:58 PM

The best disk imaging software is Acronis True Image, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:39 AM

Slightly limited versions of Acronis are provided FREE to users of both Seagate HDDs (DiscWizard) and Western Digital HDDs (Acronis True Image WD Edition).

By "slightly limited" I do mean slightly: There is no limitation that will affect how you intend to use the software. I use it often: It works well and does everything necessary without fuss.

Edited by AustrAlien, 19 June 2011 - 02:39 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

Acronis is fantastic!! as long as you aren't using it in Kaseya!!!!!!! If you plan on backping up your system all the time then i would suggest that you purchase it :)

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